Tally shows Give DeKalb County Day raised $751K

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

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.