You and your family are invited to join Face-To-Face Colorado and your local cleft community at our Winter Wonderland event on Sunday, December 14 at 1:00 p.m. It will be a musical afternoon, filled with fun crafts, activities, entertainment and many opportunities to connect with other cleft families. This is an annual event, sponsored by Children’s Hospital Colorado. More details are below. Please RSVP by December 8 to info@FaceToFaceColorado.org or call Jamie Bell at 720.777.6896.
We are excited to announce that the 2015 Smiles of Colorado Calendars are now available for purchase. Visit our purchase page to order your calendar today. Proceeds from the sale of the calendars will support Face-to-Face Colorado and its programs. The calendars are a wonderful keepsake or make a great gift for the holidays. Thank you for your support!
Don’t forget to RSVP to one of our most popular events of the summer. The Face-to-Face 2nd Annual Picnic BBQ is coming up on Saturday, August 16 at Lindsley Park in Denver. Join other families to play games, have fun, and network. Activities include a face painter, a balloon artist, and inflatable archery. PLUS, this year, we’ll have special visits from mascots for the Colorado Mammoth and Colorado Rapids!
Saturday, August 16
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Lindsley Park (Dexter St. and E. Hale Parkway, near Rose Medical Center)
Sponsored by Face-to-Face Colorado, Rose Medical Center, and Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation.
Apply now to be on the Board of Directors for Face-to-Face Colorado! Join a passionate group of adults with clefts, parents of children with clefts, medical professionals, students, community organizers, and others all dedicated to ensuring that children with clefts and their families have the resources to thrive. Board members commit to a one year term from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015. Applications are due by May 24 and the first meeting is May 31. Click here to download an application.
The board of directors is responsible for overseeing the following areas of the organization:
- Strategic planning
- Policy approval
- Financial management
- Evaluation of the organization and board itself Board members are also highly encouraged to volunteer, fundraise and make financial contributions as they are able. We understand that this commitment may vary among members depending on personal circumstances, and we appreciate all financial and volunteer contributes.
1. Directors must meet the duty of care by
- Exercising their responsibilities in good faith and with diligence, attention, care and skill.
- Carrying out the purpose and mission of Face-to-Face Colorado.
- Complying with federal and state law.
- Completing required filings.
- Complying with the organization’s governing documents (articles of incorporation and bylaws). This includes both decision making and oversight responsibilities, and is fulfilled by attending board meetings regularly, entering discussions, reading minutes, learning about the organization’s programs, maintaining careful oversight of finances and questioning unclear or troubling activity.
2. Directors must also meet the duty of loyalty by placing the interests of the organization before their private interests and avoiding the use of organizational opportunities for personal gain.
Board members are expected to contribute an average of two hours per week. The time commitment may fluctuate week by week depending on board activities. We work with board members to set the schedule for meetings and commitments, and we are dedicated to ensuring that the schedule allows parents, students and employees to serve on the board. Board members must serve a one year term and may apply for reelection at the end of their term.
Full board meetings are held once quarterly. Special meetings of the full board or committees may be called as needed. The first and last meeting of the board year are in person in Denver, and the second and third meetings are via conference call.
Board Member Qualifications:
- Commitment to the mission and work of Face-to-Face Colorado. People with cleft lip/palate and their family members are highly encouraged to apply.
- Ability to serve as an independent member without a conflict of interest
- Demonstrated interest in youth and family empowerment, grassroots organizing, and social change
- Commitment to diversity and inclusion
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Experience working successfully in collaborative team environments
- Experience in one or more of the following areas is highly beneficial: nonprofit management, financial management, fundraising, volunteer coordination, communications, community organizing, advocacy, administration, grant writing or program evaluation