“The Amazing Give” raises more than $1.4 million

Press release from Community Foundation of North Central Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – 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 eighth giving day raised more than $1,400,000, bringing the total raised through the Amazing Give in seven years to $8,500,000.

The Amazing Give took place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 20. The funds raised supported 127 nonprofits throughout North Central Florida, with causes ranging from mental wellness, animal welfare, arts, 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. The Einstein School raised the most money and received the most individual donations. The other top organizations in terms of total funds raised include The Education Foundation of Alachua County, Operation Catnip, Hands to Love, and Alachua Conservation Trust.

Full details can be found via The Amazing Give Leaderboard at https://www.theamazinggive.org/leaderboards.

Local businesses Bosshardt Realty and CAMPUS USA Credit Union increased their impact by matching employee gifts throughout the day. The event sponsors, Cade Family Fund, Avera and Smith, CAMPUS USA Credit Union, and The Wagmore Foundation also assisted with advertising and multiple prizes awarded.

“North Central Florida is a community that cares. We were reminded once again of the incredible generosity in our community,” said Barzella Papa, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of North Central Florida. “For the past eight years, North Central Florida residents and local businesses have not only raised millions of dollars to support the critical causes and needs of our community but have demonstrated how the power of a shared commitment of giving can transform our region.”

To learn more about The Amazing Give, visit theamazinggive.org. Follow the Community Foundation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CFNCF.