Minnesotans gave a record $15 million on Thursday during Give Back to the Max, said Jean Hopfensperger of the Star Tribune.
In addition, 50,000 Minnesotans logged onto their computers to give to their favorite charities, she said.
This year, K-12 schools have been added to the mix of organizations who can benefit from this drive, said Molly Guthrey of the Pioneer Press.
This was the fourth annual event, she added.
GiveMN began in 2009 by the Minnesota Community Foundation and 14 other funders. Since its launch, it has facilitated more than $48 million in donations to 6,100 Minnesota nonprofits, according to the organization's website, said Sarah Stultz of the Albert Lea Tribune.