Education nonprofits on the charitable list for Colorado Gives Day

Published: December 10, 2013, 11:36 am, by Debbie Kelley

great education coloradoToday, Tuesday, Dec. 10, is Colorado Gives Day, an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.

This is the fourth year for the event, sponsored by Community First Foundation and FirstBank.

Tax-deductible donations to benefit a multitude of organizations are accepted at www.ColoradoGives.org. Donors select which nonprofit organization they want their money to go to.

One of the many nonprofits vying for donor dollars is Great Education Colorado, a statewide, nonpartisan and grassroots organization focused on improving education through “wise and increased investment in schools, colleges and universities.”

Its mission is to “ensure that every child has access to the educational resources and opportunities they need to thrive as members of the workforce and their communities.”

Last year, Great Education Colorado raised $18,000 on Colorado Gives Day. This year, the goal is $20,000.