Tails are once again wagging at Helping Paws following another strong performance on Give to the Max Day.
The organization had 423 people donate $62,187—a total that made it 18th overall, the highest-earning Hopkins nonprofit. It also won a $1,000 bonus for earning fourth place on the leaderboard for medium nonprofits, which have revenue between $100,000 and $1 million.
Its 2012 total is 45 percent greater than the $42,973 it raised in 2011, when it ranked 27th in the state.
The foundation, which placed 74th among medium nonprofits, was also among the few to win a $1,000 Golden Ticket. Every hour, one nonprofit donor and one K-12 public schools donor were randomly chosen to win Golden Tickets that added $1,000 to their donation. The Hopkins Education Foundation won the ticket for the 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. public school spot.
The Hopkins West Wind Concert Band rounded out the list of local nonprofits to place on Give to the Max leaderboards. Its $1,366 in donations earned it 91st place among small nonprofits.
Top-Earning Hopkins Nonprofits
- Helping Paws: 423 donations, $62,187
- Main Street School of Performing Arts: 96 donations, $9,610
- Hopkins Education Foundation: 57 donations, $7,418
- Minnesotans Against Terrorism: 26 donations, $7,121
- Blake School: 36 donations, $7,070
- Stages Theatre Co.: 42 donations, $6,081
- Teens Alone: 35 donations, $4,620
- ResourceWest: 34 donations, $3,907
- Vail Place: 40 donations, $3,899
- myHealth: 30 donations, $1,695
- Hopkins West Wind Concert Band: 35 donations, $1,366
- Hopkins High School Band Boosters Association: 35 donations, $1,215
- Sojourner Project: 11 donations, $1,125
- Gethsemane Lutheran Church and School: 10 donations, $1,115
- Hopkins Center for the Arts: 15 donations, $1,115
- Kenya Children’s Fund: 4 donations, $755
- Mama Ada Foundation: 1 donations, $500
- Tergar International: 2 donations, $500
- Hopkins Early Learning Center: 6 donations, $350
- Depot Youth Foundation: 9 donations, $255