Sunday, March 09, 2014
The Westport Country Playhouse topped the list of most donations received by a Westport nonprofit on Friday’s Fairfield County Giving Day, the first year of the 24-hour online giving competition, organizers said today.
In all, 361 donors gave $11,770 to the Playhouse, winning it No. 9 on the list. The second highest Westport recipient was the Westport Arts Center (WAC), which raised $5,694, good for No. 27 on the list. WAC said its total was boosted by an additional $2,000 from a matching grant.
The Fairfield County Community Foundation said a total of 15,423 donations were received by local nonprofits totaling $618,229.64.
An additional $127,500 in prizes funded by the Fairfield County Community Foundation, Bank of America and other corporate and community sponsors, were awarded to more than 50 nonprofits, it said.
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