Amplify Austin crushes $7 million goal with record-breaking numbers
Amplify Austin, the city's 24-hour donation bonanza, shattered this year's goal, raising $7,715,391 in a single day. From 6 pm on March 5 through 6 pm on March 6, Austinites racked up nearly 45,000 individual donations for local nonprofits.
"For the third consecutive year, individual and corporate donors have come through for our community in a big way," said Tom Spencer, executive director of I Live Here, I Give Here in a press release. "Not only did Amplify Austin raise more than $7.7 million, it also raised awareness of the great services provided by our local nonprofits."
The Boys and Girls Club of Central Texas received the most money, racking up $402,952 in donations. YMCA of Austin and Hospice Austin followed in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, earning $288,087.56 and $254,453, respectively.
Austin Pets Alive! received the most individual donations; nearly 1,200 donors gave $90,211.65 to the local rescue organization. Capital Area Food Bank of Texas had 954 donations, the second highest number of individual donors.
Included in the final tally is the $1 million donation from St. David's Foundation, which led the giving charge by matching donations to its nonprofit partners. University Federal Credit Union, Whole Foods, Seton Healthcare Family, Dell Computers, Cirrus Logic, Tableau Foundation, Lone Star Overnight and Lee & Roger Kintzel provided additional sponsorships.
To see a full list of donations, please go here.