Fort Collins Chamber Exceeds 2019 Fundraising Goal

Nov 27, 2019 | Chamber News

More than $585,000 raised and over 100 members joined in annual volunteer-led campaign

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce another successful Moving Fort Collins Forward! Campaign with $588,573 dollars raised and 116 new members joining the Chamber as of November 21, 2019.  Started in 2011, this annual fundraising and membership campaign was established to support future Chamber operations, events, programs and initiatives for the business community.

For 10 weeks, 50 volunteers on 11 teams were given a 2019 goal of raising $575,000 and 100 new members for the Chamber. To reach this goal, volunteers and Chamber staff sold memberships, event sponsorships, advertising, initiatives and budget reduction trades. This year’s top three teams were Columbine Health Systems, the Red Carpet Committee and UCHealth.

“We continue to see outstanding results as part of the campaign and it would not have been possible without our campaign volunteers, chairs and sponsors,” said Kim Medina, Vice President of Development and Operations with the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce and leader of the campaign. “Each year, these volunteers amaze us with their energy, dedication and commitment to see the Chamber reach its goals, so we can continue to grow and provide programs and other support to the business community.”

Business can still get involved with the Chamber by becoming a member, sponsoring a 2020 event, or getting involved with business initiatives. Visit: or call (970) 482-3746.

The Chamber would like to thank the following:

Campaign Sponsors: OtterBox, Wilbur’s Total Beverage, Kathleen Henry, Colorado State University, Harmony Club and Odell Brewing Company; Teams: Banner Health, Brinkman Partners, Columbine Health Systems, Elevations Credit Union, First National Bank, Flood and Peterson, Independent Financial, Marley Motors, Red Carpet Ambassadors, UCHealth and Wells Fargo.;
Co-Chairs: Deb Kelly (Independent Financial) and Mat Dinsmore (Wilbur’s Total Beverage);
Vice Chairs: Gerry Agnes with Elevations Credit Union, Gene Bocis with Anheuser-Busch, Connie Dohn with Dohn Construction, Mark Driscoll with First National Bank, Margo Karsten with Banner Health, Brett Kemp with Flood and Peterson, Doug Markley with Markley Motors Inc., Chris Otto with Pante Moran, Curt Richardson with OtterBox, Kevin Unger with UCHealth and Bob Wilson with Columbine Health Systems.  Supporters: ACE Hardware of Fort Collins, Charco Broiler Restaurant, Colorado State University Bookstore, CopperMuse Distillery, DC Oakes Brewhouse and Eatery, First Watch, Hilton Fort Collins, Hot Corner Concepts, Old Firehouse Books, Pulcinella Pizzeria, Rainbow Restaurant & Catering, Santa Fe Craftsman, Snack Attack!, Sonny Lubick Steakhouse, The Human Bean Drive-Thru, Vintage Marketplace, Walrus Ice Cream and WingShack

About Moving Fort Collins Forward!   The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce offers many services, activities and programs to help improve a member’s ability to run a profitable business in Northern Colorado.  The Moving Fort Collins Forward! is an annual fundraising campaign that is volunteer-led, staff-coordinated to secure resources necessary for membership goals and programs in the areas of professional development, education, networking and the work of selected committees for the next year. It is designed to package most of our products and services into one annual campaign, something many key Chamber supporters have indicated they want. The key goal is to have a well-funded chamber of commerce capable of positively influencing the economic well-being of the area and providing programs and services that members deem valuable.