The group provided its first donation to Brothers in 2011, one year after it was founded. And since 2016, the foundation has been generous enough to provide Brothers with one of its largest annual budgeted grant amounts.
“Although we remain a small foundation, we are extremely loyal to our beneficiary nonprofits — especially (those) under strong leadership,” said Hayes Family Foundation Executive Director Lindsey Hayes Daly.
When Hayes Family Foundation Founder H. Michael Hayes passed away in 2014, the foundation’s asset base grew, forcing the group to establish its giving priorities. That’s when the foundation reached out to Brothers Redevelopment President Jeff Martinez who gave the group guidance on how to support smaller nonprofits and nonprofits who focus on operations and not fundraising.
“Together, we both grow our unrestricted donation philosophies. We are forever grateful for Jeff’s guidance,” Daly said.
The Hayes Family Foundation is sponsoring Brothers’ premiere annual fundraiser — the Local Social. The event supports the nonprofit’s Paint-A-Thon Program, a service that utilizes volunteers to paint the exterior of homes for low-income/older homeowners.
To the Hayes Family Foundation, the Paint-A-Thon is a worthy cause to support because the program offers vulnerable homeowners the chance to save and devote income to other important costs like medication, groceries and bills — while still allowing low-income Coloradans the opportunity to maintain their homes.
“Brothers truly understands and seeks to exceed return on investment for organizations who support them. A home is often the most important way to bring and keep a family together,” said Daly.
The Local Social falls on Sept. 9 this year at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $75 and include catered dinner by Biscuits and Berries, open bar access, door prize entry, and fun and games.
For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, visit https://brothersredevelopment.org/2022-local-social/.
“The Local Social honors the staff and community who support Brothers’ mission every day, serves as a celebration for longtime supporters, and is the most fun way to introduce new community members to Brothers’ expansive programs and outreach. Further, because the overhead cost for the Local Social is low, our sponsorship dollars have a greater impact than most sponsorships — directly impacting the Paint-A-Thon community Brothers serves,” said Daly.