First Regular Session

Sixty-first General Assembly

LLS NO. R97@0680.01 KLA



also SENATOR Dennis.


WHEREAS, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organizations help build and sustain healthy communities in our state and enhance the quality of life for Coloradans and for others throughout the country and the world; and

WHEREAS, The thousands of nonprofit organizations based in Colorado contribute significantly to a viable economy by providing Coloradans with jobs, goods, and services; and

WHEREAS, More than half of our state's adult population volunteers time and services for nonprofit organizations; and

WHEREAS, The nonprofit sector acts as a responsible steward of charitable dollars to achieve a diverse range of missions and goals; and

WHEREAS, The nonprofit sector is a responsible partner with private enterprise and government in working to alleviate the most pressing social problems of our time; and

WHEREAS, Nonprofit organizations often fulfill their missions by advocating on behalf of those who cannot advocate for themselves; and

WHEREAS, The nonprofit sector throughout Colorado has a proud history of service, innovation, and social change and the accomplishments of the nonprofit sector deserve acknowledgment, affirmation, and celebration; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty­first General Assembly of the State of Colorado, the Senate concurring herein:

That the Colorado General Assembly proclaims March 13, 1997, as Colorado Nonprofit Day.

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this Joint Resolution be sent to the Governor of the State of Colorado.