Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Mosaic in Northern Colorado

Mosaic in Northern Colorado hosted their 7th annual Partners in Possibilities fundraising luncheon at the Hilton Fort Collins on April 18, welcoming nearly 70 community members and raising $29,000 to support local services. The program featured artwork and musical performance by people supported and testimony from a parent.

The Partners in Possibilities luncheon is the organization’s primary fundraiser. Mosaic in Northern Colorado is 96 percent funded by Medicaid, and must raise the difference through donations from the community.

"Here in Colorado, Medicaid funding is stagnant and decreasing. In order for us to continue our mission, we must be mindful of the services we provide and strive to be good stewards of our resources.  We have some challenging work ahead. In supported living services we pay approximately $1.50 for every $1 we are reimbursed by Medicaid. This is unsustainable, yet it is a service that is desperately needed in our community: respite services so a family caring for their son or daughter full time can take a break, support to assure someone is taking their medications, buying groceries and maintaining their home. These are not luxury services – they are necessary,” said Sally Montgomery, Executive Director for Mosaic in Northern Colorado.  

Attendees also had the opportunity to hear from Sandy Scott, whose son is served by Mosaic. “Mosaic has been and continues to be a bold leader in creating things that never existed before. We put our trust in the Mosaic team and it has opened a new chapter in our lives. In fact, Mosaic has transformed our family and breathed life into dreams that we were too scared to speak,” Scott said. “I wish I could tell you this has been an easy journey. However, I will tell you that the people of Mosaic and the mission of Mosaic has worked miracles in our life. They are changing the lives of people with disabilities and they are changing the world.”

Mosaic would like to extend their appreciation to the volunteers and employees who worked hard to organize such an event and to all the individuals who chose to make a financial contribution to Mosaic’s mission of providing a life of possibilities for people with intellectual disabilities. Donations to Mosaic in Northern Colorado can be made online.