Partnership Award Current Recipients
Congratulations to the March 2021 BHP Partnership Award winners!
The BHP Partnership Award is given to recognize the important work being done by individuals, residents, businesses, nonprofits and governmental agencies for their support of BHP and its mission.
At the March 10, 2021 Board of Commissioners Meeting, we thanked these partners for going above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of BHP residents and the Boulder community.
Non-Profit Partner: Nancy Geyer and Rodney Tuenge, Boulder Rotary Club
For the last few years, Boulder Rotary Club has been a strong literacy partner by increasing access to high-quality age-appropriate books to BHP's young children. The Boulder Rotary works with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program, a monthly book delivery service that promotes kindergarten readiness to children ages 2 to 5 years old. Rodney Tuenge, a Boulder Rotarian, has been a wonderful partner to our BHP Resident Services team through his thoughtful outreach, partner connections, and excitement about the program's benefits to many of our residents. To date, this partnership has supported 55 kids and counting. With access to high-quality books. We thank the Boulder Rotary Club, and Rodney for his enthusiasm and support with early literacy promotion in our BHP communities.
Presented by: Claudia Perez-Rogerio
Non-Profit Partner: Jordan Bailey, Jake Matlak, Katie Doyle Myers, Philanthropiece
Philanthropiece's approach and impact in our communities is in alignment with BHP's mission, vision and values. The Philanthropiece Foundation has partnered with Resident Services in the coordination of Cafecitos Financieros – a series of financial education sessions who meet once a month – for the last 8 months. Philanthropiece uses a participatory framework and establishes a tight support network with BHP participants to enhance individual and group power to promote Economic Justice. A community savings group was formed called Mujeres Emprendedoras. This is a community led group (of seven members) that collectively saves, builds community, and connects to other financial resources. The impact and rapport have been remarkable, and another Community Savings Group is in the beginning stages.
Presented by: Paola Barron and Eva Beltran
Non-Profit Partner: Anne Tapp, Tsunemi Rooney, Erin Shannon, Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN)
SPAN is being nominated for being a strong and valued partner to BHP for many years. They provide individual support and advocacy to residents experiencing domestic violence and to our housing communities in times of crisis. SPAN’s expert staff is knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. When BHP communities have experienced incidents of extreme domestic violence, SPAN staff extended their services and responded to resident phone calls and emails over the weekend and while out of town. Their team activated networks of support and helped staff determine how to best support the community and themselves, while creating safe and supportive space for residents to process their emotions and learn more about the cycles of violence. Their continuous compassionate response and expertise helped everyone to come together and support each other during extremely difficult times.
Presented by: Karin Stayton