NEWS: Utahns raise more than a million dollars for nonprofits on day of giving

Salt Lake Tribune
By Tiffany Frandsen
March 31, 2017


The 24-hour fundraising blitz that caps a month of charitable giving — Love Utah Give Utah — resulted in just over a million dollars raised for participating nonprofits.

The fundraiser gives nonprofits and charitable causes a platform to reach donors and promote events — such as Nuzzles and Co.’s puppy and kitty snuggle lounge ­— but also shows the wide range of charitable causes in Utah, from preserving wildlife to refurbishing bikes for kids.

By midnight Thursday, 12,423 individual donors had raised $1,085,982, short of the $1.7 million goal set by Community Foundation of Utah, the campaign’s parent entity.

“I’ll take a million any day,” said Alex Eaton, executive director of CFU, on Friday. “I think my goals are always aspirational, but hitting a million in a 24-hour period? You can’t argue with that one.”

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