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.
Upon my arrival to the United States, I quickly discovered I had a lot to learn about the English language even though I was fluent. I speak six languages and am starting to study a seventh, and they are all awfully important to me.
It’s been quite a year. As we enter 2018, we will keep fighting health disparities and ensuring all Coloradans have the opportunity to live a healthy life.