10th Annual Centre Gives Raises Record-Breaking $2,236,270 in Community Impact
For the tenth consecutive year, the Centre County community has beat its previous Centre Gives records by raising $2,236,270 via 16,401 total gifts in 36 hours.
“We couldn’t imagine any better way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Centre Gives than by continuing our streak and breaking all previous records. The organizations who benefit from Centre Gives have had a long and difficult year, dealing with continued pandemic-related repercussions. We are so proud of our supportive community for stepping up and providing them with such a hopeful outcome,” said Molly Kunkel, Executive Director of Centre Foundation.
During Centre Gives, gifts grow due to the stretch pools totaling $300,000 provided by Centre Foundation and the Hamer Foundation, along with $40,000 in prizes.
Prizes of $1,000 were awarded to the top five large and small organizations with the most unique donors for the entirety of Centre Gives.
Top 5 Large Organization Prize winners include:
Top 5 Small Organization Prize winners include:
Power Hour Prizes of $500 were awarded to the large and small organizations with the most unique donors during designated hours.
Power Hour Prize winners for large organizations include:
Power Hour Prize winners for small organizations include:
Countdown to #CentreGives prizes of $250 each were randomly awarded to organizations that participated in Facebook challenges before the start of Centre Gives.
Countdown Prize winners include:
The organization that received the very first donation during Centre Gives 2021 was selected to win a $250 prize.
First Gift Prize winner is:
Organizations that benefit from endowment funds at Centre Foundation had an opportunity to win an additional $500.
Nonprofit Endowment Partners Prize winners include:
One organization participating in its first Centre Gives was randomly selected to win $250.
The New Participant Prize winner:
One organization that has participated in every Centre Gives campaign since 2012 was randomly selected for a $250 prize.
10-Year Pro winner:
In honor of Centre Foundation’s 40th Anniversary, the organization receiving the 1,981st gift during Centre Gives 2021 was selected to win $250.
40th Anniversary Prize Winner is:
The organization which received the donation pushing Centre Gives past the $1 million mark was selected to win a $250 prize.
Million Maker Prize winner is:
In honor of Centre Gives’ 10 year anniversary, the organization that received the donation closest to 20:12 (8:12 PM) on May 11 was selected to win a $250 prize.
10 Years of Centre Gives winner is:
Magic Minute prizes of $100 each were awarded to the first 20 organizations that received a gift during the exact minute of 3:33 PM.
Magic Minute Prize winners include:
At 11:30 AM on May 12, two large and two small organizations were randomly selected to win $250 each.
Lucky Ticket Prize winners are:
At 4:30 PM on May 12, one organization from each of the following regions was randomly selected for a $250 prize: Bald Eagle, Bellefonte, Penns Valley, Philipsburg, and State College.
Regional Lucky Ticket Prize winners are:
- Bald Eagle: The Crooked House
- Bellefonte: Downtown Bellefonte, Inc.
- Penns Valley: The HOPE Fund of Penns Valley
- Philipsburg: Philipsburg Revitalization Corporation
- State College: The Community Cafe at St. Andrew’s
Every gift of $100 or more given between 10 PM-midnight on May 11 was entered into a random drawing for their organization to win an additional $500 prize.
Night Owl Prize winners are:
Every gift of $100 or more given between 5-7 AM on May 12 was entered into a random drawing for their organization to win an additional $500 prize.
Rise and Shine Prize winners are:
At the conclusion of Centre Gives, fifteen Last Chance Prizes of $250 each were awarded to organizations that had not previously won a prize.
Last Chance Prize winners include:
Since Centre Gives began in 2012, over $12.5 million has been invested into the local nonprofit network, supporting organizations in the areas of arts, animals, education, environment, and health and social services.
Centre Gives 2021 is sponsored by many forward-thinking members of the community including the Hamer Foundation, Nestlerode & Loy Inc., FNB Wealth Management, Boalsburg Car Company, King Financial Partners, Frost & Conn Insurance, M&T Bank, Minitab, Morgan Stanley, The Hartman Agency, BakerTilly, CNB Bank, and the William H. & Amy Sue Martin Fund.
For more information visit www.CentreGives.org.