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May 1, 2018

Give Local Piedmont raises $300,000 in first 12 hours

To reach last year’s total of almost $800,000 the pace of donations must accelerate in the second half of Give Piedmont Local’s 24-hour blitz.
Give Piedmont Local — the online fundraising blitz for nonprofits in the region — collected just more than $300,000 in its first 12 hours.

As of noon Tuesday, 149 organizations had received 2,415 donations, according to the campaign’s website. Total giving stood at $305,603.

The “Leaderboard” listed these as the top 10 organizations in terms of donations so far:

• $17,688 — Front Royal Christian School, 40 unique donors.

• $17,313 — Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier, 39 unique donors.

• $17,168 — Wakefield Country Day School, 46 unique donors.

• $14,328 — Highland School, 70 unique donors.

• $11,319 — Fauquier Free Clinic, 99 unique donors.

• $11,019 — Belle Meade Montessori School, 20 unique donors.

• $7,428 — Mental Health Association of Fauquier, 67 unique donors.

• $7,217 — The Cold War Museum, 48 unique donors.

• $6,801 — Fresta Valley Christian School, 24 unique donors.

• $6,575 — Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad.

The fundraiser will continue until midnight Tuesday.

The effort last year raised almost $800,000 for 151 organizations in Fauquier, Culpeper, Rappahannock and Madison counties. The campaign produced more than 4,600 donations.

The Northern Piedmont Community Foundation organizes the 24-hour online blitz that encourages participating organizations to spread the word and to encourage competition among donors.

In its first four years, Give Piedmont Local has raised about $2.7 million.

The Warrenton-based PATH Foundation again this year will provide a $100,000 bonus pool, shared among participating organizations.

This year, citizens can choose to donate to 156 participating organizations.  
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