Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Business Join Colorado Gives Day Movement

By Kayla Arnesen, Director of Strategic Communications

CommunityFirst Foundation and FirstBank are excited to announce a call-for-entries for the 2015  Colorado Gives Day Corporate Challenge presented by the DenverBusiness Journal.

Launched last year, the Corporate Challenge pits companies against themselves in a fun and friendly competition to raise money for the more than 1,700 Colorado nonprofit organizations participating in Colorado Gives Day, on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

By setting an employee-participation goal, companies across the state can join the Colorado Gives Day movement and contribute to what has become one of the most important and successful annual fundraising efforts in Colorado.

Here is what Geri Mitchell-Brown of Rally (now a part of CA Technologies) has to say about her organization’s participation in the very first Colorado Gives Day Corporate Challenge. “Our employees were energized and enthusiastic about this event, which is a great way to build a sense of community and commitment to giving back within our organization. We look forward to another successful year.”

Seven community-minded organizations participated in the first-ever Colorado Gives Day Corporate Challenge last year and they have already signed up to participate again this year. Right now we have the following businesses on board for 2015:


  • CA Technologies
  • CiviCore
  • Community First Foundation
  • EideBailly
  • FirstBank
  • Innovest
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 
  • LinhartPR
  • ReadyTalk
ColoradoGives.org. This makes it easy for the business and their employees to monitor their progress. It might even generate some internal giving challenges! After Colorado Gives Day, every business will receive a participation trophy from Community First Foundation. Learn more and sign up!