Atlantic City, NJ (April 10, 2017) – We are overjoyed to announce the incredible success of our 3rd Annual Miss America Serves National Day of Service! The response is overwhelming and the service of the Miss America State Titleholders, MAOTeen Titleholders, and all contestants in the Miss America system is astounding.
We soared over last year’s fundraising and will be at $150,000 by the close of day, today. Your amazing service and support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals encouraged us set to our sights higher, and by April 21st, we expect the total funds raised to climb even higher! The generosity of your donors is a direct result of your passion for the children treated by CMN Hospitals.
To date, at least seven of our state organizations have met their $5,000 pledges—just a reminder that the Miss America Serves Donor Site will remain open until the cutoff date of Friday, April 21st at 11:59 PM PST, to allow each team to meet their pledged goals and qualify for the incentive awards.
Your dedication and commitment to serve on this special Miss America day is obvious in your Facebook and Twitter posts, and we have experienced the joy you bring to those you serve! You have our sincere and heartfelt thanks for supporting this day with enthusiasm and love—we have watched with gratitude and jubilant hearts as the Miss America Family joined together to create the miracle of Miss America Serves!
Miss America Serves Incentive Awards:
Cutoff date for donations to count towards the incentive awards is Friday, April 21st, 11:59 PM PST.
Highest Fundraising Individual Total:
Five (5) $1,000 scholarships for the Top Five (5) contestants who raise the most funds for Miss America Serves. This Top Five includes both Miss and Teen Contestants.
Highest Fundraising State Total:
The Top Five (5) Fundraising State Organizations for Miss America Serves will receive first placement in the ticket lottery for their State Organizations at the 2018 Miss America Competition this September.
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals across North America. Every year, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals treat more than 10 million kids – that’s 32 million hospital visits annually. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through corporate partners and fundraising programs. These donations support research and training, purchase equipment, and provide charitable care, all in support of its mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn why member hospitals rely on community support at CMNHospitals.org.
About The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually. The Miss America Organization is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, including all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $15 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007. For more information, visit www.MissAmerica.org.