The Community Foundation is a proud sponsor of National Philanthropy Day in Colorado–a special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the individuals and organizations whose contributions improve the quality of our lives, communities, and world. On Thursday, November 9, Foundation staff celebrated at special National Philanthropy Day events held in Denver and in Estes Park.
This year’s National Philanthropy Day was an especially joyous one for the Foundation, as someone near and dear to our hearts, Paula Edwards, received the Outstanding Volunteer award at the Denver event. Paula, who is a former member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, has made Northern Colorado a better place through community building and inspiring the philanthropy of others. Her 40-year tenure as a community volunteer has included serving on boards, guiding committees, and leading campaigns for organizations such as Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Give Next NoCo, Museum of Art Fort Collins, and WomenGive Larimer County, to name just a few.