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Give Local Alleghany Highlands Raises over $500,000 for Local Nonprofits
Third year of Give Local Alleghany declared a huge success

(Editor's note: the following is a new release from the Alleghany Foundation.)

Covington, VA (May 31, 2023) - Any description regarding the success of the third year of Give Local Alleghany Highlands would be an understatement! The 33 participating nonprofits and their 381 donors raised $498,074 during the May 23rd, 24-hour online giving day. Additionally, the High School Giving Program sent $3,600 to the organizations with votes from 72 High School seniors. In total, the Give Local Alleghany Highlands event raised $501,674 for the participating nonprofits in 2023.

"The Alleghany Foundation is pleased to sponsor Give Local Alleghany Highlands. The outstanding support for this year's program shows that this has become a vital effort for local non-profits, and we look forward to sustaining this program in the coming years,” stated Susan Rollinson, President of The Alleghany Foundation.

The top five large nonprofits that raised the most money were the Boys Home of Virginia, Mountain Gateway Community College Educational Foundation, Clifton Forge School of the Arts, Alleghany Highlands YMCA, and Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center Inc. The top five small nonprofits that raised the most money were the Alleghany Highlands Arts Council, Alleghany Highlands Genealogical Society, The General Federation of Women's Clubs Covington, Alleghany Historical Society, and Clifton Forge Main Street Inc.

“We were honored to join with thirty-two other local nonprofits in Give Local Alleghany Highlands, and we are grateful and overwhelmed by the support we received from the local community,” commented Boys Home of Virginia executive director Chris Doyle, “The funds raised in this effort will help Boys Home fulfill our vision to transform the lives of the students we serve.”

A total of $16,000 was distributed to the nonprofits that finished in the top five of the large and the small nonprofits categories. Give Local Alleghany Highlands awarded $9,000 through six Power Hours, $4,000 through fifteen Golden Tickets, and $7,000 evenly divided among the 24 nonprofits that received at least ten donations during the day on www.GiveLocalAH.org. While most of the prize money was awarded by The Alleghany Foundation, Ingevity joined in this year’s effort to sponsor the 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Large Nonprofit Power Hour. The Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center Inc. won the hour and was awarded $1,500. For a full breakdown of the prizes, please visit https://www.GiveLocalAH.org/giving-events/ah23/results.

“We are very excited to partner with the Alleghany Foundation for this great cause and to see the prize money support nonprofit organizations that do amazing work in our community,” said Amela Morgan, plant manager for Ingevity.

Teresa Hammond, executive director of the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, remarked, “The community’s response to Give Local Alleghany Highlands has been amazing,” This money sent by high schoolers and other community members will serve a crucial role in helping our nonprofits to continue serving the area.”

Give Local Alleghany Highlands was hosted by The Alleghany Foundation in partnership with the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and sponsored by Ingevity. To receive information and updates about next year’s event, please contact Madge Vosteen at contact@GiveLocalAH.org and “Like” the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism on Facebook.

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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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