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“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
        BRC Roots         Colorado Business Reads Children’s Book Collection Summary                     Thank you for making a difference in our community! BRC Roots worked with Foothills United Way to collect books in Boulder County for the Colorado Business Reads program through EPIC (Executives Partnering to Invest in Children). Roots members...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
On Friday, May 20th my colleague, Lise Hildebrandt, and I had the opportunity to participate in a disaster training exercise that was held in partnership with Boulder County agencies, the City of Boulder, the Boulder Office of Emergency Management and the Boulder Incident Management Team. The exercise involved more than 25 agencies and more than...
Monday, May 23, 2016
   Warriors Speak  Colorado Service Project                            Thank you for making a difference in our community! The Volunteer Connection of Foothills United Way was proud to facilitate a service project for Warriors Speak, a program of the Wounded Warriors Project. On May 18, 2016, a beautiful Colorado day, 11 Warriors Speak...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
EFAA Guest Blog By Amy Hardy of Foothills United Way http://www.efaa.org/1492-2/ As a mountain resident and Community Resilience Director for Foothills United Way, I have my foot in two different worlds. In the mountains, I live among self-reliant people in tight-knit communities who have chosen to live in the canyons and hills above Boulder. We...
Friday, May 13, 2016
For some, education is a given. For others, it takes a little patience and a lot of hard work to make getting an education a reality. Rajesh Rajchal moved to the United States from Nepal in 2008 in order have a better life. After moving to America, Rajesh knew that he needed to receive an education and a better job in order to succeed in his new...
Thursday, May 12, 2016

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