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Shreveport Bossier Community Raises More Than $1.2 millon in 24 hours

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Shreveport, LA (May 13, 2014) – One week after Give for Good! the excitement from the 24-hours of giving continues. The Community Foundation of North Louisiana is delighted to announce the community raised $1,213,902.58 for 77 local nonprofits.

Holy Angels was the top earner in both dollars and donors, with $144,259 and 242 donors. The organizations with the second and third most donors were Robinson Film Center with 217 and Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana with 164, respectively. The organizations with the second and third most dollars raised were Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center at $107,055 and Community Renewal International at $84,060, respectively.

This online giving day captured the generous spirit of our community.

One goal of this event was to demonstrate everyone can be a philanthropist. There were 1,897 gifts received in the amount of $25 or less and there were 745 first-time donors. Other statistics include donations from 44 states in the United States and an average gift size was $214.

"I just want to take a moment to say thank you for organizing Give for Good North Louisiana 2014 for our community," said Jessica Miller, executive director of Gingerbread House. "It was a wonderful day full of enthusiasm, collaboration, healthy competition and encouragement for our nonprofit sector in north Louisiana. Thank you for shining a bright spotlight on all the work performed by so many nonprofits with the common goal of improving our community and helping those most in need."

The event began on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 12 a.m. and ended at 11:59 p.m. During these hours, all dollars raised through The Community Foundation's giving website, were amplified with cash and prizes from a $261,000 Lagniappe Fund. The Community Foundation committed $100,000 to this Fund, with special thanks to the other corporate Lagniappe Fund donors: Grayson Foundation; Powers Foundation; Beaird Foundation; Brown Builders, Inc.; Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway; Heard, McElroy & Vestal; Chesapeake Energy; Bistro Byronz, and individual donors.

Also, special thanks to the media partners for Give for Good: Allegra Print and Marketing, The Forum, KTBS/KPKJ21, Lamar Outdoor, The Shreveport Times and Townsquare Media.

Plans for a 2015 Give for Good day are under way.


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