This year, the Diocese of Richmond had 49 organizations, including Catholic schools, Catholic campus ministry programs, parishes and nonprofit organizations, participate in #iGiveCatholic for Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1. Those organizations raised a total of $383,018 from 1,467 donors. That amount was the eighth largest raised by the 42 dioceses and archdioceses participating in the campaign.
Advanced giving was open from Nov. 16-30, and gifts were also accepted offline.
Throughout Giving Tuesday, totals were tallied on a virtual leaderboard, which provided the amount donated to each ministry and the number of donors who contributed to that amount. The leaderboard can be viewed at richmond.igivecatholic.org.
Additionally, $5,000 in prize money from sponsors Faith Direct and FACTS was awarded to the following organizations: St. Benedict Catholic School, Richmond; James Madison University Campus Ministry; Portsmouth Catholic Regional School; Virginia Commonwealth University Campus Ministry; Roanoke Catholic School; All Saints Catholic Church, Floyd; Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, Richmond; St. Pius X Catholic Church, Norfolk; Catholic Campus Ministry at Hampden-Sydney College and Longwood University; and Catholic High School, Virginia Beach.
More than 1,600 organizations representing 42 archdioceses and dioceses in the United States raised over $12.7 million through #iGiveCatholic this year.