Generous Gifts Given: $9.7 Million
- 84.35% 84.35%
Goal: $11.5 Million
HopeBlooms Campaign Progress
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Where it all began
An Innovative Idea
After hearing the need to create a hub of care and services for seniors in our community, HopeWest leadership considered creating new programs and weighed options to meet this need. The search began for a large enough location to house current HopeWest staff, programs, and meet the needs of future HopeWest programs.
A Major Gift from Jack Walker
For years, HopeWest rented space from Jack Walker, at his building on Compass Drive where about 150 HopeWest staff work. When Jack decided to sell the building, HopeWest was thrilled at the possibility of purchasing the property and staying put in our own home!
He generously agreed to sell HopeWest the building for $4.2 million – $1.2 million less than the appraised value. His generous, in-kind donation allowed for immediate renovations including the heating and cooling system, electrical system upgrades and added fire sprinklers.
Talks with architects began, plans were drawn and renderings were created. The Compass Drive building was preparing for a transformation.
FCI Constructors is busily transforming the Compass Drive building into The Center for Living Your Best. They have removed the stairway to create a beautiful new lobby, installed new mechanical and electrical systems, and have started hanging drywall. A first-class primary care clinic and a beautiful salon are emerging on the second floor. Step by step we are getting closer to making our dream a reality!
Herb & Laura May Bacon Center for Living Your Best
At the beginning of our campaign, the Bacon Family Foundation stepped up with an extraordinary gift of one million dollars to honor Herb and Laura May; it took our breath away. Herb and Laura May have been known throughout this community for their passion for making things better for everyone. We have named the building in their honor and in recognition of the Bacon Family Foundation gift.
West Wing Renovations Complete
Renovations of the West Wing of The Center for Living Your Best are completed and ready to house the first new program of the Center—The CLUB. The West Wing is also home to the Clinic, and the Center for Hope and Healing.
Extraordinary Gift from Kay Ferris
Mike and Kay Ferris have always been deeply committed to the community and have always inspired others around them to look to the future and support the things that make Western Colorado such an extraordinary place to live. Their gift of $2 million to assure the future of care and the success of the HopeBlooms expansion project could not have come at a better time and we could not be more grateful for it. In honor of their gift the Hospice Care Center has been named the Mike & Kay Ferris Hospice Care Center.
The CLUB Opens
The CLUB, the first new program housed at the Center, opens. It provides a vibrant place that helps seniors stay well and live their very best while they remain living at home. It is gathering place where you can meet old friends, make new friends, experience lifelong learning and enjoy activities.
Remodeling of the center and east wing of the building are complete! We marked the occasion by unveiling a beautiful sculpture titled “With Love” in front of the east entrance.
Where are we now?
We’re not done yet!
The building is complete, but we are not done yet! We are in the final phase of the HopeBlooms campaign. Funds from this phase will help us as we begin to open our next new program—Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Thank you for your support!
We invite you...
to embrace this unique opportunity to create something that will transcend generations and help make the last chapter of our lives the best it can be.
Herb and Laura May Bacon Center for Living Your Best
2754 Compass Drive
Grand Junction, CO 81506