Washington County Gives Brings in More Than $400,000

The Community Foundation of Washington County announces that Washington County Gives, the 24-hour online giving event, raised more than $400,000 in online donations, matching funds and prizes. The event saw 2,300 gifts go to one or more of the 73 participating nonprofit organizations.

Washington County Gives logoThe three nonprofits to raise the most dollars included San Mar Children’s Home, HEAL of Washington County, MD and Cedar Ridge Children’s Home & School. The organizations received $43,020; $26,108 and $22,565 respectively in online donations. Rounding out the top ten were Mason-Dixon Council, BSA ($15,920); Washington County Museum of Fine Arts ($14,697); Maryland Symphony Orchestra ($14,239); Hagerstown Ice and Sports Complex ($13,498); Grace Academy ($12,970); Humane Society ($12,905) and The Maryland Theatre ($11,700).

The Community Foundation’s Executive Director Brad Sell said, “Despite the technical issues the website experienced during this year’s Washington County Gives, we still raised more online donations than last year. We were glad we could extend the day beyond the normal 24 hours to give donors a chance to still give to their favorite nonprofit. We appreciate everyone’s support during Washington County Gives this year and those who came out to our first-ever celebration event regardless of the rainy weather.”

In addition to the Community Foundation, Washington County Gives’ financial and media sponsors included the Hershey Family Foundation, The Fletcher Foundation, Pauline Anderson Foundation, Howard Bowen Family Fund, Thompson Gas, Mathias Trust, VerStandig Broadcasting (104.7, 101.5, 92.1 & 1380 AM), Herald-Mail, What’s NXT, High Rock Studios and Leitersburg Cinemas.

For more information on Washington County Gives, please visit www.washingtoncountygives.org.