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Leave a Legacy for Future CYO families to benefit from CYO programs!

Colorado Youth Outdoors is Where Relationships Grow! CYO exists to build relationships through traditional outdoor recreation. We strengthen relationships between youth and their parents or other significant adults, mentors and youth, youth and their peers, families, and all of our clients with the amazing natural resources in Colorado. At Swift Ponds, our 240 acre outdoor education and recreation facility, relationships grow through traditional outdoor recreation, such as fishing, archery, shooting sports, fly tying and so much more! The unique combination of education coupled with an unmatched outdoor experience and intentional relationship building , is the true gift of CYO. CYO has grown from a school based evening program to a site based regional program in Northern Colorado serving multiple communities and the youth and families within them. The programming we provide helps families, youth and other members of the community connect in meaningful ways, create fun lasting memories and develop a lifelong love of the outdoors.

Colorado Youth Outdoors owns the premier 240 acre outdoor education and recreation campus in Colorado. There is no other like it! Located in Northeastern Colorado, between Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley, Swift Pond’s is ideally positioned to serve the families and communities in this region. The campus houses12 stocked fishing ponds, a five house trap range, a half mile archery range, 50 acres of agriculture, moist soil and pollinator managed units, an outdoor pavilion and an 8500 square foot education facility. 208 acres of the property are under a conservation easement held by Colorado Open lands. This facility is ideal for meeting our mission of building relationships through traditional outdoor recreation.

To keep the meaningful impact CYO provides to youth and adults, we need your help! The Legacy lives on through your generosity. Join CYO in our campaign to leave a lasting legacy for future families in Northern Colorado and beyond, Building Relationships through Traditional Outdoor Recreation. Your gift will allow CYO to use our Swift Ponds outdoor education and recreation facility to accomplish this mission and to expand our influence into other communities in Colorado and beyond. You have the opportunity to choose between the following Legacy Donor options:

CYO Classroom Legacy Donors-$100,000 each:

CYO is looking for 2 individuals or companies to be a Classroom Legacy Donor at Richardson Hall. The classrooms seat 50 people and are used for CYO Core Programs, outreach programs, Schools, Corporate events and more. These gifts will help us serve hundreds of youth and their families and community members each year for many years to come.

Benefits include:

  • Naming rights on classroom with lifelong program exposure.
  • Invitation to participate in all CYO events and planning
  • Full marketing exposure through CYO awareness efforts, annual report, website, social and traditional media acknowledgement, opportunity to use facility

CYO Dock Legacy Donors-$50,000 each:

CYO is looking for 2 individuals or companies to be a Fishing Dock Legacy Donor. We have two handicap accessible docks, one on Walleye Pond and One on Louis’ Pond. These docks serve our Core Programs and outreach programs to organizations like Cooper Home, a program for developmentally disabled youth, NOCO Veterans Alliance, Craig Hospital, Outdoor Buddies and others who need assistance with fishing access.

Benefits include:

  • Naming rights on a fishing dock with lifelong program exposure.
  • Invitation to participate in all CYO events and planning
  • Full marketing exposure through CYO awareness efforts, annual report, website, social and traditional media acknowledgement, opportunity to use facility.

CYO Richardson Hall Administration Wing Legacy Donor-$25,000:

CYO is looking for 1 individual or company to be the Administration Wing Legacy Donor. CYO is fortunate to have our staff housed at Swift Ponds. This allows us to provide our programming and to care for our facility with a streamlined staff. CYO has only 5 full time staff. We are fortunate to have a large and committed volunteer base that, along with our part time instructors, allows us to serve our community and build stronger, healthier relationships.

Benefits include

  • Naming rights on our Administrative Wing with lifelong program exposure.
  • Invitation to participate in all CYO events.
  • Full marketing exposure through CYO awareness efforts, Annual report, website, social and traditional media acknowledgement, opportunity to use facility.

