The seventh anniversary of Give Where You Live Collier generated 2,593 donations, including 1,932 made online, and raised a total of $6,446,656 — over $763,000 more than last year’s total of $5,683,085. The event has brought in over $31 million since its inception.
Hosted by the Community Foundation of Collier County and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, Give Where You Live Collier gave 40 Collier County nonprofits a much-needed boost with donations, a $500,000 matching fund and $50,000 in prizes.
Twelve prizes of $4,000 each and two $1,000 prizes were given out this year to small, medium, and large organizations (size determined by operating budget) in several categories, some by chance and some by the highest amount of donations and fund raising efforts. All prizes were announced on CFCC’s Facebook Live channel.