Remember back on September 15 when North Texas Giving Day took place and generous donors blew the heck out of the DonorBridge website and clogged up the telephone lines? Remember when you were frustrated and thought about giving up, but stuck to it and made your contribution anyhow?
Well, it paid off. It paid off big time — 13,500 donations including the $1 million matching funds and prize money totaling $10.7 million was raised in which 600 North Texas nonprofits will share. Do you realize what a major difference you made for these organizations?
“This year’s results are an astounding new milestone,” said Brent Christopher, president and CEO of Communities Foundation of Texas, a DonorBridge founder. “To have donated this year more than twice the total donated last year is a testament to North Texans’ generous support for the vital work our nonprofits do. We are absolutely blown away by the people who donated.”
By the way, if you’re wondering who won the prizes, here you go —
- Wesley Prep, which raised the largest cumulative donation amount of nearly $378,652 (excluding the matching funds and prize money)
- Buckner International, which attracted the most unique individual donations (224) for a nonprofit with an operating budget over $1 million;
- Parkinson Voice Project, which recruited the most unique individual donations (134) for a nonprofit with an operating budget under $1 million;
- Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County, which received the 1,929th donation, a prize honoring the year The Dallas Foundation was founded; and
- Interfaith Housing Coalition, which received the 2,011th donation, a gift coincidentally made by an agency employee.
Now, aren’t you proud of yourself? Stop what you’re doing, go to the mirror and say, “Well done!” And while you’re at it, think very, very good thoughts about the organizations that spearheaded this incredibly successful program — Communities Foundation of Texas, The Dallas Foundation and the Center for Nonprofit Management.