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Colorado givers: a history of philanthropic heroes by Thomas Jacob Noel, Stephen J. Leonard, Kevin E. Rucker

By Thomas Jacob Noel, Stephen J. Leonard, Kevin E. Rucker

Colorado Givers seems to be at expressions of charity from either participants and massive foundations, women and men, and spiritual and secular teams. The e-book defines philanthropy in a vast experience to incorporate monetary donations made by way of huge foundations and likewise intangible acts of the guts. those 3 Colorado historians commence with local americans who assisted gold miners flocking to the Pikes height gold fields in 1859. Their enticing narrative concludes with the rules and nonprofits who've blessed the top nation with their hundreds of thousands. This lavishly illustrated ebook incorporates a component to color photos that showcases Colorado's such a lot memorable givers and their presents.

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