LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 23, 2018) — Nonprofit organizations participating in Kentucky Gives Day raised a collective $308,953 yesterday in the state’s sixth annual 24-hour online giving campaign. The event, which broke the $1 million mark in 2016, now stands at $1,644,502 raised by participating nonprofits over six years.
This year brought together 1,956 donors who made over 2,200 gifts to 163 nonprofit organizations – all on a single online site, www.kygives.org.
“There’s no doubt that Kentuckians appreciate the important role of nonprofits in their communities,” said Danielle Clore, executive director and CEO of Kentucky Nonprofit Network, the state association of nonprofits coordinating the event. “Once again, Kentucky Gives Day has shown how generous Kentuckians can be through their appreciation for these organizations working to strengthen our communities. Charitable giving is critical to strengthening Kentucky communities and we are thrilled with these results.”
Kentucky Gives Day is open each year to organizations with 501 c (3) designation in Kentucky, including those representing the arts, environment, health, children, animal welfare, humanitarian aid and more. KNN awarded $5,000 in prizes to 14 organizations throughout the day, including St. James Catholic School in Elizabethtown, who received top honors for raising the most money during the 24-hour period.
Kentucky Gives Day was sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky and AT&T Kentucky. The Central Kentucky Community Foundation of Elizabethtown and Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky in Covington were regional partners. Media partners included Kentucky News Network; and iHeart Media in Lexington and Louisville.
More information about Kentucky Gives Day, including all organizations receiving prizes is available at www.kygives.org.