Thursday the 14th of December was a good day! The Al Colorado Beer Festival presented two checks for $20,000 each to the Empty Stocking Fund and The Home Front Cares. This is by far the best part of the beer festival – giving away the money. To date, ACBF has donated almost $500,000 to nonprofit organizations in Colorado Springs.
The Home Front Cares check was presented to Andy Cain at the group’s Christmas gathering by Randy and Trice Dipner and Matt Favier.
The Empty Stocking Fund check was presented to Dan Steever by Randy Dipner, Matt Favier, Trice Dipner, and Drew Martorella. Click here to view the Facebook Live! video of the presentation.
Giving Tuesday was November 28th – a fitting day to begin the distribution of the funds raised by the 11th Annual All Colorado Beer Festival.
The ACBF gave the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Giving Tuesday campaign a jump start by presenting a BIG check for $25,000 (to support THEATREWORKS and the All Colorado Beer Festival Scholarship Fund).
Venkat Reddy, Chancellor of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, accepted the check from Randy Dipner, Trice Dipner, and Drew Martorella.
It feels really good after all the hard work to begin giving away the money!
2017 All Colorado Beer Festival tickets are now on sale! BUY TICKETS NOW!
This is our 11th anniversary,that’s the 11th festival on the 11th day of the 11th month! We expect at least 70 Colorado brewers to participate.
The location will is new this year: Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road
The afternoon session will begin at 1:00 PM. The evening session will begin at 6:30 PM. Early Entry tickets will get you access an hour earlier. We will also sell a limited number of Brewer Insider tickets that get you access to the brewers’ lounge and a ticket for a free lunch or dinner.
BUY TICKETS NOW!
The 10th All Colorado Beer Festival is over, and it was a success!
We raised enough revenue to donate $82,000, and we are now handing out the beneficiary checks. So far we have given The Home Front Cares $23,000, the Empty Stocking Fund $23,000, and the ACBF Scholarship Fund $10,000. That leaves one more check of $26,000 that will be presented to THEATREWORKS on Friday, December 9th.
Each ticket buyer helped make this possible. We estimate that 67% of the price of each ticket is a donation to the beneficiaries! Congratulations to each of you for your support of Colorado Springs nonprofits.
If you shop on Amazon (and who doesn’t?), you should register with Smile.Amazon.com so a portion of each purchase will be donated to charity. And what better charity is there than the All Colorado Beer Festival.
Once you are registered just make your Amazon purchases from Smile.Amazon.com, and 0.05% of every dollar you spend will be donated to the All Colorado Beer Festival. In turn, All Colorado Beer Festival will pass along 100% of your donations to our beneficiaries. No addition expenses on your part. Just more dollars for our beneficiaries. What a great way to leverage your every day purchases.
To get started go to Smile.Amazon.com and select All Colorado Beer Festival as your charity. Then each time you shop on Amazon start at Smile.Amazon.com so All Colorado Beer Festival charities will benefit.
This morning the ACBF crew presented its second BIG check. This one goes to the UCCS Scholarship Fund; specifically to the All Colorado Beer Festival Scholarship. This scholarship fund provides needed support, primarily to seniors, to get over the hump in finishing a degree. The funds can go to anything from buying books or paying tuition and fees to getting a set of tires for the car or paying for day care – whatever it takes to help the student graduate.
The check this year is for $8,000 and should help at least 5-10 students.