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Thank You, Ryan Elementary

Published: February 15, 2019

Today we’d like to thank the awesome kids, teachers, and administrators at Ryan Elementary School in Lafayette. For the second year in a row, they are raising funds to support Imagine!’s Out & About program, specifically so O & A can purchase a hand controlled adaptive bike. The bike will allow more children with disabilities served by Imagine! to experience the joy, freedom, and independence that comes from riding a bike.

Go Rhinos!




Thank You Thursday

Published: February 14, 2019


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Gold ($5,000-$9,999)
Janan and Ron Alford

Silver ($2,500-$4,999)
Medtronic
Jana and Chris Petersen
Wiland

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
BCinteriors
Linda and Walt Pounds
Wendy and Ed Wassom

Supporter ($250-$499)
Laura and Bill Koch

Friend ($1-$249)
Lu Walters and Kent Arnold
Cheryl Pricone and John Bradin
Erin Polen
Fatima Chaudhry
Karen Collins
Sallie and George Duvall
Google
Ken Hackbarth
Joan Martin
Nick McDowell
Barbara and Harry Newman
Jeff Schmidt
Alice Swift
Jessica and Jeff Tyler

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


Wish List Wednesday

Published: February 13, 2019

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 pmicklin@imaginecolorado.org 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:



For Dayspring 

  • Kid friendly paint 
  • Blow up swimming pools/blow up pool toys 
  • Chalk 
  • All different kinds of balls (blow up balls or soft balls) 
  • Books 
  • Toys for children 0-3 years old 
  • Pens/markers/crayons 
  • Color paper 
  • Binders 
  • Folders 
  • Swimming towels 
  • Bubbles


The Impact of Imagine! Donors

Published: February 12, 2019

Imagine! donors make such a difference in our efforts to create a world of opportunity for all abilities. The short video below shows just a few ways donors impacted our work last year.


 


Thank You Thursday

Published: February 7, 2019


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Platinum ($10,000+)
Mark Zentner

Gold ($5,000-$9,999)
Judy Delaware
Carleen and Bruce Dierking
Lisa and Doug Granat
Kristin and George Karakehian
Kathy and Dale King
Heidi and Mark Leachman
Vicki and Tom Miller
Carla and Sam Rapp
Marianna and Wade Williamson

Silver ($2,500-$4,999)
Dana and Brad Bickham
Emily and Paul Bliss
Karen and Don Brown
Virginia and Scott Brown
Claudia and Scott Culley
Janell and Pat Daly
Jackie and Brent Friesth
Natalie Hanlon-Leh and Chris Leh
Alfred and Marty McElwain
Sue and Michael Myers
Angie and Darrell Nivens
Dee Perry
Jana and Chris Petersen
Linda and Walt Pounds
Kathy and Ed Regel
Julie and Jerry Rudy
Kent Simpson
Terre Rushton and Chuck Sisk
Brandilyn Tebo
Sally Thorner and Brian Rosenfeld
Evelyn and Christian Walter

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Monica and Randy Baham
Steve Bosley
Tanya Kelly-Bowry and Chris Bowry
Jane Brock-Pommer and Jack Pommer
Cheri and Art Cabrera
Linda Cain
Dale Charles
Joni and John Creighton
Elise and Gary Cunningham
Lianne and Darrell Daley
Annie and Mark Danielson
Antonia and Michael Dougherty
Beth and David Fish
Tamara and Mike Gaffney
Marie and Ken Gambon
Becca Fischer and David Goossen
Susie Hajek
Hays Companies
Sally and Charles Holmes
Joel Kiesey
Susan LaHoda
Barbara and Rick Lawrence
Lindsey and Craig Liebler
Barb and Peter Loris
Cheri and Kirk Maasen
Chris Mabbitt
Ariel and Cliff MacTavish
Alice and Pete Madden
Tasia and Tim Maxwell
Rebecca and Mark McLean
Joan Motsinger
Kevin Nelson
Rebecca and Matt Novinger
Michelle and Pat O'Brien
Richard Polk
Anne Marie and Paul Pewterbaugh
Ashley Masin and Chris Pusey
Patti Riley
Betty and Walt Sanders
Susan and John Sidwell
Marie and Chuck Sonnen
Debbi Stapp
Amanda and Brandon Strope
Anne and Cary Tengler
Julie and John Uridil
Kendall and Grant Von Eschen
Chuck Wellman
Heather and David Wier

