It was another record-breaking day for fundraising Thursday, Feb. 13, on Giving Hearts Day, a 24-hour marathon of giving to benefit nearly 500 charities throughout North Dakota and northwest Minnesota.

Nonprofit organizations raised a preliminary figure of $19,087,916 from 34,565 donors, which is about $3 million and 4,000 donors more than 2019.

Unaudited figures indicate that 75,590 total donations were made, an increase of 7,825 donations from 2019. Giving Hearts Day charities have raised $90 million since the event was launched in 2008. Official giving statistics and details will be released after all data is verified, the event organizers said in a news release.

The Anne Carlsen Center became the second charity to top the $1 million mark, raising just under $1.5 million.