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Your contribution to this unique addition to our future here in Fort Collins will be greatly appreciated.

Read about the Center and see the concept drawings ....

 

 

Read more about Stan, the event, and volunteerism ....

 

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Support the Senior Center by
"Taking a Seat"

The auditorium in the new Education, Information, and Entertainment wing of the Senior Center needs seats. This presents another great way to show your support for the new facilities being constructed as part of the Senior Center Expansion (see the sidebar on the left).

A very tangible contribution from you would be providing one (or more) of the seats in this great addition on the northeast side of the Expansion. To recognize your support, an engraved plaque will be mounted on each purchased seat. The plaque will show your name or the name of someone you would like to recognize.

Each theater-type seat may be purchased with a contribution of $300. If you are able, please think about purchasing more than one. The building has been constructed and the interior facilities of the EIE are now being purchased and installed.

The design and outfitting of the EIE is being done by the family and friends of Stan Ulrich. They are doing this to recognize the life-long volunteering and many contributions of Stan Uhlrich (see sidebar).

Your tax-deductible contributions toward this EIE seat fund will not be included in the cumulative donations for the recognition wall or other campaign recognition. Evidence of your contribution will, however, be very visible to all the future EIE visitors that take advantage of the seat you offer.

There are multiple ways you can purchase a seat. You can pick up a "Get a Seat in the Spotlight" brochure at the Senior Center, fill it out, and either give it to the staff or mail it in with your check. You can also click on the Donate button on this web page and make your donation by credit card. AFTER you make your credit card donation, a page will be presented to you where you can designate that you want your contribution to go to the theater seats and will ask you what you would like engraved on your plaque(s).

When you fill out this online form, it will be submitted to the Treasurer of the Expansion Committe and she will carry it forward.

If you have any more questions, please call the Senior Center, 970-224-6026.

Put Your Name on the New Patio!

There it is!

A donation to the Expansion effort of $100 or more will be recognized with a commemorative brick in our new patio. And while you're at it, why not buy two?

Each 4"x 8" paver brick holds up to 3 lines with 23 characters per line. Artwork and logos may also be added.

In addition to the regular, engraved "donation" pavers, there will also be a special area in the patio reserved for memorial bricks that are engraved with the words "IN MEMORY OF".

Drop by the Senior Center and see how the Expansion effort is taking shape. Also, please pick up a Paver Brick brochure, fill it out, and either give it to the staff with your check or mail it in.

If you can't drop by the Senior Center to get a Paver Brick brochure, there are other ways to make this contribution. You can also click on the Donate button on this web page and make your donation by credit card. AFTER you make your credit card donation, a page will be presented to you where you can designate that you want your contribution to go to the Paver Bricks and will ask you what you would like engraved on your brick. If you want artwork or a logo on your brick, please supply contact information on the form so that the Expansion committee can coordinate this request.

When you fill out this online form, it will be submitted to the Treasurer of the Expansion Committe and she will carry it forward.

For further information please contact the Senior Center at 970-224-6026.

Steady Progress on
Our Expanded Senior Center

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Senior Center Receives
Burt Foundation Challenge Grant

The Fort Collins Senior Center Expansion Committee, a citizen-led 501C3 formed in 2007, has been awarded a $1,250 challenge grant from the Nathan B. and Florence R. Burt Foundation. The committee is seeking donations to match this grant, which must be received by April 15, 2014. The funds will be utilized toward the purchase of fitness equipment for our new expansion project that is scheduled to open summer 2014. Please note that donors must print “Toward Burt Foundation matching grant” in the memo section of their checks to meet the challenge requirement.

The Expansion Committee has also received grants from the Boettcher Foundation ($25,000),Daniels Fund ($150,000), El Pomar Foundation ($15,000), Community Foundation of Northern Colorado through the Fort Collins Community Fund and Hammond-Gribbell Fund ($30,000), Griffin Foundation ($1,000), and Woodward Charitable Trust ($2,000).

The Nathan B. and Florence R. Burt Foundation, located in Denver, Colorado, is a non-profit corporation incorporated on December 13, 1984 by the late Nathan and Florence Burt, the founders of the widely known Burt auto retailing business. The Foundation generally restricts its grants to organizations dealing with and affecting the needs of children and senior citizens. www.burtfoundation.org.

For more information or to make a donation, please contact Peggy Bowers at pbowers@fcgov.com, 970-221-6357.

City Council
Increases Funds For The Expansion

City Council said they wanted to take advantage of the city's relatively flush financial position to "do something as right as you can the first time you do it," according to Mayor pro tem Gerry Horak. Council decided to pay for elements of the long-planned expansion that otherwise would have to wait for funding.

While revising appropiations for the annual budget Tuesday, October 16, the City Council directed $545,000 to expansion plans for the facility on top of the $211,000 proposed by city staff. The additional $545,000 will allow the Senior Center to add a restroom on the second floor of the addition, increase parking by 56 spaces, and provide furniture and equipment, said Marty Heffernan, Director of Community Services. The previous recommendation of $211,000 was aimed at energy efficiency upgrades to the Center and finishing a multi-purpose room.

This expansion is a community project. Please join your neighbors by adding your name to the long list of supporters by making a donation either by check or credit card (see below).

If you would like to contribute by check Click here on the How can I donate? page on this site to see where to mail your check.

 

For more views of the expansion plans, go to the concept drawings

paper collage on panel, 'Tango I'

Click picture to enlarge the Overall Floor Plan (this is the latest version)

We Thank and Salute the Sponsors for the Launch

The Presenting Sponsor

The Providing Hosts

Table Hosts

 

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