Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thank You Thursday!

This week’s roundup of recent generous donations to the Imagine! Foundation includes:

Cash Donations

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Knights of Columbus – Boulder Council #1313$1,050 for Imagine!’s Dayspring department
Merrill Lynch – Partial Payment for Silver Sponsorship of Imagine! Celebration

Associate ($500-$999)
In Honor of Bob & Judy Charles
  From Barbara Zarlengo -- Imagine! Celebration donation

Supporter ($250-$499)
City of Louisville, CO – Grant of $400 towards a Family Support Grant for Louisville family
Wells Fargo – Tickets to Imagine! Celebration

Friend ($1-$249)
In Honor of Polly Atkinson
  From Geri Combs
Kathy Coyne
In Memory of John Downing
  From Jon, Mike, and Linda Smith
East Boulder Optimist Club
Barbara Stanley – Imagine! Celebration donation

In-Kind Donations

In-Kind Associate ($500-$999)
Frasca Food and Wine – Prize for Heads/Tails at Imagine! Celebration: Four-course dinner for four with wine pairings

In-Kind Friend ($1-$249)
Erie Community Center  – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: 20 punch pass

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Good Knights!

Last week, the Boulder Knights of Columbus Council 1183 presented a check for $1,050 to Imagine!'s Dayspring department for community activities that support the therapies children get at home. The Boulder Knights have now donated a total of $14,912.23 to Imagine! from funds raised by their annual Tootsie Roll Drive.

Then, on Saturday, the Longmont Knights of Columbus Council 1313 presented a check for $1,547.38, also for Dayspring's Community Calendar Activities. The Longmont Knights have now donated a total of $22,527.84 to Imagine! from funds raised by their annual Toostie Roll Drive.

In all, local chapters of the Knights of Columbus have donated $47,416.04 to Imagine! over the years. We have a bunch of great Knights around here!

Longmont Knights of Columbus representative Chris Turnow (left) presents Dayspring Director Julie Hartman with a check for $1,547.38

Pictured are Dick Bryant, Chairman of the Boulder Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive, and Julie Hartman, Dayspring Director, immediately following a check presentation of $1,050 from the Knights to Dayspring.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Thank You Thursday!

This week’s roundup of generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation includes:

Cash Donations

Silver ($2,500-$4,999)
Palmos Development Corporation – Silver Sponsorship of the Imagine! Celebration

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Community Foundation Serving Boulder County – $2000 grant for Imagine!’s Family Support Grants
Western Disposal – Table Sponsorship at the Imagine! Celebration

Friend ($1-$249)
Steve Turley

In-Kind Donations

In-Kind Gold ($5,000-$9,999)
The Palmos Family – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Week in deluxe Greek villa

In-Kind Silver ($2500-$4,999)
African Eyes Travel – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Three African Photo Safaris
Colorado Business Bank – Imagine! Auction Item: Club level tickets for 20 plus food and beverages for Colorado Mammoth lacrosse game
George & Kristin Karakehian – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Week in Cape Cod home
Don Sullivan & Paige Lawrence – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Week in Durango home

In-Kind Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Sandy & Sally Bracken – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Farm Table Dinner for 12
Anahid Katchian – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Mediterranean Feast
Liquor Mart – Imagine! Celebration Auction Items: Wine of the Month AND Craft Brew Bonanza
Jay & Kathy Montgomery – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: One week stay in Ouray home
Purple Sage -- Design of 50th Anniversary logo, updating of Celebration invitation and sponsor logo pages for program, slides at event, and thank you ad
YMCA of Boulder Valley – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Family Membership and deluxe basket

In-Kind Associate ($500-$999)
Big Red F Restaurant Group – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Jax Fish House Chef’s Table Dinner
Left Hand Brewing Companies – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Craft Brew Bonanza + Beer for Celebration
Pinnacol Assurance – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Four club level tickets to Colorado Avalanche game

In Kind Supporter ($250-$499)
Best Western Plus Plaza Hotel – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: One weekend night in best available suite
Cowgirl Skin Care – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Basket of premium beauty products
Flagstaff House Restaurant – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: 5-course tasting menu for 4 with wine pairings
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouses -- $100 gift certificate and four floral arrangements for the Imagine! Celebration
Walters & Hogsett – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Diamond & pearl gold earrings

In-Kind Friend ($1-$249)
Sandy & Sally Bracken – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: CU Men’s Basketball Tickets
The Core Pilates Studio – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Intro package of 4 sessions
Front Range Anglers – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Two dozen hand tied flied and $25 gift card
GolfTEC – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: 90-minute full swing evaluation
John Mehaffy – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Two hand-selected bottles of wine
The Regiment Shops – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: $50 gift certificate
Jim & Kathy Snow – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Punch bowl & ladle
Leona Stoecker – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Bread for a Year
Martha Stott – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Wine tasting & cheese pairings

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Celebrating 50 Years

Here’s a fun (and short – we promise!) video celebrating Imagine!’s 50th Anniversary – and looking toward the future.



