UPDATE, 4:00 p.m. Thursday May 8: Big Give S.A. organizers have updated their city-wide total, which now stands at $2,017,441.50.
It was a big day for San Antonio. Organizers of The Big Give S.A. cheered the “incredible” response to the first-ever 24-fundraising day, which raised nearly $2 million dollars for over 460 area non-profits.
From April 4th to the 11th, Texas Public Radio took to the airwaves to encourage listeners to pledge their support. The spring fundraising goal was our most ambitious ever.
It took countless pledges by individuals and businesses and hard work by every TPR staff member, plus 125 volunteers fueled by a smorgasbord of food provided by 15 local eateries to do it, but we raised $537,304 -- $63 more than our goal.
Texas Public Radio was tickled to learn recently that the first ever Rusty Hubcap Award has been bestowed upon the organization by the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program. Donald Braun, a Floresville native and current resident of San Antonio, donated his 1948 Buick Roadmaster to the program, identifying TPR as the recipient of the gift.