Brazos Valley Gives Celebrates Another Record Event

(L-R) Brazos Valley Gives co-chairs Julie Porter and Molly Watson and Community Foundation of the Brazos Valley president Patricia Gerling unveil the total given to participating agencies on November 30, 2021.
(L-R) Brazos Valley Gives co-chairs Julie Porter and Molly Watson and Community Foundation of the Brazos Valley president Patricia Gerling unveil the total given to participating agencies on November 30, 2021.

Representatives of 154 non-profit agencies participating in October’s Brazos Valley Gives event gathered Tuesday to receive additional incentives and prize money.

Co-chair Julie Porter said more than $110,000 dollars was awarded.

That brought the total given to all the non profits serving the seven county region to $926,880 dollars.

Porter says the leadership team will start meeting in January to lay the groundwork for the fourth annual event that will take place October 18, 2022.

Brazos Valley Gives, powered by the Community Foundation of the Brazos Valley, is a one-day online fundraiser for participating non-profits serving the region.

More information is at brazosvalleygives.org.

Click below for comments from Julie Porter, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.

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News release from Brazos Valley Gives:

The Community Foundation announced their final numbers and awarded an additional $113,000 in prizes and grants to participating nonprofits during its celebration of community philanthropy on Tuesday, November 30th at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. An extraordinary number of donors gave on the Brazos Valley’s third annual Brazos Valley Gives Day benefiting 154 nonprofits taking part in the community-wide annual day of giving that was held on October 19. The final number raised was $926,880, including over $36,000 in sponsor-supported incentive prizes and $77,000 in grants from an anonymous donor who holds a donor-advised fund at the Community Foundation. There were over 1,300 first-time donors who donated to a nonprofit. The event was sponsored by The Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy at The Bush School of Government and Public Service.

Bryan Broadcasting, Insite, KBTX, Eagle and Lamar Advertising were invaluable partners with Brazos Valley Gives to ensure the community was aware and ready for the big day, which supports nonprofits in the 7-county region. CC Creations and Copy Corner also supported publicity needs. The Chambers of Commerce in Bryan/College and Washington County were invaluable in identifying eligible nonprofits and encouraging business sponsorships. A special thanks to this year’s presenting sponsor, Tom Light Chevrolet.

“Our annual giving day empowered donors across our region to give where they live, and our communities showed up in a big way. We are overjoyed with the response from the Brazos Valley and excited the nonprofits were able to realize their hard work paid off,” stated Molly Watson, co-chair.

Brazos Valley Gives is 18 hours of online giving that brings the region together on one day and as one community to raise critical funding and awareness for nonprofit organizations throughout the Brazos Valley. Powered by the Community Foundation, Brazos Valley Gives provides citizens and businesses an easy platform to support the mission and “good works” of local nonprofit organizations that serve the Brazos Valley. Nonprofits from throughout the Brazos Valley—6 of the 7 counties—participated this year. Brazos Valley Gives empowers individual donors and business leaders to come together to support causes close to their hearts—and, on this day, everyone can
be a philanthropist.

We invite all 501c3 nonprofits, individual and business sponsors and media partners, as well as our supportive community partners to join us next year to “give where you live” for the 3rd Tuesday of October — October 18, 2022. For information, please call Patricia Gerling at (979) 589-4305.