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A heartfelt thank you to all who have given in 2016!

Congratulations and thank you to all of you who made the 2016-2017 Denver Employees' Combined Campaign a huge success. At last count, the campaign raised more than $380,000 for the causes, charities and communities city employees care about most. This exceeds the goal set by city leaders, as well as last year's campaign results. 

More than 1,400 donations were made to around 500 different nonprofits from “A” (the seniors’ group A Little Help) to “Z” (The Denver Zoological Foundation). Watch this space, and check out our Facebook page, to learn more about the campaign, including top-performing agencies and the nonprofits slated to receive DECC funding.  In the meantime, great job and thank you!

Our Story of Giving

The Denver Employees' Combined Campaign (DECC) began in 1988, when Denver Mayor Federico Peña signed an executive order creating to provide City employees with a “responsive and convenient system of charitable giving through payroll deductions.” Now in its third decade, the DECC has been a continual source of sustainable funding for local nonprofits, with city employees investing over $12 million in their communities.

Today, the DECC strives to promote and support philanthropy by providing a cost-effective and employee-focused way for city employees to donate to nonprofits providing support in health and human services, education, social change, arts, environment conservation, and animal welfare.  Employees are able to designate their donations to one or more nonprofits through payroll deduction, cash, check, or credit card.  All donations are voluntary and tax-deductible.  

The DECC aims to bring together employees through events and volunteer opportunities to support their neighbors and create an everlasting legacy in Denver.


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Mayor Hancock and the DECC Committee have designated Community Shares of Colorado for management of the DECC.  If you have any comments or questions, please contact or 303-861-7507.