Industries are often focused on making money, though the non profit sector aims for a different set of goals. Colorado's community is a better place because of the many tireless efforts that those in the nonprofit sector bring to life. The programs they create provide opportunities to support, enrich, and grow our communities. While there are many who deserve recognition, these finalists stood out in making a positive impact.

American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado

American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC Colorado) has exhibited the traits of a champion in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction (A/E/C) industry by serving as an advocate for its more than 240-member firms by providing access to education, best practices and up-to-date information that directly impacts the business of engineering. As the construction industry continues to evolve and grow in Colorado, the role of ACEC Colorado has grown as a valuable resource by advocating for best practices by providing input and feedback to agencies that contract for its members’ services to ensure fair and balanced opportunities.

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Common Sense Policy Roundtable

Throughout 2018, Common Sense Policy Roundtable (CSPR) has consistently delivered credible, insightful research into the state’s most pressing public policy issues. The contents of the research and the communication and outreach efforts of its leadership allowed for other state leaders and members of the business community to better engage in solving the public policy problems that matter for the state’s economic future.

Westminster Chamber of Commerce - WINNER

Many chambers focus solely on the business community. Westminster Chamber of Commerce has always strived to be more. Recently, the Chamber partnered with the city and other nonprofits in the area to launch a “Start By Believing” initiative to connect survivors of sexual assault with the resources they need to recover. The campaign has been tremendously well received in the community, and several hundred people have signed up to take the pledge to support survivors of sexual assault.

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WorldDenver organizes Colorado’s biggest International Women’s Day (IWD) celebration in the mountain west. This year IWD focused on Women in Aerospace, and was a huge success. WorldDenver’s IWD is recognized nationally as the event in the Mountain Western to network and support women. To WorldDenver’s credit, girl students and young professional women are encouraged to attend by generous grants. WorldDenver truly has a massive impact making connections for both nonprofit and private sectors in Colorado.