Can’t see the video? Click here.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Thank You Thursday!

This week’s roundup of generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation includes:

Cash Donations

Silver ($2,500-$4,999)
Scott & Virginia Brown -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration 
John & Deea Frisbie -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Eric & Jennifer Love – Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Walt & Linda Pounds -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Wells Fargo – Final payment for Gold Sponsorship at the Imagine! Celebration
Thomas & Linda Willetto -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Sandy & Sally Bracken – Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Bob & Judy Charles – Table at the Imagine! Celebration
Terry & Susan Clark -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Phil & Yvonne DiStefano -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
David Edwards – Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
David Edwards – Table at the Imagine! Celebration
Dennis & Becky Fase -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Bill & Laura Koch -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Terry & Suzie LaVelle -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Walt Logue & Anahid Katchian -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Rick & Jackie Nelson -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Terry & Zoe Palmos -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Jerry & Julia Rudy -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Danny & Linda Souders -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration

Associate ($500-$999)
Brad & Dana Bickham -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Chris & Tanya Bowry -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Joe & Heather DiIorio -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Jessie Elliott -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Ben & Elizabeth Gable -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Chris Leh -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Jay & Kathy Montgomery -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Ron & Vickye Secrist – Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Gene & Beverly Shaw -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
John & Susan Sidwell -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Rick & Lynne Waidler -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Susan White -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration

Supporter ($250-$499)
Whitney Blair -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Dale Charles -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Geoff & Ann Cooper – Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Scott & Claudia Culley -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Bob & Sandy Edson -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Mark & Judy Emery -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Rollie Heath -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Greg & Jillian Horner -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Sam & Taryn Inman -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Richard & Connie Knippelmeyer -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Victoria Marschner -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Mike & Linda Matthews -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Kevin Nelson -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Mike & Theresa Seader -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Chuck Sisk & Terre Rushton -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Peter Wycoff -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration

Friend ($1-$249)
Jason & Carrie Armknecht -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Peggy Arnold -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Jay & Mary Balzer -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
John & Crystal Bickel -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Robert Blackwell -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Wendy Blakemore -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Steve & June Blouch -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Dave & Elisa Bosley -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Stephanie Brennan -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Don & Karen Brown -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Tom & Shauna Callahan -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Jack Campbell -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Jared Cantwell -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Kory & Kim Cash -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Robb Cope -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
John & Joni Creighton -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Ken & Lynn Curtis -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Patrick & Janell Daly -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Bob & Beth Davis – Donation to the Imagine! Celebration
Johnnie & Jan DeLeon -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Lou & Melodie Della Cava -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
In Memory of John Downing
  From Joel and Dorothy Sutter
Chris & Caryn Fannon -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Front Range Periodontal Assn/Mimi Miller -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Sean Gingerich Vic Goodiel -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
GR8Homes of Arizona/Robert Young
Cameron & Erika Grant -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Teresa Gray -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Michael & Sibyl Grenier -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Peter & Arlene Heinz -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Tom & Becky Herman -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
George & Kristin Karakehian
Dale & Kathy King -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Jaime LaVelle -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Mark & Julie Lee -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Dave & Shannon Lemmon -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Wendy Linder -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Craig & Barbara MacCambridge -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Andrew & Karen Mason-Richardson -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Cindy McLellan -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Doug & Patty Meneley -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Tom & Vicki Miller -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Chris & Haila Mirto -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Monarch Wealth Attorneys/Russell & Carolina Lombardy -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Karen Morroni -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Rick & Jackie Nelson – Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign
Ray & Lori Nessler -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
John & Karen Nevins -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Dwight & Cindy Newell - Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Rebecca Novinger -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Pat & Michelle O’Brien -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Vicki O’Connor -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Al & Delaine Orendorff -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Lauren Park -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Leslie Parrish -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Jack Patten -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Jacob & Sharon Pomerantz -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Dan Powers -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Bill & Cathy Pyle -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Sam & Carla Rapp -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Jane Rogers
Rudy & Shelly Rudolph -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Rich Salm -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Nate Samek -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Pat Sharp -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Irene Smittkamp -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Kyle & Michelle Snyder -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Gary Stebick -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Leona & Bernie Stoecker -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Don Sullivan & Paige Lawrence -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Mike & Janis Tennery -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Jacob & Meggan Van Kessel -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Don & Colene Van Winkle -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Loree Vanderhye -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Don & Kathy Weibel -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Chuck Wellman -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration

In-Kind Donations

In-Kind Supporter ($250-$499)
Best Buy – Art Supplies for CORE/Labor Source
Ron Pearce – Dryer for residential homes
Don Sullivan & Paige Lawrence – Balloons and decorations for Imagine! Celebration

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Imagine! Community Forum Scheduled For February 26

Imagine! is hosting its Annual Community Forum on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, from 5:30-6:30 PM. The forum will be held at Imagine!’s John M. Taylor Conference Center, 1665 Coal Creek Dr., Lafayette, CO.

