Twestival Global 2010 has come and gone and what an amazing event it was.
On Thursday March 25th 2010, people in over 175 cities around the world came together offline to rally around the important cause of Education. @Concern Worldwide was selected by the Twestival global team and local organizers to be the fund-raising recipient because of their comprehensive and well respected approach to education. This is an issue that involves many different elements; hunger, water, teacher training, building of schools, etc.
There are still some out-standing donations rolling in, but let’s take a look at how we did here locally in Phoenix.
Twestival Global 2010 Results
As of this post, $454,788.81 has been raised for Concern Worldwide thanks to Twestival.
Phoenix contributed in a huge way, with $16,853.46 (and more still coming in).
This places Phoenix as the #3 city in the world in total contributions, behind only Dubai and New York City. This is a phenomenal achievement.
As Amanda Blum rightfully pointed out, Phoenix attendees are “more valuable” than attendees in other cities. Meaning that we raised more money than other cities that had more attendees or other cities with a comparable amount of attendees.
So with that, I would like to say thank you Phoenix. Thank you to Twestival Phoenix attendees, thank you to the donors, thank you to the sponsors, thank you to the volunteer team…
…but especially, thank you to Chris and Heather Lee.
The Lee family puts in an insane amount of time, work and effort leading up to, during and after Twestival Phoenix.
I had the pleasure of helping with Twestival Phoenix this past event and I can can tell you that Chris & Heather are working on Twestival just about every waking hour of every day leading up to the event (and much more the week before and week after). They are an inspiration and simply amaze me with their hard-work and dedication.
So again, thank you Lee family. Phoenix is lucky to have you.