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.
We are pleased to share the 4th annual Give BIG Lexington’s final results:
The Lexington Community Foundation’s Give BIG Lexington day of giving held on Wednesday, November 12th was a 24-hour rush of philanthropy. The Give BIG campaign definitely illustrates what a difference a day can make. This single-day drive is the fourth in what has become an enormous focus for charitable fundraising in the Lexington area.
The campaign generated more than $355,300 in contributions for 78 nonprofits. The donation amount is up nearly $100,000 compared to last year’s donation total. Even more impressive is the number of donors that participated. 1,140 donors made 1,982 contributions that day. With the incentive match and prizes added to the total, the Lexington Community Foundation will distribute a total of $461,990 to local causes.
“It just creates a level of excitement in the community that is unmatched by anything else,” said Jackie Berke, Executive Director of the Lexington Community Foundation. “Kudos to the all of the volunteers who contribute time and talent to the charitable causes and to the donors who support them. Lexington is a generous, forward-thinking community. Their efforts are worthy of support.”
TOTAL AMOUNT RAISED: +$355,300
TOTAL DISTRIBUTED TO NONPROFITS: +$461,990
TOTAL MATCH POOL: $100,000
BONUS GRANTS: $5,000
GOLDEN TICKET PRIZES: $1,000
NUMBER OF DONATIONS MADE: 1,982
NUMBER OF DONORS: 1,140+
NUMBER OF ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVING DONATIONS: 78
MOST DONATIONS RECEIVED BY A SINGLE ORGANIZATION: 288 (Lexington Fieldhouse/Adult Soccer League)
TOP 5 ORGANIZATIONS (BONUS GRANT CHALLENGE – most unique donors):
- Lexington Majestic Theater Project: 136 ~ $2,500 Bonus Grant
- LRHC Charitable Fund: 108 ~ $1,500 Bonus Grant
- Johnson Lake Trails: 52 ~ $1,000 Bonus Grant
- Lexington Area Community Choir: 44
- Dawson/Gosper County CASA: 43
TOP 5 ORGANIZATIONS (by amount raised):
- Orthman Community YMCA – $53,735
- Majestic Theater Project – $51,048
- Johnson Lake Trails Fund – $36,195
- Lexington Fieldhouse – $29,781
- LRHC Charitable Fund – $14,826
GOLDEN TICKET WINNERS ($100 to a nonprofit randomly drawn each hour):
Swan Lundeen – JohnsonLake Trails Fund
Jesus Tamara Ramirez – Majestic Theatre Project
Kellie Rieke – Minutemen Fine Arts Association
Downey Drilling – Dawson County 4-H Livestock Premium Fund
Mary Barmore – Orthman Community YMCA
Nayely Guido – Majestic Theatre Project
Riley Roberts – Backpacks for Kids
Dave Fairbanks – Minutemen Fine Arts Association
Nancy Sorenson – TeamMates of Lexington
Jason Seim – Dawson/Gosper County CASA
Thanks for Giving!
Thank you to the thousands of people who made Give BIG Lexington a huge success for the fourth year in a row!
Countless lives will be impacted through your investment in the nonprofits and programs working to improve the quality of life for all people in the Lexington Nebraska area.
Thank you, for uniting positively to make a difference!
to our 2014 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.