Organizations seek tax-deductible year-end gifts to fund innovation

By: Steve Thursday December 20, 2012 0 comments Tags: April Giles, BioGENEius Challenge, Denver, Doug Johnson, Fort Collins, Fund for Innovation, PhRMA, RMI

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FORT COLLINS/DENVER - The Rocky Mountain Innosphere in Fort Collins and the Colorado BioScience Association in Denver are looking for year-end gifts to help fund their efforts to support innovation.

RMI, a startup incubator, said it is seeking tax-deductible donations for its Fund for Innovation established this year.

"We established the fund at the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado as part of our 'Access to Capital' strategy," said Doug Johnson, RMI's vice president of capital access.

"Your gift will enable the Innosphere to invest into the companies we serve with critical early-stage seed investments. Instead of building an endowment of traditional stocks and bonds, we are building a portfolio of the most innovative companies in Colorado with the promise of growth, job creation and becoming the next headquarters companies."

RMI is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization and is located in a qualified Colorado Enterprise tax zone.

For more information, contact Johnson at [email protected] or call 970-391-0497.

The Denver-based Colorado BioScience Association, which represents the state's bioscience community, is seeking tax-deductible year-end donations for the Colorado Bioscience Institute.

The Institute will provide educational and workforce programs for teachers, students, bioscience professionals and the broader community.

"Each gift will help us reach our goal of $20,000, including a generous matching gift from PhRMA up to $5,000," said April Giles, CBSA president and CEO.

"The initial $20,000 raised will support the launch of one of the Institute's flagship programs - the BioGENEius Challenge--in addition to other college and high school educational forums."

Giles said the program will provide high school students the opportunity to compete and be recognized for outstanding research in biotechnology.

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