The community made an amazing impact over last 40 hours, giving over 6,000 gifts to raise over $939,000! When combined with the $100,000 stretch pool and $26,000 in prizes, the total investment across 124 local non-profit organizations comes to a grand total of $1,065,040!
 
“This million dollar investment will make such a difference in our community,” said Molly Kunkel, Executive Director of Centre Foundation. “It is incredibly moving to see what we can accomplish when our community works together.”
 
Despite a technical glitch that ground the online giving event’s first day to a near halt, the community rallied behind the spirit of Centre Gives and gave generously in the extended hours of the second day.
 
“We can’t say enough about how proud we are of the resilience of the staffs of these non-profit organizations who not only worked months in advance to prepare for Centre Gives, but then were able to nimbly change direction with us as we had to make tough choices to keep the giving day going despite the technical glitches,” Kunkel continued.
 
The non-profits benefiting from this outpouring of community generosity are diverse in their missions, as well as where they are located within Centre County.  From Millheim to Philipsburg, from arts to animals, Centre Gives has made a difference in Bellefonte and State College in areas like education, environment, health and social services.
 
Since Centre Gives began in 2012, there have been over 23,500 gifts made in the combined 184 hours benefitting over 130 local organizations to the tune of over $4,000,000!
 
Our gratitude goes out to our for-profit community partners this year, which include M&T Bank, First National Bank, Torron Group, Vuong Global, Mazza Law Group, Centre Daily Times, and Barash Media. 

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Update: Anonymous Donor Adds $50,000 to Centre Gives Stretch Pool; New $150,000 Stretch Pool Benefits all 124 Participating Organizations!