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…