Friday, August 21, 2015

Good News Friday!

On Wednesday night, more than 100 people came to a ceremony to mark the naming of the middle conference room in Imagine!’s John M. Taylor Conference Center as the Aaron Matthew Tuneberg Conference Room. I have shared Aaron’s tragic story before (here and here and here).

Aaron's mother Gale Boonstra spoke at the event, and shared her hope for Aaron’s legacy – that we all become more mindful of the needs, as well as the potential, of adults with disabilities, and that we do whatever we can to help these individuals and their families.  To help reach that vision, Gale and her family have established Aaron’s Fund to support projects in Aaron’s community that would provide safety, independence, and camaraderie for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She also shared a video about Aaron and Aaron's Fund, and I wanted you to see it and invite you to share it with your friends and loved ones.

Can’t see the video? Click here

To learn more about Aaron, or to donate, visit

Below are some pictures from the event. Thanks to all who attended and all who share Gale’s vision.

Gale and Tim Boonstra

Aaron's family
Colorado State Representatives Dianne Primavera and Mike Foote with Gale
Gale and Imagine! Foundation Past President Walt Pounds
Colorado State Senator Rollie Heath, Community Foundation Serving Boulder County President Josie Heath, and Gale
Gale and Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett
Signage identifying the newly named Aaron Matthew Tuneberg Conference Room

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