I wrote last week that the initial tally for the event was $690,513. According to GoErie.com, the final number was $771,030. This money was raised from about 3,000 individual donors who gave over 4,900 gifts. Here are some more notes from the fundraiser that were released by the Erie Community Foundation (ECF):
- The average gift was $233.
- The money raised included $100,000 added through a $75,000 matching donation from ECF and $25,000 from GE Transportation via a corporate match.
- Jefferson Educational Society received the most money of all the nonprofits that participated in Erie Gives Day: $618,618. The Foundation for Free Enterprise came in second with $63,316.
- The Kanzius Foundation got the most number of donations with 247.