(SAN MARCOS, CA – November 16, 2016) The Palomar College Foundation kicks off this year’s Giving Tuesday campaign announcing that every dollar raised will be matched by a group of anonymous donors. Giving Tuesday at Palomar is scheduled for November 29.

Celebrated in the U.S. on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday is described on www.givingTuesday.org as “A Global Day of Giving.” Associated with the “the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday…#GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.” Last year an estimated $116 million was raised by a wide variety of nonprofit organizations—more than double the prior year’s total.

At Palomar College, funds donated to the Foundation on Giving Tuesday help provide scholarships, textbook assistance, and support for many special programs. “These generous donations have a large and immediate impact on the lives of many students,” said Kim Hartwell, who oversees the Foundation’s scholarship program.

“Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have the opportunity to make a big impact with this year’s event. With every dollar being matched, a $50 donation becomes $100! This is a wonderful way to help students gain access to success through education while also benefitting North County communities,” said Rich Talmo, Executive Director, Palomar College Foundation.

Donations can be made at the foundation’s website, www.palomar.edu/foundation. For more information, contact Hartwell at 760-744-1150, ext. 2664, khartwell@palomar.edu.



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Melinda Finn, Public Affairs Office, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365
Laura Gropen, Public Affairs Office, 760-744-1150, ext. 2152
Kim Hartwell, Palomar College Foundation, 760-744-1150, ext. 2664