Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (CHAT) again cleaned up in the Amazing Raise, taking the over-all top spot with almost 1,000 people pledging more than $60,000. After matching awards and prizes are factored in the group could see over $100,000 in donations from the 36-hour state-wide fundraiser.
This marks the 3rd straight year that CHAT has taken the top spot in the Amazing Raise. They took 1st in 2011, 2nd in 2012, and were again atop the leaderboard in 2013 and 2014.
Blue Sky Fund came in 2nd in the Small Organization category with $28,150 in donations from 474 donors. Other neighborhood groups also did well: Peter Paul Development Center pulled in $12,450 in donations, Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School was pledged $11,600, and Better Housing Coalition was given $7,830.
The fundraiser pulled in over 21,000 donations and $1.8 million for 500 local charities.