Even in the middle of a pandemic, the giving spirit of Northeast Ohio was on full display during Kaulig Giving’s second-annual Giveathon on Friday, Aug. 21.

Matt Kaulig and the team entered the night with a goal of raising $200,000 for Cleveland Indians Charities. When all was said and done, the total raised was a staggering $235,642.

With the MLB season in doubt earlier this year, it was uncertain if the Giveathon would even happen, but Matt and the team refused to give up hope. 

Matt, Tim Clepper, President and CEO, and everyone at Kaulig Companies remained committed to our partners at Cleveland Indians Charities. The fundraising mission was too important this year. 

There are 47,000 households in Cleveland with no access to the internet. Because of this, thousands of children could fall further behind in school. There’s a massive digital divide, and Kaulig Giving needed to help.

Matt was at Progressive Field all night updating the audience with the latest numbers–after starting it all off with a $25,000 check from Kaulig Giving–while Tim camped outside the ballpark, taking calls and donations from our friends and partners during the game.

Tim Clepper, President & CEO, Kaulig Companies, kept track of the donations all evening.

Even without fans in the stands, the Kaulig Media team produced compelling videos for television broadcast, coordinated a robust social media strategy with the Cleveland Indians, developed an effective email campaign, and created a customized scoreboard to track and share donations.

Matt, Tim and the entire team are grateful to all those who donated.

Kaulig Giving is honored to work with its partners at Cleveland Indians Charities who helped create another successful Giveathon.