This year's event to be held Sept. 14 at Finch Park from 5 to 8 p.m

The nation’s largest giving day returns to North Texas for its 9th year on September 14, 2017. North Texas Giving Day has generated $156 million for the community over the past eight one-day events, drawing support from all 50 states and 39 countries worldwide and breaking five national records. Last year’s event raised $37 million, with 286 Collin County-based nonprofits benefiting from $ $3.7 million in North Texas Giving Day donations.

For the fourth consecutive year, Volunteer McKinney is partnering up with Communities Foundation of Texas and hosting Collin County Giving Day Party in the Park, featuring 70 nonprofit booths, music, dance performances and entertainment; food trucks; and sports demonstrations. 

“We are excited about our Party in The Park event,” said Dana Riley, Executive Director.  “This year promises to be bigger and better as we have more organizations, live entertainment, food and fun.  It is always an honor to partner with Communities Foundation of Texas to help bring the community together for this special day of giving.”

New this year, North Texas Giving Day kicks off a week early by offering scheduled giving starting September 7. A launch event, Celebration of Giving, will kick off the community movement at Communities Foundation of Texas on September 7, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Additionally, many nonprofits are raising their own supplementary 1:1 matching funds to augment bonus funds and prizes and to further boost donations. Donations up to $10,000 made September 7 through 14 to the 2,500+ nonprofits listed on the site will be amplified by the general bonus funds and prizes. Nonprofits with matching funds will be shown on their own leaderboard on www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org so donors can follow their favorite nonprofit’s progress throughout the day.

“The incredible energy and outpouring of support that this community generates each year on North Texas Giving Day is nothing short of remarkable,” said Dave Scullin, president and CEO, Communities Foundation of Texas. “Communities Foundation of Texas is honored to power this vast community-building effort that raises important funds for the nonprofits serving our region.”

Event Details: The Collin County Giving Day Party in the Park hosted by Volunteer McKinney and the McKinney Community Development Corporation will be at Finch Park (301 W Standifer St, Mckinney, TX) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring 70 nonprofit booths, live music, dance performances and entertainment; food trucks; and sports demonstrations.  For more details go to: https://northtexasgivingday.org/mckinney.

To see details for other events, go to the “Events” tab on www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org.

General bonus funds and prizes have been contributed so far by: Amon G. Carter Foundation, The Annadele H. Ross Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, Bank of Texas, Jane Harrell and Charles Curry Pierce, Jr. Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, Charming Charlie, Dallas Foundation, Dallas Women’s Foundation, The Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation, The Granville C. and Gladys H. Morton Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, The Hersh Foundation, Hunt Consolidated’s Hunt Cares Campaign, Kendra Scott, The Miles Foundation, North Texas Community Foundation, Rees-Jones Foundation, The Shuford Charitable Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, Sid W. Richardson Foundation, The Swan Smith Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, and The Trinbrook Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas.

Media sponsors so far include The Dallas Morning News, WFAA-Channel 8, Salem Media Group, 360West, DFW Child, and Cumulus Dallas/Ft. Worth (99.5 The Wolf, 1310/96.7 The Ticket, WBAP News Talk 820AM, New Country 96.3 KSCS, The New HOT 93.3, ESPN Radio, and KLIF News & Information 570AM).

About North Texas Giving Day North Texas Giving Day is Communities Foundation of Texas’ (CFT) annual 18-hour online giving extravaganza that brings together the 16 counties of North Texas. The day is powered by creative nonprofits, social media activism, area wide collaboration, and the enthusiasm of the North Texas community! North Texas Giving Day’s goal is to make giving easy for donors, while helping build awareness and support for nonprofits in North Texas. Since 2009, North Texas Giving Day has pumped $156 million into the North Texas community. In 2016, $37 million was raised through more than 142,000 gifts benefiting 2,518 nonprofits. Visit www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org.

About Communities Foundation of Texas Presenting North Texas Giving Day is one of many ways Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) serves as a hub for philanthropy in North Texas. As the largest community foundation in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, CFT works with to strengthen the community through a variety of charitable funds and strategic grantmaking initiatives. The foundation professionally manages more than 900 charitable funds for families, companies, foundations and nonprofits and has awarded more than $1.6 billion in grants since its founding in 1953. www.cftexas.org  www.facebook.com/CFTexas or www.twitter.com/GiveWisely.