Give To Lincoln Day Smashes Record with $4.6 Millions

When the community comes together, big things happen. The biggest, really! Lincoln Community Foundation hosted the 7th annual Give to Lincoln Day on May 31st, raising a record $4,613,411.73. This total was more than $920,000 over the previous record set last year. The funds were designated to support 404 local nonprofits that serve Lincoln and Lancaster County.

All participating nonprofits received a proportional share of a $400,000 match fund provided by Lincoln Community Foundation and other sponsors, based upon the organization’s percentage of the total dollars raised.

“Our generous community spirit was spectacular,” said Barbara Bartle, President of the Lincoln Community Foundation. “Thanks to thousands of donors, the match fund sponsors and the local media partners, our local charitable organizations have the funding they need to continue their impactful work in our community.”

Nearly 20,000 individual donations were received for this year’s event, an increase of almost 3,000 from the previous year.

“Since Give to Lincoln Day began in 2012, donors have contributed more than $20 million to our nonprofits,” said Bartle. “We are so grateful to the caring Lincoln citizens who show the meaning of philanthropy on this remarkable day of giving. We passed the hat, and Lincoln opened its giant heart.”

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Do you want to play a BIG part in 2019’s Give to Lincoln Day? Learn how you can “love them all” by being a Match Fund Sponsor. Contact Tracy Edgerton, VP for Strategic Giving, at 402-474-2345 or