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Who We Are2018-12-07T23:28:45+00:00

Our Mission

We provide support to at-risk, abused and neglected youth in Boulder County through educational scholarships, transitional housing and more. We also serve as a cause marketing service association enabling businesses to join together and provide effective service to vulnerable children and teens.

Businesses are invited to join RFCBC where they benefit from expanded media exposure, networking events, opportunities to gain new sales leads, and more. Our members understand the value of serving their community and reap the benefits of being recognized for their ethic. Thanks to our business member support, 100% of all donor and fundraising dollars are applied directly to assist Boulder County youth. We are a 501(c)3 organization and our Tax ID is 46-5330950.

How We Make An Impact

  • Triumph Scholarship Fund – Providing educational scholarships for college and vo-tech schools.
  • Four-year degree scholarships to CU – In collaboration with the CU Guardians Scholars Program and corporate sponsors, we provide four year scholarships to youth who have aged out of foster care.
  • Transitional housing – Designed for youth who have aged out of foster care who are attending college or vo-tech school.
  • Nonprofit agency support – We provide assistance to local nonprofits serving at-risk Boulder County youth. View a list of our affiliate agencies here.

Our Team

SYDNEY BERGEN
SYDNEY BERGENCHIEF IMPACT OFFICER
Sydney has pursued her passion for working with children in a variety of roles by being an au pair, a volunteer tutor for refugee youth and a teacher in the Denver Public School system. She has also founded a nonprofit with proceeds benefiting school systems and communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Sydney has her Masters degree from Webster University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado.
JAYNEANNE TUTTLE
JAYNEANNE TUTTLECOMMUNITY RELATIONS DIRECTOR
Jayneanne is passionate about serving young people and children. She believes in the benefit of higher education and supporting young people to discover their personal power and making their dreams a reality. She grew up in Louisville, Colorado and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Boulder. Throughout her time at CU she gained experienced working with Boulder County and Voices for Children CASA as a peer coordinator, and interned with I Have a Dream Boulder County. Upon graduation, Jayneanne served on the Board of Directors for RFCBCC and worked at the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center as the Lead Organizer for The Youth Empowerment Program; where she focused on project Foster Power, a youth-led, youth-organizing program with Colorado’s current and former foster youth, to improve Colorado’s child welfare system.

Favorite Quote:
“All children are born artists. The problem is how to remain once we grow up.” – Picasso

Contact Jayneanne: jayneanne@rfcbcc.org

ERIC SCHULZ
ERIC SCHULZBOARD CHAIRMAN
ric has lived and worked in Boulder County Colorado since moving here from Erie Pennsylvania in 1983. He attended school at Front Range Community College, Metropolitan State University of Denver and the University of Colorado, Boulder He has been married to his best buddy Michaela since 1992 and in 2005 became father to his other best buddy, daughter Lily. Eric’s service to his community began in 1986 as a volunteer mentor for abused and neglected youth through Partners Mentoring Youth and the Voices for Children CASA Programs. Professionally, Eric worked with adult homeless recovery at the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, adolescent treatment at the Mental Health Center and Saint Vrain Valley School District’s joint Summit Adolescent Treatment Program and with Boulder County Housing and Human Services, as both an adolescent & family case manager and then the Director of Volunteer Services. In 2002 Eric founded his first non-profit program, Sage Community Partnership, and opened the doors of SCP’s Polaris House Transitional Living Program for teens aging out of the foster care system.

After endless hours of caffeine, envisioning best practices of service and a large dose of ‘what am I waiting for’ forehead slapping with his friend Craig Secher, founder and President of Realities for Children in Larimer County, Eric opened the doors of Realities for Children Boulder County in May of 2012. He is a very happy camper…

Favorite quote:
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

LEANNE FISHER
LEANNE FISHEREVENTS, MARKETING & OFFICE STUFF
Leanne brings more than 15 years of experience in marketing, event planning and project management to her position with RFCBC. Her background ranges from heading up fundraising for a women’s empowerment organization to serving as National Marketing Manager for an automotive franchise company.

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.

Anne Frank

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

Mother Teresa

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Anne Frank

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

Kahlil Gibran

Your contribution is more than just financial. 

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