With 9,019 votes, the Whittemore-Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Diseases in Reno, Nevada, placed 12 out of 100 worthy finalists in Round 2 of the Chase Community Giving contest, to win $40,000. Counting the $25,000 the WPI won in Round 1, its winnings total $65,000. Check it out at http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/program_recap - contestants listed in alphabetical order.
The CFIDS Association of America in Charlotte, North Carolina, another hot contender for votes and funding, got $25,000 in Round 1, but placed 39 with no winnings in Round 2.
BUT IT'S NOT OVER. Soon, the Chase Community Giving Board will also divvy up additional funds totaling $500,000 to support selected “Big Ideas” submitted by the 100 Round 2 contenders. One charity will receive $200,000 based on their Big Idea, and the remaining $300,000 will be distributed in varying amounts among other charities in the Top 100 at the Advisory Board's discretion.