The Otsego Community Foundation board of directors unanimously voted to continue the premier charitable event, that has impacted the community for more than 20 years. “Instead of viewing current restrictions due to COVID-19 as barriers, we are using them as opportunities to rethink how we do things, not stop what we are doing.” Stated Bill Forreider, OCF Board Chairperson. “Through robust discussions we feel we can safely provide options for all who wish to participate.”
Extreevaganza will take place on December 4th, beginning at 6 PM with an option to attend in person at Otsego Resort or participate virtually at the venue of your choice. The live event will follow the state mandates that are issued for the region, which currently means the gathering is limited to 150 people. Utilizing Bidding Owl, a locally owned online auction platform, allows all guests to bid on silent auction items starting on November 29th. More event details will be shared in the coming weeks.
“There has been positive feedback with initial conversations regarding the event. People are excited about the options, we have heard things like “Extreevaganza in my jammies sounds amazing ” while others are excited to get dressed up and attend in person.” Karin Beyer, OCF Community Liaison.
Those who donate, support or attend are part of on-going efforts to strengthen our community today, tomorrow, forever. 2020 has been full of challenges, and for many the Otsego Community Foundation has been a platform of support including:
- awarding grants in the amount of $276,000 year to date
- providing direct service and training opportunities for nonprofits
- facilitating community meetings connecting organizations and resources
- raising, managing and distributing pandemic funding
In the year to come, hardships will be heightened for many in our community. When you give, we recover and thrive.
How can you GIVE? So that our community can RECOVER and THRIVE?