A total of $374,351 was raised Wednesday during North Platte’s Giving Day to help 68 organizations, and there were 1,308 donations.

The top recipient was the North Platte Catholic Schools Endowment, which received $64,466 from 76 unique donors.

The Prairie Arts Center received $49,590 from 34 donors, and the fund for a pickleball complex at Cody Park grew by $47,213, thanks to 46 donors.

The rest of the top 10:

4. Community Connections – 59  donors — $20,875

5. Deborah’s Legacy – 53 donors — $12,844

6. Lincoln County Historical Museum – 38 donors – $11,854

7. KJLT and KJTF (Christian radio) – 92 donors – $10,547

8. North Platte area Habitat for Humanity – 22 donors — $8,915

9. Great Plains Health Foundation – 23 donors — $7,675

10. Boy Scouts / Overland Trails Council – 52 donors — $7,615

The North Platte Recreational Trails Network received $5,873.

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Other recipients included such groups as the Kids First Preschool ($5,429), the 20th Century Veterans Memorial ($1,175) and the Sandhills Symphony ($275.)

A year ago, the total raised was $371,116.

One hundred percent of each donation benefits the nonprofits that the donors select.

Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation will accept additional donations to participating nonprofit causes even though those donations will not count in official Giving Day totals.

Giving Day was organized in 2017 by the Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation. Eric Seacrest is the executive director. 

The MNCF was organized in 1978 by local community leaders. MNCF serves charitable people and worthy causes as a public charitable organization to benefit the people of the North Platte area, primarily Lincoln County and eight adjoining counties in Nebraska.

The Community Foundation administers about 275 charitable and scholarship funds.

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