Associate ($500-$999)
Siga and Rob Andrew
Kristin Swenerton and Greg Atkinson
Jen and Doug Bartlett
Katy Brown
Shannon and Steve Bryant
Shauna and Tom Callahan
Lynn and Ken Curtis
Becky Fase
Judy and Geoff Gailey
Judy and Jeff Gass
Bill Goodacre
Angela and Dennis Graham
Barbie Iglesias
Bryce Isaacson
Neil Kearney
Kristi and Mark Kinney
Shannon Kluth
Denise Kramlich
Julie and Mark Lee
Shannon and Dave Lemmon
Ally MacLean
Cindy and Dave Manley
Ellen Marshall
Robert Mescia
Emily and Rob Miller
Lauren and Armen Minasian
Haila and Chris Mirto
Ellie and Harry Poehlmann
Jim and Kathy Pollicita
Brooke Rambold
Jeri Rowley
Kristin and Jason Rusk
Kim and Todd Schulte
Cindy and Don Starke
Pat and Paul Vero
Lori Vienneau
Catherine and Adam Vonachen
Lori and Rich Waidler
Lynne and Rick Waidler
Jan Walden
Susan and Tom Wilcox
Thomas Wulf
Camille and Hossein ZiaShakeri

Supporter ($250-$499)
Laura Ball
Darina Barciak
Kelly and Ross Blount and Jeff Bluhm
Helen Bosley
Natalie and Nate Cicotello
Sherry and Doug Conner
Emmy Conroy
Kristin Cowin
Karen Leh
Sue Deans
Jason Foster
Michelle and Tim Hallett
Sandra and Jeff Hirota
Jillian and Greg Horner
Jana Knox
Amy and Tom Lai
Joli and Todd Lofstedt
Andrew Lollback
Sara and Dave Marusiak
Patti and David Micklin
Connie and Andy Minden
Polly and Elliott Moore
Karen and John Nevins
Lauren and John Park
Whitney Pinion
Ruben Rios-Blanco
In memory of Kristy Kearney
  Rocky Mountain Tennis Center
Sandy and John Ross
Donatella and Mark Scanniello
Shawna and Matt Schultz
Beverly and Gene Shaw
Renee and Tony Speights
Jan and David Steitz
Sarah and Robert Sutherland
Tasha and Tom Tadewald
Sara and Sam Taylor
Stephen Tebo
Jessica and Jeff Tyler
LeAnn Vance
Alice Vienneau
Wendy and Ed Wassom
Jeanne Whittle

Friend ($1-$249)
Paris Aguilar
Janan and Ron Alford
Anna and Phil Amos
Nicole Apel
Mark Arreguin
Rachel Audette
James Bachman
Jeremy Bergener
Kaitlyn Bergeron
Erica Berridge
Christopher Black
Erica Blake
Rachel Bowles
Wendy Breitenfeld
Joel Broszat
Leslie and Sandy Brown
Rob and Deanna Brown
Caleb Bucher
Susan Burd
Jennifer Carr
Logan Chandler
Janice Charles
Bob and Judy Charles
Kristen and Andrew Christie
Elena Ciaravino
Margaret Clinton
Karen Collins
Molly Collins
Michelle Conkey-Sajban
Jenna Corder
Marissa Daniel
Nancy Deklyn
Rachael and Roger Dickens
Diane Egner
Judy and Mark Emery
Tina Fisbeck
Logan Fletcher
Dan Fox
Mary and Bob Gaddis
Alyssa Gafvert
Deb Gardner
Jessica Gaylord
Jared Gill
Priyanka and Gajendra Giri
Vicki and John Greff
Megan Grimm
Kelly Halverson
Kevin Harding
Katie Hawkins
Logan Hawkins
Michaela Hayes
Martha Heimbaugh
Deborah and David Heitman
Elizabeth Hill
Fred Hobbs
Melissa Hunt
Chelsea Jackson
Gina and Kevin Janeczek
Monique Jourdan
Karen Kalis
Alayne Kelly
Andrea Kintop
Eva Klemens
Maria Klickna
Rachel LaHoda
Andrew Larsen
Violet Lehman
Rick Leichtweis
Carley Levasseur
Dave Lindholm
Eric Loof
Richard Lowe
Sheila and Dave Lucas
Stephanie MacAlpine
Nancy and Peter Mahoney
Sarah and Tim Manning
Sean McCafferty
Meg McClellan and Jim Barlow
Paula McCormick
Patty and Doug Meneley
MGM & United Artists
Roz and Harvey Micklin
Amy Montanari
Renata Moore
Jonah Moss
Lucy Mwangi
Cynthia Navarrette
Jeff Near
Paula and Mike Nelsen
Barbara Nevins
Cindy Newell
Cassie Nicholl
Gabrielle Norton
Katie Nunez
Mario Ojeda
Nathan Ormsby
Gabriela Ortiz
Brett Osborn
Naomi Perez
Holly Perna
Robin Phillips
Alyssa Phinparphat
Zoe Polk
Claudia Preston
Angela Rauscher
Laurel Rochester
Laura Roland
Dale Rose
So Rosenblum
Cherie and Norman Ross
Chad Russell
Heather Sabo
Tamarah Saif
Jenna Sallee
Joyana Samsel
Michele and Bonifacio Sandoval
Giulia Schaalman
Hailey Schauer
Alexis Schenk
Erin Schram
Janna Schwind
Margie Shaw
Patti Showman
Caroline Siegfried
Mary Simonson
Dorothy Reed-Sleeper and Joe Sleeper
Erica Stamm
Gary Stebick
Jane Stockebrand
Leona and Bernie Stoecker
Caroline and Peter Storz
Judith Sutter
Faye Telecky
Victoria Thorne
Kathleen Tormey
Jill True
Julie Tu
Andorra Turner
Chantelle Tweten-Crumbliss
Jada Uylett
Kent Vogel
Victoria Warren
Scott Wendelberger
Carol and Don Werthman
Tim West-Heiss
Sterling Wind
Kathleen Winegardner
Jamie Zimenoff

