The 10th annual Give to Lincoln Day on May 25th raised a record-breaking $7,928,241, almost $1 million over the previous record set last year. The funds are designated to help support 456 local nonprofits that serve Lincoln and Lancaster County. All participating nonprofits will receive a proportional share of a $500,000 match fund based upon the organization’s percentage of the total dollars raised, thanks to many generous sponsors including Presenting Sponsor, West Gate Bank.
“We’ve seen from the past 10 years that when Lincoln comes together records can be broken,” said Barbara Bartle, LCF president. “Our nonprofits have been on the front line serving our most vulnerable for over a year. To surpass last year’s record-breaking event shows the compassion of our community.”
Nearly 30,000 donations were received for the 10th annual Give to Lincoln Day. The event has raised more than $40 million for local nonprofits in its 10-year history.
“Give to Lincoln Day represents the strength of our community,” said Bartle. “The modern symbol for the 10th anniversary is a diamond. The 10th annual Give to Lincoln Day was a spectacular gem for our community!”
For more information and to see gifts received for each nonprofit, visit www.GiveToLincoln.com.