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Go Daddy Honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals

January 23, 2013

Go Daddy received the Desert Botanical Garden’s Spirit of Philanthropy Award presented November 7 at the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Philanthropy Awards Dinner. The Garden honored Go Daddy for its generous contributions totaling $325,000 to date in support of the Garden’s exhibit, education, research and conservation programs, including a significant leadership gift toward the acquisition and ongoing display of the iconic Desert Towers sculptures by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly.
 
“I am so pleased Go Daddy is being publicly acknowledged for all they do at the Garden,” said Ken Schutz, executive director of the Desert Botanical Garden. “Go Daddy is a valued multi-faceted Garden benefactor helping us acquire the Chihuly Desert Towers through a generous donation, sponsoring Dinner on the Desert year after year and providing ongoing website support.”
 
Go Daddy, the world’s largest provider of domain names and Web hosting, is a 12-year partner with the Desert Botanical Garden and provides a dedicated server and online products to support the Garden’s popular website. “The Desert Botanical Garden is one of those places you want every visitor in the Valley to see because it embodies the beauty of our desert in a way that’s pretty special, not to mention educational,” said Go Daddy Chief Human Resources Officer and Go Daddy Cares Chair Lane Jarvis. “All of us at Go Daddy hope others are inspired to promote and support this wonderful icon of the Valley.”
 
Since 1991 the Association of Fundraising Professionals has honored individuals and organizations that, through their tireless work and dedication to philanthropy, have improved the quality of life in their communities and around the world.

About Go Daddy

Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue according to Tier1 Research (Mass-Market Hosting Report-Winter 2011) and is the #1 provider of net-new SSL certificates for 2011, according to the Netcraft, LTD Secure Server Survey. www.GoDaddy.com/PR

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Contact: Bitsy Susich–Desert Botanical Garden PR
Phone: 602.320.1343 E-Mail: bitsypr@earthlink.net

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