Baker Industries Takes Bronze, $30K in National Fundraising Contest
The Malvern nonprofit raised $111,759 to place third in Huffington Post's JobRaising Challenge.
Malvern's Baker Industries will receive $30,000 for its third-place finish in the JobRaising Challenge, a national contest that pitted job-creating nonprofits against each other in a fundraising race.
The challenge was sponsored by Huffington Post in partnership with the Skoll Foundation, Crowdrise and "knowledge partner" McKinsey & Co. The participating organizations raised as much money in donations as possible between Jan. 21 and March 1.
JVS Los Angeles came in first, raising $254,100 and earning the $150,000 grand prize. JVS squeaked out its win over New York-based runner-up Venture for America, which raised $253,205 to take home a $50,000 second-place prize.
Baker Industries raised $111,759 to place third:
Rounding out the top five were , Boaz and Ruth, and the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) with donated sums of $111,759, $68,250 and $61,560, respectively.
The grateful Malvern nonprofit sent out an email Tuesday with the subject line, "We did it!"
We are thrilled beyond measure to have finished in third place against some very tough competition. You are a remarkable group of supporters and are making a real difference in the lives of vulnerable adults in our community.
Pat yourselves on the back - you're the best!
Here's a video we made especially for you!