Jill Dreves grew up in the Colorado mountains. She’s lived in Nederland for the last 21 years, with previous stints in Boulder, Fort Collins and elsewhere in the state. “I’m a Colorado person, for sure,” says the executive director of the Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center. “But wonderful as it is to live and work in Nederland, we’re just far enough away that we’re not top-of-mind for a lot of people.”
In only its second year of existence, the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) – sponsored by the Colorado Film Society, and co-founded by sisters and cinephiles Robin and Kathy Beeck – landed a Millennium Trust grant from The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County.
This month in our partnership with KGNU, we spoke with Isabel McDevitt, Executive Director of Bridge House (Boulder’s homeless day shelter); Elizabeth Freedman, Director of Programs at the Emergency Family Assistance Association; and Morgan McMillan, Civic Forum Director for The Community Foundation about local homelessness. If you missed the live broadcast on October 27, you can still listen to the recording.
Ben Raderstorf was just 12 years old when he served on the Millennium Trust Advisory Committee. “My parents had made a donation to the Millennium Trust in my name,” he explained. “The committee is randomly drawn from donors every year – and in 2003, my name was selected.