Press release

GoFundMe Announces Extension of GoFundMe Heroes Program with First Annual Live Event

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Today, GoFundMe,
the world’s largest social fundraising platform, announced an expansion
to its GoFundMe Heroes program that celebrates the good in the world and
amplifies those who are making differences in their respective
communities. The GoFundMe Heroes program will now include an opportunity
for the public to nominate Heroes in their local communities for a
chance to be honored at the GoFundMe
Heroes Celebration
later this year.

GoFundMe is encouraging those inspired by people using the platform and
creating positive change to nominate them for a chance to be selected as
one of the five Heroes celebrated at the live event.

GoFundMe is partnering with
to host the GoFundMe Heroes Celebration in San Francisco. The
five selected Heroes will be announced and honored at the event. The
event will bring together people making a difference and showcase some
of the most uplifting stories on GoFundMe to inspire the audience to
make a difference.

“Engaging the GoFundMe community to recognize and nominate inspiring
Heroes brings the storytelling we see on the platform to another level,”
said Rob Solomon, GoFundMe CEO. “Everyday, we are moved by those who are
truly making a difference in their communities, so we want to create an
incredibly impactful and inspiring event to honor these Heroes and
celebrate the good in humanity.”

The five selected Heroes will have the opportunity to spread awareness
for their causes in front of a live audience. Each honoree will receive
a two-night trip to San Francisco, a celebration in their honor and
support to continue their mission through GoFundMe.

GoFundMe is encouraging people to nominate
those making differences in their communities. A committee will be
evaluating the nominations based on criteria including but not limited

  • Nominee has an active GoFundMe campaign helping those in need
  • Campaign organizer has plans to continue their mission on an ongoing
  • Campaign organizer lives in the 50 United States or the District of

The nomination period begins on May 14, 2019 and ends on June 14, 2019.

To learn more and nominate a GoFundMe Hero, go to:
For the official rules visit:

About GoFundMe

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fundraising platform, with over $5 billion raised so far. With a
community of more than 50 million donors, GoFundMe is changing the way
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