Invest in Life

No investment is more valuable—or timely—than an investment in improving one person's life.

One person at a time, changing for the better,
can set in motion a movement to change the world.

- Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP

Program Client Days Volunteer Days
Skiing & Snowboarding 478 894
Ski & Snowboard Racing 336 470
Biking 31 38
Rafting & Kayaking 234 234
Camp Freedom 174 174
Day Camp 176 176
Fitness Program 75 20
Total 1,504 2,006

(October 2008 - September 2009)

Fundraising Events
Ski Challenge $8,600
Chefs' Dinner $48,700
Wine Among the Vines $23,000
Total from Fundraising Events $80,300
Other Income
Grants and Other $44,000
Programs $85,000
Total All Income $209,300
Fundraising $39,000
Winter Programs $17,500
Summer Programs $62,000
Office and Staff $75,000
Total Costs $193,500

Facts About
Colorado Discover Ability

  • Colorado Discover Ability was formed in 1980

  • It is powered by one staff member (Program Director) and a team of long-term, dedicated volunteers

  • It is led by an elected, volunteer Board of Directors

As a supporter of Colorado Discover Ability, you enable us to carry on and expand our work of providing opportunities for self-exploration, building self-confidence, and increasing leisure independence for people with physical and intellectual disabilities. Your support also enables us to advocate for the equal access to the outdoors and sports.

All our programs are made possible through the generosity of individuals, businesses and foundations who donate gifts of time, money and services. As a very efficient volunteer organization, we manage to stretch your gift many times over and work hard at being good stewards of your gifts that make our work possible.

How Can You Help?

Colorado Discover Ability (CDA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax-Exempt Number: 84-1569050

A Donation of Cash
Cash contributions immediately benefit Colorado Discover Ability and provide tax benefits to donors who itemize deductions.

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Cause Marketing
Support social issues as a way to demonstrate your values and responsible practices in action. As business is accountable to a variety of stakeholders within a highly transparent society, aligning with a cause has become an important and visible part of a company's corporate responsibility efforts.

Annual Gifts
CDA relies on strong annual support from our many friends to help us with day-to-day operating costs. Unrestricted gifts provide us with the flexibility to enhance existing programs, develop new services, and continue to succeed in therapeutic recreation.

In-Kind Donations
Products or services, which have the effect of reducing our operating costs, are greatly appreciated.

A Donation of a Gift of Stock
Stocks or other investments that have grown in value and have been held for more than one year can become a substantial gift made at a low net cost to you. This would be a charitable deduction for you, and you would also avoid all federal capital gains tax due when you sold these assets. If you own securities that are worth less now than when you purchased them, you can sell them and contribute the proceeds to Colorado Discover Ability. This will enable you to take a capital loss on your tax return (subject to certain limitations) and also a charitable deduction for the value of the proceeds.

Endowed Gift
Endowed gifts are gifts that CDA holds in trust in perpetuity. These funds are invested, and part of the average annual investment income is directed where the donor specifies.

Bequests can be incredibly important legacies to provide for the future of Colorado Discover Ability. In your will you may leave a specific dollar amount, a percentage of an estate, or the residual of an estate following the provisions for family members.

A Gift of Real Estate
Property can be a convenient way to make a sizable gift to Colorado Discover Ability.

Donation of a Vehicle
All proceeds from the sale of your vehicle will benefit Colorado Discover Ability.

Charitable Gift Annuity
A charitable gift annuity pays the donor a fixed income for life, a portion of which is non-taxable. Donors will receive full credit for the fair market value of the gift along with a charitable deduction.

Charitable Remainder Trusts
This involves creating a trust, which at the end of its terms distributes all or part of the principal to Colorado Discover Ability. The donor or beneficiary receives income for the term of the trust, avoids immediate capital gains on appreciated long-term assets transferred into the trust, and can claim a charitable income tax deduction computed according to the terms.

Tributes and Memorials
These are very thoughtful and unique gifts that can be made in lieu of birthday, holiday, anniversary or a living tribute or to honor someone who has passed. A personal "Thank You" will be sent to an individual or family members and to anyone who contributed.


Interested in Supporting Colorado Discover Ability?

Please contact:

Colorado Discover Ability
Phone: 9970-257-1222
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