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Colorado Gives Day 2013 raises nearly $20.42 million

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The ticker on the Colorado Gives website stopped at $20,418,818 at midnight.

The preliminary figure closing near $20.42 million, should it prove accurate, would place Colorado Gives Day 2013 among the highest giving days in the United States.

North Texas charities were among the few receiving higher funding during North Texas Giving Day in September. They received $25.26 million.

Colorado’s online giving campaign appears to have pass Minnesota’s Give to the Max Day in November, which raised $17.15 million.

In 2012, Colorado Gives Day brought in $15.7 million. The 2013 tally displays a 30 percent increase over the year before.

The number of nonprofits benefitting from Colorado Gives Day 2013 rose to 1,442 from 1,319. The number of donations climbed to 87,813 from 47,930.

The first Colorado Gives Day occurred in 2010. It brought in $8.4 million.

Event founder Community First Foundation continues to sponsor the online event, with the financial support of FirstBank. All of the donations go to the participating nonprofits.

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