BayRaiser Personal Fundraising

Thinking about asking friends to make donations to a favorite charity in lieu of a wrapped gift? Are you looking for a creative way to help save the Bay?

It's easy with the BayRaiser program!

Feel Inspired

Fundraising for the Bay should be fun! Whether it’s a hobby, competition, or excuse for a night out—don’t be afraid to get creative with your ideas. Below is some fundraising inspiration to help you get started.

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With the Kids

  • Clean the Bay Day
  • Dress Down Days
  • Car Wash
  • Bake Sale
  • Dance Marathon
  • Movie Night
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Night Out

  • Poker Tournament
  • Trivia Night
  • Lip-sync Competition
  • Wine Night
  • Oyster and Beer Night
  • Bingo
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  • Dress Down Days
  • Parking Space Raffle
  • Donate for Half-day or Extra Vacation Day
  • Golf Tournament
  • Giving Tree
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For the Athlete

  • 5K Walk/Run
  • Charity Pilates/Yoga/Spin
  • Marathon/Triathlon Training
  • Kayak Races
  • Relay Races
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Life Events

  • Birthdays
  • Holidays
  • Memorials
  • Weddings
  • Hostess Gifts
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With Customers

  • Matching Programs
  • Giving Days
  • Raffles
  • Dunk Tank
  • Free Coffee with Donation
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On Campus

  • Candygrams
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Cornhole Tournaments
  • Viral Challenges
  • Awareness Bracelets
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Or Get Creative!

    Design your own BayRaiser that's just as unique as you.

Create Your Page

Create your BayRaiser page and share your passion for clean water. Your unique story and reasons for fundraising will inspire others to support your cause. Use this page to get your message out and manage your fundraising efforts. Below are a few tools BayRaiser offers:

  • Share your story and fundraising updates
  • Monitor your fundraising in real time
  • Track who has donated to your BayRaiser page
  • Engage with your friends, family, and supporters through a personal blog space
  • Take advantage of access to one of CBF’s fundraising professionals who can help you hit your fundraising goal

Share Your Story

Once your page is set up, it is time to start fundraising! Share your BayRaiser page on social media, email, text message, on websites, etc. Every dollar raised through BayRaiser goes directly towards our mission, Save the Bay. No amount is too big or too small!

Your Impact: What Can Your Fundraiser Do?

$25 can plant five native trees as a streamside buffer
$50 can grow 5,000 native oysters to plant in the watershed
$75 can send a student for a day of learning in and around the Bay
$100 can build two reef balls to use as oyster habitat

Questions? Contact us at or 443-482-2084.

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