Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Texas Breaks "Giving Day" Record with $37 Million Raised



In its fifth straight record-setting campaign, North Texas Giving Day raised $37 million through 142,700 total donations.

The day also marked the single largest national "Giving Day" in the nation. Last year's total was $33.1 million.

The money raised will help 2,518 nonprofits and all came in during an 18-hour window. This also marked the first time in the event's eight-year history that each of the nonprofits participating received a gift.

Donations came in from all 50 states and 39 counties, with an average of 34,500 donations made every minute.

The organization that had the most gifts was KERA TV Channel 13, KERA 90.1, KXT 91.7 and ArtandSeek.org, which donated 2,925 gifts. The organization who raised the most overall money was Cistercian Preparatory School with $638,414.

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