Seven Colorado Nonprofits Nominated for Citywide Banks $10,000 Charity Hand-Up Contest in May

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Citywide Banks will donate $10,000 to Colorado charities based on results of a community vote on Facebook, May 2-22, 2016.

Seven Colorado nonprofits have been nominated by Citywide Banks employees to compete for $10,000 in donations during the bank’s Charity Hand-Up Contest from May 2-22, 2016. The nominees are Aurora Warms the […]

Citywide Banks Helps Kids at Laradon Alternative School Fly Again with Special Donation

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It’s true that a small gesture can make a big impact. Citywide Banks learned that when it offered to replace a specially-designed tire swing at Laradon Alternative School in Denver. The school’s students, many facing the challenges of autism, used the swing for more than a fun diversion.

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Citywide Banks Sponsoring Unique High School Program That Uses Entrepreneurship to Promote Mental Health Wellness

Students at Aurora Central High School are currently participating in the 2016 FIRE Within entrepreneurial business competition. […]

Citywide Banks Presents ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’ at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center – Discount Tickets Available

Citywide Banks is the presenting sponsor of the Littleton Town Hall Arts Center production of Smokey Joe’s Cafe. The musical, directed by Matthew Peters, runs April 1 – May 1, 2016. Citywide Banks customers can receive a $3 discount off the regular price of tickets. Contact the box office (in person or by phone) and identify yourself as a Citywide customer to take advantage of this special discount. The Town Hall Arts Center is located on Main Street in the heart of the Historic Downtown Littleton Shopping District, at 2450 West Main Street, Littleton, CO 80120. Visit for available showtimes and ticket information. […]

Colorado Lending Source Recognizes Citywide Banks with Excellence in Small Business Lending Award

Colorado Lending Source, the state’s nonprofit small business financing expert, recognized Citywide Banks with the Excellence in Small Business Lending Award at the group’s annual luncheon on January 28, 2016. The award honored the bank’s continuing work to help local small businesses secure the capital needed to create jobs, purchase equipment, and conduct other growth activities. […]

Citywide Banks Gives $5,500 to Denver’s Asian Pacific Development Center

Citywide Banks awarded the Asian Pacific Development Center (APDC), a $5,500 donation today at the bank’s Colfax Branch in Aurora. The nonprofit beat out six other Colorado charities to win the top donation in the recent Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest. Employees at the Aurora branch were responsible for nominating APDC for the contest. Employees celebrated today at a special lunch with members of the nonprofit, including Christine Wanifuchi, chief executive officer, Jane Lundwall, director of marketing & development, and Colleen Higashide, manager of business administration & services. […]

Citywide Banks Named One of Colorado’s Top Corporate Philanthropists by Denver Business Journal

The Denver Business Journal released its 2015 list of top 25 corporate contributors to Colorado-based charitable causes. Citywide Banks again made the top 20, coming in at 20 on the list that included many larger banks and corporations. The list was based on contributions during 2014. During the year, Citywide Banks contributed over $476,000 to more than 150 nonprofits in Boulder, Denver, & the Front Range (up from $444,000 in 2013). This figure does not include hundreds of hours that employees spent volunteering on boards and committees, performing pro bono financial services, and participating in fundraising campaigns. A more complete overview of Citywide Banks community outreach activities can be viewed at […]

Asian Pacific Development Center Surges on Final Weekend to Win Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest

Asian Pacific Development Center (APDC), a nonprofit dedicated to helping international refugees integrate into the Denver community, edged out six other Colorado charities to rally the most votes in the Citywide Banks $8,000 Charity Hand-Up Contest. The 21-day Facebook contest raised awareness for seven Colorado nonprofits nominated by Citywide Banks employees. APDC will receive a $5,000 cash donation from the bank, while runner-up, Arvada Community Food Bank, will receive $1,000. An additional $1,500 in donations will be split among the other nominees based on final vote standings. APDC will also receive an additional $500 donation for growing its Facebook network the most during the contest. […]

