For over 20 years, Mark and Polly Lestikow and their company Closet Factory have been supporting the scholars at Boys Hope Girls Hope Colorado. They believe in what the organization does and have seen first-hand how struggling and unsure kids enter the program and graduate confident, educated young men and women ready to make their dreams happen.
Which is why the Lestikows have committed $100,000 creating the Lestikow Incentive Fund. The goal of the fund is to increase their gift through either matching gifts or incentivized fundraisers. You can help double and triple this gift. Here is how that would work:
Agree to host a Success Starts with Hope Event. Every one of these events (in person or virtual) will earn BHGHCO $1,000, up to $15,000.
What is a SSWH event? These are a series of small 30-minute events (typically under 10 people, in order to provide appropriate social distancing) that can take place in the morning, in the evening, before or after work, and even on a weekend. You pick the location and we will come to you. You invite family, friends, and/or co-workers that you feel might have an interest in donating or volunteering to the Boys Hope Girls Hope mission. Or if you want to host a virtual event, we are set up for that too! Either way, the Lestikows are going to donate $1,000 to help start the giving. Once your guests donate, another family will match any gifts to BHGH up to $20,000.
You can find more details on Success Starts with Hope events here.
Donations from corporations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $20,000.
Do you work for an organization that is looking for ways to support the community? Does your company give to education related organizations? We would love to introduce Boys Hope Girls Hope Colorado to your company and co-workers! Let’s set up a time to talk about the best way to do just that.
Donations on Colorado Gives Day will be matched up to $20,000.
There is no doubt that if you live in Colorado that you are aware during December the state comes together on one very specific day to take advantage of the season and provide much needed support for thousands of Colorado nonprofits. This year, all donations made to BHGHCO on that day (Tuesday, December 8th) will be doubled, up to $20,000!
The remaining donation will entail event sponsorship.
Closet Factory will serve as a top sponsor at several of our annual events over the next 12 months. We hope to inspire other companies from across the state to sponsor these events and make an impact for the 110 scholars currently in our program.
If you would like to further discuss any of the opportunities above, or learn more about holding a Success Starts with Hope Series event, please email Sbaum@bhgh.org.