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


Wish List Wednesday

Published: February 6, 2019

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 pmicklin@imaginecolorado.org 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:

Needs for All Imagine! Group Homes

  • American Furniture Warehouse gift certificates for upgrades to furniture in several homes
  • Picnic table
  • Grill



Shop At Lucky's And Support Imagine!

Published: February 1, 2019

Today, we’d like to offer a big shout out to the South Boulder Lucky’s Market. Thanks to many of you voting online, Imagine! was selected as one of this coming quarter’s (February 3-May 25) Lucky’s Bags For Change partners!

For our readers who live in the area, we’d sure appreciate it if you were to make a shopping trip or two to Lucky’s (located at 695 S Broadway St. in Boulder) over the next couple of months so you can participate in this fun and environmentally friendly way to support our mission of creating a world of opportunity for all abilities.

Here’s how it works: when shoppers bring in their reusable bags, they can choose to receive $.10 back per bag credit or donate that amount to one of the three Bags For Change partners, including Imagine!. Even better: when a shopper donates, Lucky’s Market will match the donation and double the giving to the nonprofits! Make sure you bring in your reusable bag so you can start dropping dimes to support the three partners.

Thanks Lucky’s for your demonstrated commitment to your community, and thanks in advance to all of you who help out by shopping at Lucky’s South Boulder!


Thank You Thursday - Imagine! Celebration Edition

Published: January 31, 2019

The preliminary results are in, and by almost every measure last Saturday’s Imagine! Celebration was a huge success! Between sponsorships before the event, and the money raised at the event, we raised a total of $462,087! This is $30,000 more than last year!

Below you will find videos from the amazing evening, but first, there are some people who deserve thanks:

Imagine! Foundation Board of Directors President Don Brown served as the MC for the event, and he nailed it! His hard work and preparation showed in his smooth and passionate delivery of a very mission-centric program.

Imagine! Board of Directors member Bella Larsen joined Don on stage at the beginning of the program, and her speech, full of joy and humor, won the crowd over instantly.

Elena Ciaravino, Program Director for Imagine!’s Out & About department, spoke to the crowd on a very personal level about how the support of Imagine!’s many generous donors helped to create a world of opportunity for all abilities.

Auctioneer Gary Corbett kept the evening flowing and the bidding rising.

Katie Hawkins and the Imagine! Celebration Committee have clearly hit their stride – the time and effort put into the pre-planning of the event clearly showed throughout the evening.

Imagine!’s PR of Fred Hobbs and Scott Wendelberger were heavily invested in the creation of the program, and were instrumental in its success.

Imagine! IT Director Kevin Harding ran the show, switching frequently between videos and PowerPoint presentations without ever missing a beat.

Elizabeth Hill and Caroline Siegfried served as trouble shooters for the evening, and both handled the role with amazing calm and aplomb.

Heather Sabo was the hero of the behind-the-scenes night. She and the staff volunteers faced some unforeseen challenges and she, and they, handled it with grace and perseverance, always keeping the guest experience front and center.

Speaking of staff volunteers, close to 30 Imagine! employees gave up their Saturday evening to volunteer at the event, a powerful testament to their commitment to Imagine!’s mission.

And of course, Imagine! Foundation Executive Director Patti Micklin, who begins work on next year’s Imagine! Celebration almost immediately following the conclusion of the previous year’s event, was the mastermind behind a record setting year in terms of money raised, but also in terms of sharing Imagine!’s mission and awareness of the amazing contributions people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are bringing to our community every single day!

Now, some videos.

To introduce the crowd to Imagine!, a short overview of our work started the evening off right.

