Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Why Our Partners Are So Important

The collaborations and partnerships that Imagine! and the Imagine! Foundation have developed throughout the community have led to new discoveries, better care for our clients, and improved service delivery. Check out this great story in the Boulder County Business Report about our relationship with CaraSolva to see just one example.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Safeway Foundation Pledges $10,000

The Safeway Foundation has pledged $10,000 to Imagine! based on a grant request that was accompanied by a letter from one of Imagine!'s clients, Joe Hansen, who has worked at Safeway since 2001, and a letter from Joe's mother, Jeannette Hansen.

Joe's letter notes, "I started working at Safeway when I was a senior in high school. I am a courtesy clerk. My work at Safeway has given me financial independence. I use my Safeway pay check to buy groceries and for spending money. I really enjoy the people at work and am proud that I am helping people in my community." Jeannette's letter states, "As a mother, I am very grateful to both Imagine! and Safeway. Services from Imagine! and a job at Safeway have made Joe's life so much richer and happier. I am very proud of Joe and delighted to see how happy he is today."

Joe serves on Imagine!'s Board of Directors, and he and his mother will be on hand when the Safeway Foundation presents the $10,000 check to Imagine! at the board meeting on August 31. Thanks so much, Joe! We believe your letter and your mom's were the deciding factors in our receiving this generous grant!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Jane Butcher Honors Jack Stoakes

Jane Butcher recently made a $1,000 gift to the Imagine! Foundation in honor of Jack Stoakes. This is Jane's second-year gift of a three-year pledge. Jack was one of the original Imagine! Foundation board members, served as President of the Foundation for two years from 2004 through 2006, and is now an Emeritus member. Jack has strengthened the Foundation in numerous ways. In addition to being a top fund raiser and serving on several committees, he has generously contributed beverages for Foundation events for many years from Liquor Mart, Boulder where he serves as Store Operator.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Foundation Raises $965,831 in 09-10

The Foundation just closed out its 2009-2010 year having raised a total of $965,831 -- a 45% increase over the previous year. We are especially grateful to the City of Boulder grant for the Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome, and the City of Longmont and State of Colorado grants for the Charles Family SmartHome. We were also thrilled to receive a generous bequest from the Elizabeth Tarvin Trust at the time of the passing of Imagine! client Richard Tarvin last fall.Since it's inception in 2000, the Foundation has raised $3,899,378! We will let you know when we reach the $4,000,000 mark sometime this coming fiscal year!