In Memory Of Stan:
the Education, Information,
and Entertainment Center
and a salute to
Expansion Floor Plans
See the Video
Area Business Leaders
The video tour
of the Senior Center
Steady Progress on
Our Expanded Senior Center
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 email@example.com, 970-221-6357.
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
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