Once again North Texas rose to the occasion and showed the world that nonprofits are a priority in these parts. At 11:10 p.m., the North Texas Giving Day 18-hour fundraising passed its 2018 total of $48M.
By COB at midnight, NTGD Ringleader Susan Swan Smith and her Communities Foundation of Texas team breathed a very heavy sigh of relief when the final count was $50,319,756, plus some loose change for 2,988 organizations thanks to 169,372 donations. The top beneficiaries were North Texas Food Bank ($805,999), Children’s Medical Center Foundation ($700,968), Texas Health Resources Foundation ($614,231), The Salvation Army of North Texas ($567,469) and the Denison Forum ($521,361).
Now it’s 366 days (2020 is a leap year) until your email boxes will be filled once again with invitations to participate in this legendary, record-breaking fundraising effort.
* Graphic/photo provided by North Texas Giving Day