CYO Pond Legacy Donors-$10,000 each:

CYO is looking for 12 individuals or companies to be Pond Legacy Donors. At Swift Ponds, we have 12 stocked fishing ponds that serve our Core and Outreach programs. Swift Ponds was purchased in 1969 by Louis Swift who had a vision to provide a place for youth and their parents to enjoy the outdoors and a great warm water fishery. As he mined the aggregate he worked with CSU to develop habitat for the fishery and then stock fish in the ponds that were created. From 1969 to the mid 1990’s 11 ponds were added to the original pond on the property. Each pond has an interpretive sign that will include the name of these Legacy Donors. These ponds serve all of our program and facility users who come to enjoy this incredible fishery and build relationships as they learn and develop these lifelong recreation skills. Your gift will ensure the care and ongoing health of these resources.

Benefits include:

  • Naming rights on a Pond with lifelong program exposure.
  • Invitation to participate in all CYO events.
  • Full marketing exposure through CYO awareness efforts, Annual report, website, social and traditional media acknowledgement, opportunity to use facility.

CYO Bench Stone Legacy Donors-$10,000 each:

CYO is looking for 30 individuals or companies to be Bench Stone Legacy Donors. CYO’s Set in Stone Walkway, between Richardson Hall and the CYO Trap Range is lined with Bench stones. These can be engraved with the individuals or companies name(s) and a message or quote of your choice. These donors will be ensuring the future of the Northeast region CYO mission and outreach and enable the organization to begin the process of expanding into other Colorado Communities.

Benefits include:

  • Your name will appear on a Bench in the pathway leading to the trap shooting range just north of Richardson Hall with lifelong program exposure.
  • Invitation to participate in all CYO events.
  • Full marketing exposure through CYO awareness efforts, Annual Report, website, social and traditional media acknowledgement, opportunity to use facility. Opportunity to add program icon(s) on Bench.

CYO Set In Stone Legacy Donors(2×2)-$200/monthx24 months=$4800 each:

CYO is looking for 40 individuals or companies to be Set In Stone Legacy Donors. These 2 foot by 2 foot stones can be engraved with the individuals or companies name(s) and a message or quote of your choice. These donors will be ensuring the future of the Northeast region CYO mission and outreach and enable the organization to begin the process of expanding into other Colorado Communities.

Benefits include:

  • Your name will appear on Large, 2’ X 2’ stone in the pathway leading to the trap shooting range just north of Richardson Hall with lifelong program exposure.
  • Invitation to participate in all CYO events.
  • Specific marketing exposure through CYO awareness efforts, Annual Report, website, social media and traditional media acknowledgement. Opportunity to add program icon(s) on stone.

CYO Set In Stone Legacy Donors(1×1)-$75/monthx24 months=$1800 each:

CYO is looking for 100 individuals or companies to be Set I Stone Legacy Donors. These 1 foot by 1 foot stones can be engraved with the individuals or companies name(s) and a message or quote of your choice. These donors will be ensuring the future of the Northeast region CYO mission and outreach and enable the organization to begin the process of expanding into other Colorado Communities.

Benefits include:

  • Your name will appear on Small, 1’ X 1’ stone in the pathway leading to the trap shooting range just north of Richardson Hall with lifelong program exposure.
  • Invitation to participate in all select donor CYO events
  • Specific marketing exposure through CYO awareness efforts, Annual Report, website, social media and traditional media acknowledgement. Opportunity to add program icon(s) on stone.

CYO Legacy Donors $50/monthx24 months=$1200:

These Donations will help ensure the future of CYO’s mission and outreach in the Northeast region of Colorado and enable the organization to continue annual programming

Benefits include:

  • Fully supports a CYO Core program.
  • Invitation to participate in select donor CYO events.
  • Newsletter, Annual report acknowledgement and specific traditional media acknowledgement.

CYO Legacy Donors $25/monthx24 months=$600:

These Donations will help ensure the future of CYO’s mission and outreach in the Northeast region of Colorado and enable the organization to continue annual programming

Benefits include:

  • Fully sponsors a CYO Outreach and Partner program.
  • Newsletter and specific traditional media acknowledgement.

CYO Legacy Donors $10/monthx24 months=$240:

These Donations will help ensure the future of CYO’s mission and outreach in the Northeast region of Colorado and enable the organization to continue annual programming

Benefits include:

  • Fully sponsors a family in a CYO program
  • Newsletter

*One time gifts of any amount are accepted and appreciated!



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Also for more information contact Bob Hewson or Gregg Knoll.

bobhewson@coloradoyo.org
gknoll@coloradoyo.org

970-663-0800