Building Philanthropy for a Better Florida

Fund-raising blitz more than doubles last year's haul

March 30, 2017

The Amazing Give — a 24-hour sprint for donations to dozens of nonprofit agencies in Alachua County — lived up to its billing Thursday, topping expectations of organizers with $835,043 collected from 3,318 donors.

"Energizing young donors using online giving is a much more effective way to raise money," said W.J. Rossi, chairman of the Community Foundation of North Central Florida, which organized the effort.

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