Quad Cities donors give $90,000 to 21 nonprofit groups
Staff of the Quad-Cities Community Foundation were amazed but not really surprised.
In celebration of its 55th year, the foundation issued a fundraising challenge to all nonprofit organizations that have endowments with it: the foundation would match any single donation of $1,000.55 on up to $10,000 per organization.
The money was raised in record time; in fact, donors exceeded the $75,000 the foundation agreed to match by giving $90,000, according to a news release from the foundation.
The result was a total of $165,000 raised for the endowments of 21 nonprofit organizations that participated in the challenge during the first three days of April.
Photo courtesy of the Quad City Times.