Give DeKalb County Reached New Heights for Nonprofit Community Support

May 2nd of this year was the sixth ‘Give DeKalb County’ day to raise funds for 501(c)3 nonprofits located in and/or serving DeKalb County. Within this 24-hour fundraising event, donors of all ages and walks of life express their generosity and give back to their community through the nonprofit sector. Coordinated by the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP), a program of the DeKalb County Community Foundation, Give DeKalb County has raised over $1.8 million since it began 5 years ago.

This year, the event had the most participating nonprofits, the most donations, the highest number of donors, and the largest amount raised. 4,352 donations were made to the 104 participating organizations and funds; 1,901 donors of all ages gave back from 43 different states and four countries; a total of $751,050 was raised.

Ben Bingle, director of DCNP, and Michelle Donahoe, executive director of the DeKalb County History Center and Give DeKalb County committee chair, appreciated all the donors and were excited by the results.

Give DeKalb County raises awareness about the community development, supports the nonprofit sector, encourages philanthropy and promotes collaboration. As a nonprofit organization, DCEDC is grateful for all the donors and partners who support us, and wishes Give DeKalb County more successes in helping build the community and direct efforts and services to people and tasks we care and value!