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Live PC Give PC Raises $2.4 Million In One Day

The Park City Community Foundation helped raise $2.4 Million in one day.

The $2,464,717 raised on Friday, November 8th came from 5,102 donors. Park City Foundation Community Impact Director Ollie Wilder said many of those donors gave to more than one nonprofit.

“Live PC Give PC is one of the ways Park City Community Foundation helps bring the community together around really big opportunities,” Wilder explained. “In this case it's let's support all these nonprofits that are doing such excellent work throughout the community. This year we had 117 nonprofits participating and when people went to the website, livepcgivepc.org, they could actually give to any of those nonprofits and many people gave to more than one. Some people gave the 20 or more which is really awesome.”

Board Member Mike Ruzek adds the Park City Community Foundation gives additional funds to those who received the most individual donations.

“For 1st, 2nd and 3rd place we’ll add an additional $2,500, $1,500 and $1,250,” Ruzek said. “This year, and this has happened like once before I think but, we had a tie for 3rd place. 1st place was Mountain Trails, 2nd place PC Ed and 3rd place tie was Summit Land Conservancy and Nuzzles and Company,”

It was decided to award both Summit Land Conservancy and Nuzzles & Co. the $1,250 bonus.

The foundation also divides nonprofits into categories. Winners of those five leaderboards include Mountain Trails Foundation, Nuzzles & Co., Youth Sports Alliance, Park City Education Foundation and KPCW.

The inaugural Live PC Give PC was nine years ago where all together about $300,000 was raised. Wilder says he’s impressed by the growth every year.

“The original goals of Live PC Give PC was to help nonprofits build their professional capacity in fund raising,” Wilder continued. “I think they keep getting better and better at this event and in fund raising in general. We didn't see anybody falling down whatsoever. We saw people with new creative ideas, and I think that's just going to keep happening. So, more power to you keep going strong.”

You can find the full leaderboard results here.

KPCW reporter David Boyle covers all things in the Heber Valley as well as sports and breaking news.
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