Just around 9 p.m., the 2021 North Texas Giving Day campaign passed last year’s goal of $58M+ and was heading to hit new heights despite claims that North Texans were worn out after 21 months of pandemic fundraising.
Oh, those silly naysayers! Little did they know that with the finish line in sight, it was going to be a rush to break records big time. And that’s exactly what happened! As the clock struck midnight and the last coins were being counted, 2021 North Texas Giving Day hauled in more than $66M thanks to 284,857 donors for 3,369 organizations with nearly 23,000 pledged volunteer hours.
As a result, North Texas Giving Day has now provided more than $400M to area non-profits since Communities Foundation of Texas kicked it off in 2009.
The top five organizations on the Leaderboard were North Texas Food Bank ($1,664,519), Children’s Medical Center Foundation ($1,439,174), Texas Heath Resources Foundation ($754,331), Denison Forum ($721,132) and Both Ends Believing ($511,763).
Tell your emailboxes to calm down. Like the Communities Foundation of Texas team that orchestrated another amazing fundraiser, they can settle back for accomplishing what many thought was impossible.