Denver Pavilions donates to food bank
The Denver Pavilions’ Holiday Carousel was a great source of entertainment for visitors to the 16th Street Mall, but also raised $5,000 for the hungry. Gart Properties, which co-owns the Pavilions, presented a check to Food Bank of the Rockies in a ceremony featuring a live pony styled as a carousel horse.
Toys for Tots reaps rewards from vet-led real estate charity drive
Marine veteran and Re/Max broker associate Troy Williams spearheaded the donation of more than 500 toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign. His Re/Max Masters Millennium office donated the toys to be distributed throughout metro Denver.
$1 million in matching grants for education program
The Morgridge Family Foundation announced a $1 million donation to Lakewood-based education nonprofit MindSpark. The money will be used to match funds from other donors, and support four specific programs that focus on STEM, immersive learning, professional development and education of school leadership.
Credit Union donates more than 7,000 pairs of socks
Lone Tree based Public Service Credit Union collected and donated 7,238 pairs of socks to several Colorado homeless shelters over the holidays. According to PSCU, socks are the No. 1 most requested clothing item by the Salvation Army. The socks were donated as part of the credit union’s Annual Sock Drive.
Program grants $520K toward livable wage work for women
The Women’s Foundation of Colorado announced the formation of Women Achieving Greater Economic Security. WAGES will focus on helping Colorado women earn a livable wage through research, advocacy and strategic grant-making. Its 23 grantee partners (“the WAGES cohort”) divvied up $520,000 for their work throughout the state.
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2017 Largest Corporate Philanthropists
Ranked by Cash contributions to Colorado-based charitable organizations in 2016
Rank Business name Cash contributions to Colorado-based charitable organizations in 2016 1 Xcel Energy Inc. $8.21 million 2 FirstBank Holding Co. $3.8 million 3 Alpine Banks of Colorado $3.2 million View This List