Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Thank You, Provider Fair Volunteers

Last week we made a post about Imagine!’s Provider Fair, held April 18. Today, we’d like to offer a special “thank you” to some of the volunteers who helped make the event such a success.

Pictured below from left to right are Lucy Williams from Imagine!, volunteers Alex Glade, Rhonda Hoffman, Vinnie Cervantes, Jennifer Kellond, Emily Crawford, Mike Gaisbauer, and Carla Rapp from Imagine!.

Susan Sahm and Marc Killinger also generously volunteered their time to help out at the Provider Fair, but are not pictured here.

Vinnie, Jennifer, Emily, and Mike are all from The GAP. Vinnie made a very generous donation of $200 to Imagine!, and The GAP matched that donation.

Thanks so much for your support!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Congratulations, David!

David Braddock speaks after being awarded the first ever
ANCOR Foundation President's Award
Congratulations are in order for David L. Braddock, a longtime supporter of Imagine!, for being honored as the recipient of the first ever ANCOR Foundation President's Award. The award recognizes a person whose contributions to the field of disabilities have uniquely led to leading practice and profound innovation. Presentation of the award was made at the 2013 ANCOR Conference: Because We All Matter on April 28, 2013 in Washington, DC.

David Braddock, Ph.D. is the Coleman-Turner Chair and Professor at Colorado University and the Executive Director of the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, with which ANCOR has been a partner for the past four years. He is the author of the important State of the States in Developmental Disabilities monograph series.

"Without David Braddock, our industry would not be where it is today," said Bill Tapp, president of the ANCOR Foundation. "It is very fitting that he receive this honor for his visionary leadership and tireless work toward ensuring the best policies and supports for people with disabilities."

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Thank You Thursday!

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

Cash Donations

Associate ($500-$999)
Blake & Joanna Buhlig

Friend ($1-$249)
Kathy Coyne
Invest in Others On Behalf of Alexis Kahn -- for Out & About
Jeffrey Lynch
John Satkowski
Michael Schwartz & Angela Marlino
Scott & Jeannette Sutton
B.Wray and Kathy Vaughn

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Imagine! Provider Fair A Big Success

More than 111 individuals and 58 providers attended the
2013 Imagine Provider Fair
Last Thursday, April 18, Imagine! hosted a Provider Fair, which proved to be an exciting opportunity to for families and individuals served by Imagine! to connect with providers and to learn about services available to them.

We wish to express our gratitude to all of the following:

The Providers present were:

*Abundant Health Chiropractic & Acupuncture LLC
Alliance of Therapy Specialists, Inc.
Amanda Bryant, MT-BC, NMT
Applied Behavior Consultants
*Armstrong Physical Therapy, LLC
Aspire Autism
*At Home Fitness
*Austin Chiropractic Center
Behavior Services of the Rockies
*Boulder Learning Co-op, LLC
*Calming Kids Yoga
Carmel Community Living Corporation
Center for People with Disabilities (CPWD)
City of Boulder Parks & Recreation Department/EXPAND Program
College Living Experience
*Community Advantage
Community Link
Crutcher Physical Therapy, LLC
Cynthia Shiko, OTR, CMT, LLC
David Kalis
Debra B. Fitzgibbons, LSCW
Deep River Healing Arts
Dreamcatcher Direct Instruction Centers
Elizabeth Matthews
*Equinox Counseling and Wellness Center
Flatirons Naturopathic Clinic
*FLO Kneads Inc.
FRIENDS of Broomfield, Inc.
*Front Range Hippotherapy
Goldstar Learning Options
Ignite Adaptive Sports at Eldora Mountain Resort
Jon Garson, LCSW
Kim McMillin, RN, MT-BC, LMFT
*Laura Antelmi Iyengar Yoga Center of Boulder
Lotus Brain Integration LLC
Melissa Jones, LCSW 
*Miracles Therapeutic Riding Center
*Northern Colorado Speech & Language Therapy, Inc.
Overture (Chestor House)
Pam Vagnieres/Nutriphysique: Nutrition and Exercise Therapy
*Positive Beginnings, LLC
Sample Supports 
*Sensory Learning Institute
*Sheryl Joel, RCMT
Spectra Autism Center 
Spectrum Community Services
Support, Inc.
The Infinite U, LLC
To The Rescue

*Those donating raffle prizes are starred above. Additional prizes provided by Mica Graves Therapeutic Riding (who could not attend) and by Matthew Denman.

