Imagine! Foundation

Since 2000, the Imagine! Foundation has supported Imagine! through fundraising and education to ensure that Imagine! creates a world of opportunity for all abilities. 

To date, the Foundation has raised more than $12.5 million, providing extensive support for more than 4,300 people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (and their families), in Boulder and Broomfield Counties. A private nonprofit, the Imagine! Foundation has provided funding for Imagine! programs including residential sites and services, summer day camp and after-school programs, early intervention therapies, mental and behavioral health supports, adult day programs and job support, and emergency funds. The Foundation also funds the use of emerging technologies and remote supports for Imagine! clients, so they may increase self-sufficiency and quality of life.

Education is a crucial part of helping the community to better understand the role people with intellectual/developmental disabilities play in society, what their needs are, the challenges faced by their families, and the support Imagine! provides.

We extend heartfelt thanks to all those who support Imagine! and the Imagine! Foundation with cash and in-kind contributions.

See a list of Imagine! Donors

Learn about the Annual Imagine! Celebration Event

Learn more about how Imagine! and the Imagine! Foundation work together to create a world of opportunity for all abilities


Imagine! Foundation Board Members believe in the potential of all. These board members are leaders in the local community who volunteer their time and talents to ensure people with intellectual disabilities can be healthy, contributing members of our community.

Foundation Board of Directors – FY 2023

President – Sandy Brown, Whimsy Farm

Vice President – Patrick Daly, Pueblo Bank & Trust

Treasurer – John Creighton, High Plains Bank

Secretary – Jessie Thompson, Guaranteed Rate Affinity

Imagine! Celebration Chair – Zoe Polk, Pedestrian Shops

Founder – Robert F. Charles, Jr., Emeritus, B & J Enterprises

Mari Battreall, Blue Vector

Brad Bickham, Colorado Financial Management

Dale Charles, Prime Industries

Jackie Friesth, Bolder Insurance

Liz Griffin, Trailhead Wealth Management

George Karakehian, Emeritus; Art Source International

John Mehaffy, Emeritus; Attorney, Retired

Paige Norton, Commerce Bank

Beverly Shaw, Boulder Community Health, retired

Leona Stoecker, Emeritus; former Longmont Mayor

Foundation Staff

Brigitte Hipp, Development Associate 303-926-6403

The Imagine! Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, Employer Identification Number 84-1540910.