‘Colorado Gives Day’ Pulls In Record-Breaking $20M

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An image from the Colorado Gives Day rally on Monday (credit: CBS)

An image from the Colorado Gives Day rally on Monday (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4) – Coloradans really stepped up for “Colorado Gives Day” on Tuesday.

Colorado donors came together to give a record-breaking $20 million to their favorite causes this year.

The annual Colorado Gives Day features a 24-hour period in which all Coloradans are encouraged to donate online to support their favorite causes.

A rally was held Monday at the state Capitol to bring awareness and support of the event.

Donations are still being accepted at ColoradoGives.org, which features over 1,400 charities.

This was the fourth year Community First Foundation and FirstBank have partnered on the initiative. They distributed $8.7 million to Colorado nonprofits in 2010, $12.8 million in 2011 and $15.7 million in 2012.

“I love Colorado. We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our friends and neighbors who open their hearts and give on Colorado Gives Day,” Marla J. Williams, President and CEO of Community First Foundation, said in a statement.

“We are beyond impressed by the sheer generosity of local businesses and Coloradans on Colorado Gives Day,” said John Ikard, CEO of FirstBank Holding Company.

Nearly 90,000 people participated this year. Donations ranged from $10 to $300,000.

LINK: ColoradoGives.org

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