Moving on from Heuga Center but staying in Eagle County
Eagle, CO, Colorado
After 12 rewarding years with The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis, I recently left to pursue another career, in the field of multiple sclerosis management. That career will allow me to stay in this great valley and continue the work I began with The Heuga Center. I am writing to say thank you to the community which has been tremendously supportive of the center since its inception. There are many generous businesses and individuals who give of their time and money to support many non-profit organizations locally.
As we enter the season of giving, I would like to encourage everyone to continue to give in what ever way they can. In these very difficult economic times many non-profit service organizations face the dilemma of reduced donations and an increase need for services. That is why it is important for individuals and businesses to continue their support.
You can research charities at different Web sites, including charitynavigator.org and bbb.org (and go to the charities and donor section). These Web sites can provide important about the percentage of funds spent on programs and services, organizational governance, and compliance with applicable regulations for organizations with a 501(c)3 designation. As a donor, in tough economic times, it is important for me to know the charities to whom I contribute are spending my money wisely.
Eagle County is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. The nonprofit organizations in this community are integral to the quality of life we all enjoy. As a former nonprofit employee, I have experienced the generosity of the community. I appreciated the support that we received at The Heuga Center from the community and hope everyone will continue to find ways to contribute during this critical season of giving for the wonderful organizations providing invaluable services. Happy holidays!