Old Bill's Fun Run 2020
The Old Bill’s Fun Run 2020 Giving Season ended on Friday, September 18, 2020. Thank you for your support!
Old Bill’s 2020 Awards Celebration will be held virtually. Fundraising results from this year’s event will be announced Monday, October 26 via video, and nonprofits should pickup their checks during the “drive-by” check distribution on Tuesday, October 27. See details below
Announcing Old Bill's 2020 Results & the Spirit of Old Bill's Award
We’re excited to announce the results from Old Bill’s Fun Run 2020 with this special video message from Laurie Andrews, President of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole. You showed up for our nonprofits and our community in a BIG way. We are grateful to every one who participated in this extraordinary effort to spread generosity.
Old Bill’s Fun Run 2020 generated over 24,000 gifts from 4,349 donors, totaling $15,314,287, an increase of 7% over last year in support of local nonprofits. The Match Pool, created with gifts from Mr. & Mrs. Old Bill, Co-Challengers and Friends, totaled $3,500,245, while participating organizations received $11,814,041 in gifts designated specifically for them. Over the last twenty-four years, Old Bill’s has provided a grand total of $189,034,823 to nonprofits in Teton County.
NONPROFIT CHECK PICK-UP
On Tuesday, October 27, representatives from participating nonprofits should pick up their grant checks at the Community Foundation during the “drive-by” Old Bill’s check distribution. Checks will be distributed throughout the day outside the Community Foundation office (245 E. Simpson Avenue) in alphabetical order by the organization’s name:
- A-C: 9-10am
- D-I: 10-11am
- J: 11am-1pm
- K-R: 1-2pm
- S: 2-3pm
- T: 3-4pm
- U-Z: 4-5pm
Organizations may authorize anyone to pick up their Old Bill’s grant check at any point during the assigned time. Formal affiliation with the participating nonprofit is not required. Representatives are asked to wear masks and to remain in their cars; checks will be delivered curbside. In order to minimize traffic flow disruption, please approach the Foundation heading WESTBOUND on Simpson Avenue (toward Willow Street).
Unclaimed checks will be held at the Community Foundation. Any checks not picked up by November 30 will forfeit their matching grant. Checks will not be mailed. Please contact Annie Riddell (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Old Bill's 2020 Recap
Old Bill's Rubber Ducky Regatta
The Community Foundation recently sent 200+ rubber ducks representing the Old Bill’s nonprofits racing down Flat Creek in the first-ever Old Bill’s Rubber Ducky Regatta. The luckiest ducks will win grants for their nonprofits. If your organization wins a prize, no need to contact the Foundation — your award will be included in your Old Bill’s check in October.
Many thanks to Julie and Will Obering for underwriting these prizes!
And a big thanks to Teton County Search & Rescue’s Swift Water Rescue Team, Jim Auge and Clay Geittmann, and the Old Bill’s 2020 Co-Challengers.
Run Day Reimagined 5K Route Ideas
Community members are encouraged to independently run/hike/bike/walk the 5K of their choice; Diaper Derby participants are invited to crawl a shorter distance such as 5 yards. Several 5K route ideas are available HERE. (Note: the Foundation is not collecting runner times.)
The six-week Old Bill’s Giving Season, which kicks off August 1, will be the most crucial fundraising effort in the event’s 24-year history. Many local nonprofits are facing severe budget cuts because of COVID-19 and its associated impact on operations.
“Community spirit and generosity are at the heart of Old Bill’s, and while we are modifying the event this year, we are keeping these two vital pieces front and center,” remarked Laurie Andrews, President of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole. “Run Day may look a little different, but we hope that Old Bill’s 2020 will break all past fundraising records and make our community stronger than ever.”
What is Old Bill's?
One of the most innovative fundraisers in the nation, Old Bill’s Fun Run is also one of the most successful. In 2019, the event raised $14,381,191 from 4,012 donors. Old Bill’s has brought an astounding $173 million philanthropic dollars to our community. These funds are busy feeding the hungry, supporting the sick and elderly, teaching kids to read, protecting wildlife, building affordable housing, enriching our lives through the arts and touching the lives of everyone in Teton County.
Inspiring Philanthropy Since 1997
For twenty-four years, Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill have inspired thousands to raise millions through this innovative community celebration. In 2019 alone, Old Bill’s accomplished the following…
4,012 donors, including 69 Co-Challengers, contributed to the match and directly to more than 200 nonprofits through Old Bill’s Fun Run 2019. On average, each donor gave to 5.28 nonprofits, and 47% of gifts were less than $250.
$3,464,002 Match Pool
Co-Challengers and Friends of the Match contributed over $3 million to match the community’s donations in 2019, stretching philanthropic dollars even further. These contributions truly inspire thousands to give millions through the event.
4,000 Run Day Participants
Whether they were walking, running, hosting a nonprofit booth or just enjoying the camaraderie of the day, approximately 4,000 people participated in Run Day in 2019, which constitutes one in three households in Jackson.