Colorado Gives Day

Dear Friend:

This year, 2016, has truly been like no other. For Great Education Colorado — thanks to supporters like you — it was a year of progress, possibilities, cooperation and hope.

What happened?

  • We built partnerships with dozens of school districts, community organizations and education advocacy groups, paving the way for future ballot initiatives to invest in our students.
  • We mobilized thousands of Coloradans in hundreds of communities across our state to take easy, online actions to support wise investment in our schools.
  • We advocated at the state Capitol with a press conference and advocacy days — and at the ballot box by supporting local school funding initiatives.
  • We advanced the public’s understanding of school funding challenges through school tours, the petition process, presentations to thousands of stakeholders across Colorado, and through our release of Mission: Possible — a state budget simulation tool.

In 2016 we learned that, when it comes to the education of our children, what unites us is far greater than what divides us. With this in mind, we head into 2017 more resolved, more prepared, more hopeful, and more inspired than ever to build an inclusive and diverse movement to support public education, the bedrock of the strength of our state.

But, we cannot do it without your support. So we have only one question for you.

Are you in?

Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, December 6th and it features an incentive fund that increases the value of every dollar donated. Help Great Ed make a difference for Colorado’s children by pre-scheduling your donation at or, if you prefer, by sending a check in the enclosed envelope.

In this giving season, we hope you will help Great Ed work toward making Colorado a state where all students — no matter where they live and how they learn — graduate prepared to lead their best lives.

Thank you for your generosity.



Cindy Stevenson
Chair, Great Education Colorado Board of Directors