This year’s North Texas Giving Day raised nearly $60 million for area nonprofits, the Communities Foundation of Texas announced.
The record haul came from over 100,000 donors in all 50 states and 26 countries, the foundation said in a news release. The money, some of which was raised during the roughly two weeks before Thursday’s main giving event, will be distributed among 3,242 nonprofits.
“We are so grateful and in awe of our generous donors, community members, sponsors and volunteers who once again rose to the occasion for our friends and neighbors and highlighted how philanthropic this region is,” foundation president and CEO Dave Scullin said in a prepared statement.
Cynt Marshall, CEO of the Dallas Mavericks and honorary co-chair of North Texas Giving Day, said that the annual fundraising event “continues to anchor this community with hope, confidence and positivity. Thank you to all the generous donors and volunteers that continue to make North Texas a wonderful place to work and live.”
In May, the Communities Foundation of Texas, the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and the Dallas Cowboys jointly raised $20.7 million during an emergency fundraiser to address needs brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Pandemic-related restrictions are forcing nonprofits to miss out on two important fundraising seasons, the Communities Foundation statement said, so the money raised through North Texas Giving Day will help agencies replenish resources and continue operations.