   

A little later in the program, a short video was shown to demonstrate the impact of Imagine! donors and how those funds are used to help create fulfilling lives of possibilities among the people we serve.

   

The last video was certainly not least. As is the case every year, the evening featured the debut of a video highlighting an individual in Imagine!’s services. This year the person highlighted was Shelly, who lives in Imagine!’s Charles Family SmartHome in Longmont and accepts services from CORE/Labor Source. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house after the video was shown, and Shelly received a lengthy standing ovation when she came up on stage.


Finally, we’ll share a few live videos taken before and during the program. The videos are a little shaky, but the words and the message are not.

 


Wish List Wednesday

Published: January 30, 2019

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 pmicklin@imaginecolorado.org 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:

Needs for Imagine!’s Santa Fe Group Home in Broomfield

2 new office chairs
Stand Mixer
New non-fabric couch 50" or larger
Smart TV
New set of nonstick pots and pans


Thanking Our Imagine! Celebration Underwriters

Published: January 25, 2019

The Imagine! Celebration is tomorrow! This event can’t happen without the support of our generous sponsors. Today we thank our Celebration Underwriters.


Photography



Coat Check



Valet Parking




Thank You Thursday

Published: January 24, 2019


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Gold ($5,000-$9,999)
Flood and Peterson Insurance - Imagine! Celebration Gold Sponsor

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Cain Travel Group - Imagine! Celebration Table Sponsor

Associate ($500-$999)
Louise and Bob Dudley

Supporter ($250-$499)
June and Steve Blouch - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
Kelly and Ross Blount - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
Leslie and Sandy Brown - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
Virginia and Scott Brown - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
Claudia and Scott Culley - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
Mimi and Jon Goodman
Sheila and Dave Lucas - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
Richard Polk - Imagine! Celebration Tickets

Friend ($1-$249)
Anonymous (1)
Erica Blake - Imagine! Celebration Ticket
In memory of Kristy Kearney
  Helen Bosley
  Sally and Sandy Bracken
IBM
Kristi and Mark Kinney
Andrea Lewis
Janese and Aaron Petuchowski
Laura Roland - Imagine! Celebration Ticket
In honor of Hannah Bozzay
  Deb and Doug Sandersen
Gabriel Tuerk
In honor of Patti Micklin
  Lenore Weissberg
Thelma Whitaker
Linda and Michael Wood
Renate and Bill Wood
In memory of Peter Chang
  Lo Anne Zentner

In-Kind Bronze ($1,500 - $2,499)
Cain Travel Group - California Wine Tour
Rueben's Burger Bistro - beer a day for a year

In-Kind Associate ($500-$999)
Bobo's Oat Bars - 525 Mini Oat Bites
Capital Sports Advisors - two premium seats to a Broncos game
Compass Chiropractic - initial visit and a month of chiropractic care
Eldorado Artesian Springs, Inc. - 21 cases of .5L bottles of water
HW Home - luxury bath basket
Laura and Bill Koch - three night stay at Silverthorne home
Sage and Savory Catering - Tapas party for 10
Smoker Friendly - premium cigar and scotch basket
Walters & Hogsett Fine Jewelers - $500 gift certificate
West Flanders Brewing Co. - Be a Brewer For a Day package for four people
Wibby Brewing - Brewer For A Day package for four people

In-Kind Supporter ($250-$499)
Beeriodic Enterprises - framed Beeriodic Table of the Elements
Craft Works Restaurants & Breweries - $200 in certificates to Rock Bottom and $50 to Old Chicago
Gold Key Travel - $300 gift certificate for a River Cruise
Golf Westminster / Walnut Creek - four green fees with a golf carts
Jackie and Brent Friesth - framed original print
Jeffrey K. Abrams Architect P.C. - two, one hour architectural consultation certificates
Richard Ackerman - framed polar bear photograph
The Fox Hill Club - 4-some of golf with carts
TinkerMill, The Longmont Makerspace - 6 month Family Membership

