In concluding my time on the board of directors with Center for Health Progress, I want to offer some reflections and immense thanks for such an extraordinary experience. I experienced remarkable organizational change with Center for Health Progress staff and my board colleagues, over this past decade.
I recently became Mental Health First Aid certified. The first thing I did after class was ask Mental Health Center of Denver about counseling services.
Last month, I hopped on a red-eye flight to New Orleans for the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ International Fundraising Conference. It would be the first conference I’d attend specifically geared toward fundraising, and I was excited to see that this year’s theme was Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA).
Although climate change has been an important topic for decades, Hurricane Katrina made Americans ask themselves if it might be to blame for more frequent and powerful hurricanes. The powerful and unusual superstorms of Sandy and Harvey increased the evidence.
In 2017, the federal poverty level (FPL) for an individual was set at $16,040 and $32,718 for a family of four. However, in Colorado, the income needed to meet basic needs exceeds the federal poverty level in every county.