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Generous Donors Set New Record For North Texas Giving Day

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Over $25 Million was raised last Thursday, September 26th during the 5th annual North Texas Giving Day! Hundreds of North Texas nonprofits benefitted from 75,371 donations that raised more than $25.2 million in this online event. 

The event started at 7:00 A.M. and continued until midnight and offered online donors the opportunity to raise money for hundreds of area nonprofits. The nonprofits also benefit from the exposure and the opportunity to foster realtionships with new donors. There were donations from all 50 states and more than 35 countries and 26% donations were from first time donors.

Allen area nonprofits that participated raised more than $84,000 combined. The participating organizations included the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools ($41,054), Foundation for Allen Schools ($16,167), Allen Community Outreach ($15,940), Connemara Conservancy ($8,240) and the Allen Arts Alliance ($2,375).

North Texas Giving Day has raised over $60 million in only 5 days since 2009 according to Brent Christopher, president and CEO of Communities Foundation of Texas. This year’s event surpassed the 2012 results by an amazing $10.8 million!!

Source: Allen American

Steve Lester is a REALTOR living in Allen, Texas.

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