Enjoy Free Concert and Support Arlington Nonprofits During 10th Annual Arlington Gives! Event on Sept. 21, 2023
By Susan Schrock, Office of Communications
Posted on September 07, 2023, September 07, 2023

Arlington Gives

For a 10th year, the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation is hosting a free community concert and providing additional support to the community’s vital nonprofit network through bonus grants awarded during North Texas Giving Day.

Residents are invited to join Arlington Tomorrow Foundation for Arlington Gives! festivities Downtown on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. This year’s concert at Levitt Arlington kicks off with opening act Billie Jo at 6:30 p.m. and Jessee Lee at 8 p.m.

North Texas Giving Day is an annual 18-hour online giving event, coordinated by the Communities Foundation of Texas that encourages residents to contribute to the nonprofit organizations of their choice.
Since 2014, the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation has sponsored free Arlington Gives! community concerts and awarded 81 grants totaling $580,000 to recognize and highlight Arlington-based nonprofit organizations and to help North Texas Giving Day contributors' dollars go even further. Over the past decade, Arlington-based charities have raised $12.5 million for local causes through North Texas Giving Day.

“Our nonprofit sector serves so many critical community needs – whether providing food pantries or emergency shelter, free and affordable health services, educational programs or support to at-risk youth or other vulnerable populations,” said Carolyn Mentesana, Arlington Tomorrow Foundation executive director. “Our annual Arlington Gives! event is a way for the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation to shine a spotlight on the power of philanthropy during North Texas Giving Day and beyond.”

Time Block Grants

Throughout the day on Sept. 21, the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation will award $5,000 bonus grants to both large and small Arlington nonprofits. All winners must receive the largest number of donations during the following time blocks: 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 7 p.m. to midnight.

One school that raises the most money during the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. time block will also win a $5,000 bonus grant.

People's Choice Awards

This year, two $10,000 People’s Choice Award grants will be awarded to one organization and one school receiving the most votes through an electronic survey. A special QR code and a link to the voting mechanism will be posted on the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation’s social media accounts and shared with participating Arlington-based charities on Sept. 14. Show your love by voting for your favorite Arlington charity using the link to between 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on September 21. No donation needed for the People’s Choice voting – just one vote per cell phone or computer from anywhere in the world! Spread the word to your organization’s supporters near and far.

On-Stage Drawings

Random drawings of $5,000 each will be announced for four organizations on stage before the Arlington Gives! free community concert. These winners must have a representative present at the concert at the Levitt Pavilion to win.

Arlington Gives! attendees are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and their own food and drinks (as long as they are not in glass containers). Food trucks will also be available.

For more information, call 214-783-2539 or email [email protected].

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