ACC to Participate in First-Ever Colorado Gives Day

The Arapahoe Community College (ACC) Foundation announces its support of the first-ever Colorado Gives Day – a new initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving to Colorado charities. Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, CO Gives Day is a 24-hour period to “give where you live” by making online donations to the hundreds of charities featured on Community First Foundation’s online giving resource called GivingFirst.org. As a profiled charity on GivingFirst.org, the Arapahoe Community College Foundation will benefit from this initiative and the $1 million in one day fundraising goal.

“The ACC Foundation is very excited to be a part of the first-ever Colorado Gives Day. ACC’s students and programs rely on the generous donations of our community and Colorado Gives Day is an ideal outlet for raising awareness of the need to support organizations like ours,” said ACC Foundation Director Courtney Loehfelm.

Director Loehfelm says money raised from this initiative will help fund scholarships for ACC students so they can accomplish their educational goals.

Kenneth W. Eggeman, President & CEO of Community First Foundation expressed his excitement around CO Gives Day by saying, “We created this concept, along with our partner FirstBank, to address the growing needs of our state’s nonprofit sector. Now is the time to increase charitable giving in Colorado and we believe that Colorado Gives Day will allow us to achieve this goal. We are grateful for the support of the nonprofit sector and from the individual charities profiled on GivingFirst.org – together we will raise much need funds for Colorado nonprofits.”

For more information about the ACC Foundation and how it is supporting the first-ever CO Gives Day, visit www.arapahoe.edu/about-acc/alumni-and-foundation. And for more information about CO Gives Day and other charities involved, visit www.GivingFirst.org/COGivesDay.

The ACC Foundation is a charitable, non-profit corporation dedicated to raising friends and funds for Arapahoe Community College. The Foundation partners with donors to support and strengthen the College’s role in serving the educational needs of the community. Each year, the Foundation awards more than $50,000 in scholarships to students. To learn more about the ACC Foundation call 303.797.5881or visit www.arapahoe.edu/about-acc/alumni-and-foundation.

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