Friday, May 14, 2010

Good News Friday!

Earlier this week, we received a call from Bob Charles to let us know that his family - he and his wife Judy and their three children, Bob, III and his wife Dianne, Dale, and Janice - will be donating $100,000 to fund the Naming Gift for the Longmont SmartHome. The home will be known at the Charles Family SmartHome. We are extremely grateful to Bob and his family, who have already done so much for Imagine!'s clients. We are overwhelmed by the generosity of this additional gift and the commitment of the Charles family to the people Imagine! serves. What an incredible treasure this family is to our community and indeed to our state, nation, and beyond.

Good news travels fast, and you can see a story about the donation from this morning’s Longmont Times-Call by clicking here.

The Charles family has been incredibly supportive of Imagine! over the years. Robert F. (Bob) Charles, Jr., is the founder of the Imagine! Foundation and was its president for the first three years. In 2008, Bob and Judy pledged $100,000 toward the development of Imagine!’s Boulder SmartHome, which was named the Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome in their honor. In 2009, the pair donated a $60,000 gift in honor of Susan LaHoda, the Imagine! Foundation’s Executive Director, also to be directed toward the Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome. And showing that the spirit of generosity doesn’t just reside with the parents, the Charles children have now gotten in on the giving act for this latest, incredibly bighearted donation.

To learn a little more about Bob and Judy, check out this video, which was made when they were honored in 2008 as Imagine!’s Donors of the Year.

Bob and Judy, you and your family are amazing. Your generosity is such a motivating factor for everyone associated with Imagine!. Thank you. We will do our best to live up to your inspiration.

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