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Wow!! We are overwhelmed by YOUR GENEROSITY AND COMPASSION for homeless and abandoned animals. It was a remarkable day thanks to friends like you who gave on Idaho Gives.
12,025 donors gave $1,920,770.72 to 589 Idaho based charities yesterday.
The Idaho Humane Society received a total of $159,756 from 608 donors.
$54,756 was raised from our supporters online for shelter animals, and a $105,000 naming donation was made for the new shelter.
At the end of the day, we are most proud of winning first place for receiving the most unique donations, a NEW RECORD! Together we’ve saved thousands of lives this year and improved the quality of life for thousands more.
Every post read, liked, shared, forwarded and responded to helps us each day… and we’re honored to have received your support yesterday on Idaho Gives! If you haven’t seen our Idaho Gives video (below) you can discover highlights and statistics including how many people and animals we’ve helped last year.
What’s the story with the $105,000 donation?
An incredibly charitable donor donated $105,000 through a Donor Advised Fund to our Capital Campaign yesterday. The donor, who wished to remain anonymous, wanted their gift to make a significant impact at the Idaho Humane Society and positively influence philanthropy across the state of Idaho through Idaho Gives. Because of this gift, the Idaho Nonprofit Center was inspired to implement Donor Advised Funds for all nonprofits this year, which culminated into an even higher amount of fundraising in Idaho than could have been achieved before.
“This is a tremendous boost to our Capital Campaign. We met and exceeded our original Capital Campaign goal, but while we were knocking that goal out of the park, material and construction costs skyrocketed beyond anyone’s predictions. That’s been rough on us, so this timely donation is welcome news, and will help us get closer to finishing out this Capital Campaign debt free. Hopefully, this gift will also inspire other major donors to give to their favorite causes on Idaho Gives for years to come,” said IHS Chief Development Officer, Jimmy Hillig.
The donor providing the major gift elected to participate in a naming opportunity at our new Adoption and Veterinary Center off Overland and Bird Street. The Idaho Humane Society has received no taxpayer support for this project and is building this facility solely through individual donations, corporate giving, and grant support.
We are anticipating an August 1st opening date to the public and hope you’ll visit!