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Day of Giving raises $6.4 million for hundreds of charities

| Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

The fifth annual Day of Giving raised $6.4 million, organizers announced Friday.

The online charity drive on Thursday sponsored by the Pittsburgh Foundation benefited more than 700 nonprofits in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties. The foundation provided a $750,000 match.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, which has struggled financially in recent years, collected the most money, more than $193,000. The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank was second, with nearly $177,000.

In 2012, the Day of Giving raised more than $7.6 million, excluding what the foundation matched. The foundation this year adjusted the way it awarded the match in order to attract more donors whose contributions would be matched.

Foundation officials said the Day of Giving will continue next year, but its future beyond that is uncertain.

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