Colorado Gives Day Raises $12 Million for Non-Profits

Catherine Henry

WOW Executive Director Catherine Henry enjoys the festivities at Cafe Options

Colorado Gives Day has proved yet again what a community can achieve when working together.  Despite some technical glitches on the website, the campaign drew in over $12 million, exceeding last year’s contributions by 40 percent.  To accommodate those who had trouble processing donations, the Community First Foundation made the decision to extend the deadline 12 hours until December 7th at noon.

A generous $15,471 came in to support WOW programs.  Cafe Options was bustling all day with complimentary treats,  entertainment, and a live broadcast from 560 KLZ.  Interviews included representatives from Work Options for Women, FirstBank, Rocky Mountain Center for Performance Excellence, The Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute, YouthBiz and Community First.

Making a donation at Cafe Options

While most donations came in remotely, some customers contributed directly from the computer kiosks set up at Cafe Options.  Many loyal supporters and WOW board members stopped by the cafe to make donations and partake in the festivities .  New customers pitched into the donations jar after hearing about Colorado Gives Day and the mission of WOW.

WOW thanks all those who participated in this fantastic community event.  We’re already looking forward to setting some big goals for next year!