Top 10 Reasons to Support SPAN

You have a lot of choices for where you invest your donation dollars, why SPAN? At SPAN, we want you to know that your donation has real impact.  So we thought we would share some of our most important reasons for donating to SPAN. #10 – Domestic violence is a serious problem in our community, one…

SPAN Statement on Action to End DACA

What are 800,000 lives worth?   Economists say that ending DACA and putting its 800,000 participants at risk of deportation could cost the U.S. economy $200 billion, with Medicare/Medicaid contributions dropping $24 billion a year by denying the Dreamers the right to work legally.   The social impact is just as profound, with young people…

Honoring Bonnie Aona

Bonnie Aona passed away on February 28, 2017 at 68. In her will she left a incredibly generous bequest to SPAN of more than $272,000. Ms. Aona was born in California and did graduate studies at UC Davis in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She had a long and successful career in Boulder, working for…

Create a Legacy for SPAN

Did you know that there are strategic ways to show your long term financial support for SPAN that also offer tax benefits for the donor? Called Planned Giving, these are fundraising mechanisms that involve specific donations funded with cash, equity or property. The most common form of Planned Giving are bequests, but other strategies involve…

Children and a Violent World

JD worked hard all his adult life to transcend his tough start, building a life that had all the trappings of happiness and success. As a boy his father had terrorized the family.  Although their dad was never overtly violent towards the kids, JD and his siblings had spent nights cowering together, hiding from the…