NEHA Participates in Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day Is December 8Support the NEHA/AAS Scholarship Fund on Colorado Gives Day, December 8, 2020

Community First Foundation and FirstBank present Colorado Gives Day, an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving. The event is powered by, a year-round, online giving platform. Donors can easily search for our profile on the site and make safe and secure donations.

“We’re excited to participate in and be a beneficiary of Colorado Gives Day,” said Dr. David Dyjack, NEHA executive director and CEO. “Donations will benefit those exceptional students who struggle to pay for housing, tuition and fees associated with lengthy, rigorous science programs. Our goal is to raise $10,000 this year, which will make a meaningful difference in the lives of deserving students.”

$1 Million Incentive Fund

Community First Foundation and FirstBank each contribute $500,000 to create a $1 Million Incentive Fund, one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated. 

To increase awareness of our organization’s goal, we will share stories throughout our social networks to encourage supporters to back our future environmental health professionals by donating what they can to dramatically reduce student debt. These contributions will make it possible for new graduates to work in modestly paid local government jobs as opposed to having to secure large salaries in the for-profit sector to service student loans.

Community First Foundation, a leading foundation dedicated to fueling the power of community to drive positive change, and FirstBank, Colorado’s largest locally owned bank, have partnered to present Colorado Gives Day for the past 8 years. By making fundraising simple for nonprofits and giving easy for donors, it is one the most successful events of its kind in the nation. Last year, $39.6 million was raised for Colorado nonprofits in just 24 hours!

How You Can Support!

  • Add Colorado Gives Day, December 8, 2020, to your calendar so you don’t miss out!

  • Giving Tuesday is December 1, 2020: Show your support for our first Colorado Gives campaign by scheduling your donation for December 8, 2020.

  • New to participating in Colorado Gives Day? Check out this Donor & Ambassador Toolkit of materials and tips to use in promoting your support for Colorado Gives Day and our goal.

  • Schedule your donation early so you don’t forget! Colorado Gives Day offers the opportunity for donors to schedule a donation for December 8, 2020. This opportunity will open on November 1, 2020.

Colorado Gives Day is more than just a day. It’s a movement that inspires and unites thousands of donors to give to their chosen organizations on a special day for increased impact. By contributing to this campaign, you are sponsoring those extraordinary students who would otherwise struggle to pay for housing, tuition, and fees associated with enduring their protracted programs. Support us in reaching our goal of $10,000 and Colorado Gives guarantees a multiplied impact!

How to Schedule Your Donation in Advance Starting November 1


















Helpful Resources as a Colorado Gives Day Donor

For more details on this campaign, please contact Lexi Nally at or (303) 756-9090, ext. 300.