WOW! Children’s Museum in Lafayette set an attendance record with 66,899 visitors in 2013. This is a 20 percent increase from 2012 visitorship and was the first time that WOW! surpassed 60,000 visitors in a year. Also, the museum had increases in museum memberships and visits through its Scholarship Program, serving more than 2,000 children and families in need. WOW!’s Scholarship Program provides complimentary admissions, access to onsite education programs, low-cost family memberships and discounted field trips to low-income children, families and Title I Schools.
Broomfield-based MWH Global, a provider of strategic consulting, technical engineering and construction services, donated $100,000 to Engineers Without Borders USA for 2014, a nonprofit humanitarian organization that supports community-driven development programs worldwide through sustainable engineering projects. This donation continues the partnership between the two organizations, which began in 2013 with an initial $100,000 contribution. The 2014 gift will help fund the organization’s operations, and $20,000 of the overall donation will directly support the Projects Grant Program.
Former Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl, on behalf of the George Karl Foundation, presented $15,000 check to the Boulder Community Hospital Center for Integrative Care. Karl, a two-time cancer survivor, was joined by David Ziegert, general manager of Celestial Seasonings Inc., who presented a check for $100,000 on behalf of B Strong Ride, an annual bike ride held on various routes in Boulder County. The $115,000 in contributions was raised in August 2013 through corporate sponsorship, rider registration fees and donations in support of individual riders at the third annual Celestial Seasonings B Strong Ride, presented by Subaru. B Strong Ride was founded in 2009 by Boulder cancer survivor Kevin Mulshine and Dr. Roger Nichols, one of the doctors who saved Mulshine’s life. The Boulder Community Hospital Center for Integrative Care provides services to cancer patients including acupuncture, manual lymph drainage, massage therapy and reflexology, Reiki and Healing Touch massage, and other related services.