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DENVER, Colo., May 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FirstBank is proud to announce that The National Philanthropy Day committee has opened nominations for the best young people, individuals, businesses, and foundations giving of their time, talent, and treasure to improve Colorado’s communities. Award winners, and their nominators, will be honored at the annual National Philanthropy Day in Colorado Awards Luncheon on November 8, 2019, at the Seawell Grand Ballroom in Denver.
Nomination forms are available online. The deadline to submit a nomination is 5:00 p.m. on July 15, 2019.
Among the most inspiring awards given each year goes to an Outstanding Youth. In 2016, Sarah Greichen (then 16) won the award for founding an organization called “Score A Friend” inspired by her twin brother, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder. Now a student at CSU, Sarah says, “This award helped make me who I am today. I am still CEO of Score A Friend and in addition, I served as the Community Service Chair on the Deans Student Leadership Council at CSU.”
A public selection process, involving a wide-ranging group of community representatives, including members of the nonprofit/foundation, business and government sectors, determines the winners. The Outstanding Youth and Outstanding Youth Group winners receive $3,000 scholarships for continuing education courtesy of The Daniels Fund.
National Philanthropy Day is both an official day and a grassroots movement. Every year, since 1986 when President Ronald Reagan first proclaimed November 15th as National Philanthropy Day, communities across the globe have celebrated by hosting events to recognize activities of donors, volunteers, foundations, leaders, corporations, and others engaged in philanthropy.
In Colorado, National Philanthropy Day is presented by the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, a membership organization committed to advancing philanthropy. The event’s presenting sponsor is Rose Community Foundation.
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