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OJC Press Release ID: 2587

Monday, October 31, 2016

Support the OJC Foundation on Colorado Gives Day

The Otero Junior College Foundation invites Coloradans to support scholarships for students and access to education here in our communities by donating on Colorado Gives Day, December 6, 2016. 

Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving.  The event is powered by, a year-round, online giving website.  Search for our profile on the site and make your safe and secure donation in a few easy steps.

Community First Foundation and FirstBank each contributed $500,000 to create $1 Million Incentive Fund, one of the largest giving-day funds in the country.  Every non-profit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated.  For example, if the OJC Foundation receives five percent of the total donations made on Colorado Gives Day, the OJC Foundation also receives five percent of the $1 Million Incentive Fund.

· Who: Alumni, staff, faculty, students, board members, community supporters

· What: Donate to OJC Foundation scholarships and programs

· When: December 6  (or schedule your donation early from Nov. 1—Dec. 5)

· Where: From the comfort of your own home

· Why:  1— Support students and affordable, accessible education opportunities
      2— The $1 million incentive fund increases the value of your donation
      3— You choose the program or scholarship you support
     4— A donation to the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Fund through Colorado Gives day will be matched (up to $10,000) as well as qualifying for the incentive fund

· How: Go to

To make it even easier to give, donations can be scheduled ahead of time beginning November 1.  Just head to the OJC Foundation profile at and schedule your donation between Nov. 1 and Dec. 6.

Prefer to give by check?  You can send donations to the OJC Foundation, 1802 Colorado Ave., La Junta, CO, 81050. For more information about the Otero Junior College Foundation, please visit or call Sue Samaniego, OJC Foundation director at 719-384-6821. 

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