- Jennifer Sorentrue Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Giving Tuesday — a day dedicated to raising money for philanthropic causes — was a record-breaker for one Palm Beach County nonprofit.
The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County raised $3 million during the global fundraising campaign, which was held on Nov. 28. This year’s Giving Tuesday contributions shattered last year’s record of $1.6 million and marked the largest amount the nonprofit has raised in a single day, the federation said.
More than 50 local nonprofits participated in the annual fundraising campaign, which is designed to put a spotlight on charitable giving during the busy holiday shopping rush and the end-of-year tax deduction deadline.
Founded by a cultural center in New York City, Giving Tuesday began in 2012 as a way to kick off the charitable giving season. For the sixth year, it was held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving — following the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping rush.