A donation from Hunt Consolidated has raised the matching funds for North Texas Giving Day to $1 million. More than 700 local non-profits (including, ahem, KERA and KXT) will benefit from the event this Thursday, Sept. 15.
Any donations of $25 or more made between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. that day on Donor Bridge will be matched — up to $1 million, thanks to the Communities Foundation of Texas, the Dallas Foundation and the Center for Nonprofit Management.
The full press release follows:
$1 MILLION NOW AVAILABLE FOR NONPROFITS ON NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY
Hunt Consolidated Team Takes September 15 Fundraising Event to New Level
DALLAS – September 13, 2011 – Matching funds and prizes are now up to $1 million thanks to a generous donation from the men and women of Hunt Consolidated. They just completed their annual “Hunt Cares” campaign to raise funds for the community and designated a significant portion of their gifts as matching funds for North Texas Giving Day. More than 700 local nonprofits are set to benefit on North Texas Giving Day this Thursday, September 15.
Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on North Texas Giving Day, donations $25 and above made on www.donorbridgetx.org will be matched from the $1 million pool underwritten and raised by DonorBridge founders Communities Foundation of Texas, The Dallas Foundation and Center for Nonprofit Management.
“This is an unprecedented level of matching funds for the DonorBridge North Texas Giving Day,” said Communities Foundation of Texas president and CEO Brent Christopher. “The men and women of Hunt Consolidated are incredibly generous and their concern for the community is apparent. They will have a lasting, major impact across the North Texas region. We can’t thank them enough.”
“100% of our team at Hunt Consolidated cares deeply for our community, and we recognize the vital work nonprofits do to support the broad spectrum of needs in North Texas,” said Ray Hunt, chairman and CEO of Hunt Consolidated. “We are pleased to be a part of this year’s day of giving to help nonprofits accomplish their important work in North Texas.”
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Launched in 2009 with ongoing support by Communities Foundation of Texas, The Dallas Foundation and the Center for Nonprofit Management, DonorBridge is the most comprehensive and free public resource for connecting North Texas nonprofits and supporters. For supporters, DonorBridge simplifies the process of gathering reliable information about nonprofits and community needs, and making charitable donations. For nonprofits, DonorBridge and its annual North Texas Giving Day serve as another awareness-building and fundraising tool. DonorBridge profiles more than 700 nonprofits and, since its inception, has infused more than $9 million into nonprofits serving the 16-county North Texas community. www.donorbridgetx.org for more information, or www.facebook.com/DonorBridge or www.twitter.com/DonorBridge.