Organizers Hope for Record-Breaking North Texas Giving Day

Alan Scaia
September 19, 2019 - 7:35 am
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - More than 3,000 non-profits are participating in North Texas Giving Day, which is taking place Thursday, September 19.

Last year, Communities Foundation of Texas says about 2,700 non-profits participated, and people donated about $48 million.

"I'll tell you, one of the most enjoyable things I do is get a chance to read what a difference it made for them," says Communities Foundation of Texas CEO Dave Scullin. "In some cases, they were able to keep employees they wouldn't otherwise."

This year, 3,050 non-profits have signed up for North Texas Giving Day.

"We have deep connections in this community across multiple counties," Scullin says. "We already know many of the non-profits, and we send out a communication on various sources saying it's time to register."

This year, Dirk Nowitzki and his wife are serving as honorary chairs.

"Jessica and I are thrilled to be this year's honorary chairs of North Texas Giving Day," Nowitzki wrote in a statement. "The North Texas community has given so much to me and my family over the last 21 years, and we can’t think of a better way to get involved in the community that has supported me on and off the court."​

Scullin says he hopes to top 100,000 individual donors this year. That would be a 20 percent increase.

"After the event is over, we'll actually hold sessions to say, 'How do you keep some of the new donors you have?' That is a huge thing for them," Scullin says.

A list of non-profits participating is available here