Imagine! Internal Providers present were:
Imagine! CORE/Labor Source
Imagine! Behavioral Health Services (IBHS)
Imagine! Family Recruited Employee Services
Out & About

Additionally, we appreciate all the Imagine! employees (it seemed like a cast of thousands) who so ably assisted us before, durin,g and after the Fair, especially staff from Family Support and Case Management, without whom this event would not have been possible, let alone such a huge success!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Thank You Thursday!

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

Cash Donations

Gold ($5,000-$9,999)
Western Digital Foundation – Grant of $6,000

Bronze ($1,000-$2,500)
C.C. Shoffner & Ruth A. Shoffner Revocable Living Trust: “To thank you for everything you did for Ted. You made his life enjoyable, you taught him so much, you did things with him ‘above and beyond duty.’ . . . . I think of all who helped Ted as ‘angels’ with beautiful halos.” – Note from Ruth Shoffner (Ted’s mother – Ted was an Imagine! client who passed away several weeks ago).

Supporter ($250-$499)
Donation jar proceeds at Out & About’s free Centre Stage Performance = $348.75

Friend ($1-$249)
Philip & Beth Osnes – Donation at Out & About’s Centre Stage Performance

As always, we thank all of our generous donors

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Honored For Going Green

Last night, Imagine! was honored by the City of Lafayette, Colorado’s Green Business Program.

We are thrilled to be recognized for our efforts to go green. As a community-based organization, we feel we owe it to our community to leave as little of a footprint as possible.

Thanks, City of Lafayette!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thank You Thursday

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

Cash Donations

Silver ($2,500-$4,999)
Art & Marion Seder

Bronze ($1,000-$2,500)
Combined Federal Campaign – Results of Fall 2012 Campaign (all anonymous)
Imagine! Employees Third Quarter Donation
Ken and Cathy Winter Family Field of Interest Fund/Longmont Community Foundation – Grant of $1000 for General Operating Support

Associate ($500-$999)
Dennis & Becky Fase – A portion of the payment for Merrill Lynch’s Silver Sponsorship of the Imagine! Celebration
Steven Holmes Fund/Longmont Community Foundation – Grant of $500 for General Operating Support
Longmont Rotary Charity Fund, Inc. – Grant of $700 for an iPad, applications, case, and mounting hardware for the Charles Family SmartHome

In-Kind Gifts

In-Kind Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Joy Newell – Refrigerator, Stove, Dishwasher, and Microwave for Residential Homes

As always, we thank all of our generous donors

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Celebrate National Siblings Day

Today is National Siblings Day, so we’d like to take this opportunity to give a great big shout out to all the siblings of the individuals served by Imagine!. Siblings play a vital role in the lives of their brothers and sisters with disabilities, and many of the folks we serve are blessed with incredibly supportive siblings. In fact, several members of the Imagine! Foundation Board of Directors serve on the board because of their experiences growing up with a sibling with an intellectual disability.

If you are interested in learning more, check out The Sibling Leadership Network (SLN), a national nonprofit dedicated to providing siblings of individuals with disabilities the information, support and tools to advocate with their brothers and sisters and to promote issues important to them and their entire families.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Thank You, Longmont Community Foundation

Last Friday Imagine! received two grants at the Longmont Community Foundation's Annual Grants Breakfast: $1,000 from the Ken and Cathy Winter Family Field of Interest Fund of the Longmont Community Foundation, and $500 from the Steven Holmes Fund of the Longmont Community Foundation. Both grants are to be used for general operating support. Pictured with the checks is Leona Stoecker, past president of the Imagine! Foundation Board of Directors.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Imagine! Employees Transcend $10,000

Today, we’d like to send a big “thank you” to Imagine! employees.

As of the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2012-2013, Imagine! employees have already contributed $10,117 to support Imagine!’s programs and services as part of our “Transcend $10,000” Campaign! We are on track to make our goal of $11,500 – a 10% increase over last year’s total raised ($10,492).

We are so fortunate to have employees that contribute to Imagine!’s mission in so many different ways.