The second year of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region's annual art organization fundraiser kicked off today, with 18 nonprofits slated to receive the money.
You can donate as much as you want, but for $60, you receive a Peak Radar Pass, which gets you discounts to restaurants and other businesses, passes or coupons to local events and more, all of which is listed online.
As before, donors can only contribute to the program as a whole, and not an individual organization; COPPeR's outlook is a holistic one, e.g., "a rising tide raises all boats." However, all underwriting and administrative costs have already been covered by the Founders Circle made up of: the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, Bee Vradenburg Foundation, Inasmuch Foundation and Kirkpatrick Family Fund.
So 100 percent of proceeds will benefit the following:
• Chamber Orchestra of the Springs (new this year)
• Colorado College Summer Music Festival (new this year)
• Ormao Dance Company (new this year)
Also like last year, the initiative will only run through May 1.