Two local nonprofits had record-setting donations after taking part in Giving Hearts Day on Thursday.

The Anne Carlsen Center unofficially raised $406,000 Thursday, up 44 percent from the $282,000 the nonprofit raised in 2017, according to Felicia Sargeant, associate development director for Anne Carlsen Center-Jamestown.

“Last year we were ranked fifth overall, breaking into the top five for the first time,” she said. “This year we are ranked second overall out of all charities.”

The Dakota Medical Foundation, the Impact Foundation and the Alex Stern Family Foundation host Giving Hearts Day. The fundraising event raised a preliminary figure of $13.1 million through 63,586 donations this year, which is up 22.4 percent from 2017’s figure of $10.7 million, according to information from the Dakota Medical Foundation.

The Anne Carlsen Center was rated one of the 10 top nonprofits with an annual budget more than $500,000 to raise funds during Giving Hearts Day, according to the Dakota Medical Foundation. Official giving statistics and details will be released after all data is verified.

Since its inception, Giving Hearts Day has raised more than $54 million for charities and nonprofits in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.


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