NICHOLS, N.Y. (WETM) – For Giving Tuesday, the movement that promotes global “radical generosity”, Tioga Downs is giving over $1 million to dozens of non-profits across the Twin Tiers.

Tioga Downs announced that it will be awarding $1.1 million to 54 non-profit organizations in Chemung, Tioga, Broome, and Bradford Counties. The announcement said “this year’s recipients have made incredible strides in supporting the needs of the communities that surround Tioga Downs.”

The resort held an event from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Nov. 29 to announce and award the recipients.

“It feels incredible to honor the organizations that hold our community together–especially on GivingTuesday,” said Tioga Downs owner Jeffrey Gural, whose mother’s family was from Binghamton. “This foundation allows us to support people who are changing lives in the cities, towns, and villages our guests call home.”

GivingTuesday is a movement founded in 2012 that falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year. According to its website, the goal of the day is “to build a world where generosity is part of everyday life.” Part of the mission of the movement is to showcase that any person—not just lawmakers, grantmakers, and philanthropists—can contribute to making systemic change.

The full list of recipients by county is below:

Broome County

  • Binghamton Philharmonic, Inc.
  • Bridge Community Center
  • Broome County Urban League, Inc.
  • Discovery Center of the Southern Tier
  • Family Planning of South Central New York, Inc.
  • Friends of Kirkwood Community Inc.
  • Get There (Rural Health Network of South Central NY)
  • Goodwill Theatre, Inc.
  • Hope Foundation of Binghamton, Inc.
  • Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse, NY
  • Roberson Museum and Science Center
  • StacheStrong, Inc.
  • Stand With Me Assistance Dog Team Training, Inc.
  • United Way of Broome County, Inc.

Tioga County

  • A New Hope Center
  • Berkshire Community Association
  • Camp Ahwaga Association
  • Candor Emergency Squad, Inc.
  • Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County
  • Empire State Special Needs Experience, Inc.
  • Kali’s Klubhouse, Inc.
  • McKendree United Methodist Church Open Hearts Dinner
  • Owego EMS, Inc.
  • Southern Tier Music Teachers Association
  • Stray Haven Humane Society & SPCA
  • Tioga County Boys & Girls Club
  • Waterman Conservation Education Center

Chemung County

  • AIM Independent Living Center
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County
  • Economic Opportunity Program, Inc. of Chemung County
  • Family Service Society, Inc.
  • Golden Glow Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.
  • Horseheads Family Resource Center
  • Neighborhood Transformation Center
  • Southern Tier Pregnancy Resource Center
  • Tanglewood Community Nature Center, Inc.
  • United Way of the Southern Tier
  • Woody Wilson
  • Young Women’s Christian Association of Elmira/Twin Tiers

Bradford County (PA)

  • Animal Care Fund
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Twin Tiers
  • Bradford County Action, Inc.
  • Dale’s Depot
  • Guthrie Clinic
  • Northern Tier Unified Arts Association
  • Sayre House of Hope
  • Secure Rehabilitation and Vocational Enterprises, Inc.
  • Spay Neuter Save Network
  • Special Olympics Pennsylvania
  • Supporting Area Families Everyday (S.A.F.E)
  • Troy Lions Club Foundation
  • United Way of Bradford County