The Miami Foundation’s Give Miami Day set another annual fundraising record on Nov. 21 when it raised more than $14.4 million in a 24-hour period.
“Today, we celebrate a record-breaking year in every way – a record number of dollars raised for a record number of nonprofits,” said Joe Fernandez, interim president and CEO of The Miami Foundation. “We are astounded and grateful for the generosity of Miamians. Once again, the outpouring of support around Give Miami Day proves there is a collective community understanding that the transformative work produced by local nonprofits has tremendous impact on the quality of life in Greater Miami.”
More than 39,000 donations were made to 834 local non-profits. Give Miami Day is held annually on the Thursday before Thanksgiving. Since 2012 the fundraising event has raised more than $47 million.
All types of non-profits benefited from the major fundraising event from those focused on science and animals, to civic engagement and housing. The LGBT community was represented as well. The Harvey Milk Foundation was one of beneficiaries raising $34,298. Another one was The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth, which raised more than $5,000.
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