Today, Prizeo and Charitybuzz, part of the Charity Network, – and Tony, Emmy, and Grammy winner Lin-Manuel Miranda announced that the campaigns to win Hamilton tickets have raised $2 million for charity, the majority of which will benefit the Hispanic Federation, a non-profit organization that uplifts millions of Hispanic children, youth and families locally and nationally.
As an online giving platform that enables those at any income level the ability to participate and give, the Prizeo “Your Shot” experience allowed fans to donate as little as $10 for a chance to win tickets to see Miranda’s last performance as Hamilton on July 9th and to attend the wrap party as his guest. Fans were also able to bid on tickets to Miranda’s last performance through Charitybuzz brining the impressive cumulative total funds raised to over $2 million.
“You put money towards a good cause and look what came back! We did it together, and here we are,” Lin-Manuel Miranda told one of the excited winners. “You’re going to come with us. You’re going to come to the last show, you’re going to come to the party after! It’s all happening.”
Hamilton has been one of the most successful campaigns to date run through the Charity Network, which was launched by Todd Wagner in March 2016. The Charity Network provides a one-stop shop for brands, celebrities, and nonprofits launching fundraising and awareness campaigns. Each platform within the Charity Network is an established leader in its own field: Charitybuzz in online charity auctions, Prizeo in sweepstakes and experiences, and Chideo in cause and entertainment content. Today, the three fundraising giants work together to offer an unparalleled and customizable “menu” of resources to raise funds and awareness for charity.
“The Hamilton campaign is an excellent example of the work the Charity Network can do to help influential and talented celebrities like Lin-Manuel Miranda leverage awareness and raise funds for causes close to their hearts,” Todd Wagner, founder and chairman of the Charity Network said. “We are so proud to work with and celebrate not only his success with Hamilton, but also to help champion the work that Hispanic Federation is able to do.”
Winners of the Prizeo experience were announced on the Prizeo website on July 2nd.