Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Colorado Gives Day 2012: Where Would You Donate $50,000?

By Jamie Tafoya, FirstBank

Giving back to the community has always been one of FirstBank’s top priorities. And why shouldn’t it be? We live and work in these communities and are committed to helping our neighbors.

In fact, for the third year, FirstBank is pitching in on Colorado Gives Day, donating $600,000 to ignite change for Colorado nonprofits on December 4. This year, $50,000 of our donation will be awarded to individual nonprofits. You will determine which ten nonprofits will receive $1,000 through Colorado Gives Day Trivia and another four lucky nonprofits will win a $10,000 through our Luck-of-the-Draw lottery.

Trivia Prizes
Monday, November 26, we’ll kick-off a week of Colorado Gives Day trivia on Facebook and Twitter. All you have to do is tweet or post your answer on Facebook and you could be given the chance to donate $1,000 to any nonprofit profiled on GivingFirst.org. A total of TEN winners will be named throughout the week, with the final trivia questions being posted on Friday, November 30. We know how important it is for nonprofits to receive funding quickly, so the donations will be delivered by December 21.

Luck-of-the-Draw Prizes
We will also sponsor a $10,000 donation to each of four Colorado Gives Day nonprofits. All participating nonprofits will be placed in one of four groups and we’ll draw one winner per group to receive $10,000. Once Colorado Gives Day donations have been reconciled in January, we’ll announce the winners and present some pretty big checks!

We hope everyone hops online on December 4 to participate in Colorado Gives Day. Small donations go a long way and add up quickly! Here’s to the most successful day of giving in Colorado’s history.