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North Texas Giving Day raises record $48M for area nonprofits

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The 10th annual North Texas Giving Day on September 20, 2018 powered by Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) has generated a record-setting amount, wrapping the 10 days of scheduled giving and 18-hour giving extravaganza with more than $48 million and surpassing last year’s total of $39 million. Donations came from all 50 states and 27 countries. All 20 counties received donations.

In a release on the CFT’s website, Dave Scullin, president and CEO of Communities Foundation Texas said, “As we embarked on our 10th year, we had big dreams for what this day could bring to North Texas, and we are over the moon about surpassing expectations. More important than the number of dollars raised is the number of lives that now can be improved thanks to everyone who gave today. Clearly, these results reinforce that no one cares more about their community than North Texans. And a special thanks to the generous sponsors and donors—this day would not be possible without your steadfast support!”

In a post on the Communities Foundation of Texas’ Facebook page Thursday night, the organization wrote: “North Texas, you DID it! Over $48 million for nearly 2,700 local nonprofits through this year’s North Texas Giving Day! That’s $9 million more than last year! This shows how much you care about each other and our community. Thank you! Every gift matters and together, we give more! #NTxGivingDay#WhereGivingThrives“. The post included the above picture of CFT staff.

ABOUT CFT’S NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY

Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day is our region’s annual online giving extravaganza benefitting 20 counties of North Texas. The day is powered by creative nonprofits, social media activism, area wide collaboration, and of course, you! North Texas Giving Day’s goal is to make giving easy for donors, while helping build awareness and support for local nonprofits. Since 2009, North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $240 million into the community. In 2017, $39 million was raised through more than 137,000 gifts benefiting 2,723 nonprofits. Visit www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org. #NTxGivingDay @NorthTexasGivingDay

ABOUT COMMUNITIES FOUNDATION OF TEXAS

Presenting North Texas Giving Day is one of many ways Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) serves as a hub for philanthropy in North Texas. With the goal of building a thriving community for all, CFT leads strategic grantmaking initiatives, professionally manages more than 1,000 charitable funds for families, companies, foundations and nonprofits and has awarded more than $1.8 billion in grants since its founding in 1953. Find out more at www.cftexas.org www.facebook.com/CFTexas or www.twitter.com/GiveWisely.

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