Regional Fundraising Day Raises Over $1.54 Million

Raise the Region
Raise the Region 2019

FCFP in collaboration with Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships, hosted Raise the Region 2019 on March 13 and 14, to help the communities of Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Counties support local nonprofit organizations fundraising efforts. 

North Central Pennsylvania showed its true spirit of philanthropy by donating $1,540,878.66 to 273 nonprofit organizations.  The 30-hour online fundraiser had thousands of donors make 10,324 gifts.  Since starting in 2013, Raise the Region has collectively received $8.8 million in donations for the benefit of local nonprofit organizations. 

“FCFP is proud to provide the platform for this philanthropic phenomenon”, said Jennifer D. Wilson, President & CEO. “The financial success of the program is attributed to the generosity of sponsors and to the diligent work of area nonprofits engaging, cultivating and soliciting donors.”

In addition to the online public donations, the participating nonprofits benefited from over $250,000 in stretch funds and prizes from the Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships and associate sponsors.  Aubrey Alexander said, "We are very fortunate to live in such a philanthropic area with deep community support.  Yes, our donation will help many, but the real hard work is performed daily by all these nonprofits and FCFP.  My hat is off to them for all their extraordinary efforts, good job!”

Monetary prizes and incentives were sponsored by Larson Design Group, Pennsylvania Skill by Miele Manufacturing, Subaru, Toyota Motor Corporation, and UPMC were awarded throughout the day to 76 participating nonprofit organizations. 

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