A standing room only crowd gathered at the DeKalb County Community Foundation on May 31 to receive the funds they raised during Give DeKalb County. This 24-hour philanthropic giving day is coordinated by the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP), which is a program of the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
In its fifth year, Give DeKalb County had the most participating nonprofits, the most donations, the highest number of donors, and the largest amount raised during the giving day which was held on May 3, 2018.
“This year, in just 24 hours, 3,647 donations were made to the 91 organizations and endowment funds,” said Ben Bingle, director of DCNP. “A portion of the funds raised on May 3 were matched by Community Partners, which resulted in a grand total of $614,555 raised for the nonprofit community.”
A total of 1,724 donors of all ages gave back during the event, with 42 percent reporting that they gave to at least one organization for the very first time. Donations came from individuals from 23 different states and two countries.
Michelle Donahoe, executive director of the DeKalb County History Center and Give DeKalb County committee chair, was pleased with the results. “It’s always a pleasure to see the community support generated by Give DeKalb County. The generosity of donors on May 3 was very inspiring and it’s encouraging that new donors are getting involved,” said Donahoe.
“Thank you to the donors, Community Partners, Media Sponsors, supporting organizations, participating nonprofits, volunteers and Community Foundation staff for making Give DeKalb County a success,” said Bingle. “I’m excited to see the impact that these organizations are able to achieve as they put the funds to good use.”
Give DeKalb County 2018 Recap:
|Participating Nonprofits & Endowment Funds||91|
|Number of Donations||3,647|
|Number of States Donations Came From||23|
|Number of Countries Donations Came From||2|
|Average Donation Amount||$195|
|Amount Raised (online and in-person)||$552,639|
|Amount in Bonus Pool Funds||$61,915|
Pictured: Representatives from the participating nonprofits gathered together during the check presentation on May 31.