Wichita’s Art Day of Giving (ArtDOG), the first-ever 24-hour online charitable fundraising campaign for local arts organizations, raised a total of $548,372 on Friday, February 28.

The fundraiser raised funds for 38 different arts organizations in Wichita, both online and offline, as well as prize money.

“The generosity of this town was evident during ArtDOG,” said WCF President and CEO Shelly Prichard. “Not only were vital dollars raised for the arts, but more than 50 events took place throughout the day that highlighted the unique talents and places we have right here in Wichita. Giving days have been a proven model across the country for several years now and the Wichita Community Foundation, with the help of the Knight Foundation, was happy to bring this initiative to our city.”

You can find the hourly totals raised from the day-of on the Wichita Community Foundation’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wichitacf . To provide feedback on ArtDOG, visit http://artdayofgiving.razoo.com/giving_events/AD14/home.