Citywide Banks Helps Boulder’s Holiday Star on Flagstaff Mountain Shine Nightly

Boulder’s Star on Flagstaff Mountain is now illuminated nightly through the holiday season. The first lighting of the year took place in a special ceremony on November 11, 2015, as a Veteran’s Day tribute. The lighting event was attended by Boulder’s Mayor, Matt Appelbaum, Congressman Jared Polis, Boulder Chamber’s John Tayer, Citywide Banks’ Blake Peterson, Dr. Lisa Severy, Commander Walt Morgan, and other special guests. Citywide Banks has been an annual contributor to maintaining the Star, including a recent contribution to upgrade the Star with more reliable and energy efficient LED bulbs. […]

VOTE NOW in Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest – You Decide How to Split $8,000 in Bank Donations

Now through midnight on November 22, 2015, Citywide Banks is hosting its Charity Hand-Up Contest to raise awareness and give away $8,000 in donations to seven Colorado nonprofits nominated by bank employees. The community is invited to participate by voting for a charity nominee on Facebook and sharing its support of one or more of the nominees through social media. The charity that receives the most votes will receive a $5,000 cash donation from Citywide Banks. An additional $2,500 in donations will be split between the other nominees based on final vote standings. A bonus $500 donation will go to the charity that increases their Facebook followers the most. The public can also enter to win several prizes by participating. […]

(Contest Nominee) APDC Empowers Asian Pacific Refugees to Move Forward with New Life in Colorado

Refugees coming to Colorado from Nepal, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Burma, and other parts of Asia have become the state’s fastest growing ethnic minority group reaching close to 150,000. The group has unique cultural and language barriers that make it challenging to adapt to living in the United States. The Asian Pacific Development Center (APDC) helps these new metro Denver residents by providing specialized mental health and primary healthcare services, job readiness training, and victim assistance programs. APDC is one of seven Colorado nonprofits nominated in the Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest taking place November 2-22, 2015. […]

(Contest Nominee) Colorado Cancer Research Program Connects Hope and Medical Science

Overall incidence rates of all cancers in Colorado have dropped in the last five years, according to the National Cancer Institute. And, equally as exciting, the five-year survival rates of almost all major cancers have significantly increased in the last 20 years. Ground-breaking research and clinical trials have been a leading driver for this success. The Colorado Cancer Research Program (CCRP), founded in 1983, acts as a critical conduit between medical researchers and patients. CCRP is one of seven Colorado nonprofits nominated in the Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest taking place November 2-22, 2015. […]

(Contest Nominee) Colorado Initiative for Inclusive Higher Education Creating Pathway for Those with Intellectual Disabilities

Colorado regularly ranks as one of the top 10 fittest and most beautiful states to live. But when it comes to providing higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, it doesn’t rank at all. In fact, according to Mary Holm, Assistant Director for the Colorado Initiative for Inclusive Higher Education (IN!), Colorado is way behind the eight ball as compared to the rest of the United States. […]

(Contest Nominee) ALS Association Rocky Mountain Supporting Colorado Families & Fighting for Cure

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), aka Lou Gehrig Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord, eventually causing paralysis and the loss of breathing functions. It is always fatal. Only 20 percent of people with ALS live more than five years after being diagnosed and much fewer live 10 years or more. The ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter is committed to supporting local families impacted by the disease. It is one of seven Colorado nonprofits nominated in the Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest taking place November 2-22, 2015. […]

(Contest Nominee) Arvada Community Food Bank Gives a Hand-Up to Families Working to be Self-Sufficient

The Arvada Community Food Bank (ACFB) goes beyond simply providing food to hungry families. Its programs also impact communities outside Arvada’s geographic boundaries. Although the group has outgrown its name, as well as several facility locations in its 33 years, its mission remains the same. ACFB is one of seven Colorado nonprofits nominated in the Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest taking place November 2-22, 2015. […]