Friday, June 30, 2017

Foundation Summer Board Get Together

Earlier this week, members of the Imagine! Foundation Board of Directors and staff joined together to celebrate the end of another successful fiscal year.

There were plenty of reasons to celebrate. Here’s just a few:
  • In 2016-17, The Foundation raised almost $660,000 to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities! 
  • Everyone's hard work allowed us to complete payment on both of Imagine!’s SmartHomes, and reduced the amount left to pay off other Imagine! group homes to only $85,000, meaning those payments should easily be completed in the coming fiscal year. 
  • Thanks to a very generous donor, Imagine! is working on an innovative solution to its biggest challenge -- employees! The Imaginect App is live and the testing phase is complete. Now they are expanding it to more areas of Imagine! and recruiting more on-demand employees. 
The evening was also a chance to welcome two new board members, Steve Bryant and John Creighton, and to thank and honor Rick Nelson, who is stepping down from the Board after six years of service. Rick’s efforts on behalf of the Imagine! Foundation were nothing short of heroic. He brought in several new sponsors to the Imagine! Celebration, brought guests to the Celebration and to tour Imagine!’s SmartHomes, chaired the Marketing committee, and created mission-interaction visits for board members. Rick was thoughtful and committed, and we are so appreciative for all he has done to help create a world of opportunity for all abilities.

Imagine! Foundation Board President Don Brown (l) thanks Rick Nelson for his service.

And finally, the evening served as one more opportunity to recognize Charles Holmes for his two years  as President of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, and welcome Don Brown into that role.

Charles Holmes looking relaxed after stepping down as Imagine! Foundation Board President.

Thanks to Gale and Tim Boonstra for hosting and offering such a beautiful setting to celebrate another great year with the Imagine! Foundation. And thanks to all of you for reaching out and giving so much back to our community.

Enjoy some pictures from the celebration below.

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