Heroes: Rising Stars
Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation
"Corey is a visionary and the reason I sit on his board as secretary. He started the Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation as an umbrella organization that assists the current sports teams—designed for people with physical disabilities—in fundraising, public relations, recruitment and management. Corey was in an accident in college that left him wheelchair bound, but it hasn't slowed him down. His story is one of inspiration, dedication to service and determination to make a difference."
– Maggie Scivicque, marketing director, arc Thrift Stores
"She's taken it upon herself to interview children who were patients and interns and volunteers to get their story so she has the best possible materials to use. She's handled all the materials for our two major events now, and they each involve multiple sponsorship boards, ads, invitations and programs, etc. The most remarkable project Keely tackled […] was the complete revision of our website. [It] had been languishing for over a year with various people coming and in and out of working on it. Keely actually wrote the entire site and gave it the proper voice needed for our organization."
– Alison Fussell, executive director, Childspring International
Lauren Grace Warner,
senior account executive,
CDR Fundraising Group
"When a top-notch account executive was required for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), one of the largest, most rapidly growing and most complex direct response accounts in the industry, Lauren was everyone's first choice. Given the exponential growth and success WWP's direct response program was experiencing, Lauren's total focus on strategy, results analysis and quality control and service was a perfect and necessary fit. Without hesitation, Lauren jumped in and helped corral the multiple aspects of their program and spur them on to even greater success and growth that continues today."
– DeDi Oxenberg, vice president, CDR Fundraising Group
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