From the Executive Director

Where did May go?  I’m sure many of you are asking the same question!

At the beginning of May we had our 14th Hope Challenge Golf Tournament.  It was a gorgeous day and Colorado Golf Club was a perfect venue.  Demaryius Thomas, Denver Bronco wide receiver, came out with some of  his friends  – Eric Decker, Britton Colquitt, and Brock Osweiler.  The day wouldn’t have been possible without our hard working volunteers and staff at CGC.  We had the most golfers and sponsors ever, raising over $117,000.  Thank you to all who participated!  Enjoy the video.

Volunteers from Oppenheimer Funds

A couple days later we had volunteers from Oppenheimer Funds help at both homes.  At the Boys Hope home, they painted the entire basement – no small feat!  At the Girls Hope home, they helped us get ready for the graduation party the following week.  They did lots of gardening, sweeping and cleaning.

The next week we celebrated!  We had two graduates from Regis Jesuit High School, one continuation from St. Therese and one from North Middle School.  Alexis and Aaliyah are preparing for college, with all the excitement and nervousness that comes with that huge milestone.  Alexis will be going to Fort Lewis College to study Business.  Aaliyah will be attending Xavier University, to study Nursing.  Adan and Shacobie, our 8th grader have both been accepted to Regis Jesuit High School.  They will be attending RJ summer school starting next week.  Look at photos here!

Thank you to all of you for making our homes a welcoming, enriching place for our scholars.  The Regis Jesuit Meal Moms have provided over 100 meals this past school year.  In the past year we have replaced stovetops at both homes, carpeting on the first floor at the Boys Hope home, repainted all but a small area at the Boys Hope home, rekeyed the Boys Hope home and installed insulation at the Girls Hope home. Special thanks to A to Z Cables Construction for paving the Girls Hope driveway.   Wow!

As you can see from the Around The House article, the scholars are busy and happy.  All but one of our “of age” scholars has a job and saving for college.  The summer won’t slow down any with lots of camps, summer school, jobs and some down time.

Thank you for making their success possible!  You are making HOPE happen every day!