The Idaho Gives website will continue to update totals and news of special bonus awards throughout the evening and into the night Thursday.
Donors had already surpassed 2013 total of $578,735 by 6 p.m. Thursday with a tally of $590,647 — with six hours of giving still on the clock.
Idaho Gives divides nonprofits into small, medium and large categories. Organizations compete for a variety of cash prizes against groups of similar size. As of early evening on Thursday, the Interfaith Caregivers of the Magic Valley was in the lead with $8,336 in donations. Boise Bicycle Project was in the lead for medium nonprofits with $9,095 in donations. In the large nonprofit category, the Peregrine Fund was in the lead with $18,345.
Totals are updated every 15 to 20 minutes, so long on and keep track…and make those last-minute donations.