"After months of planning for BIG Day of Giving, this community came together in an extraordinary way -- in spite of unexpected obstacles -- proving once again that generosity is thriving in our region!"
-- Linda Beech Cutler, our chief executive
The Sacramento region's BIG Day of Giving -- the annual 24-hour giving event that was extended due to a technical interruption that impacted similar events across the country --generated a record $7.1 million in contributions to local nonprofits earlier this month, exceeding its $6 million goal and surpassing the $5.6 million raised during the giving event last year.
"Together, our community overcame unexpected obstacles and persevered -- and, once again, demonstrated a truly generous spirit during BIG Day of Giving. The 570 participating nonprofits and our entire region rebounded from those technical challenges and rallied in an extraordinary way," said Linda Beech Cutler, chief executive of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, which organizes the event with the support of its community partners.