Skip to main content

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.

Comments

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Meeting Space Celebrity Sighting: Natalie Portman

Valerie Brown, Meeting Space Administrator
I met Natalie Portman in the Community First Foundation Meeting Space yesterday.
Okay, not the Natalie Portman of Star Wars, V for Vendetta and Black Swan. This Natalie Portman is a top-notch meeting facilitator who was working with a group advancing Mental Health First Aid in Jefferson County. Led by Jefferson Center for Mental Health, the group met in our largest meeting room to discuss training community members on how to identify persons who may benefit from mental health resources.
Jefferson Center for Mental Health is one of the dizzying array of nonprofits to have come through our doors since we opened the Meeting Space a year ago! February 2016 saw one meeting lasting four hours with six people. February 2017 saw 37 meetings for a total of 250 hours with 799 people through the door! In fact, in the first year we have hosted 269 meetings lasting a total of 1,822 hours and have seen 5,615 people through the door.
These people do the goo…

Making Your List and Checking It Twice: How to Read Nonprofit Profiles for Colorado Gives Day in Five Easy Steps

By Dana Rinderknecht, Director of Online Giving at Community First Foundation
Colorado Gives Day is coming! Once again it is time to make your list and, like Santa, check it twice!
As you craft your list, the wonderful thing about ColoradoGives.org, the online giving platform for Colorado Gives Day, is that you can learn more about the nonprofits you already support as well as others you didn’t realize were out there doing good work. This year we have more than 2,000 nonprofits from all over the state of Colorado participating.
You might ask yourself, “What can I learn about these nonprofits?” and, “Where do I start?”
Go to ColoradoGives.org and search. You can search by name, cause, or location. For instance, if you want to find out which nonprofits are working in your neighborhood, type in your zip code and press “Go.”When you see one you like, click “Learn More” on the widget to view the profile. The first tab is an overview of the program, starting with pictures and videos. It gives…

The Real People Behind the Scenes

Meet the Online Giving Team
Ever wonder what’s happening behind the scenes on Colorado Gives Day? Answering questions, processing donations and communicating progress is an all-hands-on-deck affair at Community First Foundation, but there are three staff members who really keep the ColoradoGives.org wheels turning, today and every day. Meet the online giving team!
Meet Dana Rinderknecht, director of online giving Q. What’s your role on the team? A. I raise awareness of the program and keep it moving forward with exciting new ideas like KidsforColoradoGives.org.
Q. What’s the coolest thing about ColoradoGives.org most people don’t know? A. That you can set up ongoing, regular donations to your favorite nonprofit to support them year-round. This gives them funds they can rely on and helps you spread out your cost.
Q. What are your personal charitable passions? A. For me, it’s about making the world a better place.
Q. What are you most looking forward to doing the day after ColoradoGives Day – …