Contents

Bringing 45 years into focus  |   A look back at the fiscal year  |  Welcome new board and committee members


DONOR SERVICES:
New online portal for fund advisors | A fond farewell to Roxanne Fry


WATER:
Is it time to talk about a water bank? | New class of Water Literate Leaders announced


Honoring Joyce and Bob Everitt
Grant Cycle is closed
Colorado Gives Day registration deadline is August 30
Summer fun: Outside the office
Breaking Good News

 

Bringing 45 years into focus:
Things to look for in our anniversary year

Happy summer! We hope you are enjoying these long summer days with family and friends.  As June ended, the Foundation closed the 44th fiscal year in June, exceeding $120 million in assets. Under the leadership of a dedicated board of trustees, the Foundation has come a long way since its founding in 1975. With each passing year we make new friends, honor those who are gone, and focus on future generations while making an impact on our community.

Coming this fiscal year:

· The first Northern Colorado cohort of the CiviCO Leadership Academy in partnership with CiviCO, a Denver organization that works statewide to bring together business, public, and nonprofit sectors. 

· The new flagship program that will serve as a catalyst for community engagement in our region. Don’t miss the September enewsletter for the name reveal and additional details.

· The Celebration of Philanthropy on May 7, 2020 will be a special anniversary event, honoring the Foundation’s history and collaborative endeavors that have helped shaped our region. 

A look back at the fiscal year

The Foundation celebrated numerous success stories during its recent fiscal year that ended June 30, 2019. Some of the highlights include:

  • Foundation’s assets exceeding $120 million 
  • Colorado Gives Day raising $1,971,383 for Larimer County nonprofits
  • Honoring Lynn and Norma Hammond with the Founders Award and the Gallegos Family with the Community Legacy Award at the Celebration of Philanthropy. Click here to watch the videos
  • Reaching $1 million in assets and pledges for the Sterling Community Fund
  • Receiving the United Way’s Community Collaborator Award

Welcome new board and committee members

We are proud to announce three new board members: Charlie Bouchard (Loveland), Cecil Gutierrez (Loveland) and Denise Juliana (Fort Collins).

Charlie is a retired financial advisor with over 30 years in business; he currently serves on the Thompson R2-J school finance committee and is active with Rotary. Cecil is a retired music educator who served on the Loveland City Council from 2007 -2017 — including eight years as mayor — and is active with numerous nonprofits. Denise is a partner at Eide Bailly and has been with the firm for almost 30 years! She also serves on our Regional Development Council, is involved with Foothills Rotary, Give Next, and Women Give. Please welcome these three outstanding individuals to our board. 

We are also grateful to welcome several new committee members:

Berthoud Community Fund Committee: Stephanie Gregg
Fort Collins Community Fund Committee: Stefanie Creencia and Peggy Shannon
Nonprofit Loan Committee: Lorna Reeves, Tom Behr, and Sherry Pelton
Loveland Community Fund Committee: Christian Bordewick
Sterling Community Fund Committee: Jane Bauder


New online portal for fund advisors

Our new online portal is live. We trust that you will appreciate the features, convenience, and faster speed of this improved system and ask for your patience as we transition.

All fund advisors must create an account through the new portal to access their fund information.

create your account

Should questions arise as you set up your new account, please contact Elizabeth Messerli, donor services manager, at Elizabeth@NoCoFoundation.org or (970) 488-1986.


A fond farewell to Roxanne Fry

Fourteen years ago this summer, Roxanne left the security of a big university to come work for our small Foundation. Since then, our assets have quadrupled and the staff has tripled. Along the way, Roxanne performed nearly every role within the organization including her final position of Chief Operating Officer and Vice President, Donor Services. Her contributions have been a key to the organization’s success.

Roxanne expresses her gratitude for the extraordinary opportunity to carry out the Foundation’s mission by serving donors, visionaries, volunteers, and nonprofits that together are bringing about positive change in Northern Colorado.

Anyone who has worked with Roxanne recognizes her dedication, ingenuity, and great work ethic. She will be greatly missed.


IS IT TIME TO TALK ABOUT A WATER BANK?

The Northern Colorado Water Conference, Confluence, held July 18, examined the potential for creation of a water bank. Ray Caraway, President of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado (far right), presents a viewpoint on regional water collaboration. Panelists included (pictured left to right) Eric Wilkinson, former General Manager of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, Sean Chambers, Director of Water and Sewer for the City of Greeley; and Richard Seaworth, Owner of Seaworth Farms. Peter Nichols, partner with Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP, Boulder, moderated the discussion. Thank you BizWest for organizing this opportunity.


Water Literate Leaders Welcomes 2019-2020 Class

Please join us in welcoming the third class, a colloquium of emerging leaders from Northern Colorado’s communities. Water Literate Leaders of Northern Colorado, an initiative of the Colorado Water Center at Colorado State University and the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, facilitates interaction and dialogue with regional water leaders to get an inside view of complex issues affecting Northern Colorado’s water future.

We have been overwhelmed with interest in this program with over 50 highly qualified applicants and only 25 openings. Click here to view the class list.


