Cathedral Square Friends, Inc.
Press Release

Cathedral Square Friends Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

A donation today will help us add beauty to Milwaukee’s historic gathering place

By - Nov 27th, 2017 10:16 pm
Hanging flower baskets in Pere Marquette Park. Photo courtesy of Cathedral Square Friends, Inc.

Hanging flower baskets in Pere Marquette Park. Photo courtesy of Cathedral Square Friends, Inc.

MILWAUKEE, November 27, 2017 –  Cathedral Square Friends, Inc. has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. The Color the Square campaign will add colorful hanging flower baskets to Cathedral Square. The nonprofit is seeking donations to fund the purchase of the baskets, their installation and multiple years of maintenance.

Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

“Cathedral Square is older than the city itself, dating back to 1837 when Milwaukee’s founders donated the land to the public. The square has played an important role throughout Milwaukee’s history and we believe it remains a vital public space for the residents of Milwaukee today. Color the Square is the first step towards bringing it the new life and vibrancy it deserves,” said Dave Reid, President of Cathedral Square Friends.

92Y − a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around its core values of community service and giving back − conceptualized #GivingTuesday as a new way of linking individuals and causes to strengthen communities and encourage giving. In 2016, the fifth year of #GivingTuesday, millions of people in 98 countries came together to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $177 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.

To learn more about Color the Square and donate online, please visit the Color the Square campaign page. For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (

About Cathedral Square Friends, Inc.

The mission of Cathedral Square Friends is to support, maintain and enhance Cathedral Square as a historic public gathering place. Cathedral Square Friends, Inc. is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

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