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Support the work of Make-A-Wish® Colorado on Colorado Gives Day


November 13, 2014


Denver, CO

Denver, CO (Nov. 13, 2014) – Make-A-Wish Colorado invites Coloradans to support our efforts to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions by donating to us on Colorado Gives Day, December 9, 2014.


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. Donations are accepted through


As a participating nonprofit on, Make-A-Wish Colorado will benefit from this initiative in many ways.

“The donations we receive on Colorado Gives Day help us do more to support kids in our community and ensure that every eligible child’s wish comes true,” says Founder & President of Make-A-Wish Colorado, Joan Mazak. “Our goal is to raise $35,000 this year, which will allow us to grant the wishes of even more Colorado children. We also want to get our share of the $1 Million Incentive Fund.”

Thanks to Community First Foundation and First Bank, Colorado Gives Day 2014, features a $1 Million Incentive Fund, one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the incentive fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated. For example, if Make-A-Wish Colorado receives 10 percent of the total donations made on Colorado Gives Day, Make-A-Wish Colorado also receives 10 percent of the $1 Million Incentive Fund.


“Thanks to generous Coloradans and hardworking nonprofits, we’ve seen the impact of Colorado Gives Day build dramatically over the last four years in every way,” said Marla J. Williams, president and CEO of Community First Foundation. “Not only the dollars raised, but the number of nonprofits and donors contributing to the success of the day has also grown tremendously. We look forward to continuing the momentum this year.”


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About Make-A-Wish Colorado

Founded in 1983 as one of the nation’s first Make-A-Wish Foundation chapters, Make-A-Wish Colorado has granted more than 4,400 wishes to eligible children throughout Colorado. Its mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Foundation finances its endeavors through corporate sponsors, foundations, service clubs, fundraisers and individual contributions. For more information about Make-A-Wish Colorado and how you can share the power of a wish® please call 303.750.9474, visit or connect with us on Facebook at or on Twitter at @WishColorado.


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., 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


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

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7951 E. Maplewood Avenue Suite 126
Greenwood Village, CO  80111

Phone : (303) 750-9474 x3510
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