Do you have questions, concerns, or ideas about Imagine!? Then join us at this forum. Representatives from Imagine!’s staff and Board of Directors will be on hand to answer questions and receive input from families and local community members. You can join us in person or online.

Topics to be discussed include:
  • The State of the State
  • Governor Hickenlooper’s Budget Proposal
  • Regional Center Issues
  • Imagine!’s New Home for Seniors in Broomfield
To attend in person: R.S.V.P. @ (303) 665-7789

Click here to attend online.

Click here to email your questions/comments in advance.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Thank You Thursday!

This week’s roundup of generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation includes:

Cash Donations

Gold ($5,000-$9,999)
Ball Corporation – Gold Sponsor of the Imagine! Celebration 

Silver ($2,500-$4,999)
Amgen, Inc. – Silver Sponsor of the Imagine! Celebration
Eide Bailly – Silver Sponsor of the Imagine! Celebration
Dick & Linda Livingston
Signature Offset – Silver Sponsor of the Imagine! Celebration
Tebo Development/Stephen Tebo & Shari Tebo – Silver Sponsor of the Imagine! Celebration

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Richard Ackerman – Table at the Imagine! Celebration
Allen Ginsborg -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Sterling-Rice Group, Inc. – Table at the Imagine! Celebration

Lloyd & Julie Streit -- Table at the Imagine! Celebration
Wells Fargo – Partial payment for Gold Sponsorship at the Imagine! Celebration

Associate ($500-$999)
Sue Deans -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Greenhouse Partners – Donation After the Imagine! Celebration
Hisco – Donation After the Imagine! Celebration

Supporter ($250-$499)
Fenton A. Bain, PC – Donation After the Imagine! Celebration

Friend ($1-$249)
Linda Baran -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Steve Bryant -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Emma Conroy – Ticket to the Imagine! Celebration
Robb Cope -- Ticket to the Imagine! Celebration
Bob & Beth Davis – Donation After the Imagine! Celebration
In Memory of John Downing
  From Nicholas & Connie Christoff
  From Robert & Anastasia Lawhead
  From Tom & Georgia Magnera
  From Josef & Sara Michl
Frank & Deb Drexel -- Tickets to the Imagine! Celebration
Kathy Evans -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Katie Hawkins – Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Clyde & Pam Hyink -- Tickets to the Imagine! Celebration
Karen Louis -- Ticket to the Imagine! Celebration
Larry & Barbara Marquess – Donation After the Imagine! Celebration
Joan Martin – Donation After the Imagine! Celebration
John & Carol Ann Mehaffy -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Doug & Patty Meneley -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Michael & Suzan Myers
John & Karen Nevins – Ticket to the Imagine! Celebration
Virginia Patterson – Donation After the Imagine! Celebration
Richard Polk – Ticket to the Imagine! Celebration
Dennis Rezendes -- Donation at the Imagine! Celebration
Jane Rogers – Ticket to the Imagine! Celebration
John & Jill Sheldon -- Ticket to the Imagine! Celebration
Twin Peaks Heating Cooling Plumbing – Tickets to the Imagine! Celebration
Clay Wyatt – Ticket to the Imagine! Celebration

In-Kind Donations

In-Kind Associate ($500-$999)
Omni Interlocken Resort – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Overnight Stay, Breakfast, Golf for Two

In-Kind Friend ($1-$249)
Boulder’s Dinner Theatre – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Two Tickets to Upcoming Performance
Foolish Craig’s CafĂ©  – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: $40 gift card
The Greenbriar Inn – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Champagne Brunch for Two

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Imagine! Celebration Photos

The Imagine! Celebration, held on Friday, January 25, was again a big success! A total of $230,000 was raised to support Imagine!’s mission, and 385 guests were in attendance. Below are some photos of the festivities!


Imagine! Foundation Board President Sandy Bracken, Sally Bracken,
and Peter Powers, representing Longmont United Hospital.
 

Imagine! CEO Mark Emery and Margie Shaw and her son, Chris Miller. 
Margie and Chris were featured in the video shown at the event.
 

Imagine! Foundation Board Member Rick Nelson and
Imagine! Board President Whitney Blair.
 

Walt Pounds, Imagine! Foundation Board Vice President,
and his wife Linda.
 

Foundation Board Member Colene Van Winkle chaired the event along with
Paige Lawrence and her husband Don Sullivan (below).
 


Paige Lawrence and Don Sullivan.
 
 
Imagine! Foundation Executive Director Susan LaHoda,
Foundation Board Member Valorie Simpson,
and Foundation Board Member Terry Palmos and his wife Zoe.
 
 
Celebration emcee and Foundation Board Member Emeritus George Karakehian
and former Foundation president Leona Stoecker celebrate Imagine!’s 50 years.
 
 
Cindy and Dwight Newell spoke to the audience about
the important role Imagine! has played in the life of
their daughter Lindsey and their family.