Megan A. Ledin: Colorado Gives Day raises $40K for Grand
In an astounding demonstration of support for Colorado nonprofits, donors from across the state contributed $12 million as part of Community First Foundation’s Colorado Gives Day 2011 – an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through on-line giving.
This year’s total was an increase of more than 40 percent compared to Colorado Gives Day 2010, which raised $8.4 million. The Grand Foundation proudly participated in the second annual event, held Tuesday, Dec. 6, and is pleased to announce that over $40,000 was raised for our Annual Grants Fund, which is distributed directly to Grand County nonprofits each year.
In this, our inaugural year of participation, the Grand Foundation would like to sincerely thank all of the incredibly generous people who made direct donations on this special day, despite the technical difficulties the Community First Foundation encountered. One hundred percent of the funds raised by the Foundation through Colorado Gives Day will benefit Grand County organizations. We look forward to another successful campaign in 2012.
Over the past 15 years, the Grand Foundation has granted nearly $2 million to over 100 local agencies. Thank you, Grand County. We couldn’t succeed without your support.
Megan A. Ledin
Executive director, Grand Foundation
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