Chabad Intown’s 24-hour crowdfunding event surpassed its all-or-nothing target of $300,000 raised.
Running from 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, the online campaign brought in $301,901 on the Charidy platform.
Each donation had three dollar-for-dollar matchers, meaning that a contribution of $100 was worth $400 to Chabad Intown and that the community needed to give $75,000 to meet the $300,000 goal.
The matching donors were Fred and Nancy Marcus; the Pillars of Chabad Intown (Abe Levine, Morris and Sandra Kaplan, Nathan Kaplan, and Jake Aronov); and the Friends of Chabad Intown (Peter and Beverly Katz, Joy Maxey, Jay Berger, Scott Italiaander, Ryan and Jessica Levenson, David and Jill Krischer, Mitchell and Ronnalee Moskowitz, Ari and Maggie Glezer, and David and Terri Frolich).
The money will support Chabad Intown operations and help it expand to launch Chabad of Decatur and Chabad Midtown, co-director Rabbi Eliyahu Schusterman said before the fundraiser.
“The campaign was a powerful statement of support from the Atlanta Jewish community,” Rabbi Schusterman wrote in response to the success. “Dena and I, as well as Rabbi Ari and Leah Sollish, feel personally grateful and empowered to focus forward and continue our efforts in 2017! Thank you, Atlanta!”