Please join the companies and members of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado on the weekend of September 10th and 11th to “Honor Lives Changed” on September 11, 2001 by “Changing Lives today.” We are working with four community organizations to support volunteering and fundraising efforts in both Boulder and Denver.
To honor the 10th anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, 2001, the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado is launching a new annual event, Changing Lives Day. As an affiliate of the Global Entrepreneurs Foundation, the Colorado Chapter is joining a growing number of EF affilates to focus our members into service around this weekend. Like our annual volunteer events in April, with Boulder’s Volunteer Connection and Denver’s Metro Volunteers, this organized event will make it easy and fun for our member companies to get out and give back.
For our inaugural “ Changing Lives Day” we are excited to offer two volunteer opportunities in Boulder, as well as two in Denver.
Boulder – Saturday, September 10th: The 22nd annual Cause for Paws Doggie Dash
This 4K run or 3K walk at the Boulder Reservoir is the largest fundraiser for the Humane Society of Boulder County. Please consider registering to participate on your own corporate team (minimum team size is 6, maximum team size is 15) or the EFCO team. Based on the amount of pledges you raise, you can win some very cool gifts too.
Denver – Saturday, September 10th: Rocky Mountain PBS’s Kids Fun Fest
Please consider volunteering in Downtown Denver to help Rocky Mountain PBS host their annual Kids Fun Fest. Register to help between 6:30 AM and 3:30 PM on the Volunteer Match Site.
Boulder – Sunday, September 11th- : The Buffalo Bicycle Classic
Please consider registering to participate on your own corporate team or the EFCO team for a 14, 35, 50, 70 or 100 mile bike ride for scholarship funds to CU’s Department of Arts & Science students like Cindy. To volunteer, talk to Dennis Berry via the volunteer page. As a team, we will compete to win the team competition. Don’t miss the chatter on the race facebook page. Feel free to donate to our team too.
Denver Events – Sunday, September 11th: Extreme Community Makeover
Please consider contacting Angela to help ECM at God’s Grace Church in the Westwood part of Denver between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Extreme Community Makeover coordinates volunteer teams to partner with underserved people to improve their own homes and neighborhoods.
About the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado
The Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado was formed in 2007 by a volunteer board and five companies: Collective Intellect, Me.dium, Newsgator, Rally Software and Tendril. As the Colorado affiliate of the Entrepreneurs Foundation, we are committed to building strong companies and stronger communities through 1% equity and profit endowments as well as volunteering to community non-profits. We have approximately 25 member companies and 10 alumni who have given over $100,000 and thousands of volunteer hours to our Colorado communities. For more information on EFCO, please visit efcolorado.org or contact our board members.
CEO – Ryan Martens, Ryan@rallydev.com
Administrator – Amanda Ford, Amanda@commfound.org
Board Members: Cindy Haag – Rally Software; Chris Barge – The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County; Josie Heath – The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County; Joshua Forman – Symplified; Karyn German – Closely; Keith Olivia – Roberts & Olivia; Ken Fugate – Square One Bank; Lee Reichert – Lathrop Gage; Mike Platt –Cooley; Tom Keller- Serial Entrepreneur
Trustees Emeritus: Frank Amoroso, Brad Feld, Kirk Holland, Bill Roberts, Kyle Leffkoff, JB Holston, and Tim Connor