The Lexington Community Foundation exists to encourage and strengthen philanthropy in order to provide a permanent source of funding for opportunities to improve the quality of life, strengthen the sense of community, benefit future generations in Lexington, Nebraska.
Give BIG Lexington 2014
The fourth annual Give BIG Lexington will be a 24-hour day of giving on Wednesday, November 12 from 12a.m. until midnight.
It is a day when everyone is asked to make a donation and show support for local nonprofits that positively impact our lives every day. The purpose of this community-wide giving challenge is to raise awareness of current philanthropic needs and opportunities in our community, build capacity of local nonprofits and inspire donors to support the causes that mean the most to them. Together we have the power to raise thousands of dollars and have a significant impact on the future of Lexington.
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We are pleased to share the 3rd annual Give BIG Lexington’s final results:
Gifts this year, came from a more diverse and extensive pool of donors. Give BIG Lexington received 223 donations from 47 towns within the State of Nebraska other than Lexington and Johnson Lake; and 42 donations from 18 states and one foreign country.
TOTAL AMOUNT RAISED: $256,253
TOTAL DISTRIBUTED TO NONPROFITS: $362,253
TOTAL MATCH POOL: $100,000
BONUS GRANTS: $5,000
GOLDEN TICKET PRIZES: $1,000
NUMBER OF DONATIONS MADE: 2,218
NUMBER OF DONORS: 1,220+
NUMBER OF ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVING DONATIONS: 76
MOST DONATIONS RECEIVED BY A SINGLE ORGANIZATION: 422 (Lexington Fieldhouse/Adult Soccer League)
TOP 5 ORGANIZATIONS (BONUS GRANT CHALLENGE – most unique donors):
- Lexington Majestic Theater Project: 154 ~ $2,500 Bonus Grant
- Lexington Area Community Choir: 69 ~ $1,500 Bonus Grant
- Johnson Lake Trails: 67 ~ $1,000 Bonus Grant
- Minutemen Fine Arts Association (MFAA): 55
- Lexington Volunteer Fire Department: 54
- Dawson County CASA: 47
TOP 5 ORGANIZATIONS (by amount raised):
- Johnson Lake Trails Fund – $62,398
- YMCA of Lexington – $26,474
- Majestic Theater Project – $17,691
- Club 180 – $11,140
- Lexington Volunteer Fire Department – $9,590
GOLDEN TICKET WINNERS ($100 to a nonprofit randomly drawn each hour):
Nebraskaland Tire – Lexington Area Community Choir
Annette Farnan – Legal Aid of Nebraska
Tami Reynolds – Lexington Area Community Choir
Virginia Raymond – L2 for Kids – Clothing Project
Tim Brayton – Royal Family Kids Camps
Keri Fagot – Lexington Athletic Booster Club
June Oliphant – Johnson Lake Trails
Kagan Seim – Lexington Volunteer Fire Department
John & Donna Soflin – Lexington Rotary Club
Craig & Terri Uden – Operation Santa Claus
to our Sponsors:
The Lexington Community Foundation Board of Directors can modify any restrictions or conditions if, in the sole judgment of the Board of Directors, such restriction or condition becomes unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment or inconsistent with the charitable needs of the community. As such, Give BIG Lexington reserves the right to deny or condition the distribution of prize grants if, in the judgment of its Board of Directors, such restriction or condition becomes necessary.