Give Choose Raises Record $869K, Surpasses $5M Donation Mark

This year’s Give Choose fundraising campaign for Loudoun nonprofits raised more than $869,000, a record amount for the event.

Launched by the Community Foundation of Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties in 2014, the program has raised more than $5 million for local charities.

This year more than 3,300 donations were made to nearly 150 nonprofits. While the program is billed as a single day of giving, on Tuesday, March 19, the donation portal remains open to accept addition contributions.

“We’re incredibly grateful for every donor who stepped up to support our local nonprofits in such a big way this year,” said Foundation Executive Director Nicole Acosta. “That’s what Give Choose is all about; all of us coming together to lift up the community and celebrate the impact our charitable organizations make in our own backyard.”

In addition to donations, the participating organizations also competed for a share of $40,000 in prizes offered by the foundation’s supporters.  “Our sponsors truly care about their community and are a big part of the day’s magic,” Acosta said.

Once again, Loudoun Hunger Relief topped the donation leaderboard with nearly $70,000 in donations and prizes as of Wednesday morning. A Farm Less Ordinary, Tree of Life Ministries, A Place to Be and Morven Park rounded out the top five.