If you run an established or emerging firm in Colorado and you are interested in getting started with corporate philanthropy/social responsibility, we would love to have you attend one of our 2010 recruiting and networking events. Please join us on the Research Park in Boulder on August 25th or Downtown Denver on October 6, please RSVP on our Facebook page or our the specific electronic invitations (Boulder event, Denver event ). Last year, Suzanne DiBianca, the Executive Director of the Salesforce.com Foundation and national board member with the Entrepreneur's Foundation helped us raise $6,000. You can see her talk to understand what the best companies are doing in the area of corporate social responsibility on our blog.
Both events feature a great social setting where founders and executives from local ventures can meet and learn about the Entrepreneur's Foundation from our board and current members. In our third year in Boulder, we will hold a competitive quiz show. In our first year in Denver, we are building on recent momentum created by new members that expand the EFCO program beyond our roots in High Technology start-ups in the Boulder area.
The events are free, open and well catered, but a $50 tax-deductible donation to EFCO is requested, by designating EFCO through the Network of Good. Your donation will help us off-set costs and continue to expand our message and mission of corporate social responsibility to small/medium sized Colorado companies. Our 2010 goal is to raise $15,000 to pay a part-time executive director for EFCO 2011.
We founded the Entrepreneur's Foundation of Colorado in 2007 to increase corporate social responsibility, philanthropy and volunteerism in small to medium sized Colorado companies. As an affiliate member of the National Entrepreneur's Foundation, EFCO helps companies donate 1% of Equity or 1% of Profits as well as 1% of time into their community. It is our belief that stronger companies make stronger communities and stronger communities make stronger companies. To enable this, we partner with the Boulder, Denver and Rose Community Foundations to move your equity or profits into the community. Through these simple means, our all volunteer board has been able to recruit 30 companies in the last three years. Donations from companies, that became liquid, back into the community have exceeded $100,000.
To put on events like this and our volunteer events through Boulder's Volunteer Connection and Metro Volunteers, we use sponsorships and donations. This year we are very fortunate to have support from Cooley Godward-Kronish,LLP, Square 1 Bank and Tri-net. If you are a local service provider and would be interested in sponsoring and participating in our events, please contact Ryan Martens at 303-565-2802.