Colorado Gives Day 2017: Donors give record $36.1M to charity

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL – The eighth annual Colorado Gives Day online charity fund drive is in the books, and the state’s nonprofits are $36,129,285 better off because of it.

That’s the fundraising total for Tuesday’s 24-hour donation appeal, topping the previous record of $33.8 million set last year, according to the organizer, the Arvada-based Community First Foundation.

The $36.1 million is more than four times the $8.4 million raised in 2010, the event’s first year.

This year, the money came from 153,055 individual donations (up from 145,763 last year) ranging from $10 to $1 million, the foundation said in today’s announcement. (The $1 million was given to the Schlessman Family YMCA in Denver’s University Hills area.)

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