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Colorado Nonprofit Association Honors Legislative Leaders for Impact on Nonprofit Sector

Oct 18, 2018


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DENVER, COLO. (Oct. 9, 2018) – Colorado Nonprofit Association honored the 2018 Nonprofit Impact Award winners at this year’s Colorado Nonprofit Conference: Intrepid at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. The award recognizes public officials who champion sector-wide issues of critical importance to Colorado’s nonprofit organizations.

The award was presented to Senator Lois Court (D-Denver), Representative Chris Hansen (D-Denver), Representative James Wilson (R-Salida), the Colorado Department of State and the Colorado Department of Revenue for their efforts to pass the bipartisan bill, SB 18-141. SB 18-141 authorizes a new line on the tax form for 2020 called the "Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit Fund," which allows Colorado taxpayers to donate part or all of their tax refund to any nonprofit registered in Colorado.

“The passage of SB 18-141 is an example of Colorado’s collaborative spirit and cross-sector approach to solving a funding shortage,” said Renny Fagan, president and CEO of Colorado Nonprofit Association. “The financial strength of nonprofits is essential to the high quality of life we enjoy here in Colorado, and today, we recognize this year’s Nonprofit Impact Award winners for supporting charitable giving through sensible tax policies.”

Colorado Nonprofit Association is actively engaged in public policy advocacy to further the interests of the nonprofit sector and the people it serves. Each year, the Association works closely with public leaders to enact policies that not only support our nonprofits but also improve the health and well-being of Colorado’s communities.

To learn more about current public policy issues at the state and federal levels that may affect your organization, visit

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