|We are so grateful for all of our generous donors, and would periodically like to spotlight a few of them. The three donors below are unique, in that one is our first and only recurring donor, one made a large donation by throwing a "Party for a Cause", and one makes an annual large donation in a family member's honor.
Barbara Glaspy from Pleasanton is our first recurring donor! Barbara and her husband Dave said the most compelling reason why they are supporting Sunflower Hill is that they know first hand how much our area needs the residential community that Sunflower Hill has planned. They feel there are so many young adults that just need a little extra help to feel independent, and somewhat in charge of their lives. They agree that our project will give those adults with development delays that independence, along with, hopefully, enrichment, and lifelong friendships. "It is one of the most worthy causes I know of, and we are proud to be a part of helping it happen," Barbara said recently.
Troy and Robin Treto from Pleasanton host a Cinco de Mayo party each year for their family and friends. In 2004, a good friend of theirs was battling Lupus, so they decided to collect donations for the Lupus Foundation in conjunction with the party. They raised $1,500 and a new tradition of "Party for a Cause" began! Each year they choose a charity or non-profit beneficiary for whom they not only raise money but also awareness for. Their criteria has been to find a cause that has personal significance to them, and that their donation will impact the organization. They have raised over $55,000 over the years for organizations such as Hope Hospice, Tri-Valley Animal Rescue and the M.I.N.D Institute. They were happy to support Sunflower Hill this year, because of the many families they know it will impact and the positive community it will create.
Alan Green has been a huge donor for Sunflower Hill since we started in 2012. His nephew, Jon Elfin, is one of our founding board members. He has donated $1,000 a year for the past three years in honor of his sister, Dorothy Elfin (Jon's mother) who passed away in 2013. Alan was an architect, business man and real estate investor, and is currently retired and living in Seattle.
You can see a list of all our 2015 donors here
. Thank you to all of our generous supporters!