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Kayla Arnesen 720.898.5919
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New Colorado Gives Day App to Track Donations in Real Time

ARVADA, Colo. (Nov. 24, 2014) – Colorado Gives Day, an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving, now offers a free smart phone app to track donations by the minute on Colorado Gives Day, Dec. 9.

The free app currently counts down to Dec. 9. It is available at no charge through iTunes and Google Play. On Colorado Gives Day, the app will display in real time how much money is being raised statewide along with the number of organizations receiving donations and the total number of donations made. “This app will let donors see the impact of their generosity in real time on their phones,” said Dana Rinderknecht, director of online giving for Community First Foundation. “Coloradans will see the magnitude of their giving by watching the statewide total grow as well as the number of donations and organizations.”

Community First Foundation and FirstBank have partnered to present Colorado Gives Day since 2010. Colorado Gives Day unites Coloradans in a common goal to strengthen the state’s nonprofits and educates communities on the benefits of online giving by making fundraising simple for nonprofits and easy for donors. To date, Colorado Gives Day has distributed $58.1 million to Colorado nonprofits.

Donors may choose their favorite nonprofits and set up their Colorado Gives Day gifts now through ColoradoGives.org, the year-round, online giving website featuring more than 1,600 charities and the official website for Colorado Gives Day. The scheduled donations will process on Dec. 9 during Colorado Gives Day.
About Colorado Gives Day
Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. For the fifth consecutive year, Community First Foundation and FirstBank are partnering to present Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Donations are accepted through ColoradoGives.org.

About Community First Foundation
For nearly 40 years, Community First Foundation has been bringing donors and nonprofit organizations together. We offer financial support and educational opportunities to strengthen nonprofits. We also fund community programs, inspire philanthropy and assist individuals and businesses with charitable giving. ColoradoGives.org, our year-round, online giving website, has raised more than $81 million for Colorado nonprofits since 2007. We are the proud recipient of the 2013 National Philanthropy Day in Colorado Outstanding Foundation award. For more information, visit CommunityFirstFoundation.org.

About ColoradoGives.org
ColoradoGives.org is a year-round, online giving website featuring nearly 1,500 Colorado nonprofit organizations. Made possible by Community First Foundation since 2007, ColoradoGives.org encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive, objective and up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online.

About FirstBank
FirstBank operates more than 115 locations in Colorado, Arizona and California. FirstBank is the largest locally owned banking organization in Colorado, serving more than 650,000 customers. Since 2000, FirstBank has contributed more than $45 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charitable organizations. FirstBank is unique in that a majority of its stock is owned by management and employees. For more information, visit efirstbank.com.