Beth McConkey, 720.898.5919
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Colorado Gives Day 2018 Scheduled for December 4

The annual, 24-hour event has raised $182 million for CO nonprofits since 2010

ARVADA, Colo. (Sept. 28, 2018) – Colorado Gives Day, a statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving, is scheduled for Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

The event is presented by Community First Foundation, a local community foundation dedicated to fueling positive change throughout Colorado, and FirstBank, one of the nation’s largest privately-held banks and the most philanthropic bank in the state.

“As a longtime corporate partner, it’s been an honor to witness the growth in statewide giving year-after-year and the monumental impact it’s made on our communities,” said Emily Robinson, COO of FirstBank. “The $36 million raised in 2017 goes a long way toward ensuring Colorado nonprofits can continue their missions for years to come, and we’re hopeful Colorado Gives Day 2018 will have an even greater imprint.”

Since its inception in 2010, Colorado Gives Day has raised $182 million for Colorado nonprofits, making it among the most successful giving days in the nation. Last year alone, donors gave more than 153,955 individual donations to 2,343 nonprofits totaling $36.5 million, breaking all previous records.

“Colorado Gives Day highlights the best of Colorado,” said Marla J. Williams, president and CEO of Community First Foundation. “It celebrates the extraordinary generosity of Coloradans and the vital Colorado nonprofits that support the fabric of our community every day.”

Donors can search for local charities from any page on ColoradoGives.org to learn more and donate on Colorado Gives Day. Starting November 1, 2018, donors can also schedule Colorado Gives Day donations online.

Get the whole family involved! Colorado Gives Day is a great opportunity to introduce a child to the joy of giving. KidsforColoradoGives.org, a kid-friendly component of ColoradoGives.org, helps young donors experience the joy of giving in a fun, safe environment.

More information on Colorado Gives Day 2018 is available online at ColoradoGivesDay.org. For statistics on last year’s Colorado Gives Day and year-over-year comparisons, please visit ColoradoGives.org/Data&Reports.

About FirstBank

FirstBank operates more than 115 locations in Colorado, Arizona and California. It’s the largest locally owned banking organization in Colorado, serving more than 750,000 customers. FirstBank offers a variety of checking and savings accounts, mortgages, home equity loans and a full range of commercial loans and business accounts and services. Since 2000, the company has been recognized as a top corporate philanthropist and has contributed more than $60 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charitable organizations. FirstBank is also unique in that a majority of its stock is owned by management and employees. For more information, go to efirstbank.com.

About Community First Foundation

Since 1975, Community First Foundation has been helping generous donors and innovative nonprofits come together to improve the quality of life and create positive change in Jefferson County, the Denver metropolitan area and beyond. We serve as a connector, partner, collaborator and resource to fuel the power of community for the greater good. For more information, visit CommunityFirstFoundation.org.