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Give BIG Green Bay: the final numbers

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Posted at 7:48 PM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 20:48:59-05

GREEN BAY, Wis. — It was a great 24-hours for local non-profits.

3,446 donors raised a total of $1,387,860.49 during this year's Give BIG Green Bay event.

The event is hosted by the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation and Green Bay Packers Foundation.

After the numbers were in, many involved gathered to celebrate at Lambeau Field.

"Our entire staff, all of our partners, all the non-profits across the community, I think we're all beaming with pride," said Dennis Buehler, the President and CEO of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation.

This is the second year of Give BIG Green Bay, and Buehler said there was 72-percent increase in overall giving and 100-percent increase in donors.

"I think we've turned this into an annual event that, it's going to be hard to top this year, but hopefully it gets bigger and better every year," said Mark Murphy, the Green Bay Packers President and CEO.

Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary, Inc. had the most donors.

"Our individual donors go up to the tune of, I think we finished just a shade over 540 unique donors, where last year, we were right around 150," said Marcus Reitz, HEA's Branding and Development Director.

The Greater Green Bay YMCA raised the most money, finishing at $143,997.84 in donations.

"We're just floored at the generosity of the Greater Green Bay community," said Linda DeWitt, the Greater Green Bay YMCA's Director of Financial Development.

Many members of the non-profits we talked with said they were so grateful for the the kind people in our community.