MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesotans donated $16.3
million to charities this week as part of National Philanthropy Day,
topping the tallies from about 30 other cities and states that also
sponsor 1-day giving sprees.
Minnesota's event was coordinated by GiveMN, which says more than 107,000 donations were made to nearly 5,400 organizations.
The top recipient was
Cretin-Derham Hall, a Catholic high school in St. Paul. School spokesman
Frank Miley says the $377,000 raised will be used to fund student
Janelle Dixon is the president
of the Animal Humane Society, which raised $315,000. She says one donor
wrote an emotional email about how she was struggling financially and
wished she could give more.
A Minneapolis Star Tribune report (http://bit.ly/ZKxH8G ) says the Dallas, Texas, area had the second-highest fundraising total with 14.4 million.
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