by Kirk Woundy
A note from Indy general manager Carrie Simison-Bitz:
As we prepared to close the Indy offices today at 5:30 p.m., Give! had raised $659,543 from 7,362 unique donors. However, the Give! countdown continues until midnight tonight*, New Year's Eve. The goal is to raise $800,000 for 58 deserving Pikes Peak-area nonprofits.
If you have a little extra money to spare, an impassioned itch you need scratched, or you just want to be one of the 7,000-plus people who helped make Give! 2012 an enormous success, please visit indygive.com before MIDNIGHT tonight. The minimum donation is $10, and $50 or more lets you select a package of great rewards for yourself or to give away.
Just make sure you are at the donation page before MIDNIGHT so your donation counts!
And please accept our thanks. The Pikes Peak region has again shown great generosity and caring in supporting the amazing nonprofits that make our village a better place to live and play.
*When indygive.com freezes at midnight, the numbers will not quite be final. We still have to apply any mailed donations that were postmarked by today, and around $300,000 in earned matching and challenge grants. By early next week, we should have a complete accounting of Give! 2012.