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'Give Local Alleghany Highlands' Fundraiser Brings In $491,498

Covington, VA (June 4, 2024) - The Alleghany Foundation and the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism are thrilled to report the tremendous success of the recent community-wide 24-hour online fundraiser, 2024 Give Local Alleghany Highlands. The event, which took place on Tuesday, May 21, brought together nonprofits and individuals from across our community in a remarkable display of generosity. Thanks to the support and participation of our local nonprofits, volunteers, and donors, the event exceeded expectations with thirty-nine registered nonprofits and over $491,498 raised.

"We are truly humbled by the outpouring of support from our community during the Give Local Alleghany Highlands," said Susan W. Rollinson, Ph.D., President of The Alleghany Foundation. "This event exemplifies the power of community and demonstrates what can be achieved when we come together."

The funds raised through this collaborative initiative will have a meaningful and lasting impact on the lives of those served by these nonprofits. From supporting vital programs and services to advancing important advocacy efforts, these funds will make a difference in our community for years to come.

"Many, many thanks to the nonprofit leaders and volunteers for their participation and to the donors for their generous donations," said Mary Donnan, Executive Director of The Alleghany Foundation. "This fundraiser's success reaffirms our belief in the power of collective action to bring about positive change. Together, we are making a meaningful difference in our community."

Highlights from the fundraiser include:
Overall Total donated: $486,350

Donations: 630

Unique Donors: 479 (previous year unique donors: 381)

Online Donations: $87.5 K (previous year: $86.2K)

Prize amount: $35,000

Fees Cover: $5,148

Fee Coverage: 93.6%

Event registered Causes: 39 (previous year 34)

Surpassed Early Giving totals from last year by $1,000

Small nonprofits, Under 150K budget, most dollars raised

1. Alleghany Historical Society

2. Appalfolks of America Association

3. Alleghany Highland Trails Alliance

4. Valley Area Stretcher Transport

5. Cora Dance Alleghany

Large nonprofits, Over 150K budget, most dollars raised

1. Boys Home of Virginia

2. Clifton Forge School of the Arts

3. MGCC Educational Foundation

4. Masonic Theatre Preservation Foundation

5. Alleghany Highland Arts and Crafts Center

The Alleghany Foundation extends its heartfelt gratitude to each individual who contributed to the success of this event.

Give Local Alleghany Highlands, hosted by The Alleghany Foundation with support from the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, occurs on the third Tuesday of May. For more information, please visit www.GiveLocalAH.org; contact Madge Vosteen at contact@GiveLocalAH.org; her cell, 757-603-0996; or The Alleghany Foundation office at (540) 962-0970.

About The Alleghany Foundation: Founded in 1995 following the sale of the Alleghany Regional Hospital, The Alleghany Foundation seeks to be a catalyst for positive change in the Alleghany Highlands. The Foundation aims to focus its capital in a way that leads to a more civically engaged and prosperous community that builds upon its assets to produce opportunities for all residents.


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