A standing room only crowd gathered at the DeKalb County Community Foundation on May 29 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.
“Give DeKalb County reached new heights in 2019,” said Ben Bingle, director of DCNP. “In only 24 hours, 4,352 donations were made to the 104 participating organizations and funds. A portion of these donations were matched by our 32 Community Partners, resulting in $751,050 raised for the nonprofit community.”
In its sixth 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 2, 2019.
A total of 1,901 donors of all ages gave back during the event and donations came in from 43 different states and four countries.
Michelle Donahoe, executive director of the DeKalb County History Center and Give DeKalb County committee chair, was excited by the results. “May 2 was another amazing day for DeKalb County’s nonprofits thanks to Give DeKalb County. We are very appreciative of donors, small and large, who make this event so successful,” said Donahoe.
“It is incredible to see people come together through Give DeKalb County,” said Bingle. “This is a special event and we are grateful to all who made it so successful this year.”
Give DeKalb County 2019 Recap:
|Participating Nonprofits & Endowment Funds||104|
|Number of Donations||4,352|
|Number of States Donations Came From||43|
|Number of Countries Donations Came From||4|
|Amount Raised (online and in-person)||$683,062|
|Amount in Bonus Pool Funds||$67,988|
PHOTO CAPTION: Representatives from participating nonprofits gathered together during the check presentation on May 29. Photo courtesy of Bob Myers, Hawk Aerial Imagery.