May 17th was truly an unprecedented day in Lincoln. The Lincoln Community Foundation launched a brand-new campaign to spark a 24-hour frenzy of charitable giving to Lincoln non-profits, encouraged by a $200,000 pool of matching funds. Nobody knew exactly how Lincoln would respond, but it’s safe to say that the generosity surpassed everyone’s expectations – more than 5,000 individual donors giving over $1.3 million dollars to nearly 200 worthy causes. It was the kind of day that makes you thankful to live in such a generous, involved community.
Here at Junior Achievement of Lincoln, we want to say a great big THANK YOU to everyone who made us their charity of choice. We received nearly $1,000 – enough to bring our message of financial literacy and responsibility to ten more classrooms! Everyone who gave – either to us or to any of the other amazing organizations – sent a clear message that we are so grateful to be a part of. Lincoln is truly a community that cares!