In-Kind Friend ($1-$249)
Adesso Pizzeria - a $50 gift card
Avery Brewing Company - beer basket with 2 glasses, fill-ups, shirts, and hat
BackJoy Orthotics - posture seat, seat cushion, lumbar support, trigger point massager, massage balls
Backpacker's Pantry - Backpacker's Pantry package
Beverly and Gene Shaw - chocolate lover's basket
Big Red F Restaurant Group - $100 to Zolo Grill
Blackbelly Market - $50 to Blackbelly and $50 gift card to Santo
BolderBOULDER - two race entries
Boulder Bookstore - four books Boulder
Dushanbe Teahouse - $50 gift card
Boulder International Film Festival - 5 pairs of tickets to a variety of films
Breckenridge Grand Vacations - $100 gift certificate for spa services
BRU handbuilt ales & eats - Beer For a Year package at BRU
Buenos Tiempos - $50 gift card
Christina's Luxuries - $100 gift certificate
City of Boulder Flatirons Golf Course two rounds of golf with a cart
City of Louisville Parks & Recreation - 20 visit pass
Coal Creek Golf Course - two weekday green fees with a cart
Collision Brewing - $25 gift card
Colorado Symphony - two tickets to a concert
Costco Wholesale - $100 gift card
Crackpots - four free studio fees
Cris Conklin - salt fired bowl
Eats & Sweets - $30 gift card and a t-shirt
Erie Community Center - ten admission passes 
Fior Di Latte - $25 gift card
Fresh Thymes Eatery - $50 gift card
Front Range Anglers - 4-hour intro to fly fishing class
Greenway Park Golf Course - $100 gift card
History Colorado - two Family Visit passes
Hungry Girl - Hungry Girl package
I and love and you - dog basket with food and treats
Jake Plummer - autographed memorabilia including a football, bowling shirt, photograph, and Comeback Cardinal book
Janell and Pat Daly - dog lover's basket
Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group - $50 gift card to Mila and a $50 gift card to Hickory & Ash
Kim & Jake's Cakes - gift card for a classic 8" cake
Little Bridget Jewelry - Yellow Coral Equality necklace
Longmont Kiwanis Club - hand crafted wooden kids toys
Longmont Public House - three $50 gift cards
Longmont Theatre Company - two tickets to a show
Loveland Ski Area - two adult ski passes
McGuckin Hardware Inc. - $50 gift card
Hope Robertson, CEH, RCST, NCLMT - 90 minute massage and cranial sacral session
Mudslingers Pottery - hand crafted vase
Noodles & Company - four free meals
Old Friends - a party service basket
Savory Spice Shop - Coffee & Cookies 8-Jar Set
Scout & Molly's Boutique - gift basket and $100 gift card
Smokin Dave's BBQ - $25 gift card
Sugarbeet - $50 gift card
Super Mini Walnut Café - $25 gift card
The Fort - $150 gift certificate
The Happy Beast - $25 gift card, treats and a toy
The Regiment Shops - $75 gift certificate
Three Leaf Concepts - $50 gift card to Chautauqua Dining Hall and a $50 gift card to Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse
Tokyo Joe's Inc. - $30 gift card and BBQ sauce
Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers - $25 gift card

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


Wish List Wednesday

Published: January 23, 2019

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 pmicklin@imaginecolorado.org 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:

Furniture and Housing Needs for Imagine!’s Manhattan Group Home in Boulder

Non-fabric couch (6’), loveseat (5’), and chairs
Basketball hoop
Picnic table
Two small raised garden beds (3 ft tall, 4 ft long, and 3 ft wide) for vegetable gardening


Thanking Our Imagine! Celebration Table Sponsors

Published: January 22, 2019

The Imagine! Celebration is this Saturday! This event can’t happen without the support of our generous sponsors. Today we thank our Table Sponsors.













Karen and Don Brown

Bob and Judy Charles

Lynn and Ken Curtis

Kathy and Dale King

Alice and Pete Madden

Meg McClellan and Jim Barlow &
Vicki and John Greff

Patti and David Micklin

Jana and Chris Peterson

Kim and Todd Schulte

Beverly and Gene Shaw

Susie and John Sidwell

Leona and Bernie Stoecker

Ed and Wendy Wassom

















Thanking Our Imagine! Celebration Silver Sponsors

Published: January 18, 2019

The Imagine! Celebration is a little more than a week away. This event can’t happen without the support of our generous sponsors. Today we thank our Silver Sponsors.












Della Cava Family

Susan LaHoda

Lin and Jim Loftus





Thank You Thursday

Published: January 17, 2019


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Silver ($2,500-$4,999)
BOK Financial - Imagine! Celebration Silver Sponsor
Facebook Peer to Peer Campaigns
Kaiser Permanente - Imagine! Celebration Silver Sponsor

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Sentinel Management
Stewart Title of Colorado - Imagine! Celebration Photographer Underwriter

Supporter ($250-$499)
Jenn Vincent and Matt Martin - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
Katie and Rich Mills - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
Haila and Chris Mirto - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
Carla and Sam Rapp - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
Amanda and Dave Sanderson - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
Michele and Bonifacio Sandoval - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
Susan and Tom Wilcox - Imagine! Celebration Tickets

