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Capturing the productivity of boomers

Capturing the productivity of boomers

Around 2005, Rose Community Foundation observed a surge of baby boomers opting for retirement in Denver, then the boomer capital of the nation. It was great for the retirees but left a huge void in the community.

“What I was seeing was a high level of individuals retiring at age 62 or 65, and I wondered what they were going to do next,” says RCF President and CEO Sheila Bugdanowitz. “It seemed like such an awful loss.

“I thought, these people are going to be doing something — but what, how and where?”

The issue was reciprocal, for this demographic did not want to retire from the community. In fact, the overwhelming majority put volunteerism at the top of the list.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 February 2014 02:10 )

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Colorado Jewish Professional Women

Colorado Jewish Professional WomenIn 2007, friends Shira Zimmerman and Jodi Cooper co-founded a network model called Colorado Jewish Professional Women that encourages the innate qualities women bring to career-building functions. “Women network differently,” says co-chair Zimmerman, CEO of Zim Consulting. “We talk about everything: family, community, volunteer work. And we stay in touch between meetings.” Cooper, who co-chairs CJPW with Zimmerman and Jamie Sarché, remembers that “Shira approached me and asked, ‘H...

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 January 2014 03:40 )

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A magnificent C.U.R.E. for emptiness

A magnificent C.U.R.E. for emptinessFunny, sometimes, how things begin. One of the world’s largest, most effective and respected charities, for example, began in the simplest, humblest and smallest of ways. With cute little bunnies, to be precise. When Dr. James Jackson, founder and chairman emeritus of the Denver-based mega-charity Project C.U.R.E. tells the story of the bunnies, he does so with smiles and bouts of robust laughter, well matching an upbeat and outgoing personality sunny enough to quickly melt the iciest of he...

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 January 2014 03:54 )

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A new JEWISHcolorado

A new JEWISHcoloradoFIRST things first: The Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado no longer exists. Nor does its partner, the Jewish Community Foundation. The federation and the foundation are history — at least in terms of their names and to some degree their methodologies — but the work they do in the community remains very much in the present day. In place of these two institutions that have been integral parts of Colorado Jewry is one that aspires to carry on their work in new, improved, more relevant way...

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 January 2014 03:27 )

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Israel’s Carmel forest rejuvenates after fire

Israel’s Carmel forest rejuvenates after fireCARMEL FOREST, Israel — The rabbi’s yarmulke fluttered in the wind, his hand holding it to his head, as he recited E-l Malei Rachamim, the traditional prayer for the deceased. In front of him were 50 guards from a nearby prison. Behind him, a wall displayed the names of 44 prison service cadets, teachers, police and firefighters — including Denver’s Rabbi Uriel Malka —who died when a bus carrying the cadets was engulfed by the largest fire in Israel’s history. The Carmel Fire start...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 January 2013 12:31 )

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