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Catalyzing community to advance and accelerate economic opportunities for Colorado women and their families.

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Lauren Y. Casteel, Noor Tagouri and Maysoon Zayid at 2019 Annual Luncheon

2019 Annual Luncheon

Thank you to all of those who joined WFCO and nearly 2,300 passionate supporters on October 11 to write a new chapter for Colorado women! If you were at our Annual Luncheon, "Many Stories, One Vision," you witnessed the impact we can have when diverse Coloradans come together to support a common vision. You also learned that U.S. organizations serving women and girls receive only 1.6 percent of all charitable contributions. We believe that together we can change that! Your generous donations will power WFCO to do more, learn more, and change more for the future of women in our state. If you missed the event, you can still be part of that change. Once upon a time is now.

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Meet Marcela

Meet Marcela and Samantha from Fort Morgan. With funding from WFCO, Marcela is one of hundreds of women working toward economic advancement in our grantees’ WAGES programs (Women Achieving Greater Economic Security). As she pursues her associate degree, her daughter is also learning in high-quality child care. Two generations, one bright future.

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Our Impact


In January 2019, WFCO renewed grants to 23 nonprofit organizations statewide working to advance and accelerate economic security for women.


We supported 16 bills that passed during the 2019 legislative session, including the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.


Our work, through our public policy and civic initiatives, impacts all 2.8 million women throughout the state.

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Donors Make a Difference

Kathleen and Mike Beatty know the power of philanthropy to advance change for women and their families. “When you help women, you’re helping generation after generation develop and grow. It’s not just a short-term gain: it’s a long-term purpose," said Mike.

That's why they started a donor-advised fund at The Women's Foundation of Colorado. In addition to investing in women and girls, they are passionate about education, finding a cure for cystic fibrosis, and creating a philanthropic legacy with their family. “We want our giving to be more strategic, and this gives us a great opportunity to do that. And we want our daughters to become heavily involved in philanthropy," explained Kathleen.

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An Anniversary Gift to Remember
A family of four stands in front of the Grand Canyon.

Kenneth Ho decided it was the right move for his family to open a donor-advised fund at WFCO.

The post An Anniversary Gift to Remember appeared first on The Women's Foundation of Colorado Blog.

Tuesday, October 01, 2019 4:30:18 AM

Rage Donating Feels Good, Women and Girls Need More
Rage donate

We don’t have to – and shouldn’t – wait for a breaking story or viral campaign to make a difference for women and girls. Consistent, sustained giving not only addresses the most critical needs of today, it’s an investment in systemic change for our future.

The post Rage Donating Feels Good, Women and Girls Need More appeared first on The Women's Foundation of Colorado Blog.

Monday, September 23, 2019 9:54:41 AM

Talking Women’s Equality In Sports With The Lamoureux Twins
WFCO Vice President of Development, Renee Ferrufino, and high school student Tea Villareal, stand with Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux.

We interviewed the Lamoureux twins -- mothers, Olympic gold medalists, and trailblazers for women's equality in sports.

The post Talking Women’s Equality In Sports With The Lamoureux Twins appeared first on The Women's Foundation of Colorado Blog.

Monday, September 09, 2019 1:44:50 PM

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