The record-breaking generosity of El Pasoans lifted non-profit organizations around the region well-above their $300,000 fundraising goal as part of El Paso Giving Day.
“El Pasoans showed the power of what our community can do when we work together toward a common goal,” said Tracy Yellen, CEO of the Paso del Norte Foundation which launched the region’s first ever communitywide, 24-hour charitable giving drive three years ago.
“Simply put, more El Pasoans gave more; that means the diverse array of non-profit organizations which participate in El Paso Giving Day can undertake even more meaningful work with a broader base of support from across the region.”
- Total Raised: $336,575.80*
- Total Donors: 2,736*
- Average Donation: $123.01/donor*
El Paso Giving Day seeks to engage the next generation of philanthropists through its robust social media campaigns, user-friendly online donation platform and by requiring a minimum donation of only $10.
The following non-profit organizations led the way during the El Paso Giving Day campaign:
|Most Raised*||Most Donors*||*|
|Ciudad Nueva Community Outreach||$25,080||Ysleta YWLA PTSO||175|
|Rio Bravo Film Fund||$25,000||Movies 4 Kids||141|
of El Paso County
|$14,880||Junior League of El Paso||103|
Officials added,”Through the generous support of The Meadows Foundation, Gannett Foundation and Bank of America, the Paso del Norte Foundation offered ten “Power Hour” prizes to non-profit organizations which excelled at hourly fundraising goals throughout the day. ”
Those bonus prizes range from $1,000 to $1,500. Prizes also went to non-profit organizations which excelled during the weeklong period of early giving which ended on November 14.
For more information on winners of those and other bonus prizes, as well as a complete list of sponsors, visit the website.