Amplify Austin 2018 was a huge success!
Amplify Austin holds our community’s annual day of giving which over the course of a 24-hour period allows our entire community to give together while helping support local nonprofits. The event broke its fundraising record this past Friday night, raising $10.3 million – surpassing its $10 million goal. Funds were raised for over 700 charities in categories including arts and culture, education, animal care and services, health care, human services, basic needs, community / capacity building, environment, and sports and recreation. Top fundraising organizations this year include YMCA of Austin, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area, Hospice Austin, and Central Texas Food Bank.
After raising an astounding $9.8M last year, Amplify was determined to break the $10 million mark in 2018. According to the preliminary results, they were able to do just that through 62,115 donations! According to Amplify Austin, “2,814 people raised over $2.6 million for their favorite causes. $1.1 million [was] raised by employees of 85 local businesses.” This brings the total raised to $45 million in 6 Amplify Austin Days! The largest donations came from Cirrus Logic, Drillinginfo, Charles Schwab, SolarWinds, Silicon Labs and these company’s employees.
Republic Wealth Advisors was pleased to join in this effort to help give back to our community. Our donation was awarded in the category of most donors for a small nonprofit to Austin Dog Rescue, an organization that works to rescue and find homes for homeless dogs, while also providing educational resources to the Austin community.
You can learn more about Amplify Austin’s mission and Amplify Austin Day here.
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