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Give to the Max Day + 20th Anniversary = <3 <3 <3
While we were sleeping one night, dreaming up ways to best utilize Give to the Max Day, a 20th anniversary plaque fell off a shelf and bopped us on the head. Springboard turned twenty years old this year, so we've been pre-occupied with all things twenty. But this really put it over the edge: all we've been able to do is think about since then is the number 20.
It has become our obsession. 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20. We can think of literally nothing else (besides serving the artists of the Upper Midwest, of course -- that goes without saying). So for Give to the Max Day, we are embracing this newfound 20-centricity.
We're looking for at least 220 donors to pledge us at least $20 each. More than that, we've decided to make a personalized video for twenty random pledgers over the course of the day. And every 20th minute of every hour between 4:00 a.m. and midnight, we will be giving away a package containing a set of 20 amazing objects to one of our pledgers. How many lucky winners does that add up to? You guessed it: 20!
AND, donate $120 or more and receive a limited edition 20th Anniversary Thrilled & Daunted poster, designed by artist Allegra Lockstad and printed at Big Table Studio in St. Paul!
**To make a gift to an artist project in our fiscal sponsor program please indicate the project in your gift designation or search for their campaign page**
But wait, there's more! We will be giving away AMAZING PREMIUMS to the donor who's donated more than $20 on the 20th minute of every hour from now until midnight!
A few we'll have to retroactively award, since we, uh, woke up late. But LOOK AT THESE AMAZING PRIZES!
4:20 a.m. – Twenty pieces of twenty types of colored paper
5:20 – Andy and Noah cover “20 Eyes” by the Misfits, just for you
6:20 – Twenty pictures of the most interesting couches from the “for sale” section of the Twin Cities’ Craigslist, curated by Springboard staff
7:20 – Twenty hand-written letters, delivered over the next twenty days
8:20 – Twenty mystical paper clips over which mystical incantations have been uttered
9:20 – Twenty seconds of utterly heart-breaking a capella harmony
10:20 – A customized Google Map showing the best destinations located exactly 20 miles from your home
11:20 – A script for a 20-minute play about your pet
12:20 p.m. – A list of twenty good names for a rock band
1:20 – A curated playlist of twenty YouTube videos of teenagers covering Black Sabbath songs, with expert commentary from Springboard staff
2:20 – Twenty personalized drawings of your pet
3:20 – Twenty kisses from Andy Sturdevant (on a piece of paper)
4:20 – Twenty drawings of the 20 greatest governors of Minnesota
5:20 – A list of 20 public payphones in the Twin Cities
6:20 – A rubber band ball made of twenty rubber bands
7:20 – A list of 20 really good German names, suitable for a play, novel or opera with German or German-American characters
8:20 – Twenty extremely nice-looking rocks from the gardens of Lowertown
9:20 – A complete menu for a twenty-course meal, designed by Springboard’s staff
10:20 – Twenty leaves, arranged in gradiation from red to brown
11:20 – Executive Director’s surprise!
Give at least $20 as close to the 20th minute mark of every hour as you can, and we'll send you the prize for that hour!