Colorado Gives Day 2018 raises $35.1 million in 24 hours

Colorado Gives Day remains the state’s largest day of giving. Generous donors gave $35.1 million to 2,481 nonprofits in just 24 hours on December 4, 2018. The 24-hour statewide movement celebrates and increases philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day is powered by, a year-round, online giving website featuring more than 2,500 nonprofits. Colorado Gives Day is one of the most successful events of its kind in the nation. 

“Colorado Gives Day has once again proven that Coloradoans are committed to the vital non-profits that support the fabric of our community,” says Marla J. Williams, president and CEO of Community First Foundation. “I want to thank the extraordinary donors that celebrated Colorado Gives Day with us and the nonprofits that make Colorado a better place to live.”

“Every year the generosity of Coloradoans astounds us,” says Emily Robinson, COO of FirstBank. “It’s been a truly humbling experience to watch Colorado Gives Day start as a $1 million goal, and then witness it grow to more than $217 million in donations since its inception.”

Denver’s Curtis Hotel introduces a $10K Lloyd & Harry Ski Getaway

Strut the streets of Denver & Aspen in true Dumb & Dumber fashion with the exceptional new Dumb & Dumber: Lloyd & Harry Meet the Curtis Package from Denver’s The Curtis—a DoubleTree by Hilton, which is dedicated to celebrating all things pop culture.
Priced at $10,000 for two people, this over-the-top weekend getaway includes two ruffled tuxedos with top hats—orange & powder blue, of course—along with private jet transportation to/from Aspen Mountain where you can shred powder on your new Colorado-made Icelantic Skis. Crack a cold brew from Aspen Beer Co. while flying back to Denver to enjoy another relaxing night in a Corner King Deluxe room. Wrap up your decadent weekend with Sunday brunch at The Corner Office before heading out on a moped scooter to explore downtown Denver and a relaxing spa treatment at The Oxford Club, Spa & Salon.

Managed by Denver’s Sage Hospitality, the Curtis offers 336 modern guest rooms featuring custom art, sleek furniture and a Hilton Sweet Dreams Bed. Located across the street from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

State Launches Colorado Clean Energy Fund

Gov. John Hickenlooper today joined the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and the Coalition for Green Capital to launch the Colorado Clean Energy Fund. This fund is part of the implementation of the Colorado Climate Plan, which was updated in 2018.

The non-profit Colorado Clean Energy Fund will bring the “green bank” model to Colorado, drawing on the success of institutions in other states such as NY Green Bank and Connecticut Green Bank. Green banks use mission-driven financing to leverage private investment in clean energy projects like community solar and energy efficiency. 

With formation and operations support from the Coalition for Green Capital, the Colorado Clean Energy Fund will work with market participants to help mobilize capital and accelerate clean energy project development. The fund will seek to draw in and deploy capital from a diverse set of investors, including philanthropy. The fund will collaborate with NY Green Bank to ensure efficient, scalable and replicable financing opportunities are utilized to advance sustainable infrastructure across Colorado. 

“Our goal in Colorado is to make sure we have the cleanest air and water possible,” says Hickenlooper.