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Individual Giving

If you or someone you love has been touched by epilepsy, you understand just how important the programs and services of the Epilepsy Foundation can be for families who are facing the challenges of this condition. Your gift can change someone’s life forever.

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Purple Circle

1 in 26 people in the US will develop epilepsy during their lifetime. Join the Purple Circle by donating $26 or more per month. Your small monthly investment means we can count on critical funding for our programs such as seizure first aid training, emergency financial assistance and programming for children and families. Sustaining donors like you are the most important way that we can make an impact in the fight to END EPILEPSY.  Become a member of the Purple Circle today!

Major Gifts

Make a lasting impact with a significant gift to the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming.

Legacy Circle

Include a gift to the Foundation as part of your estate and financial planning. Please contact us to discuss ways to leave a legacy through your will, living trust, IRA Charitable rollover, donor advised funds, or other means.

Brooke Gordon Leadership Fund

The Brooke Gordon Leadership Fund supports emotional wellness resources for people living with epilepsy. Contact us to learn more about making a leadership gift.

The Dan Rafferty and Kate Rafferty Memorial Fund

This fund was started by their family to continue Danny and Kate’s  passion for ensuring accessibility to vital programs and services for everyone who needs them.

Please contact Corrina Madrid, Vice President of Engagement to discuss how your gift can make the greatest impact at 303-625-6984 or email corrina@epilepsycoloradowyoming.org.

DIY Fundraisers

Do you have an idea for a great fundraiser? Maybe you’ve partnered with a local restaurant or you’d like to create a community event to raise awareness of and funds for epilepsy services. Use our online fundraising tools to help you meet your goals.

Corporate Giving

Your company can make a significant impact in our work to change the world for people affected by epilepsy. Corporate philanthropy also makes a difference for your employees, and demonstrates your commitment to supporting your community.

Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day is a celebration of giving that helps donors give where they live to the causes they care about most. Every year in December Coloradans come together to support local non-profits – which will also benefit from a $1 Million+ Incentive Fund.

Wyoming Gives Day

Wyoming Gives Day on Wednesday, July 13 is designed to bring the state together as one community to raise money and awareness for Wyoming’s nonprofits.

Other Ways to Give

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Contact your HR department to learn if your company has a matching gift policy. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

You can also make recurring donations through your employer’s charitable giving campaign.

  • If your employer partners with Community Health Charities (CHC), look for the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming listing under CHC.
  • If your employer offers a United Way program, ask your administrator how you can designate your gift to the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming.
  • If your employer offers an independent campaign, ask your program administrator how to designate your gift to the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming.

Earn money for the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming while picking up groceries with the King Soopers Community Rewards Program. Visit https://www.kingsoopers.com/topic/king-soopers-community-rewards to get started.

First log into your King Soopers account, then search for Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming. Click Enroll and a percentage of your purchases will be donated to the Foundation, at no cost to you!

Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support us every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to us!

Visit smile.amazon.com and select the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming as your charity, and we will receive 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

We partner with Vehicles for Charity, a division of the ARC Thrift Stores, to make donating your vehicle easy.  We accept cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, campers, and more with free pickup from your home or office. 100% of the net funds generated from the sale of your donation are tax deductible.  Visit www.vehiclesforcharity.org/ or call 1-866-628-CARS to complete your donation.

Your gift of appreciated stock or securities will improve the lives of people living with epilepsy. Use the following information to ensure that your gift is received and confirmed appropriately.

Electronic or depository trust company (DTC) transfer of stock through a broker can be made to the Charles Schwab account held by Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming.

Organization Name/Account Registration and Address:

Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming
5889 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Suite 404
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Account Number: 3138-0497
Contact – Sarah Klein, 303-377-9774
Name of Receiving Institution: Charles Schwab & Co.
DTC Number: 0164
Federal Tax ID #: 84-0607069

Please also complete this PDF form and return it to us so we can acknowledge your gift.

Giving Circles

Founders Society

The Founder’s Society is based on the firm belief that the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming’s past, present and future is dependent on the ongoing generosity of our friends. We recognize and encourage partnership through this unique society that acknowledges those individuals, corporate and foundations whose lifetime gifts total $50,000 or more to the organization.

  • Founder’s Circle $1,000,000 and above
  • Benefactor’s Circle $500,000- $999,9999
  • Humanitarian’s Circle $100,000-$499,999

Harriot Hunter

When her grandchild was diagnosed with epilepsy in 1964, Dr. Harriot Hunter incorporated the Colorado Epilepsy Association because there were no support services available for youth with epilepsy. Since our founding, we have depended on donors who provide leadership support through their generous giving, and we now recognize those donors who give $50,000 or more by including them in the Harriot Hunter Circle, named in honor of our founder.

Legacy Circle

Through the years, the epilepsy community has benefited greatly from individuals who have remembered the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming in their estate plans. The Legacy Circle acknowledges those who have made gifts through will bequests, gift annuities, trust agreements, life insurance, and similar planned gifts. Recognition of Legacy Circle members is made regardless of the size of the bequest or gift.

We gratefully acknowledge our Founder’s Society Members:

Benefactors

Brooke and Tom Gordon

Humanitarians

Evan and Debi Crist
David Cutler

Harriot Hunter Circle

John and Alice Benitez
Craig Fleishman
Steve and Kim Franzen
Lisa Marie and John Maxson
Ryan and Candy Palazzo
Kate Rafferty Petrocco
Greg and Laura Ross
Richard “Chip” and Heather Sander

We Honor Your Giving

Your donations make a difference! Our financial reports demonstrate how the we manages your contribution to better help the epilepsy community in Colorado & Wyoming. We are proud to report that we not only meet, but exceed the standard set by all groups that monitor the nonprofit sector, to ensure donor funds are put to the best possible use towards our mission.

Our Conflict of Interest Policy and Whistleblower Policy are two important tools we use to continue to meet and exceed those standards.

Learn about how your generosity made a difference in our 2021 Annual Report.

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