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Score Big for History: Join FCHS, the Bills & Sabres in the 2024 'Give 716' Fundraising Event

The Fluvanna Community Historical Society (FCHS) is thrilled to participate in the 2024 'Give 716' charity fundraising event! This year’s event will kick off on July 15th at 7:16 PM and run until July 16th at 11:59 PM. We invite you to join us in this incredible opportunity to support our community, preserve our local history and support nonprofit organizations throughout Western New York.


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Fluvanna’s Strategic Matching Donation Hour

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This year, if you donate up to $500 to FCHS through ‘Give 716,’ your donation may be matched by the Bills and Sabres Foundations! Unlike previous years, the matching donations will be randomly selected by ‘Give 716,’ rather than on a “first come, first serve” basis. This means you can make your donation at any time between 7:16 PM and 7:59 PM to be eligible for a chance to have your donation matched.


To maximize our chances of receiving matching funds, we need as many donations as possible during this hour. Every contribution counts, so we encourage everyone to donate during this timeframe. Your support can make a significant difference, and with the possibility of matching donations, your generosity can go even further!


Strategic Matching Hour:


Our strategy this year is to have all our FCHS supporters and friends submit as many donations (up to $500) as possible during the first hour of 'Give 716.' Because we are smaller in number than other charities in Western New York, we need to be as strategic as possible. By concentrating our efforts and making as many donations starting at 7:16 PM on 7/15, we can maximize the chances of having our donations matched by the Bills and Sabres Foundations


Donate here for a chance to have your donation matched:



Other Special Matching Donation Opportunities

Additionally, even if you're unable to make your donation during the first hour of 'Give 716,' you still have a fantastic opportunity to get your donation matched.


While we’re hoping everyone can contribute during the first hour of ‘Give 716,’ we also want to make sure we’re receiving donations during the other matching donation hours to increase our chances at receiving matching donations. So if people are unable to give during the first hour or generously decide to give more than one donation, this would be very helpful for us. Just submit your donation of any amount (up to $500) for a chance to have it matched during the following hours:


  • July 15th, 9:00 PM - 9:59 PM

  • July 16th, 7:00 AM - 7:59 AM

  • July 16th, 9:00 AM - 9:59 AM

  • July 16th, 1:00 PM - 1:59 PM

  • July 16th, 5:00 PM - 5:59 PM

  • July 16th, 6:00 PM - 6:59 PM


Exclusive Bills Autographed Jersey Giveaway

Mark your calendars for July 15th at 8:00 PM sharp! Be among the first 100 donors to contribute $716 or more, and you’ll receive an exclusive Buffalo Bills jersey autographed by one of the team’s star players. This is a unique chance to own a piece of memorabilia signed by some of your favorite Bills players.


A promotional graphic with a blue and red background, divided by a white stripe. The text reads: “STARTING AT 8PM ON JULY 15 SPONSORED BY LEGENDS.” Below, it says, “FIRST 100 DONORS OF $716 OR MORE RECEIVE A JERSEY.” The center features the back of a Buffalo Bills football jersey with the name “ALLEN” and the number “17.” Autographed by Allen, the jersey represents the Buffalo Bills team.

If you're one of the first 100 donors to submit your donation at 8:00 PM on 7/15, you'll receive an authentic Bills jersey autographed by one of the following players:


  • Josh Allen: The rocket-armed QB who’s redefining the position with his dual-threat capabilities and clutch performances.

  • Keon Coleman: The up-and-coming wideout with the speed and hands to make big plays downfield.

  • James Cook: The explosive running back who can break a game wide open with his quick cuts and breakaway speed.

  • Dion Dawkins: The stalwart left tackle, affectionately known as “The Snowman,” who anchors the offensive line and keeps the pocket clean.

  • Dalton Kincaid: The versatile tight end who’s quickly becoming a favorite target with his reliable hands and precise routes.

  • Matt Milano: The relentless linebacker who flies around the field making tackles and disrupting offenses.


Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to support a great cause and get your hands on a coveted piece of Bills history. Set your alarms and be ready to donate promptly at 8:00 PM on July 15th to secure your autographed jersey!


Other Exciting Gifts and Prizes

Supporters of FCHS can also obtain other fantastic gifts and prizes by donating through 'Give 716' including:

  • Bills Pre-Season Tickets: 7/16 @ 8 AM = First 100 donors of $117.60 or more will receive a pair of Bills pre-season tickets.

  • Bills Autographed Mini Helmets: 7/16 @ 11 AM & 8 PM = First 200 donors of $171.60 or more  and again at 8:00 PM will receive a mini helmet autographed by one of the Bills players, including Josh Allen, Terrel Bernard, Keon Coleman, James Cook, Dion Dawkins, Taron Johnson, Dalton Kincaid, Dawson Knox, Matt Milano, Von Miller, Ed Oliver, Gregory Rousseau, Curtis Samuel and Khalil Shakir.

  • Sabres Pre-Season Tickets: 7/16 @ 9 PM = First 100 donors starting who donate $117.60 or more will receive a pair of Sabres pre-season tickets.

  • Sabres Autographed Mini Helmets: First 400 donors of $171.60 or more will receive an autographed mini sabres helmet by one of the team players.

What is Give 716

'Give 716' is a giving day presented by the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres Foundations to support local charities in Western New York. This event has been a major source of financial support for FCHS over the past four years, helping us continue our mission to preserve and share the rich history of our community.


What Your Donations Will Be Used For

At the heart of our community lies the Fluvanna Historic Meeting House—a cherished landmark that has witnessed generations of gatherings, celebrations, and shared memories. As we embrace the spirit of ‘Give 716,’ we’re excited to announce a transformative project that will enhance the Meeting House’s accessibility and functionality.


A contemporary bathroom featuring a wall-mounted sink with wooden cabinetry below, and a rectangular mirror above. The floor is adorned with speckled tiles, and there’s a small, glas block window at the top of the wall allowing natural light to enter. The color scheme includes clean white fixtures contrasted against soft green walls, creating a serene atmosphere.
The Fluvanna Meeting House's new modern bathroom design featuring a wall-mounted sink with wood cabinetry below and a combination of white tiles and light green walls [Yaesol Lee/Dec. 2023].

Modernizing the Bathrooms: Our first priority is a complete renovation of the Meeting House bathrooms. These facilities have faithfully served visitors for decades, but it’s time to bring them into the 21st century. Imagine bright, clean and modern restrooms that cater to everyone who walks through our doors—whether they’re attending a historical lecture, a community event or simply exploring our exhibits.


Redesigning the Basement: But that’s not all. We’re also embarking on an exciting journey to reimagine the Meeting House basement. This space, once tucked away, will soon become a hub for in-person and hybrid meetings, workshops and cultural events. By gutting and redesigning the basement, we’ll create a versatile area that fosters collaboration, creativity and connection.


Opening Our Doors to All: These renovations aren’t just about bricks and mortar; they’re about opening up possibilities. With your generous donations, we’ll be able to welcome the general public to the Meeting House every day of the week. Whether it’s a local history enthusiast, a student researching their roots or a family seeking a unique venue for a special occasion, our revitalized facilities will be there to serve.


Join Us in Making History:

As we honor the legacy of our community, we invite you to be part of this transformative endeavor. Your contribution during ‘Give 716’ will directly affect the Meeting House’s future, ensuring that this historic landmark remains a vibrant center for education, culture and connections with the past, each other and the future.


Thank you for believing in our mission and for being an essential part of Fluvanna’s story.



 

This graphic is the official logo of the Fluvanna Community Historical Society, which features an artistic rendering of Fluvann'a historic Meeting House, a sun rising in the background in slightly to the right of the building.

The Fluvanna Community Historical Society is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, provisionally chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, and dedicated to connecting our community with our past, with each other and with a brighter future.


 

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