North Texas Giving Day rewrote the charitable record books for the second year in a row, raking in $25.2 million in donations in a single day. Last year's record-setting haul was $14.4 million. This year, volunteers took North Texas Giving Day to the streets with surprise flash mobs, free food and drinks and a host of entertaining activities.
Donations nearly doubled in 2013 with 1,351 nonprofits benefiting from 75,000 donations made through DonorBridge. Top overall earners were Rocky Top Therapy Center ($800,625), The Salvation Army DFW ($734,544), and E3 Partners Ministry ($464,645).
Communities Foundation of Texas founded North Texas Giving Day in 2009. Since then, donors have raised $60 million for local nonprofits on five designated "giving days," when any donation of $25 or more is amplified by millions of dollars in bonus funds thanks to a unique partnership with DonorBridge.
"We are so humbled by the generosity of all the donors who rallied today to make our community a better place to live and work," Communities Foundation of Texas CEO and president Brent Christopher said in a statement.
Bonus funds and prizes were contributed by Bank of America, Katherine C. Carmody Trust, Communities Foundation of Texas, Community Foundation of North Texas, The Dallas Foundation, Dallas Women’s Foundation, Hunt Consolidated’s Hunt Cares Campaign, Meadows Foundation, Rees-Jones Foundation, Sid Richardson Foundation, Harold Simmons Foundation and an anonymous donor.