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Give to Lincoln Day on May 30 raised a record-breaking $5,581,856, nearly $1 million over the previous record set last year.

The funds were designated to help support 438 local nonprofits that serve Lincoln and Lancaster County. All participating nonprofits received a proportional share of a $450,000 match fund provided by Lincoln Community Foundation and other sponsors, based on the organization’s percentage of the total dollars raised.

“Our generous community spirit continues to impress me year after year,” said Barbara Bartle, president of the Lincoln Community Foundation. “The generosity of our community effects all aspects of Lincoln’s quality of life, including feeding the hungry, addressing physical and mental health, teaching skills for employment, giving children opportunity, and supporting pets, the arts, the environment and our parks.”

More than 21,000 individual donations were received for the eighth annual Give to Lincoln Day, an increase of almost 2,000 from the previous year.

“Since Give to Lincoln Day began in 2012, donors have contributed more than $26 million to our nonprofits,” said Bartle. “Love was in the public square on May 30th. We are so grateful to the caring Lincoln citizens on this remarkable day of giving.”

For more information and to see gifts received for each nonprofit, visit GiveToLincoln.com.

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Mark Schwaninger is L magazine and Neighborhood Extra editor.

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