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Hower Family Raises $271,670 for Affordable Home Energy in Colorado

January 20, 2015

DENVER – The Hower Family Fund of Colorado, a Centennial-based family foundation, raised $271,670 for affordable home energy in Colorado through a recent challenge grant to Energy Outreach Colorado, bringing the total collected over seven years to $1.3 million.

In its seventh annual challenge grant to Energy Outreach Colorado, the Hower Family pledged to match up to $50,000 in new and increased gifts from October 2014 through the end of the year. The challenge resulted in 476 new donors to Energy Outreach Colorado, a 25 percent increase over 2013, and 2,077 previous donors increasing their gifts.

The Hower Family Fund is a major funder for Energy Outreach Colorado, a nonprofit that provides statewide energy bill payment assistance and energy efficiency programs for affordable housing and nonprofit facilities.

“We greatly appreciate the ongoing support of the Hower Family Fund to help Coloradans stay warm and safe in their homes,” said Skip Arnold, executive director at Energy Outreach Colorado. “The Hower Family’s generosity over the past seven years has helped thousands of seniors, families with children, and people living with special needs get caught up on their home energy bills.”

About Energy Outreach Colorado
Helping Coloradans afford home energy.
Energy Outreach Colorado is the only independent, non-profit organization in the state that raises money to help limited-income Coloradans afford home energy. Since 1989, EOC has raised more than $209 million to fund energy bill payment assistance and energy efficiency upgrades for affordable housing and nonprofit facilities. Energy Outreach Colorado relies on private donations, corporate contributions and foundation grants. It has received top ratings from Charity Navigator for 13 consecutive years and is an accredited charity member of the Better Business Bureau. Energy Outreach Colorado, www.EnergyOutreach.org, can be reached at 303-825-8750 or at 225 E. 16th Ave. Ste. 200, Denver, CO  80203-1612.


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