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NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY SURPASSES OWN NATIONAL RECORD; RAISES $37 MILLION IN 18 HOURS
North Texas Giving Day

October, 2016

The eighth annual North Texas Giving Day has raised the largest amount in the event’s history for the fifth year in a row, and the largest amount for a single online community “Giving Day” in the nation. Nonprofit organizations and supporters celebrated the 18-hour day of fundraising with community-wide Donation Station events in Dallas, Arlington, Denton, Fort Worth and McKinney featuring performances by “The Voice” finalist Luke Wade, Oaktopia’s Texas Gentlemen, and nonprofits as well as children’s activities and much more.

 

The astounding $37 million raised for 2,518 nonprofits from more than 142,700 donations exceeded last year’s totals of $33.1 million and 118,000 donations. This is the first time in the event’s eight-year history that all participating nonprofits received a gift. Donations poured in from all 50 states and 39 countries at a rate of nearly 34,500 gifts per minute.

 

In eight single-day events since 2009, more than $156 million has been raised for area nonprofits on North Texas Giving Day.

 

“Wow! It has been a tremendous day of giving and celebration of North Texas’ wonderful nonprofits. We are honored to be part of a generous community that cares so much about supporting the important work of our local charities,” said Susan Swan Smith, Chief Relationship Officer of Communities Foundation Texas, presenter of North Texas Giving Day. “Thank you to the donors, bonus funders, nonprofits and volunteers that broke another national record today.”  

 

The full list of results (sortable by organization name, total gifts or total dollars) and prizes is listed at https://northtexasgivingday.org/leaderboard. The nonprofit-specific numbers listed do not include bonus and prize funds. Also note that nonprofit totals will continue to flex as refunds and adjustments are taken for 45 days. Updated totals should be available after November 7.

 

A by-county breakdown is available upon request.

 

Press may download high-res photos from each Donation Station event or b-roll at:

Arlington Donation Station at Levitt Pavilion (credit Bill Boykin)

Collin County Donation Station in Downtown McKinney at Mitchell Park (credit Can Turkyilmaz)

Dallas Donation Station at NorthPark Center (credit Kim Leeson)

Denton Donation Station at Denton Square on the Courthouse Green (credit David Leeson)

Fort Worth Donation Station at Sundance Square (credit Sharon Ellman)

 

B-roll from today’s Dallas Donation Station at NorthPark Center can be downloaded here: TODAY’s B-Roll 

 

 

About North Texas Giving Day

Launched in 2009 by Communities Foundation of Texas, NorthTexasGivingDay.org is largest Giving Day in the nation. For supporters, the website simplifies the process of researching reliable information about local nonprofits and community needs, and making charitable donations. For nonprofits, North Texas Giving Day serves as another awareness-building and fundraising tool. The website profiles 2,500 nonprofits, and since its inception has infused $156 million into nonprofits serving the 16-county North Texas community. Visit www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org, www.facebook.com/NorthTexasGivingDay or www.twitter.com/ntxgivingday. Hashtag #NTxGivingDay.

About Communities Foundation of Texas

Presenting North Texas Giving Day is one of the many ways Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) serves as a hub for philanthropy in North Texas. As the largest community foundation in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, CFT works with to strengthen the community through a variety of charitable funds and strategic grantmaking initiatives. The foundation professionally manages more than 900 charitable funds for families, companies, foundations and nonprofits and has awarded more than $1.6 billion in grants since its founding in 1953. www.cftexas.org  www.facebook.com/CFTexas or www.twitter.com/GiveWisely.

 

Join the conversation on Twitter or Facebook via #NTXGivingDay, #WhyIGive, and @NorthTexasGivingDay.



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