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 $8 million, providing extensive support for more than 4,200 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.

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

Visit the Imagine! Foundation Blog



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.

Patti Micklin is the Imagine! Foundation’s Executive Director, where her professional and personal life converges. She has three decades of fundraising experience, and moved her family to Colorado from New Orleans after hurricane Katrina, so her daughter could access services through Imagine!.


Foundation Board of Directors – FY 2019

President – Don Brown, Optimal Blue

Treasurer – Sandy Brown, Whimsy Farm

Secretary – Pete Madden, SunStreet

Strategic Planning and Nominating Committee Chair – Don Brown

Vice President - Jana Peterson, Boulder County

Imagine! Celebration Chair – Katie Hawkins, WSP

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

Steve Bryant, Wells Fargo

Kathy Coyne, Emeritus; Nonprofit Consultant

John Creighton, High Plains Bank

Patrick Daly, Sunflower Bank

Courtney Gimeno, Elevations Credit Union

Charles Holmes, Banking Professional, Retired

George Karakehian, Emeritus; Art Source International

Chris Mabbitt, BC Interiors

Meg McClellan, UCAR

John Mehaffy, Emeritus; Attorney, Retired

Zoe Polk, Pedestrian Shops

Walt Pounds, Business Consultant

Beverly Shaw, Boulder Community Hospital, Retired

Leona Stoecker, Emeritus; former Longmont Mayor

Ed Wassom, Sunrise Eagle Ranch, LLC

Foundation Staff

Patti Micklin,  Executive Director 303-926-6443

Heather Sabo,  Resource Development Coordinator 303-359-7910

Elizabeth Hill, Grant Writer

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