DaVita Announced as New Partner for The Denver Post Season to Share
Partnership Ensures Continuity of Matching Support for Campaign this Holiday Season

DENVER, Oct 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Denver Post is excited to welcome DaVita as the new matching partner for the 25-year-long holiday fundraising campaign, The Denver Post Season to Share.

DaVita, a leading independent medical group and leading global provider of kidney care services headquartered in Denver, recognized the need for a hometown company to help the wide range of community groups that benefit from The Denver Post Season to Share. For the 2017/2018 campaign, DaVita will match donations at 50% up to $750,000. This commitment will leverage individual and corporate donations to allow for much needed work to continue by nonprofit organizations in the Metro Denver community.

"Our generous donors and beneficiaries make this campaign and community next to none and we are thrilled to have DaVita join us in making a difference through The Denver Post Season to Share," said Mac Tully, Publisher and CEO of The Denver Post and Chair of The Denver Post Community Foundation.

DaVita is heavily involved in Metro Denver and communities throughout Colorado and has invested significantly through its contributions to community and nonprofit organizations across the state. As a community first and a company second, DaVita's giving is in part guided by input from its teammates' (employees') interests.

"We look forward to making an impact with Season to Share and The Denver Post," said Kent Thiry, Chairman and CEO of DaVita. "This program aligns with our commitment to care for our community and the world through service projects and charitable contributions."

In addition to making charitable contributions, DaVita teammates volunteer in community service projects known as Village Service Days. In the past decade, DaVita teammates along with family and friends have volunteered nearly 140,000 hours through nearly 3,600 Village Service Days. 

The Denver Post Season To Share campaign will begin soliciting donations November 1, 2017 and continue through December 31, 2017. Last year, over $2.3 million was distributed to 50+ agencies serving the areas of children and youth, health and wellness, homelessness, and hunger.* Funds raised and matched by DaVita this year will be distributed in March 2018. For more information, visit seasontoshare.com 

About The Denver Post Season To Share

The Denver Post Season To Share is the annual holiday fundraising campaign for The Denver Post Community Foundation. Funds raised support qualified nonprofit organizations with programs that focus on children and youth, health and wellness, homelessness, and hunger. Grants are made possible with the generosity of Denver Post readers, the general public, and corporate donations to the Season To Share campaign, with matching funds from DaVita.

Originally established in 1992, *as a fund of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, more than $69 million was distributed through this partnership to improve the lives of those in need across Metro Denver. In July 2017, The Denver Post Community Foundation assumed full responsibility for the management of the program. Through The Denver Post Season To Share campaign, grants are made to local nonprofit organizations with programs that provide the vital support and services to the Metro Denver community. For more information, visit seasontoshare.com

About DaVita Inc.

DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and DaVita Medical Group. DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. As of June 30, 2017, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,445 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 194,600 patients. The company also operated 217 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States. DaVita Medical Group manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Washington in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. DaVita Medical Group's teammates, employed clinicians and affiliated clinicians provided care for approximately 1.7 million patients. For more information, please visit DaVita.com/About.

Denver Post Community Foundation Media:
Stacy Schafer

DaVita Media:
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