An anonymous donor made a $50,000 gift to Centre Gives that will be added to the $100,000 stretch pool, which benefits all 124 participating organizations, according to a release.
“This is an incredibly generous gift, and we are so happy to use it to increase the community’s impact through Centre Gives this year,” said Molly Kunkel, executive director of Centre Foundation. “This gift is a testament to the resilience of our community (and) how they rallied around our non-profit organizations to ensure that Centre Gives would overcome the nation-wide technical glitch that encumbered the first day of our event.”
Gifts made during Centre Gives go further, qualifying organizations for a larger share of the now $150,000 stretch pool.
“The more an organization raises, the more of the stretch pool they will ultimately receive,” Kunkel said. “This $50,000 infusion into the stretch pool not only boosts the impact of Centre Gives, but also buoys the spirits of everyone who put their heart and soul into this event on behalf of the organizations for which they are so passionate.”
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The Centre County community gave 6,000 gifts to raise over $934,000. When combined with the stretch pool and $26,000 in prizes, the investment across 124 local non-profit organizations is $1,110,000.
Over $4 million has been raised through about 23,500 gifts since Centre Gives began in 2012.