“The Amazing Give” 12-Hour Online Fundraising Event Breaks All Previous Years’ Records
April 22, 2022
Press release from Community Foundation of North Central Florida
North Central Florida residents showed once again why they are one of the most philanthropic communities through their participation in The Amazing Give. The Community Foundation of North Central Florida is pleased to announce the seventh annual giving day raised more than $1,350,000, bringing the total raised through the Amazing Give in seven years to $7,000,000.
The Amazing Give took place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21. The funds raised supported 110 nonprofits throughout North Central Florida with causes ranging from mental wellness, animal welfare, arts and culture, and education, to the environment, human services, veterans, and youth.
Fueled by the power of social media, The Amazing Give unites nonprofits in a call to action to raise critical funds they need to make our community a better place to live, work, play, and serve. This year, every single participating nonprofit received at least one donation, an official noted. Queen of Peace Catholic Academy raised the most money, and Operation Catnip received the most individual donations. The other top organizations in terms of total funds raised include Veterans Scholarship Program, Family Promise of Gainesville, Humane Society of North Central Florida, and Grace Marketplace.
Local businesses Bosshardt Realty and CAMPUS USA Credit Union increased their impact by matching employee gifts throughout the day. Event sponsors CPPI, Cade Family Fund, CAMPUS USA Credit Union, Adam Smith Law, Drummond Community Bank, HCA Hospital North Florida Regional, and The Wagmore Foundation assisted with advertising and multiple prizes awarded throughout the day.