class="post-template-default single single-post postid-348299 single-format-standard custom-background group-blog header-image full-width singular wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.7 vc_responsive"

Nearly $338,000 to be distributed after Give BIG Lexington 2018

Nearly $338,000 to be distributed after Give BIG Lexington 2018
Give BIG Lexington volunteers Jill Denker(left) and Saragh Neben monitor incoming donations.(Paul Pack/ KRVN)
A number of volunteers assisted with Give BIG Lexington headquarters in the Dawson County Annex Building.

Lexington, NE (November 15, 2018) – The Lexington Community Foundation is busy preparing finalized totals and distribute donations from Give BIG Lexington 2018. Preliminary results indicate that participating organization efforts generated $285,950 in donations. A total with match funds and prize money of $337,950 will be distributed to 78 organizations. This eighth annual Give BIG Lexington campaign was a spectacular display of community generosity.


By participating in Give BIG Lexington, organizations and programs heightened the awareness of their causes and inspired others to support their efforts. Give BIG Lexington may only last for 24 hours, but it’s more than just one day. It’s a multi-week campaign that leads up to the big day.  The event ushers in the charitable spirit of the holiday season and is the biggest giving day of the year for this area. Since it began in 2011, Give Big has distributed $3.437 million.  The impact for our community is extraordinary.

Thanks for giving! You helped link our community and make Lexington a stronger, more vibrant community for all. We are grateful for your support.

The Foundation recognizes the important role all of the volunteers have in the success of the giving day. Thanks is given to LCF Event Sponsors, Give Big Lexington media sponsors, the local businesses that promoted Give Big on their marquees, and the businesses/organizations that shared their employees to help at the office. We are very appreciative of your support our efforts!

Remote broadcasts from announcers on 93.1 FM/The River shared information from Give BIG Lexington beneficiaries during the day.


Lexington Community Foundation is pleased to present the following report of the Give BIG Lexington’s preliminary results:   


TOTAL AMOUNT RAISED:           $285,950


TOTAL MATCH POOL:      $50,000


# DONATIONS MADE:      2102               




TOP 10 ORGANIZATIONS (by amount raised):


  1. Orthman Community YMCA – $43,770
  2. Lexington Community Foundation – $17,125
  3. Lexington Volunteer Fire Department- $15,495
  4. Dawson County Area Hero Flight- $13,232
  5. Johnson Lake EMS- $12,891
  6. Johnson Lake Trails- $11,810
  7. Dawson/ Gosper County CASA- $10,770
  8. Lexington Regional Health Center Charitable Fund- $10,646
  9. Livestock Premium Fund- Dawson County 4-H- $9,890
  10. Lexington Ministerial Association- $9,179


GOLDEN TICKET WINNERS: ($100 to a nonprofit randomly drawn by Mightycause each hour)

  1. Bill Stewart- Dawson County Historical Society and Museum
  2. Roger and Cindy Reutlinger- Lexington Volunteer Fire Department
  3. Ron Lau- Lexington Public Library
  4. Molly Kopf- Lexington Community Foundation
  5. U-Save Pharmacy- Lexington Community Choir
  6. Larry Ossenkop- Dawson County Hero Flight
  7. Amy Biehl- Owens- Lexington Community Foundation
  8. Jed German- Royal Family Kids Camp
  9. Malena Ward- Christmas Project
  10. Donna Soflin- Dawson County Historical Society and Museum


$250 Early Bird Prize

Jean Edeal- Lexington Ministerial Association


Launa Leibbrand- Johnson Lake EMS

$250 Happy Hour Prize

Debra K Sund- Girls Fast Pitch Association

$250 Night Owl Prize   

Shannon Peterson- Dawson County 4-H


The Dawson County Annex Building served as headquarters for Give BIG Lexington on Thursday November 15, 2018.




© 2019 Nebraska Rural Radio Association. All rights reserved. Republishing, rebroadcasting, rewriting, redistributing prohibited. Copyright Information