February 15, 2008

Foothills United Way honors helpers at annual meeting

BOULDER – Foothills United Way honored its volunteers, donors, and corporate and community partners at its annual meeting on Feb. 6 at the Boulder Broker Inn.

Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. in Boulder was honored for having the best overall company campaign for helping raise funds that the nonprofit organization distributes throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties.

Other recipients of the 2007 Best Of Awards, honoring excellence in the annual fundraising campaign, included Tom Evers of Premier Members Federal Credit Union as Best President, Kathi Jack of CableLabs as Best Campaign Ambassador and United Parcel Service for Best National Campaign.

The Bebe Price Community Service Award was presented to Felisha Hess, a volunteer at the Sister Carmen Community Center. Hess, 20, is diagnosed with Down syndrome. She began volunteering at Sister Carmen in 2006 through a program with the Boulder Valley School District. She stayed on as a volunteer after the program ended giving her time to do everything from sorting food, to building food boxes for clients to helping with client intake. She volunteers almost every day, going to Sister Carmen before and after her paying job.

The Bebe Price Award is given each year to a young woman between the ages of 12 and 30 who has volunteered for one or more of Foothills United Way’s partner agencies for at least one year. The award is in honor of the late BeBe Price.

Foothills United Way was named Business of the Year by the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce.

Foothills United Way’s other achievements in 2007 included:

– Working in partnership with the an action group formed following the most recent Youth risk Behaviors Study, Foothills United Way began the process of creating a parent education series that will be taken into the workplace for parents to look at issues around youth risk behaviors.

– As a collaborator with Boulder County Aging Services and its Community Leaders Council, Foothills United Way and 211 Colorado began working to improve access to services for seniors as part of the Aging Services Strategic Plan.

– Foothills United Way and United Ways across the state came together to form the Birth-to-Five Alliance to engage Colorado United Ways and business leaders in policy regarding early childcare and early education.

 

– The fourth annual Socks and Mittens Drive brought in a record 3,100 items that were distributed to 12 partner agencies, assuring children and adults alike warm, dry clothing during the cold winter months.

– The Foothills United Way Foundation distributed $100,000 in grants in 2007 to help support such things as establishing a Latina Outreach Project at Blue Sky Bridge, launching a new class of Dreamers at the I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County, increasing the number of slots for low-income children in Longmont Headstart and investing in the capital campaigns at Intercambio de Comunidades and Project YES. Since its inception in 2000, the foundation has invested $568,000 in the community from the earnings on its endowment.

Foothills United Way also elected three new members to its board of directors: Jon Kottke, an attorney and partner at the law firm Kottke & Brantz; Carol Lathrop, former co-owner of Rental Center of Louisville and member of the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame; and Victoria Marschner, a certified public accountant.

 

BOULDER – Foothills United Way honored its volunteers, donors, and corporate and community partners at its annual meeting on Feb. 6 at the Boulder Broker Inn.

Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. in Boulder was honored for having the best overall company campaign for helping raise funds that the nonprofit organization distributes throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties.

Other recipients of the 2007 Best Of Awards, honoring excellence in the annual fundraising campaign, included Tom Evers of Premier Members Federal Credit Union as Best President, Kathi Jack of CableLabs as Best Campaign Ambassador and United Parcel Service for Best National Campaign.

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