ARVADA, Colo. (Nov. 18, 2020) – Colorado Gives Day, a statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving, is scheduled for 24 hours on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. Governor Jared Polis proclaimed Dec. 8 as Colorado Gives Day, one of the nation’s largest online giving events. Colorado Gives Day encourages support and gratitude to Colorado’s nonprofits that work tirelessly year-round to sustain Colorado communities.
“Many nonprofits have served as first responders during COVID and it has placed a tremendous burden on their resources. Other nonprofits, like museums and theaters, have lost revenue because of the shut down and social distancing,” said Kelly Dunkin, president and CEO of Community First Foundation, the organization that runs the event. “Colorado Gives Day is our chance to support and show gratitude for the nonprofits that keep Colorado wonderful. They need us more than ever this year.”
Since its inception in 2010, Colorado Gives Day has raised $257 million for Colorado nonprofits, making it among the most successful giving days in the nation. Last year alone, donors gave more than 165,407 individual donations to 2,610 nonprofits totaling $40 million, breaking all previous records.
“As a longtime corporate partner, it’s been an honor to witness the growth in statewide giving year after year and the monumental impact it’s made on our communities,” said Brian Larson, Regional President of FirstBank. “The $40 million raised in 2019 goes a long way toward supporting Colorado nonprofits, and we’re hopeful Colorado Gives Day 2020 will have an even greater impact.”
Donors can search for local nonprofits on ColoradoGives.org to learn more and donate on Colorado Gives Day. Donations can also be scheduled now to process on Colorado Gives Day, and all donations, including scheduled donations, will be boosted by an incentive fund of more than $1 million.
About Community First Foundation
Community First Foundation strives to connect ideas, people and resources to create lasting community solutions. Since 1975, we’ve been dedicated to listening to all voices, sharing big ideas, and co-creating innovative strategies. We help donors with philanthropic planning, support nonprofits with grants and resources, and build resilient and thriving communities through connection. More about Community First Foundation.
FirstBank began providing banking services in Colorado in 1963. Today, the bank maintains more than $20 billion in assets and operates more than 110 branch locations across Colorado, Arizona and California. FirstBank offers a variety of checking accounts, savings accounts, home equity loans, mortgages, and a full range of commercial banking services, including financing, treasury management and deposit accounts. Since 2000, FirstBank has been recognized as a leader in corporate philanthropy, contributing nearly $70 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charitable organizations. The company is also unique in that a large portion of its stock is owned by management and employees, giving employees a financial stake in the bank’s success through its Employee Stock Ownership Program. For more information, visit www.efirstbank.com. Member FDIC.
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