City House Part of North Texas Giving Day on Sept. 19

North Texas Giving Day is Thursday, September 19, and City House is proud to be part of it. North Texas Giving Day is an annual one-day DonorBridge-powered fundraising event that has pumped more than $35 million into the local community since 2009. The event is managed and run by Communities Foundation of Texas.

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City House is one of many nonprofits and charities that benefit from North Texas Giving Day. Donations of $25 or more can be made from 7 am to midnight on September 19 to City House or any of the 1,000-plus certified nonprofits associated with the day. These donations will be amplified by more than $1.5 million in bonus funds and prizes. Communities Foundation of Texas is aiming to exceed last year’s record-breaking 37,800 total donations totaling $14.4 million.

 

“We are thrilled and excited to be involved with North Texas Giving Day and Communities Foundation of Texas,” said City House Executive Director Teresa Keenan. “We appreciate everyone who participates in this great event, whether it is in support of City House or any of the other worthy nonprofits. Thank you for considering giving on this day and maximizing your donation through the bonus funds that are being offered.”

How you can help

Donate on-line: Anyone can support City House via North Texas Giving Day online on September 19 from 7 am to Midnight. City House’s donation page for North Texas Giving Day: https://www.donorbridgetx.org/npo/752213291

Participate in-person at several “donation station” events throughout the day:

• 7 a.m. to Midnight, Communities Foundation of Texas Donation Station (at 5500 Caruth Haven Lane, Dallas, TX at the intersection of I-75).

• 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Communities Foundation of Texas Donation Station includes complimentary showcase performances by several nonprofits. Donors may purchase lunch from local food trucks. A schedule of performers and confirmed food trucks will be updated here.

 

• 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., “Giving Day Home Stretch” party with complimentary champagne toast and showcase performances to usher in late-night donations will be updated here.

Prizes that will be awarded are listed below. Enhancing the excitement of the day, donations are tracked and displayed in real-time on the leaderboard found at the top of DonorBridge’s home page www.DonorBridgeTX.org.

 

PRIZES

MOST DONORS

• Top 2 nonprofits with an operating budget under $1 million: 1st: $10,000 and 2nd: $5,000

• Top 2 nonprofits with an operation budget over $1 million: 1st: $10,000 and 2nd: $5,000

 

MOST DONORS FOR NEW PARTICIPANTS

• Top 3 nonprofits with an operating budget of under $1 million: 1st: $5,000, 2nd: $2,500 and 3rd: $1,000

• Top 3 nonprofits with an operating budget of over $1 million: 1st: $5,000, 2nd: $2,500 and 3rd: $1,000

 

LARGEST INCREASE IN NUMBER OF UNIQUE DONORS OVER LAST YEAR (repeat participants only)

• Top 3 nonprofits with an operating budget of under $1 million: 1st: $5,000, 2nd: $2,500 and 3rd: $1,000

• Top 3 nonprofits with an operating budget of over $1 million: 1st: $5,000, 2nd: $2,500 and 3rd: $1,000

 

BEST INTEGRATED MARKETING CAMPAIGN

• Best integrated marketing campaign for the North Texas Giving Day event (potentially integrating video, special events, social media and any other communication vehicles) as judged by local media: $5,000

BEST BUSINESS/NONPROFIT PARTNERSHIP

• Nonprofit with the best partnership with a business to raise money during North Texas Giving Day as judged by local business media and other business experts: $2,500 

RANDOM PRIZES 1,929th DONATION: $10,000 (marking the year The Dallas Foundation was founded) • 2,013th DONATION: $10,000

25TH, 250TH, 2,500TH AND 25,000TH DONATION: $2,500. Marking 25th anniversary of Harold Simmons Foundation

GOLDEN TICKETS: Seventeen $1,000 prizes awarded hourly. Winners will be drawn randomly from the pool of nonprofits that received donations during that hour

SURPRISE GRANTS: $15,000 in multiple, additional, random prizes to be awarded at times to be announced during the day

“Each year, the generosity of North Texans on Giving Day is astounding,” said Brent Christopher, president and CEO, Communities Foundation of Texas and DonorBridge founder. “Over the past four years, North Texas Giving Day has brought thousands of North Texans together to raise more than $34 million dollars. We hope this year we’ll raise even more to fuel the important work of nonprofits serving our local communities.”

About DonorBridge

Launched in 2009 by Communities Foundation of Texas with ongoing support from Center for Nonprofit Management and The Dallas Foundation, DonorBridge is the most comprehensive and free public resource for connecting North Texas nonprofits and supporters. For supporters, DonorBridge simplifies the process of gathering reliable information about nonprofits and community needs, and making charitable donations. For nonprofits, DonorBridge and its annual North Texas Giving Day serve as another awareness-building and fundraising tool. DonorBridge profiles more than 1,000 nonprofits, and since its inception, has infused more than $34 million into nonprofits serving the 16-county North Texas community. Go to www.donorbridgetx.org for more information, or www.facebook.com/DonorBridge or www.twitter.com/DonorBridge.

About Communities Foundation of Texas

Creating DonorBridgeTX.org and presenting North Texas Giving Day are two of the many ways Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) serves as a hub for philanthropy in North Texas. As the largest community foundation in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, CFT works with families, companies and nonprofits to strengthen the community through a variety of charitable funds and strategic grantmaking initiatives. The foundation professionally manages more than 900 charitable funds and has awarded over $1.3 billion in grants since its founding in 1953. www.cftexas.org www.facebook.com/CFTexas or www.twitter.com/GiveWisely.

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