Friday, February 28, 2014

Next Step Group Home Construction Update

Here are the latest photos from the construction on Imagine!’s Next Step Group Home in Broomfield. Windows, roof sheathing & Tyvek … Oh my!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thank You, Boulder Knights of Columbus Council 1183


On Wednesday, February 19, the Boulder Knights of Columbus Council 1183 made a generous donation of $1,000 to Imagine!’s Dayspring department for their Community Calendar Activities, which allows Dayspring therapists to provide therapies to children and their families in a community setting.

The Boulder Knights have now donated a total of $15, 912. 23 to Imagine! from funds raised by their Annual Tootsie Roll Drive. Pictured is Dick Bryant, Chairman of the Boulder Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive, presenting the check to Julie Hartman, Dayspring Director.

Thanks to the King Soopers at 3600 Table Mesa Drive, the Safeway stores at 3325 28th Street and 4800 East Baseline Road; and three Catholic Churches: Sacred Heart of Jesus , Sacred Heart of Mary, and St. Martin de Porres for allowing the Knights to conduct their Fall 2013 Tootsie Roll Drive at their churches and stores.

In addition to supporting Imagine!’s Dayspring department, the Boulder Knights of Columbus Council 1183 made a $1,000 donation to Mental Health Partners for their Chinook Clubhouse, a program dedicated to enhancing the recovery of men and women with mental illnesses with a focus on employment.

Thank you, Boulder Knights of Columbus Council 1183, for your continued support of our community!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Support Imagine!'s Out & About Centre Stage Program

Imagine!’s Out & About Centre Stage Program needs your help!

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Click here to donate, and learn more below!

Imagine!’s Out & About Catalog Program offers a variety of classes and one-time events for older teens and adults with developmental disabilities in a community setting.

 Out & About’s Centre Stage activity began four years ago and has become a favorite in our community. Centre Stage works this way: class participants get the opportunity to learn the basics of theater. Each activity focuses on integral aspects of theater production, including acting, singing, dancing, choreography, set and costume design, and lighting. Throughout this class, participants work together to create an original and unique stage production. At the end of the class, the group performs its show before a live audience.

Why We Need Your Help:

Over the past few years, the number of participants in the Catalog Program and Centre Stage has increased, but our budget has remained the same. We hope to continue to offer Centre Stage to everyone who would like to enroll. Our intention is to run Centre Stage as an authentic, professional production as much as possible and we need your assistance in order to keep up with the rising costs of this popular activity.

Costs include:
  • Performance facility rental 
  • Costumes 
  • Props 
  • Set Designs 
  • Facilitation/Director Fees 
All donations will go directly to the Out & About Catalog program, which puts on the Centre Stage production each year.

Please help us continue to provide the opportunity for our participants and their families.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Next Step Group Home Construction Update

Here are the latest photos from the construction on Imagine!’s Next Step Group Home in Broomfield. If you look closely in the first few pictures you can see that the steel door frames are being installed.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Thank You, Collins Foundation

Today we’d like to offer our sincere gratitude to the Collins Foundation, managed by Wells Fargo.

We recently learned that the Collins Foundation is providing a $2,000 grant to Imagine!’s Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome. The Collins Foundation has been a longtime and consistent support of our SmartHomes project. They've given seven grants to the Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome totaling $20,500.

Even before our SmartHomes were opened, the Collins Foundation has supported Imagine!’s mission to provide community opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Prior to the seven grants for the SmartHomes, they had given seven other grants to Imagine!. In total, they have given us $40,900!

Wow! We are so thankful!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Imagine! Community Forum Set For Feb. 25

You Are Invited to the Annual Imagine! Community Forum 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 5:30-6:30 PM 

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 for our Annual Community Forum on Tuesday, February 25. 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. Join us in person or online! Topics to be discussed include:
  • The State of the State 
  • Governor Hickenlooper’s Budget Proposal 
  • Community Capacity Issues 
  • Imagine!’s New Home for Seniors in Broomfield 
To attend in person: R.S.V.P. @ (303) 665-7789

To attend online: 

To email your questions/comments in advance:

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thank You Thursday!

On February 12, the Lafayette Knights of Columbus Council 5237 donated a check for $1,384.50 to Imagine!, from funds raised during the Knights’ annual Tootsie Roll drive.

The Knights sold the Tootsie Rolls at the King Soopers on Baseline and Highway 287 in Lafayette, and at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lafayette.

What a bunch of good Knights! Thank you for your continued support of Imagine!.

Pictured from the left are: Hiram Wolgemuth, Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Lafayette Council 5237, Fred Hobbs, Imagine!’s Director of Public Relations, and Knight Don Jung.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Next Step Group Home Construction Update

Here is the latest construction news, with photos, from Imagine!’s Next Step Group Home in Broomfield.

Monte Miller, full-time magician and site supervisor extraordinaire is working his magic to get the site closed up in the event that Punxsutawney Phil was right about six more weeks of winter… way to go Interlock Construction!

Below are several pictures of the roof trusses going up…

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Thank You Thursday!

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

Cash Donations

Gold ($5,000-$9,999)
Tom & Linda Willetto

Silver ($2,500-$4,999)
Eric & Jennifer Love
Danny Souders – Flood Relief
Tebo Properties – Silver Sponsorship of the Imagine! Celebration

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Richard Ackerman
Warren & Caroline Baker
Sandy & Sally Bracken
Don & Karen Brown
Marco & Sue Capitelli
Collins Foundation/Wells Fargo – Grant for $2,000 for the Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome in Boulder
Jed & Ashlee DeGooyer
Joe, Heather & Gina DiIorio
Phil & Yvonne DiStefano
Elevations Credit Union – Table at the Imagine! Celebration
John & Deea Frisbie
Guaranty Bank and Trust Company – Table at the Imagine! Celebration
Anahid Katchian and Walter Logue
Terry & Susan LaVelle
Leh Law Group – Table at the Imagine! Celebration
Jay & Kathy Montgomery
Mutual of Omaha – Table at the Imagine! Celebration
Sharon O’Leary – For Dayspring Social Skills classes
Walt & Linda Pounds
Danny & Linda Souders
Sterling-Rice Group, Inc. – Table at the Imagine! Celebration
Don & Kathy Weibel

Associate ($500-$750)
Chris & Tanya Bowry
Linda Cain
Don & Laura Colacino
Ja Elliott
Dennis & Becky Fase
Donald Haddad
Rollie & Josie Heath
Charles & Sally Holmes
Sam & Taryn Inman
George & Kristin Karakehian
Dale & Kathy King
Rich & Connie Knippelmeyer
Pete & Gayla Lindquist
Peter & Barb Loris
Craig & Barbara MacCambridge
Tom & Pat Metz
Alex & Jen Nelson
Kevin Nelson
Rick & Jackie Nelson
Dana Russell
John & Ursula Scarano
John & Susan Sidwell
T & Teresa Taylor
Rick & Lynne Waidler
Walmart Store #4288 (Broomfield) -- $500 grant for iPad for CORE/Labor Source for use in job training and/or on the job
Chuck Wellman
William & Musette Young – Proceeds from donation of Subaru Legacy
Kelby & Beth Zorgdrager

Supporter ($250-$499) 
Maureen Beith
John & Beth Bosio
David & Elisa Bosley
Lisa Curtis & Karen Leh
Bob & Beth Davis
Kathy Evans
Katie Hawkins
Bob & Dickey Lee Hullinghorst
Tim & Jean Hynek
Mark & Jannelle Johnson
Dave & Shannon Lemmon
Mental Health Center of Boulder County
Gary Meyers
Rob Naumann
Sandy & Deb Orent
Dennis & Debra Paul
Kaiser Permanente
Eric & Nanette Schunk
Ron & Vickye Secrist
Gene & Beverly Shaw
Marie Soonen
Michael & Carla Stein
Chris & Marilyn Treharne
Don & Colene Van Winkle

Friend ($1-$249)
Peggy Arnold
Ann Babiak
Garret & Laura Ball
Jay & Mary Balzer
David & Linda Beal
Felicia Bender
Terri Benjamin
Gerad Bergrud
Whitney Blair & Beth Leibo
Steve & June Blouch
David Braddock
Shelly Brandt
The Braun Group, UBS/Peter Braun
Judith Carmichael
Dale Charles
In Memory of Brent Cline
  From Patricia Cassell
Randy & Lisa Coatney
Emmy Conroy
Robb & Ann Cope
Scott & Claudia Culley
Buz & Deb Dabkowski
Patrick & Janell Daly
Sue Deans
Charlie Dinwiddie
Michelle Dyson
Mark & Judy Emery
Ben & Elizabeth Gable
Lynda Gibbons
Courtney Gimeno
Sean & Becca Gingerich
Paul & Susan Graf
Teresa Gray
Chris & Shannon Griffiths
Ken Hackbarth
Jon Harris
Gov. John Hickenlooper
Cameron Hinshaw
Bruce & Carol Johnson
Howard & Katie Johnson
Tim & Kris Johnson
Anna Knott
Dan & Jana Knox
Andrew & Priscilla Lacy
Mark & Julie Lee
Chris Leh & Natalie Hanlon-Leh
Karen Louis
Greg & Cathy Ludlow
Angela Mackintosh
Chad & Nicole Mandigo
Burton McKenzie
Dave & Patti Micklin
MGM & United Artists Services Company – Residuals for Billy Montgomery’s performance in “Rain Man”
Chris & Kim Milbrath
Jeff Miller
Tom & Vicki Miller
Chris & Haila Mirto
Steven Moore
Rebecca Novinger
Lauren Park
Lesley Parrish
Virginia Patterson
PEO Chapter M – $50 in recognition of Leona Stoecker’s presentation about Imagine!
Chuck & Kathy Phillip
Whitney Pinion
Ken Pinson
Richard Polk
Zoe Polk
Kathy Pollicita
Bill & Cathy Pyle
Roque Ramirez & Heidi Storz
Sam & Carla Rapp
Bret & Kris Richards
Craig & Cory Roehrs
Jane Rogers
Nate Samek
Mike & Theresa Seader
Dan & Carol Sheehy
Gary Stebick
Jane Stockebrand
Bernie & Leona Stoecker
Don Sullivan & Paige Lawrence
Sam & Sara Taylor
Shari Tebo
Chad & Adrianne Tracy
Andy Treharne
Justin & Jillian Troupe
Loree Vanderhye
Bob Von Eschen
Jim & Terry Vratny
Thelma Whitaker
Hunter Wright

In Kind Donations

In-Kind Associate ($500-$999)
Barefoot Wine & Bubbly – Wine and Sparkling Wine for the Imagine! Celebration

In-Kind Supporter ($250-$499)
Walters & Hogsett Fine Jewelers – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: CU Buffs Luminox Watch

In-Kind Friend ($1-$249)
Boulder Beer Company – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Gift certificate for $25 plus t-shirt, pint glass, hat
Brasserie Ten Ten – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Gift certificate for $50 plus t-shirt
Buffalo Lock & Key – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Pistol Safe
Denver Boulder Couriers – One courier trip
Grandrabbits Toy Shoppe – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Stuffed turtle and gift certificate for $25
The Regiment Shops – Imagine! Celebration Auction Item: Gift certificate for $50
 Sterling-Rice Group, Inc – Two desks

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Celebration Photos

The Imagine! Celebration, held Friday, January 24, was a tremendous success! We raised more than $238,000 to support Imagine!’s programs and services. Here are some photos showing just a few of the more than 460 people who attended the event!

Don Van Winkle, Colene Van Winkle, Paige Lawrence, Don Sullivan

Dickie Lee and Bob Hullinghorst

Bernie and Leona Stoecker

Josie Heath

Chris Bowry, Tanya Kelly-Bowry, John Creighton, Rollie Heath, Sandy Bracken

Sue Deans, Judy Charles, Bob Charles, Richard Polk

Bob, Meredith, and Heather Forsyth

David Braddock and Walt Pounds

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and George Karakehian

Marty and Alfred McElwain

Gov. Hickenlooper speaks to the crowd

Gov. Hickenlooper with an original painting by Imagine! client Lana Kissinger

Scott Doyen, Tanya Kelly-Bowry, and Gov. Hickenlooper

Gov. Hickenlooper acted as the "official coin tosser" during the Heads or Tails fundraiser

Walt Pounds, Lana Kissinger, Gov. Hickenlooper