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Colorado Gives Day is TODAY only

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:16 am

Colorado Gives Day - TODAY ONLY - and the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI) is included!

I know, I know I post a lot about giving to the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI), but I do it because I feel it's important that we help them out. I also understand how difficult their job is when it comes to raising money to work on 14er trail projects. Lloyd Athearn (CFI's Executive Director) spends a huge amount of time working to raise money for the projects. Without contributions and grants, there would be no CFI trail work. So, if you haven't already donated to the CFI this year, I encourage you to help them out and today and take advantage of the Colorado Gives Day benefits. I made my annual contribution today.

Credit card fees will be waived for the recipient organizations first $50,000 raised and all participating organizations will share in the $300,000 Firstbank Incentive Fund based on the proportion of total donations their organization generates. I don't know how much the CFI will get from that fund, but it's hard money that will go to them based on how much we raise today. Once your on-line donation is complete, the system will display a confirmation letter that you can print for tax purposes - very helpful.

In case you don't know what the CFI does, here's a quick overview of work done in 2011:
    563 volunteers on projects, resulting in 1,286 Volunteer days and 10,300 hours of applied work.
    20 Field Crew staff (non-volunteers) applying 608 days of effort
    12 Youth Corps individuals working 584 days on the peaks
    4,216' of route delineation and construction (new trail work)
    91,689' of trail maintenance and re-construction
    33,972 sq. feet of trail restoration
    9,775 hikers contacted through the Peak Steward process
    Peaks where CFI performed major trail projects or trail maintenance: Mt. Yale, Holy Cross, Belford/Oxford, Bierstadt, Capitol, Elbert, Evans, Grays and Torreys, Huron, La Plata, Lincoln/Democrat/Bross, Massive, Missouri, Pyramid, Quandary, Sneffels, Uncompahgre, Wetterhorn
Read more materials here and have an option to donate:
CFI's page (on givingfirst.org) for Colorado Gives Day

Or just get to the donating!
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Again, Colorado Gives Day is today only (Tuesday, December 6th) and runs through 11:59 p.m.
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Re: Colorado Gives Day is TODAY only

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:40 pm

I've heard from several of you that the Colorado Gives Day site has been very slow at times. Some of you have gone through the process of entering a donation only to have problems completing the transaction.

I'm sorry about that but we don't have any control over their site; I think maybe they underestimated the volume requirements.

Ugh
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Re: Colorado Gives Day is TODAY only

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:31 pm

Seems to be running a bit better now...
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Re: Colorado Gives Day is TODAY only

Postby SurfNTurf » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:59 pm

Colorado Gives Day is being extended until noon tomorrow because of the Web issues.
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Re: Colorado Gives Day is TODAY only

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:20 pm

$12,500 raised for the CFI by 4pm. Nice!

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Re: Colorado Gives Day is TODAY only

Postby tmathews » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:30 pm

I just donated, too.

Re: Colorado Gives Day is TODAY only

Postby forbins_mtn » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:49 pm

donated. and i can't wait to volunteer next summer. i hope they put me on a gnarly peak so i can climb it the next day

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Re: Colorado Gives Day is TODAY only

Postby ztop » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:27 pm

The givingfirst.org site will be open through Noon tomorrow, December 7...

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Postby its_not_a_tuba » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:34 pm

Done. Donated to CFI and CAIC.
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Re: Colorado Gives Day is TODAY only

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:47 am

Go team!

From Lloyd Athearn (CFI Director) on Facebook...

As of 9 a.m., total is over $19,000 donated to CFI, including more than $5,700 from 91 first-time donors. Impressive! And they just keep coming in.
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Re: Colorado Gives Day is TODAY only

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:25 am

Only 1.5 hours left!!

Tell your friends that just a few bucks can help pay for major projects on Holy Cross, North Maroon and San Luis Peak next year...
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Re: Colorado Gives Day is TODAY only

Postby tmathews » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:03 pm

Any word on how much the CFI was able to raise altogether?

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