Friday, December 28, 2018

Thank You, Miller Family Foundation

Today, we’d like to thank The Charles E. and Carol J. Miller Family Foundation (dba The Miller Family Foundation) for its generous grant to provide opportunities for children with disabilities to attend Imagine!’s Out & About program. These programs include After School Programs, School Closure Day programs, and Summer Day Camp.

Founded in 2014, The Miller Family Foundation’s core purpose is investing in “The Common Good” initiatives, causes, and programs that build towards a better tomorrow for our community, nation, and world.

We greatly appreciate their support and sincerely thank them for the grant.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Thank You Thursday

Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Gold ($5,000-$9,999)
Charles E and Carol Miller Family Foundation - grant for Out & About
Meagan and Adrian D'Angelo

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Colorado Financial Management - Imagine! Celebration Table Sponsor
Amy and Rajul Pandya
Leona and Bernie Stoecker - Imagine! Celebration Table Sponsor
Marcia and Dave Wyatt

Associate ($500-$999)
Enid and Mark Ablowitz
Jana and Chris Petersen
William Rabb

Supporter ($250-$499)
Lightning Eliminators & Consultants Sue and Michael Myers - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
Anne Marie and Paul Pewterbaugh - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
In memory of Kristy Kearney
  Brenda and Grant Slade

Friend ($1-$249)
In honor of Allie Balzer
  Ellen and Paul Boehm
Steve Bosley - Imagine! Celebration Ticket
In memory of Kristy Kearney
  Boulder Area Realtor Association
Barb and Tom Buell
Elaine and Gary Collins
Jan and Larry Foster
Cindy and Scott Green
Elizabeth Zentner and James Joque
Cirrelda and Jack Mills
Jeanne and Jim Mytton
Barbara Pringle
In honor of Hannah Bozzay
  Deb and Doug Sandersen
Dorothy Reed-Sleeper and Joe Sleeper
In honor of George David Ballenger
  Debra Stack
The Simmons Family
Thelma Whitaker
Wild Birds Unlimited
In memory of Kristy Kearney
  Mary Winston

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Thank You Thursday

Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Silver ($2,500-$4,999)
Philadelphia Insurance Companies - Imagine! Celebration Valet Parking Underwriting

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Kathy and Dale King - Imagine! Celebration Table Sponsor
Diane and Richard Vander Meer

Associate ($500-$999)
Apollo Mapping
Kelly and Bill Atteridg
Cheri and Art Cabrera
Carol Ann and John Mehaffy

Supporter ($250-$499)
Shannon and Steve Bryant - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
Korina Bersentes and Brian Egaas
Laura and Bill Koch - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
Zoe Polk - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
Laura Roland - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
Chuck Wellman

Friend ($1-$249)
In memory of Jeanette Gonzolez
  Janis Bohan
Lauren and Kevin Brown
Fatima Chaudhry
Fran Dugan
Barb and Ira Litke
Daniel Parise
Grace and Don Pierce
Jeri Rowley
In honor of Hannah Bozzay
Deb and Doug Sandersen
John Satkowski
Mona and Herold Schultz
Janet McSmith and Ed Smith
Bob Swartley 

In-Kind Bronze ($1,500 - $2,499)
Fisher Honda-Acura - 50 oil and filter change service certificates

In-Kind Associate ($500-$999)
Discover Colorado - private guided food tour for up to 19 people
Southwest Airlines Co. - 4 one-way Southwest flight e-passes
Heidi Storz - an original Jack Koonce painting

Supporter ($250-$499)
Barbara & Company - handbag, scarf, and $100 gift certificate
Lake Valley Golf Club - golf for four with a cart

Friend ($1-$249)
Flower Child - $50 gift card
Georgia Boys BBQ - Georgia Boys gift basket with a $75 gift card
Hacienda Colorado - $30 gift certificate
Kroenke Sports Enterprises - Paul Millsap autographed photo
Jenn Shepherd - multi-media original art piece

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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.

This week's Wish List:

Personal Items for Those We Serve (Adults) in Our Residential Homes

Sports gear – especially New York Yankees Sports posters
Music CDs – especially country
Make-up/cosmetics (perfume, light beige foundation, eye shadow, mascara, lipstick)
iPads - heavy duty iPad covers
Rockies tickets for groups
Arts and craft supplies OR gift certificates to Michaels’ or Hobby Lobby
Computer games
Essential Tremor adaptive utensils, clothing, computer aids, writing devices, etc. for individuals with hand tremors (
Games/activities made especially for those with Alzheimer’s/dementia
Recreation center passes or punch cards
Restaurant Gift Cards
Movie Tickets
Denver Zoo Passes
Gift Cards to educational stores:
Stationary bike
Wheelchair-Bicycle Tandem:
SmartLift foldable, packable transport system:

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Holiday Gift Idea for the Person Who Has Everything!

