Impact Newsletter March 2021

Vol.1, Issue 6 March 2021

From the Executive Director, Leah Goss

2021 Oxygen for Education Scholarship Breakfast Breaks All Records! 

Thanks to our generous donors and sponsors, a record-breaking $145,000 was raised for scholarships at this year’s scholarship fundraising event! In an unusually difficult year for CCD students, this support makes a huge difference. We also met one of our dollar-for-dollar gift matches announced during the event - the one for $10,000 for scholarships for immigrant students!

While we missed seeing everyone in person, we are grateful for this outpouring of support that provides a vital lifeline to students as they strive to achieve their educational goals and lifelong dreams.

With the pandemic still a major factor in our community, the CCD Foundation will continue its focus on supporting students with scholarships, emergency assistance, and laptops for remote classwork. Over $110,000 has already been distributed to students impacted by COVID. In addition, we are pleased to receive several recent grants from local foundations to support outreach to individuals in our community displaced from their jobs by COVID-19 and former students who had to "stop-out" due to the pandemic.

A special thank you to our premiere sponsors the Organization of Chinese Americans and Hide in Plain Sight. Both of these incredible organizations have committed to helping CCD students in the 2021-2022 academic year.

If you missed the live event, and want to watch it, use this link – it’s only 22 minutes long and contains inspiring testimonials! Watch Oxygen for Education 2021

Or if you just want to meet two great students who shared their stories:

Introducing the CCD Foundation Nineteen Sixty-Seven Legacy Society

The CCD Foundation is proud to honor individuals who included the college in their estate plans, both present and past, with membership in the Nineteen Sixty-Seven Legacy Society. Legacy Society members receive the following benefits:

  • Recognition on the Foundation’s website
  • A beautiful Legacy Society lapel pin
  • An invitation to a private, annual Legacy Society Luncheon featuring the college president *
  • An invitation to attend an exclusive reception and CCD theatre performance each year*

*Assuming a return to normalcy from COVID-19!

The Foundation was pleased to honor Sharon Williams, a new Legacy Society member, at the Oxygen for Education Scholarship Breakfast on March 4. Meet Sharon Williams

To learn more about the CCD Foundation Nineteen Sixty-Seven Legacy Society, meet current members, and get information on the many ways to give to the college through your estate plans, visit 1967 Society

It’s 2021 Tax Season – Hey you! Just imagine the good you can do!

In 2021, Coloradoans who receive a state income tax refund will have a chance to donate some or all of it to a local nonprofit. Imagine if state taxpayers chose to donate just a portion of their refunds to their favorite cause? The outpouring of support would re-energize local community causes across Colorado!

Refund Colorado shows you how you can directly support a local nonprofit that is doing important work in your community. If you expect a state income tax refund, this new program puts you in control of deciding to donate some or all of it and choosing exactly which Colorado-registered charity will directly benefit.

This is such a convenient way to make a gift to the CCD Foundation. Imagine the good you can do! And it’s as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Decide how much of your refund to donate to the CCD Foundation.
  2. Enter Community College of Denver Foundation and our registration number (45-3784543) in the Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit Fund line on your state income tax return or tax software, or just give this information to your tax preparer along with your tax documents.
  3. Smile! You are supporting students determined to improve their lives and futures in our local community.

And if you have never donated before, your gift will be matched up to $20,000!