“The Amazing Give Workday Edition” 12-hour online fundraising event raises $1.15 million
April 22, 2021
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 sixth annual giving day raised more than $1,150,000, bringing the total raised through the Amazing Give in six years to $5,600,000.
The Amazing Give took place from 7 a.m. on to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. The funds raised supported 95 nonprofits throughout North Central Florida, with causes ranging from mental wellness, animal welfare, arts and culture and education, to the environment, human services, recreation, volunteerism, 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. Operation Catnip raised the most money and received the most individual donations. The other top organizations in terms of total funds raised include Alachua Conservation Trust, The Education Foundation of Alachua County, and Family Promise of Gainesville.
Local businesses Bosshardt Realty and CAMPUS USA Credit Union increased their impact by matching employee gifts throughout the day. The event sponsors CPPI, Cade Family Fund, CAMPUS USA Credit Union, Avera and Smith, The Gainesville Sun, Greater Gainesville Chamber, and The Wagmore Foundation assisted with advertising and multiple prizes awarded throughout the day.