Give to Lincoln Day breaks records with $8 million donated

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The 11th annual Give to Lincoln Day broke records with over $8 million donated to local nonprofits.

The fundraising campaign culminated on Thursday with one final push from nonprofits.

This year, nonprofits received $8,006,074 from nearly 28,000 donations, according to the Give to Lincoln Day website.

“This year’s Give to Lincoln Day was an awesome expression and celebration of generosity for this community,” said Alec Gorynski, LCF president. “To surpass last year’s record-breaking event is tremendous and we could not be more grateful for everyone who came together to make this such a special day!”

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Over 400 local nonprofits took part in the event including the Food Bank of Lincoln, Cedars and Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach.

All nonprofits will get a proportional share of a $500,000 match fund made possible by the Lincoln Community Foundation and sponsors, according to the fundraising website.

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Give to Lincoln Day serves as a time for the community to come together and give back to local nonprofits.

The Lincoln Community Foundation says this is a way for nonprofits to tell their stories and show how they impact the city.

“Our local nonprofits enhance our lives and lift our spirits,” said Gorynski. “Today’s results are a collective ‘thank you’ for the incredible work that they do.”

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