The greatest joy of being part of the Mile High United Way team is seeing first hand the grace and resiliency of a community united – from our tireless volunteers, our generous donors, our committed staff, and our extraordinary Board of Trustees to our corporate and non-profit partners, policymakers, and the families and individuals we are privileged to serve. This past year has once again called upon all of us to reach out our hearts and our hands and find what truly unites us – a vibrant community where every Coloradan can prosper.
I have stood in awe watching the parents in our HIPPY program celebrate as their preschoolers skipped across the stage at their first graduation, seeing our young people in Bridging the Gap unlock the door to their first apartment, hearing our 211 Community Navigators respond to over 100,000 requests for help, working alongside hundreds of volunteers to create magical experiences for new moms and their babies, listening and learning to bold journeys in brave spaces, and witnessing so many other countless stories of hope.
What a year it has been.
I am deeply grateful, as always, for the courage and commitment of our Board of Trustees, led these past two years by the simply amazing Catherine Hance.
At a time when the world changed in front of our eyes, the needs of our community multiplied, and hope wore thin, Catherine’s steadfast leadership and unwavering commitment to our mission was a port in the storm. Her legacy will be felt in our community for years to come.
It is also truly an honor to welcome our new Board Chair, Carlos Pacheco, a longtime resident and community leader in Boulder, who previously served as Chair of the Board of Foothills United Way. I cannot wait to see what this next chapter of our story brings.
As we begin celebrating 135 years as the first United Way in the world, it is clear that Mile High United Way’s story is our community’s story. We are excited to continue writing that story with you.
President and CEO, Mile High United Way
By addressing the following needs, Mile High United Way provides wraparound support to families across the seven-county Metro Denver area. Our programs and initiatives align with three Community Priorities: giving all children a strong start, supporting education and academic success, and creating economic opportunity for all.
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