Friend ($1-$249)
Anonymous (1)
Lu Walters and Kent Arnold
Cheryl Pricone and John Bradin
Sandy Brown - Imagine! Celebration Ticket
Alaine and Joey Lerner
Ellen Marshall - Imagine! Celebration Ticket
Nick McDowell
Barbara and Harry Newman
Angie Nivens - Imagine! Celebration Ticket
In memory of Kristy Kearney
  Katherine and Kenneth Rucker
  Beverly and Gene Shaw
In honor of Mike Gehr
  Alice Swift
Jessica and Jeff Tyler

In-Kind Associate ($500-$999)
YMCA of Boulder Valley - an annual family membership
Sill-TerHar Motors - Maserati for 3 days

Friend ($1-$249)
Bandimere Speedway - admission for four with pit passes to Thunder on the Mountain
Boulder ChopHouse & Tavern - $200 in gift cards
Bronco Billy's Casino & Hotel - one night stay for two & dinner for two
Denver Art Museum - four admissions passes
Fran Gordon - mixed media art piece
Get Air Trampoline Park - ten jump passes
Grandrabbits Toy Shoppe - stuffie and $25 gift card
Joan and Bob Luxner - four Norman Rockwell collectible houses
MOD Pizza - $50 in gift cards
Pedestrian Shops - two Hydro Flasks and a Republic of Colorado hat
Salon Nové - Aveda hair treatment package including a candle, body wash, and body lotion
Sherpani - Sherpani Faith handbag
Smartwool - 6 pairs of Smartwool socks
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouses - $100 gift card
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts - two tickets to a performance
Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers - $25 gift card
VSP Vision Care - Calvin Klein sunglasses

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


Wish List Wednesday

Published: January 16, 2019

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 pmicklin@imaginecolorado.org 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:

Furniture and Housing Needs for Imagine!’s Garden Place Residential Site in Longmont:
New area rug 4 x 3
Small book shelves
Several cushioned chairs for the “Book Nook”
Set of four kitchen chairs
New oven
New set of silverware and a new dish set


Thanking Our Imagine! Celebration Gold Sponsors

Published: January 15, 2019

The Imagine! Celebration is a little less than two weeks away. This event can’t happen without the support of our generous sponsors. Today we thank our Gold Sponsors.





Sally and Sandy Bracken

Betty Eldridge

Lynda and Bill Johnson

McElwain Family Foundation

Linda and Walt Pounds




Thanking Our Imagine! Celebration Platinum Sponsor

Published: January 11, 2019

The Imagine! Celebration is a little more than two weeks away. This event can’t happen without the support of our generous sponsors. Today we thank our Platinum Sponsor.

Mark Zentner/


Thank You Thursday

Published: January 10, 2019

Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Gold ($5,000-$9,999)
Sunflower Bank - Imagine! Celebration Gold Sponsor

Silver ($2,500-$4,999)
Horsfall Family Foundation
Tebo Family Impact Fund

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Lisa Van Goor and Bob Bauers
Boulder Community Health - Imagine! Celebration Photographer Underwriter
Karen and Don Brown - Imagine! Celebration Table Sponsor
Charles Schwab - Imagine! Celebration Table Sponsor
Bruce Holland and Dianne Ladd
Patti and David Micklin - Imagine! Celebration Table Sponsor
Kathy and Brad Pedersen
Maria and Art Richmond
In honor of Bob and Judy Charles 
  Lynne and Rick Waidler

Associate ($500-$999)
In memory of David Ballenger
  Mary and Roger Ballenger
Delia and Rodger Creel
Judy Delaware - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
Knights of Columbus-Longmont - for Dayspring
Kathy and Don Weibel
David Williams

Supporter ($250-$499)
Janan and Ron Alford - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
Kristin Swenerton and Greg Atkinson - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
Judy and Mark Emery - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
Anne Marie and Keith Michalkewicz - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
Julie and Jerry Rudy - Imagine! Celebration Tickets
Sara and Sam Taylor - Imagine! Celebration Tickets

Friend ($1-$249)
Linda Barr
In memory of David Ballenger
  Elsbeth Benidt
In honor of the Micklin Family 
  Sandra Berger
Neila and Mark Brownstein
In honor of Kellie Taylor
  Joan Davis
Martha Evans
Kay and Michael Forsythe
Ken Hackbarth
Gov. John Hickenlooper
In memory of David Ballenger
  Henry Melaragno
Connie and Gary Nowlan
In honor of Mandy Kretsch
  Corin O'Connell
In memory of David Ballenger
  Janice and Neal Stoffer
Jaye and Bill Zessar

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


Wish List Wednesday

Published: January 9, 2019

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 pmicklin@imaginecolorado.org 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:

Imagine!’s Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome Needs:

Art supplies (paper, markers, paint, etc.) 
Pots and Pans 
Kitchen utensils (spatulas, serving spoons, etc.) 
Eating utensils (forks and spoons) 
Coffee maker 
Garden supplies


Holiday Gift Giving Drive Wrap Up

Published: January 8, 2019

Another Imagine! Holiday Gift Giving Drive is in the books, and yet again we at Imagine! are amazed at the generosity of our community. Check out the short video below to get a “wrap-up” of this very touching example of the season of giving.

