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Record Fundraiser for Unity Foundation

(Michigan City, IN) - Unity Foundation of La Porte County raised a record-breaking total of over $700,000 to benefit 56 charitable causes with endowed funds at the foundation as part of its 30th Anniversary and La Porte County Gives event on October 1, 2022.


The 56 participating funds raised more than $370,000 during La Porte County Gives. An additional $310,000 match pool will be split among the causes in proportion to the amount they raised, and special prizes totaling $31,000 will be awarded.


"La Porte County Gives made history with record-breaking fundraising in a 30-hour period thanks to 640 generous donors," said Maggi Spartz, Unity Foundation President. "Each donation helps strengthen La Porte County now and forever and will further the work of many worthwhile efforts."


Leading the pack was the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra raising more than $90,000 - a record for any organization during a La Porte County Gives event. Family Advocates and Interfaith Community PADS rounded out the top three fundraisers.


The 30-hour online fundraising event culminated in a sold-out anniversary gala at Blue Chip.


Past and present Unity Foundation Board Members, donors, nonprofit leaders, young professionals, elected officials, and community members came together to celebrate the special anniversary and be part of the record-breaking fundraising campaign.


Since 1992, the Unity Foundation of La Porte County has served donors, nonprofits, and local communities.


As La Porte County's community foundation, it manages over $40 million in assets, administers more than 325 charitable funds, and has distributed more than $22 million through direct grants and scholarships.

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