Monday, December 10, 2012

Colorado Gives Day Sets New Record

Marla J. Williams
By Marla J. Williams, president and CEO, Community First Foundation and
Stephanie Tuthill, board chair, Community First Foundation

Coloradans, you are amazing! Congratulations and thank you for setting a new Colorado Gives Day record. In an inspiring demonstration of support for more than 1,200 Colorado nonprofits, you came forward from across the state to contribute $15 million on Colorado Gives Day 2012. This is an increase of 20 percent over last year. And this means that over the course of the last three Colorado Gives Days you have teamed together to donate more than $35 million.

Stephanie Tuthill
We hope you feel good about the impact you are making—Individuals like you gave from $10 to $200,000 and each one of those dollars is truly valued by the nonprofits that do important work every day across our state. Work that brings food, shelter and medical services to those who would otherwise go without; work that protects our environment, improves schools, and enriches our culture through music and the arts. 
We have seen increases in numbers of donors, donations and nonprofits benefiting from charitable giving—all because of you.

To the first-time donor, thank you for coming on board. To the returning Colorado Gives Day donor, thank you for your loyalty and devotion to Colorado nonprofits. We asked you to ”Give Where You Live” – and you did.
To our Colorado Gives Day media sponsors—The Networks of 9NEWS, Comcast, Entravision Communications, Clear Channel,  Colorado Public Television (CPT 12, Channel 12), Rocky Mountain PBS and 5280 Magazine—thank you for getting the word out in a big way.

To our corporate partner FirstBank, our wonderful foundation partners and local businesses as well as new Colorado Gives Day partners El Pomar Foundation and Boettcher Foundation—thank you for believing in Colorado Gives Day and our nonprofit community, and helping make this day a reality.   
On Dec. 4, we came together and demonstrated once more that through our combined generosity we can accomplish amazing things.

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