 


Vote Imagine! For Lucky’s Market South Boulder Bags for Change!

Published: January 7, 2019

Imagine! has been nominated for Lucky’s Market South Boulder Quarter 1 Bags for Change partnership, and you can help by voting for us! 

Here’s how it works: voting runs from January 7th through January 14th. The three organizations with the most votes at the end of the voting period will receive Lucky’s Bags for Change donations for the upcoming quarter.

The vote will exist in the form of a SurveyMonkey survey. Be sure to choose "South Boulder" for the market you frequent when prompted.
Here is the link to vote!

During the voting period, please feel free to share the link above on your social media channels as much as you’d like. Increased visibility and awareness of the post is incredibly helpful in gathering votes, which in turn will help us create a world of opportunity for all abilities.



Imagine! - The Year In Review

Published: January 4, 2019

Today seems like a perfect day to recap the last year at Imagine!.

About The People We Served 

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How We Served Our Community

In the past year,

Imagine!’s Care Coordination team … 

Provided information and referral to 2,346 families providing at-home care for an individual with intellectual disabilities.

Distributed $1,144,502 to help 459 families with the extraordinary costs of raising a child with autism or other special needs.

Distributed $143,359 in emergency funds to 104 individuals and families facing crisis situations requiring immediate financial intervention.

Imagine!’s Early Intervention Team …

Coordinated services for 1,126 babies and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities. 

Helped 333 babies and toddlers with developmental delays improve their communication, motor, and/or social skills through early intervention therapies.

Hosted 138 community-based activities designed for children to meet their goals in a fun and playful environment.

Imagine!’s School Age Services

Assisted 80 children with developmental disabilities in developing life-long skills through summer camp, after school, and community activities.

Imagine!’s Adult Services … 

Supported 496 adults with intellectual disabilities through enriching and therapeutic programs and classes.

Imagine!’s Employment Services

Provided job training and placement for 144 adults with intellectual disabilities.

Imagine!’s Residential Services

Provided a variety of residential options for 165 adults with intellectual disabilities.

Imagine! also … 

Provided mental health services and behavioral health services to 365 individuals with intellectual disability diagnoses.

Supported 232 family recruited employees.

How Our Community Served Imagine!

In the past year,

412 Imagine! volunteers served 12,311 hours of their time.

At last year’s Imagine! Celebration, 499 guests raised $430,000 to help Imagine! meet its mission of creating a world of opportunity for all abilities.

Click here to see a list of all Imagine! donors from last year.

Wow! That was a pretty impressive year. But don't worry, we aren’t resting on our laurels – we’re already working to make next year even better!


Thank You Thursday

Published: January 3, 2019


Recent generous donors to the Imagine! Foundation include:

Platinum ($10,000+)
Louise and Bob Dudley

Gold ($5,000-$9,999)
Joe Butler
Community Foundation Serving Boulder County - Grant for Case Management Emergency Fund

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)
Anonymous (1)
Jude Bea
Barb and Chris Clemens
Kim Cutler
David Edwards
Suzanne and David Hoover
KONG Company
Susan LaHoda
In honor of Kyle Luxner
  Joan and Bob Luxner
Petrea and George Mah
In honor of Shaun Robinson
  Jody and Doug Robinson

Associate ($500-$999)
Community First Foundation
Kathy Coyne
In memory of James Hall
  Pat and Chris Current
Mary and Tom Deany
Sally and Greg Evans
Audrey and Paul Johnson
Carolyn and Sam Johnson
Karen and Jon Jones
Barbara and Tom Miller
Kathy and Rick New
Dee Perry
In memory of Capt. And Mrs. Carl D Kilhoffer 
  Julie and Jerry Rudy
Amanda and Dave Sanderson
In honor of Laura Koch
  Roslyn Squires
Wiland

Supporter ($250-$499)
Anonymous (2)
Mary and Jay Balzer
Carolyn and Joel Buck-Gengler
Anne and Peter Carpenter
In honor of Bob and Judy Charles
  Dale Charles
John Clarke
Christina Craigo and Charlie Swarts
In memory of Kristy Kearney
  Kent Dinkel
Gerson and Reva Greenburg
Karissa and Dan Mackin
Vicki and Tom Miller
Colleen Keller and Dean Moore
Amy Nilsen
PASCO
In memory of Donald Hamilton
  Joe Rudy and Leslie Rothman
Marcia and Mark Sadler
Cheryl Barr and Ron Sandgrund
Lois and Tim Sheahen
Anne and Cary Tengler
The Britton Family
Cate and Steven Werner

