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Colorado Gives Day raises more than $20 million

1:37 PM, Dec 12, 2013   |    comments
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ARVADA - Colorado donors once again united to support 1,442 nonprofit organizations during the fourth Colorado Gives Day on December 10, raising more than $20 million and surpassing last year's $15.4 million total. A record number of nearly 88,000 donations have been recorded, a jump from last year's total of 69,127. Donations ranged from $10 to $300,000.

Community First Foundation has partnered with FirstBank since 2010 to present Colorado Gives Day, distributing $8.7 million to Colorado nonprofits in 2010, $12.8 million in 2011 and $15.7 million in 2012.

"We are beyond impressed by the sheer generosity of local businesses and Coloradans on Colorado Gives Day," says John Ikard, CEO of FirstBank Holding Company. "It's amazing to think three short years ago we were hoping to raise just $1 million and today, we've raised more than $20 million. FirstBank is truly honored to help this philanthropic staple continue to grow and we want to personally thank every Colorado Gives Day donor for their support."

Colorado Gives Day features a 24-hour period (beginning at Midnight, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013) in which all Coloradans are encouraged to donate online to support their favorite causes. Donations are accepted online at ColoradoGives.org, a year-round, online giving resource featuring more than 1,400 charities and the official website for Colorado Gives Day.

The first gift of the day was made to City Year Denver at 12:00 a.m. on December 10. The last gift to Child Advocacy Center came in at 11:59 p.m.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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