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$36.1 million raised on Colorado Gives Day!

Marla J. Williams, president and CEO, Community First Foundation

Thank you, Colorado!

I appreciate the opportunity to reflect on another year of extraordinary giving. As you know, earlier this week on Colorado Gives Day people from across our state and around the country opened their hearts to give.

Their generosity resulted in $36,129,285 million in donations to 2,309 Colorado nonprofit organizations. This record-breaking amount surpassed last year’s Colorado Gives Day total, which raised an impressive $33.8 million. Since its debut in 2010, Colorado Gives Day has raised more than $181 million for Colorado nonprofits.

One thing is clear: generous donors and the nonprofits that inspire them are the heart of Colorado Gives Day. Although Community First Foundation provides the giving platform, participating nonprofits have taken ownership of this event and spread the word far and wide, which is the main Colorado Gives Day success story.

Through your efforts every year, more and more Coloradans learn how the nonprofit sector benefits our families, friends and neighbors. Thank you for sharing your moving stories and inspiring a passion for giving that is contagious.

We hope each of you is encouraged and inspired by this outpouring of generosity and that Colorado Gives Day has helped you meet some of your fundraising goals. From our team to yours, thank you for participating in our online giving movement. We are in awe of you!





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