The foundation upped its ante from last year’s March 16, 2016 Roanoke Valley Gives Day, raising its donation goal to $500,000. This estimate came in the wake of shattering last year’s Roanoke Valley Gives Day goal, raising over $150,000 by lunchtime, and over $366,500 within 24 hours.
“I am so grateful to our generous community and the hard work of our participating nonprofits for making this day so successful,” Oliver said.
With more than 130 nonprofits participating in their Roanoke Valley Gives Day, both the foundation and Click & Pledge believed increased awareness of the event helped bring in new donors and shed light on new causes.
“Roanoke Valley Gives is a prime example of what happens when people come together for something bigger than themselves,” said Kamran Razvan, CEO of Click & Pledge. “We’re also glad to see so much good being done, right in our own backyard of Southwest Virginia.”