The Denver Foundation Shares Stories of Transformation and Generosity in “Give” Magazine

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To celebrate and highlight Metro Denver’s many stories of generosity, The Denver Foundation launched Give Magazine in November. Give features stories of transformative philanthropy, trends in giving, charitable advice, interviews, and ways to get involved for individuals, families, and organizations in every corner of the community.

Give Magazine Inaugural Issue Fall 2012

From Charles Boettcher to Madam C.J. Walker, from Emily Griffith to Bill Daniels, Metro Denver is a place where entrepreneurs find success and philanthropists make their mark.

On the cover, a confident group of college students march toward the reader. As Reisher Scholarship recipients, they represent generosity in action and the promise of a new generation—the possibilities magnified by an investment in education. The students are only five of almost 800 Coloradans whose college dreams have been funded by the Reisher family, founders of Colorado’s FirstBank. The story of the link between the Reishers, the scholars, and FirstBank’s generosity are only one of dozens shared in the newly launched Give Magazine.

“Our community has an outstanding history of generosity.” says David Miller, President and CEO of The Denver Foundation, Colorado’s oldest and largest community foundation and publisher of Give. “From Charles Boettcher to Madam C.J. Walker, from Emily Griffith to Bill Daniels, Metro Denver is a place where entrepreneurs find success and philanthropists make their mark.”

To celebrate and highlight Metro Denver’s many stories of generosity, The Denver Foundation launched Give Magazine in November. Give features stories of transformative philanthropy, trends in giving, charitable advice, interviews, and ways to get involved for individuals, families, and organizations in every corner of the community.

The Foundation held a launch party in November at Cherry, where over 160 came to celebrate. Short reflections about the stories and people featured in the inaugural issue were shared. Emily Robinson, President of the West Region of Colorado spoke on behalf of FirstBank. Cori Plotkin Streetman and Sarah Hogan, young, energetic partners at Barefoot PR, co-wrote an article about engaging the NOW Generation, and spoke about the benefits of cultivating 20- and 30-somethings, many who are already are actively engaged in the community. Entrepreneur and philanthropist Marco Antonio Abarca, whose parents co-founded Ready Foods, was also interviewed in the magazine. Immigrants from Mexico, Abarca’s mother and father always gave back to the community. Abarca shared how he and his family were profoundly impacted by the many ways people have demonstrated generosity in their lives. “My parents sent me to college and law school, but the quid pro quo was for me to give back,” he stated.

Give Magazine can be accessed in digital format at http://www.denverfoundation.org. For a hard copy and more publication details, contact The Denver Foundation at 303-300-1790.

About The Denver Foundation:

The Denver Foundation is a community foundation dedicated to improving life in Metro Denver through philanthropy, leadership, and strengthening the community. Last year, the Foundation awarded over $47 million in grants. The Denver Foundation has three primary roles: stewarding an endowment to invest in meeting current and future needs for the Metro Denver community; managing over 900 charitable funds on behalf of individuals, families, nonprofit organizations, and business; and working with community and philanthropic leaders to address core challenges that face Metro Denver. For more information, visit http://www.denverfoundation.org.

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