PHOTO GALLERY: National Philanthropy Day celebrates goodness

Dr. Cory Workman accepting recognition from Ryan Bross, Vice President of the Nonprofit Resource Center Board of Directors. Ryan handed out awards to all nominees on behalf of the Big Heart Sponsor Bank of Colorado, where he serves as Senior Vice President. (EPNRC/Courtesy photo)

A happy crowd! Pictured in the foreground includes Big Heart Sponsor Visit Estes Park award presenter and COO Rebecca Domenico-Gelsinger, Communications Coordinator Claire Molle and her father, local videographer Nick Molle. (EPNRC/Courtesy photo)

Kevin Mullen, Executive Director of the Estes Park Health Foundation and event sponsor representative Tariq Bahtti of TDS Communications. (EPNRC/Courtesy photo)

One of the many organizations that are located down valley, but serve Estes Park is the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado. They administer grants to Estes, and help direct the designated funds of investors who wish to support specific efforts in Estes. (EPNRC/Courtesy photo)

NPD Event Hostess Cato Craft, Executive Director of the Nonprofit Resource Center and Lars Sage, Gallery Manager of the Arts Center of Estes Park. The event was an opportunity for the community to meet nonprofits and hear more about their missions. (EPNRC/Courtesy photo)

Awards MC Karen McPherson of Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center with Youth Philanthropist Award Winner Valya Trydukh and Award Presenter Breeyan Edwards representing Big Heart Sponsor First Colorado Realty. This young lady got an enthusiastic group hug for her work raising money for the people of Ukraine. Other nominees in this category include Youth In Action and the Estes Library Summer Teen Volunteers. (EPNRC/Courtesy photo)

Cynthia Krumme, Frank Theis, and Louise Olson. (EPNRC/Courtesy photo)

Business Philanthropist nominees representing the Estes Park Mountain Shop and Kind Coffee. Not pictured is nominee Kep Expeditions. (EPNRC/Courtesy photo)

A few of the devoted women of Estes Park Quota, an organization that provides medical equipment out of their Loan Closet. (EPNRC/Courtesy photo)

Volunteer Martha Cordona walking up to accept her nomination on behalf of her work with the Hispanic community in Estes Park. Look at that smile! (EPNRC/Courtesy photo)

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National Philanthropy Day is an annual event that celebrates the culture of philanthropy in Estes Park. This means donors, volunteers, nonprofits, and the good-will of neighbors and friends who give their time, talent and treasure are all recognized. These acts may be shouted from the top of Prospect Mountain cause they are for the valley to know and act on, and they may be a series of quiet gestures that ought to be recognized. The Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center thanks partner organization YMCA of the Rockies for their major contribution to the success of this event (the food is Ahhhmazing) and the sponsors who feel strongly that philanthropy be celebrated. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners, detailed information and lots more party pics can be found on epnonprofit.org. For you social media buffs, visit @epnonprofit on FB and IG.

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