The All Colorado Beer Festival made a final round of 2013 donations delivering checks to:
- The All Colorado Beer Festival Scholarship Fund at UCCS
- Care and Share
- Crosses for Losses – benefiting those who lost homes in the Black Forest fire this summer
- Manitou Emergency and Recovery Fund
As the year 2013 draws to a close we take pride in the $55,500 in donations we made this year and look forward to an even larger amount for 2014!
Check number three from this year’s All Colorado Beer Festival was delivered this afternoon to The Home Front Cares. The check for $15,000 is a 67% increase over last year’s check. April Speake, Executive Director of THFC, said, “We have been receiving a lot of calls from military families trying to make it through the holiday season. This will really make a difference for many families.”
Just before the Friday performance of It’s a Wonderful Life, the All Colorado Beer Festival planning committee came on stage at THEATREWORKS to present Artistic Director Murray Ross with a check for $20,000. The ACBF check is 25% more than last year. It comes in the midst of THEATREWORKS’ annual fund drive. Randy Dipner challenged each donor to increase their giveing to THEATREWORKS by a similar 25%.
The Committee stayed to see the evening’s performance and were surprised by a radio advertising jingle embedded in the show that featured the All Colorado Beer Festival! We highly recommend the show for one and all: THEATREWORKS
Wednesday, November 20th marked the kickoff of the 30th annual Empty Stocking Fund. Last year the program raised over $1 million for 15 local social service charities. The All Colorado Beer Festival was once again a featured community partner at the event. With the help of all our guests, brewers, sponsors, vendors, and volunteers, we were able to increase our contribution this year to $15,000. In addition, the ESF volunteers raised almost $1,000 at their beer pong booth.
The All Colorado Beer Festival thanks our 2013 festival brewers, volunteers, vendors, sponsors, and especially all of you who purchased tickets to the festival. Through your support, we will donate over $55,000 to local nonprofit organizations.
Our first check presentation will be at the Empty Stocking Fund kickoff on Wednesday, November 20th. The THEATREWORKS check presentation will be on Friday, December 6th before the performance of It’s a Wonderful Life. The Home Front Care will receive a check on Wednesday, December 18th at their monthly board meeting. We want each of you to share these events with us because without you they would not be possible. We will post photos of each presentation.