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Tally shows Give DeKalb County Day raised $751K

Check distribution ceremony hands out 6th annual giving day donations to nonprofits

Representatives from participating nonprofits gathered during the Give DeKalb County check presentation May 29.
Representatives from participating nonprofits gathered during the Give DeKalb County check presentation May 29.

SYCAMORE – Organizers from Give DeKalb County Day have released the final number raised for the countywide donation period, and donors raised more than three-quarters of a million dollars in 2019.

According to a news release from the DeKalb County Community Foundation, $751,000 was raised during Give DeKalb County Day from the combined efforts of 1,901 donors, 4,352 donations, four countries, 43 states and 104 nonprofit and endowment funds.

During the 24-hour fundraiser, the funds raises far exceeded 2018’s total, which was $615,000. Each nonprofit was presented with their donations May 29 in a check distribution ceremony, the release shows.

The 6th annual event was hosted by DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership, an arm of the DeKalb County Community Foundation.

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