Give a gift to Imagine! in your loved one's honor or memory during the holidays. We will notify your recipient with a mailed letter or an eCard - your choice. Your gift will help people with intellectual disabilities in our community to thrive!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Thank You, Ice Wizards

Today we’d like to offer our thanks to the Ice Wizards, Boulder County’s hockey team for people with a variety of abilities, for hosting a “Teddy Bear Toss” in support of Imagine!’s Holiday Gift Giving Drive this past Saturday.

A huge crowd showed up to cheer on the Ice Wizards, and after the Ice Wizards scored in the second period, the cheering fans threw teddy bears and other stuffed animals on the ice (more than 350 in all!), to be collected and shared with Imagine! families in need. Imagine! CEO Mark Emery started the game off right by dropping the ceremonial first puck.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thank You Thursday

Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Gold ($5,000-$9,999)
Betty Eldridge - Imagine! Celebration Gold Sponsor
 McElwain Family Foundation - Imagine! Celebration Gold Sponsor

Silver ($2,500-$4,999)
Prime Industries - Imagine! Celebration Silver Sponsor
Eide Bailly - Imagine! Celebration Silver Sponsor

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Lynn and Ken Curtis - Imagine! Celebration Table Sponsor
Lo Anne Zentner

Associate ($500-$999)
Audrey and Andrew Franklin

Supporter ($250-$499) 
Chuck Wellman - Imagine! Celebration Tickets

Friend ($1-$249)
Stef and Ashley Streamer
Cheryl Pricone and John Bradin
Community Shares of Colorado
Dolores Esposito
Ken Hackbarth
In memory of Kristy Kearney
  Lauren Hansen
Jannelle and Mark Johnson
Nick McDowell
Barbara and Harry Newman
Susan Routt
In honor of Mike Gehr
  Alice Swift
Jessica and Jeff Tyler

In-Kind Bronze ($1,500 - $2,499)
Playa Viva - a four night stay in a Queen Ecosita

In-Kind Associate ($500-$999)
Fall River Village - a two night stay in a two bedroom, two bath resort
L.I.D. Landscapes - a Garden Potting Party for 10

Supporter ($250-$499)
Ellen Monroe - two framed original paintings
Sanitas Skincare - Sanitas Skincare basket and Cowgirl Skincare basket

Friend ($1-$249)
Abo's Pizza - $25 gift card
Alpine Modern - $50 gift card
Bhushali Jain - original painting
BlackPaw - dog gift basket
Bob L. Burger Recreation Center - 20 Visit Card
Buffalo Lock & Key, Inc. - American Security personal safe
Carrabba's Italian Grill - $50 gift card
Cedar & Hyde Mercantile - $75 gift card
Children's Museum of Denver - four admission passes
Color Me Mine - $50 gift certificate
Friends of Dinosaur Ridge - four day passes
Indian Peaks Golf Course - two BOGO round of golf cards
J&L Distilling Company - bottle each of SNO Vodka, FYR Liqueur, and SNO Gin
Jennifer Dennis - custom watercolor pet portrait
Leslie Rothman - original print
KT's BBQ - two books of $25 BBQ Bucks
Leona and Bernie Stoecker - tailgate party package
Linda Sole Faul - framed original oil painting and print
Longmont Museum - ten free admission passes
Lucky Pie - $25 gift card
McDevitt Taco Supply - $50 gift card
Monarch Mountain - two Monarch Lift Tickets
Morning Glory Café - $25 gift card
Jane Dinsmore - shampoo, cut, & style
Murphy's North - $25 gift certificate
Nissi's - $30 gift card
Organic Sandwich Company - $50 gift card
Rachel Keppeler Designs - beautiful jewelry set
Sample Supports - martini set, candle, and $100 gift card
Via Toscana - $100 gift card
Wallaroo Hat Company, LLC - two sun protection hats
WOW! Children's Museum - one year family membership

Friday, December 7, 2018

Thank You, Boulder Area Alumnae Panhellenic

Today, we’d like to thank Boulder Area Alumnae Panhellenic for hosting a special Sensory Friendly time to visit Santa's House. Boulder Area Alumnae Panhellenic enhances the fraternity system through scholarship awards, annual educational informational functions for prospective college freshman, philanthropic projects, community participation and civic leadership. They have been longtime supporters of Imagine! and our Dayspring program, not only by hosting this special time for kids with sensory challenges to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, but also by donating a portion of the proceeds of Santa's House to Imagine!.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thank You Thursday

Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
James Densberger
Northrop Grumman - Case Management Emergency Fund grant

Associate ($500-$999)
Colorado Events
Ella Washington

Supporter ($250-$499)
Cathy Bodine

Friend ($1-$249)
Helen Bosley
Maryann and Paul Bursiek
Kay and Ken Conger
Sallie and George Duvall
Facebook - Chong Kim's Birthday Fundraiser
Helen and Marty Goldman
Judi Halbert
In honor of Mike Gehr
  Karen Hamilton
Lauren and Stuart Kingsbery
Hsia Lee
Agnes Moser
Kathy and Gregg Near
Eva Raschke
Alan Rudy
In honor of the Tyler Family
  Kathy Vick

In-Kind Associate ($500-$999)
Craig MacCambridge - two large canvas prints and art glass leaf dish

In-Kind Supporter ($250-$499)
Comedy Works - 10 Admit 2 Passes
Omni Interlocken Resort - one night stay with breakfast and 18 holes of golf for two
The Hiltons on Canyon - one weekend stay with breakfast for two
The Wild Game Entertainment Experience - a $350 event credit

In-Kind Friend ($1-$249)
740 Front - An American Dining Saloon - $50 gift card
Acupuncture Clinic of Boulder - consultation and acupuncture treatment
Arcana - $100 gift card
Arvada Center for the Arts - two tickets to an Arvada Center Production
Biscuit Bar - $40 gift card
Boulder Cork - a $100 gift certificate
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra - $100 gift certificate
BrewHop Trolley - four day passes for Longmont loop
Cafe Aion - gift certificate for Paella Wednesday
Centura Health Integrative Medicine - one hour massage
Colorado Ballet - two tickets to any 2018/2019 performance
Denver Broncos Football Club - Justin Simmons autographed photograph
Denver Museum of Nature & Science - four museum entry tickets
Denver Zoological Foundation - Family Four Pack
Dish Gourmet - $50 gift card
ETown - two tickets to an eTown Radio Show taping
Foolish Craig's Café - $50 gift card
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park - two Funday Pass vouchers
GolfTEC - full swing evaluation
Iron Mountain Hot Springs - two all-day passes
Leah Nickie Advanced Aesthetics - European facial and Odacite Skincare Kit
Lodge Casino - Black Hawk - one night stay and buffet for two
Longmont Dairy Farm - $25 gift certificate
Monarch Casino – Black Hawk - buffet for two
Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery - four $50 gift certificates
Mudrocks Tap & Tavern - $40 gift card
Opera Colorado - two tickets to The Marriage of Figaro
Origins - Origins gift box
Peak Entertainment at 1STBANK Center - two tickets and VIP parking to an event
Pirates Cove Family Aquatic Center - four passes to Pirates Cove
Puzzah! LLC - gift certificate for 4 to participate in a 1-hour puzzle room
Renaissance Denver Hotel - one night stay and breakfast for two
Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins - $25 gift certificate
Starfish Jewelry LLC. - pair of UNO de 50 earrings and a Paz Collective scarf
Swoon Jewelry Studios - $50 gift certificate
Tangerine Restaurants - $40 in gift cards
Tara Cluck Dance Center - one month of dance class
The Art of Cheese - $50 gift card
The Greenbriar Inn - champagne brunch for two
The Melting Pot - two, lunch for two certificates
The Old Mine Cidery & Brewpub - $50 gift card, two cider glasses, cider jug, T-shirt
The SideDoor Salon - a $50 gift certificate
Tinker Art Studio - one hour of tinker time
Wonderbound - two tickets to Cupid's Playground

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wish List Wednesday

'Tis the season for giving, and there are a lot of folks served by Imagine! who could use a little extra Holiday cheer. Our Annual Gift Giving program is underway, and we’re wishing you'll be part of it. Gift ideas are below, you can drop them off at Imagine!, or you can arrange a pickup for multiple items by contacting Elizabeth Hill (

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Today Is Colorado Gives Day

Today is Colorado Gives Day! 

By giving your support online through Colorado Gives Day, Imagine! will be eligible for a portion of the 1stBank and Community First Foundation incentive fund. Your donation will go further toward helping people Imagine! serves of all ages!

Click here to donate.