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Meet September’s Volunteer Spotlight: Colleen Kaiser
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Written by Lori Carpenter, Director of Volunteers & Events

Volunteers are truly the backbone of our organization! Whether helping in the office, creating angels, lending a hand with our many events throughout the year, or providing companionship to our patients and clients, Mount Evans has been blessed with over 500 dedicated volunteers.

Colleen came to us about 3 years ago, looking for local volunteer opportunities from which to give of her time, talents, and a piece of her heart.  Colleen had been volunteering with the Jeffco Action Center and Meals on Wheels and learned about Mount Evans from her friend, Kathleen Kane (also one of our long time volunteers who provides massage to our patients)  Colleen attended our Volunteer Orientation in April of 2014 and has since become a regular Thursday volunteer in the office.  We know that when Colleen is coming in that we can hand her any task from any department and it will get done…and done well!  Colleen has also volunteered for our Annual Freedom Run 5K Race, The Gala at Mount Vernon Country Club, Under a Summer Moon and Ellie’s Evening.

Colleen grew up in Long Island NY and attended The Catholic University of America in Washington DC.  She worked in the Hotel Management Business in DC when she met her husband of 25 years, Michael.  Then they moved to Colorado in 1996 and settled in Evergreen.  Colleen and Michael have 2 children; Lizzie who is 19 and attending DU and Alex who is 18 and a senior at Lakewood HS.

I have always said that the Mount Evans family is the place to be during difficult times; not only for patients and their families, but for our employees and volunteers as well.  Almost 1 year ago, Colleen lost her dear father quite suddenly after he was diagnosed with cancer.  “The love and support that I received from my Mount Evans family during this very difficult time in my life meant the world to me”. 

We are blessed that Colleen chose THIS family to be a part of and we appreciate the many ways that she supports Mount Evans!