August 18, 2017
Donors gave over $4.4 million to support 374 local nonprofit organizations during Erie Gives 2017. The jaw-dropping total is nearly $1 million dollars more than the final numbers from 2016. Including a $315,000 prorated match provided by The Erie Community Foundation, GE Transportation, Erie Insurance, Presque Isle Downs & Casino, Northwest Bank, E.E. Austin & Son, ERIEBANK, Frontier General Contracting, McInnes Rolled Rings and Little Caesars, a total of $4,427,877 was given by 7,685 donors in just 12 hours during Erie Gives this year.
“Erie Gives has grown beyond our expectations,” said Foundation President Mike Batchelor. “During our first year in 2011, we were excited to raise $750,000. Little did we know, just six short years later, we would be able to raise over $4.4 million for local nonprofits. Our generous donors who support nonprofits throughout Erie County and corporate sponsors who give to our prorated match pool make this consistent growth possible. We owe a special thank you to all those who so willingly contribute during Erie Gives.”
Please save the date for Erie Gives 2018, which is scheduled for Tuesday, August 14!