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Record-breaking Colorado Gives Day raises over $50 million; Denver7 a proud sponsor

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Posted at 4:49 AM, Dec 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 14:36:12-05

ARVADA, Colo. — A record-breaking Colorado Gives Day wrapped up early Wednesday morning with just over $50 million raised for local nonprofit organizations.

Coloradans opened their hearts in a big way, donating about $50,050,610 to 2,828 organizations over the 24 hours.

This is Denver7’s second year sponsoring the statewide day of giving.

“My heart is overflowing today with gratitude and pride,” said Kelly Dunkin, president and CEO of Community First Foundation. “We live in an amazing state and this proves once again how committed we are to showing up and helping our communities thrive. Colorado nonprofits work hard to keep our neighborhoods well and vibrant, and yesterday Colorado showed up for them. Thank you!”

The statewide movement held each year a week after Giving Tuesday celebrates philanthropy in Colorado through online giving at www.ColoradoGives.org.

“In a year when it would have been easy to find reasons not to give, our community stepped up to support Colorado nonprofits in a big way,” said Dean Littleton, Vice President and General Manager of Denver7. “We’re honored to be a partner on Colorado Gives Day – to have played a role in helping connect donors to local nonprofits in a record-breaking way.”

Since its inception in 2010, Colorado Gives Day has raised more than $307 million in donations benefiting nonprofits statewide. This year alone, Coloradans gave 225,440 donations ranging from $5 to $200,000.

Colorado Gives Day is presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank.

“Considering the hardships we’ve all endured this year, it’s humbling to see over $50 million raised for Colorado nonprofits,” said FirstBank Regional President Brian Larson in a release. “We’re grateful for each and every donor who selflessly gave, and are reminded once again why we’re lucky to call Colorado home.”

Colorado Gives Day is one of the most successful days of giving in the U.S., according to Community First Foundation.