North Carolinians gave generously to charitable groups registered with the Secretary of State’s office in the second half of 2004 and first half of 2005, even before this year’s deadly hurricane season impacted the national consciousness.
The N.C. Secretary of State’s annual Charitable Solicitation Licensing report showed a big spike in donations versus the previous annual report.
The report covers the time frame from July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005.
Gross receipts in that period from “events,” meaning any kind of fund-raising campaign conducted by a paid solicitor and covered by the state’s charitable solicitation law, totaled $204,582,853.
That compares to a 2003-2004 figure of $145,594,969."