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Cesco Linguistic Services Partners with Community First Foundation

Interpreting and Translation Firm Donates Services to Provide Colorado Gives Day Marketing Materials in Spanish

Arvada, CO. (July 31, 2014) In an effort to broaden the reach of Colorado Gives Day and provide nonprofits with marketing material for Spanish-speaking donors, Community First Foundation is pleased to partner with Cesco Linguistic Services, Inc. The nationally recognized interpreting and translation services firm is translating Colorado Gives Day marketing material into Spanish.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to expand charitable giving in Colorado,” said Dana Rinderknect, director of online giving at Community First Foundation. “Through our partnership with Cesco, we can provide nonprofits featured on ColoradoGives.org the tools they need to communicate with their Spanish-speaking donors. We expect this effort to help boost awareness of the Colorado Gives Day movement in the Spanish-speaking community and increase giving.”

The nonprofits that are a part of ColoradoGives will be able to make available for download the Spanish material through the Colorado Gives Day Nonprofit Toolkit.

Cesco, a Colorado-based leading language services agency, delivers interpreting, translation and interpreting training services, adhering to the highest industry standards for quality, credentialing, ethics and training.

“We are honored to donate our translation services to the Community First Foundation,” said Giovanna Carriero-Contreras, founder and CEO of Cesco Linguistic Services. “We strive to be the connecting voice across languages and cultures and feel privileged by this opportunity to support our state’s nonprofits and Spanish-speaking population.”

ColoradoGives.org is a year-round, online giving website presented by Community First Foundation. The website provides comprehensive, up-to-date information about local charities and is an easy way for donors to support them online. The site features nearly 1,500 Colorado nonprofits and is the platform for Colorado Gives Day. Since its inception in 2007, ColoradoGives.org has raised more than $81 million for Colorado nonprofits.

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 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 Cesco Linguistic Services
Cesco Linguistic Services delivers leading interpreting and translation services for every known language as well as interpreting training services at a local and national level. Cesco adheres to standards surpassing the most stringent within the language services industry for quality, credentialing, ethics and training. The Colorado-based agency specializes in interpreting and translation for the business, education, government, legal, medical, nonprofit, social services and workers’ compensation sectors. Cesco currently provides services in more than 70 languages through a network of approximately 200 professional linguists. For more information, visit Cescols.com.