The Germanna Community College Educational Foundation brought in more than half-million dollars in 24 hours with a recent online effort necessitated by pandemic restrictions on fundraising.
When all the donations were tabulated, $503,855 was donated during virtual Give Day on Oct. 5. This far exceeded the 24-hour period’s goal of $300,000.
Bruce Davis, who leads the Foundation, said the effort was vital to the college because COVID-19 has wiped out traditional annual indoor fundraising events.
“On behalf of the Educational Foundation staff, I want to thank the many community participants from the Germanna service area and the many faculty and staff who worked so hard to make this first Give Day effort such a success,” Davis said.
The Foundation raised an additional $30,000 on Oct. 9 with its annual golf tournament at Meadows Farms Golf Course in Locust Grove.
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