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John Newcomb, a senior in the Broomfield community, has lived an interesting life.  John was born in Southeast Oklahoma, but after twenty-three years in the Navy, he has lived all over the world.  After retiring from the Navy, John felt a calling to work with a very specific population: troubled teenagers.  He worked for over twenty years at...
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Foothills United Way recently invested major, founding capital into an initiative that stands out for its collaborative nature, ingenuity, and replicability. It turns out that in a child’s first 18 years, they are in school only 9% of the time!  In that limited amount of time, a child must absorb and become fluent in all the education we expect...
Friday, August 4, 2017
           A new lifestyle came with many positives for Maye Cordero. Having grown up in Puerto Rico and receiving her bachelor’s degree from Sagrado Corazon University, Maye knew she wanted a different future for herself. In 2010, she made the bold move to Florida to begin her Masters in Media Design from Full Sail University, Florida. Soon after...
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Watch out! We have another Outstanding Volunteer on our hands! Eleanor Edwards is more than deserving of this award as she is fully dedicated to Broomfield FISH. For the past 8 years, she has shown tremendous passion and commitment to FISH’s mission of feeding families and fueling hope. Her nominator, Dayna Scott, executive director of FISH,...
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
My oh my, Joel Koenig sure has done a lot for the Boulder community and that is exactly why he deserves the Outstanding Volunteer Award. A retired CPA and Senior Partner of Deloitte, Joel fell in love with volunteering when he moved to Boulder seven years ago. He always had a passion for libraries and thought this would be a great place to start...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Audrey Hepburn Here at Foothills United Way, we know that volunteering is no easy task. And that’s why we are so excited to honor Bill and Mary Althauser with Volunteer Connection’s Outstanding Volunteer Award. This amazing...
Monday, April 24, 2017
On Saturday, April 8th, the second annual Thrive Conference was held at Front Range Community College. Foothills United Way collaborated with Boulder County Community Action Programs as well as community partners (Front Range Community College, Boulder County Housing & Human Services, Boulder Small Business Development Center, Workforce...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Folks have joked that in Boulder County, a hotbed for innovation, people wake up with a good idea for our community and by nightfall, form a new nonprofit. The current tally of more than 700 local nonprofits would seem to bear that out. Creativity and entrepreneurial spirit drive civilization and progress forward, and we salute that! There is...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
   Some think that becoming a homeowner in Boulder is unfathomable due to it’s skyrocketing real estate. But Marcela was not going to let others dictate her abilities to accomplish her dream. In 2004, she moved from Chile to America to study Early Childhood Education and soon after began her studies in real estate. And now with a four-year-old son...
Friday, March 31, 2017
     On Sunday, March 12, I joined Longmont Public Safety Chief Mike Butler and former Longmont Mayor Pro-Tem Dan Benavidez on a walk through Countryside Village in south Longmont.  Neighborhood walks have become an almost-weekly practice for Mike and Dan, encouraging residents to engage fully in their community.  Mike styles the effort the “...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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