Friday, January 30, 2015

Thank You Auction Donors

A HUGE reason for the success of last Friday’s Imagine! Celebration was the many incredible Live and Silent Auction items available for attendees to bid on.

Take a look at a tiny sample of the auction items that were available during the Imagine! Celebration below. Thank you so much to all of the generous organizations and individuals who donated items for the auction.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wish List Wednesday

Welcome to the latest edition of The Wish List. Included below are items that would augment and enhance Imagine! programs and services for the individuals we serve and would be much appreciated. If you are able to provide an item, please contact Patti Micklin at or 303-926-6443. Pick-up for large items can be provided, and your contribution is tax deductible. If you prefer to provide a cash gift to be used for the purchase of one of the items below, that would also be most welcome. Please check out this blog every Wednesday to see new Wish List Items.

Today’s Wish List items:
  • Recreation Center passes or punch cards for clients 
  • Games for the Next Step Group Home in Broomfield: Trouble, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Connect 4, Hi Ho Cherry O, Go Fish, Operation, Guess Who, Quirkie, Matching Games, Puzzles of all levels of difficulty 
  • A new set of silverware and a new dish set for Garden Place in Longmont 
  • Non-fabric couch (6’), loveseat (5’), and chairs for Manhattan Apartments in Boulder A new oven for Garden Place Home in Longmont 
  • Games/activities made especially for those with Alzheimer’s/dementia for Foothills Group Home in Boulder 
Check out the entire Wish List here.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Celebration Success!

This past Friday’s Imagine! Celebration was a tremendous success. Almost 470 people attended (a new record for attendance), and between sponsorships, ticket sales, a silent auction, a live auction, and a special appeal, more than $285,000 was raised to support Imagine!’s mission!

Below are just a few photos from the spectacular event.

Imagine! Foundation Executive Director Patti Micklin and Imagine! Celebration Chair Katie Hawkins.

 Leona and Bernie Stoecker.

 Andy and Connie Minden with Imagine! Foundation Grant Writer Christina Craigo.

Bella Cotton and Zoe Polk, who created the fabulous table decorations.

Longmont Mayor Dennis Coombs.

Rick and Jackie Nelson.

Gail and Tim Boonstra.

The silent auction brought in more than $26,000!

Lisa Larsen and Bella Auger-Larsen. Bella receives services from Imagine! and serves on the Imagine! Board of Directors.

Imagine! Chief Operations Officer Greg Wellems, David and Laura Braddock, Imagine! CEO Mark Emery.

Geoff Cooper, Josie and Rollie Heath.

Attendees were able to bid on silent auction items using their smartphones.

Volunteers traveled around the room assisting with silent auction bidding.

Almost 470 people attended the event, a new record for the Imagine! Celebration.

George Karakehian was honored for his service to Imagine! by Sandy Bracken, Ron Secrist, and Walt Pounds.

George Karakehian shows off the lovely thank you gift he received from the Imagine! Foundation.

The live auction brought it more than $50,000!

The Micklin Family (Jacob, David, Patti, and Emily) shared their story through a powerful and moving video, which demonstrated how important Imagine! is to its community.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Emily’s Story

The video below debuted at the Imagine! Celebration this past Friday night, January 23, 2015. It tells the powerful and moving story of Emily Micklin, and why her family, including Patti Micklin, Executive Director of the Imagine! Foundation), is grateful for the support they receive from Imagine!. Get out your tissues!

Can’t see the video? Click here

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thank You Thursday

Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Cash Donations

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Richard Ackerman – Imagine! Celebration Table Sponsor
The Boulder Group at Baird – Imagine! Celebration Table Sponsors
Sharon O’Leary – Dayspring
Palmos Development Group – Imagine! Celebration Table Sponsors
Susan and John Sidwell – Imagine! Celebration Table Sponsors
Leona and Bernard Stoecker – Imagine! Celebration Table Sponsors

Associate ($500-$999)
Susan and Marco Capitelli
Beth and Bob Davis

Supporter ($250-$499)
Mary and Jay Balzer
Judy and Mark Emery – Imagine! Celebration tickets
First National Bank – Imagine! Celebration tickets
PEH Architects – Imagine! Celebration tickets

Friend ($1-$249)
Anonymous (1)
Kent Arnold and Gillian Walters
Wendy Blakemore – Imagine! Celebration tickets
June and Steve Blouch – Imagine! Celebration tickets
Gale and Tim Boonstra – Imagine! Celebration tickets
Helen Bosley
Charlie Carrington – Imagine! Celebration tickets
Desiree Cespedes – Imagine! Celebration tickets
Claudia and Scott Culley – Imagine! Celebration tickets
Janell and Pat Daly – Imagine! Celebration tickets
Judy Demarest – Imagine! Celebration ticket
Suzanne and Bill Farrell – Imagine! Celebration tickets
Jackie and Brent Friesth – Imagine! Celebration tickets
Teresa Gray – Imagine! Celebration tickets
Nancy Heagney – CORE/Labor Source
Doree and Jerry Hickman
Carol and John Hoeffler
Kristin and George Karakehian – Imagine! Celebration tickets
Priscilla and Andy Lacy – Imagine! Celebration tickets
Joy Linfield
Chris Mabbitt – Imagine! Celebration tickets
Joan Martin – Imagine! Celebration tickets
Susan and John McFetridge
Carol Ann and John Mehaffy – Imagine! Celebration tickets
Connie and Andy Minden – Imagine! Celebration tickets
Karen Nevins – Imagine! Celebration tickets
Suzanne Pelletier and William Liberato – Imagine! Celebration tickets
Richard Polk – Imagine! Celebration tickets
Jane Rogers Jackie Ross – Imagine! Celebration ticket
Julia and Jerry Rudy
Deb and Doug Sandersen
Sara and Sam Taylor – Imagine! Celebration tickets
Carolyn and Marion Weygandt
Hunter Wright – Imagine! Celebration ticket
Camille and Hossein ZiaShakeri – Imagine! Celebration tickets

In-Kind Donations

In-Kind Supporter ($250-$499)
Walmart-Flatirons – Toys

As always, we thank all of our generous donors

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Thank You, Lafayette Knights

The Lafayette Knights of Columbus Council 5237 stopped by Imagine!’s office Tuesday to drop off a very generous donation – more than $3,000! The donation will go to support Imagine!’s Dayspring department’s Community Calendar Activities. The council raised the majority of this donation at the Lafayette King Soopers during their Tootsie Roll Drive. A big thank you goes out to the Knights of Columbus and the Lafayette King Soopers for supporting Dayspring and the families they serve.

Pictured from left to right are Julie Hartman, Director of Imagine!’s Dayspring department, Knight Louis Abila, Knight Don Jung, Imagine! Foundation Director Patti Micklin, and Knight Wayne Stetson.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

2015 Imagine! Celebration Table Sponsors

Board Members of
(2 tables)

Louisville Auto Supply/

Richard Ackerman 

Karen and Don Brown 

Virginia and Scott Brown 

Bob and Judy Charles 

Lin and Jim Loftus 

Kathy and Jay Montgomery 

Linda and Walt Pounds 

Susan and John Sidwell 

Leona and Bernie Stoecker 

Bob and Judy Charles for Imagine! Volunteers 

Linda and Walt Pounds for Imagine!’s CORE/Labor Source Employers