Friend ($1-$249)
Anonymous (10)
In honor of Lisa Abrams
  Jeff Abrams
In memory of Kristy Kearney
  Elke Adler and James Callanan
Mary Anderies
Joel and Dub Ashner
Cecil Macgregor and Damaris Ayuso
David Bachrach
In honor of Matt Barnert
  Ruth Jacoby and Doug Barnert
Charlotte Bell and Jeremy Broestl
Gina and Scott Black
R Shawn Bleam
Mary Blue
Valerie Borthwick
Merna and Carl Brady
Kristin Brousseau
Sherry and Hal Bruff
Nancy and Buck Buchanan
Amanda and Wyatt Burton
Sue Capitelli
Kristen Carlson
Kim Lord and Carl Castillo
Marguerite and Carlo Ciaravino
Gary Clexton
Kathy Coniway
Susan Connelly
Sue Deans
Diana and Joe DeBrohun
Penny and Jeff Dumas
Jennie and Joshua Feiger
Jessica and Allen Feld
Margaret Fitzgibbons
Linda Flinkman
Judy and Don Forkner
In honor of Laura and Jeff Webb
  Diana Forrest
Rachel and David Gehr
Miriam Gilbert
Golden Nuggets Kiwanis
Kathy Goode
In memory of David Ballenger
  James Hall
Chris and Rob Hannagan
Becca Hatheway
Katie Hawkins
Judy and Jim Heinze
Kim Hills and Bob Evans
Robin Hindman
Liz and Jon Hinebauch
In honor of Cari Pounds
Jan and Paul Hoskins
Brooke Hubbard
Lynne Jacobs
Kurt Johnson
Susan Jones
Walter Kingsbery and Jane Christman
Lenna and Jon Kottke
Priscilla and John Lacy
Katie and Jeff Latier
Nancy and Frank Latino
Kimberly Livingston and Calvin Legh
Connie Lehman
Kerry Lightenburger
Julie Malmberg
Kathleen Markey
Lou and Gary McClelland
In honor of Susan McNutt 
  Alex and Peter McNutt
In memory of Kelly Emery
  Virginia Mitchell
Susan Mullen
Joshua Nims and Esther Brown
Stephanie and Dan Ohlsen
Jan Keenan and Dick Olson
In memory of Quinn Paulson
  Susan Paulson
In honor of Colene Van Winkle 
  Erna Maj and Bobby Pelz
In memory of Eric Poehlmann
  Ellie and Harry Poehlmann
Richard Polk
Thomas Rampy
Stacie Ranniger
Dennis Reed
Allie and Bob Richardson
Carol Riggs
In honor of Avi Sanchez
MaryAnn Sanchez
Nancy Goldaper and Garry Sanfacon
Jeanne and John Schutz
Angela Marlino and Mike Schwartz
In memory of Kristy Kearney
  Irene Shaffer
Caroline Siegfried
Sondra Bland and Bob Spencer
Linda and Jim Stinson
Leona and Bernie Stoecker
In honor of Kyle Luxner
  Brenda and Steve Summers
In memory of Billy Montgomery
  Barb and Art Sward
Stephen Tebo
Sue and Scott Thomas
Karen Tran
In honor of Alyssa Tumblin
  Melissa Tumblin
Marilyn and Remsen Voorhis
Sophie and Jack Walker
Susan and Richard Westfall
Suzanne Whitman
Alex Wilsdon
Tiffany and Emma Sabine and Sterling Wind
Terry and Roger Wittern
Linda and Michael Wood
 Laura Koby-Zuckerman and Budd Zuckerman

As always, we thank all of our generous donors.


Wish List Wednesday

Published: January 2, 2019

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 pmicklin@imaginecolorado.org 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:

Furniture and Housing Needs for Imagine! Residential Homes

Garden Place in Longmont
New area rug 4 x 3
Small book shelves
Several cushioned chairs for the “Book Nook”
Set of four kitchen chairs
New oven
New set of silverware and a new dish set

Manhattan Group Home in Boulder
Non-fabric couch (6’), loveseat (5’), and chairs
Basketball hoop
Picnic table
Two small raised garden beds (3 ft tall, 4 ft long, and 3 ft wide) for vegetable gardening

Santa Fe Group Home in Broomfield
2 new office chairs
Stand Mixer
New non-fabric couch 50" or larger
Smart TV
New set of nonstick pots and pans

All Group Homes
American Furniture Warehouse gift certificates for upgrades to furniture in several homes
Picnic table
Grill