GIVE BIG LEXINGTON
GIVE BIG LEXINGTON is a 24-hour day of giving on Wednesday, November 12 from 12 a.m. until midnight. Everyone is asked to make a donation and show support for local nonprofits that positively impact our lives every day. Donations up to $25,000 per donor/per organization qualify to receive a proportional share of the incentive pool of $100,000 given by the Lexington Community Foundation.
The purpose of this community-wide giving challenge is to raise awareness of current philanthropic needs and opportunities in our community, build capacity of local nonprofits and inspire donors to suppor the causes that mean the most to them. Together we have the power to raise thousands of dollars and have a significant impace on the future of Lexington.
The Lexington Community Foundation's GIVE BIG LEXINGTON initiative began in 2011 and was the first giving day hosted in Nebraska. In the first three years, more than $1,093,000 has been distributed to 78 area organizations from over 4,600 donations. Support for GIVE BIG LEXINGTON has been widespread and has generated support from around the world with donations being received from 18 different states and one foreign country. The event has created unprecendented impact for the area.