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North Texas leads nation on Giving Day

The seventh annual North Texas Giving Day smashed its own national giving day record on Sept. 17 by raising $33.1 million in donations in 18 hours.

The record donations marked the largest amount in the event’s history and the largest amount for a single “Giving Day” in the nation.

More than 118,000 donations exceeded last year’s total of 98,000. From 6 a.m. to midnight, donations poured in from all 50 states, seven territories and 28 countries.

This year, 2,022 nonprofits received gifts from 71,743 donors. Thirty-five percent of donations were first-time givers to the nonprofit.

“Today proves that philanthropy is alive and well in North Texas and around the world. We received gifts from near and far, demonstrating the long lasting and tangible differences these nonprofits make in our region and beyond,” said Brent Christopher, president and CEO of Communities Foundation of Texas

Launched in 2009 by Communities Foundation of Texas with ongoing support from Center for Nonprofit Management, NorthTexasGivingDay.org is a free public resource for connecting nonprofits serving a 16-county community in North Texas and supporters. Since its inception, the worldwide event has raised $119 million for area nonprofits.

The full list of results (sortable by nonprofit size) and prizes is listed at www.northtexasgivingday.org/-leaderboard.

Betty Dillard

bdillard@bizpress.net

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