Today marked the official kickoff to Erie Gives - the annual day of giving.
The Erie Community Foundation announced the prorated match pool this year is now $200,000.
That's all thanks to support of local leaders and businesses.
Major contributions came from GE Transportation, the Erie Community Foundation, Erie Insurance and Presque Isle Downs and Casino.
Erie Gives Day is set for August 12th.
Last year $1.7 million was raised.
Copyright 2016 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.