Honoring Joyce and Bob Everitt

On July 31, a touching bronze sculpture honoring Fort Collins icons Joyce and Bob Everitt was unveiled at The Gardens on Spring Creek.  This is the first sculpture cast by noted sculptor George Lundeen to be installed in Fort Collins.  Bob Everitt, who passed in 2016, was a founder of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and a recipient of its Founders Award in 2008.

The sculpture and a pavilion dedication were made possible by the generosity of more than 80 donors who contributed to the project.  The Community Foundation provided support by serving as fiscal agent.

 
Pictured left to right are Joyce and Bob's daughter Claudia Gillum and sons Stan and David Everitt, who stand behind their mother Joyce.

 

Grant Cycle is closed

Thank you to the nonprofit organizations serving Berthoud, Loveland, and Estes Valley that submitted funding requests during our annual competitive grant cycle.  These are under review by the grantmaking committees, and we look forward to announcing the recipients later this fall.


Colorado Gives Day 2019

Attention Nonprofits: The deadline to complete or update your Colorado Gives Day profile is Friday, August 30, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. For more information and directions, please click here.


summer fun: Outside the office

Community Foundation staff wishes you a summer filled with your favorite things! Here is a sneak peek at some of our own summertime adventures:

back to the top

previous issues

2019:

Summer
May
April

March
February
January

2018:

December
November
October
September

August
July



 

Subscribe to the Enewsletter 

Stay current on news and happenings of the Foundation and its nonprofit partners.

subscribe


 

Breaking Good News NoCo

Good news is contagious. We invite 501(c)(3) public charities that serve Northern Colorado residents to share a success story, a milestone, or an achievement, and we will gladly help spread the word on our website and social media!

Submit your news here

 

July

BIG GREEN HELPS GARFIELD ELEMENTARY EAT GREEN

Big Green is a nonprofit working to connect kids to "real" food through a nationwide network of Learning Gardens and food literacy programs. In June, Big Green completed its second Loveland Learning Garden at Garfield Elementary School. There are 16 Learning Gardens in Fort Collins and 78 along the Front Range. www.biggreen.org

 

UNITED WAY OF LARIMER COUNTY CELEBRATES NEW LOCATION

On July 18, United Way of Larimer County celebrated the grand opening of its new location at the Community Impact Center in Fort Collins. Part of United Way's previous Pine Street home will now be used by Teaching Tree to offer more childcare options in Larimer County. Congratulations on the wonderful new space! www.uwaylc.org/

BAS BLEU THEATRE'S ISHII AND MILLER NOMINATED FOR HENRY AWARDS

Brian Miller and Wendy Ishii were nominated for The Colorado Theatre Guild's Henry Awards for their work on "The Waverly Gallery." Miller was nominated for scenic design and Ishii for outstanding actress. In 2018 Ishii, Bas Bleu Theatre Company founder & artistic director, was awarded the Henry Award for lifetime achievement in theatre. www.basbleu.org

HAPPY TRAILS: INAUGURAL COMMUNITY-WIDE INTERGENERATIONAL MEMORY CAFE A SWEET SUCCESS

Over 250 people got a glimpse of how those walking the dementia journey don't need to travel alone. The Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado event connected generations through reminiscing, music, food, laughter, and games. "Sweet Norma Jean," performed by Mountain City Music, earned a standing ovation by attendees aged 3-103! www.dementiafriendlycommunitiesnoco.org

 

June

THE MATTHEWS HOUSE BABY SHOWER PROVIDES GIFTS FOR 30 MOMS

The Matthews House hosted its annual baby shower this spring. Community members met the moms they had collected items for; and the moms received much needed support and information on available to them resources. www.thematthewshouse.org

 

SAVA EXPANDS SERVICES TO LOVELAND

Thanks to a generous donor, SAVA Center opened a new facility in Loveland on May 1. The gift of this building enhances SAVA's ability to provide education around and services for those affected by sexual violence in Northern Colorado. SAVA also has locations in Fort Collins and Greeley. www.savacenter.org/

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OPENS NEW BUILDING IN WELLINGTON

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County recently opened the Sage Homes Boys and Girls Club in Wellington.  The facility is open for summer programming and allows the organization to help twice as many kids in Northern Colorado. www.begreatlarimer.org/

ANIMAL HOUSE AND FORT COLLINS CAT RESCUE ANNOUNCE MERGER

After years of close partnership, Animal House Rescue & Grooming and the Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic announced the two organizations will merge in 2020. Visit the merger website for more information: www.animalhousehelp.org/merger

 

SUBARU OF LOVELAND HELPS KIDSPAK DISTRIBUTE 28,200 MEALS

Loveland Rotary KidsPak, a Loveland Rotary Foundation program, recently received $34,473 from Subaru of Loveland's "Share the Love" program, which creates 10,000 weekend food bags for over 600 students each week. During the past six years, KidsPak has received a total of $198,000 in "Share the Love" money, which it used to send home 282,000 meals. www.lovelandrotarykidspak.org/

DISABLED RESOURCE SERVICES WINE FEST RAISES $64,000

Disabled Resource Services featured more than 500 wines from over 150 Colorado, American, and international wineries at its annual wine fest, along with local craft beer. Congratulations DRS! www.winefestfc.org

 

 


Share this Enewsletter with friends: