Mount Washington Observatory Receives $10,000 Matching Gift for NH Gives

North Conway, NH – June 2, 2023 – The nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory (MWOBS) is thrilled to announce a $10,000 matching gift that will double the impact of donations to MWOBS on June 6 and 7 during NH Gives.

Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, each gift to the Observatory, up to $10,000, will be matched during this statewide fundraising event from 5:00 p.m. on June 6 to 5:00 p.m. on June 7.

Hosted by the NH Center for Nonprofits, NH Gives is the state’s largest day of giving, bringing together hundreds of nonprofits and tens of thousands of donors to raise as much money and awareness as possible for the causes served by New Hampshire’s nonprofit sector. This powerful 24-hour online fundraising event is designed to build community, connect donors to local nonprofits, and generate excitement about New Hampshire’s nonprofit organizations. In 2022, a total of $3.5 million was raised for nonprofits statewide.

MWOBS will use donations received during NH Gives to sustain its weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, bring NH students on field trips to the station, continue the daily Higher Summits Forecast, conduct science and research, and last but not least, purchase food (and treats!) for MWOBS’ resident summit cat Nimbus.

Anyone can donate to the Observatory during NH Gives.

In addition to the $10,000 matching grant for MWOBS, there are many incentives to participate in NH Gives, such as the “First Donor Prize at 5:00 PM” on June 6, the “603 Prize” that will go to the nonprofit that receives the first donation at 6:03 AM on June 7, or a $250 cash prize to the North Country nonprofit that raises the most dollars. And between 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, one organization per hour will win a $500 cash prize for most unique donors.

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About Mount Washington Observatory:

Mount Washington Observatory is a private, nonprofit, member-supported institution with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create Earth’s weather and climate. Since 1932, the Observatory has been monitoring the elements from its weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, using this unique site for scientific research and educational outreach. For more information, call 603-356-2137 or visit mountwashington.org.

Contact:
Charlie Buterbaugh, Director of External Affairs
(603) 356-2137, ext. 211

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