Reach Beyond Capital Campaign – A Success!

Letter from our Executive Director on the New Building Project

 

Greetings from Las Trampas’ new campus!

 

I’m so happy to be able to share this moment with all of you. Sometimes, it seems like an eon since we embarked on this endeavor, but in reality it’s only been eight years since our Board of Directors decided that the people we serve deserve better, in fact, they deserve opportunity, inclusion, and a place that incorporates the necessary technology and resources that create equity. I am so proud of the Board’s foresight.

 

A little over two years ago, we left a building built in 1968, with flat roofs that leaked during every storm, termites that had eaten away at support beams, bathrooms so small they were inaccessible to people who use wheelchairs, and settling cracks in pavement that posed hazards to even those with a steady gate.

 

We had a dream of a state-of-the-art facility with large, accessible, flexible spaces that promote independence, choice, and personal growth.  A building with accessibility features including push-button and automatic doorways, changing rooms for adult hygiene, elevators, ADA compliant ramps, and more. We dreamed of a facility that would allow us to increase our capacity and bring in participants off the significant waitlist for our gold-standard programming.

 

A little over two years later, our dream has come to fruition, and we’re nearly ready to move in to our new state-of-the-art facility!

 

I hope you all have the opportunity to tour the building to experience the magic that happens when people with varying needs are heard and their ideas and dreams are made into reality.  When observation, interviews, research, and expertise collide with skill, craftsmanship, and design, you end up with a magical space where people of ALL abilities are welcome and provided opportunities for success.

 

So, here we are, at the crossroads where dreams meet reality.  It’s been a very long road, bumpy at times, twisting, and winding.  But the road was never lonely because you were there with us.  Thank you for joining us on our little trip, but be aware, the real trip is only beginning, and I look forward to you staying with us for the ride.

 

I have to be clear, that this project is NOT just about a building and technology.  It’s about equity.   It’s about opportunity.  It’s about inclusion.  This project is about changing lives.

 

Thank you for all you have done and will do to support Las Trampas and the people we serve here.

 

Check out pictures above showing our journey from pre-construction to Grand Opening Celebrations!

 

With gratitude,

 

Daniel Hogue

Executive Director


Personalized pavers installed at Las Trampas' new campus

Paving The Way To Las Trampas

Las Trampas’ Legacy Paver Program is a chance for supporters to honor their loved ones and/or promote their business on our new campus’ Entry Canopy and Walkway with an engraved paver. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for supporters of Las Trampas to leave their mark on the lives of those we serve.

 

Click here to order your personalized paver!

 

Small Pavers – $1,000: 8×8 inches with three lines of text
Large Pavers – SOLD OUT

 

Your personalized paver will mark the way for the individuals we serve, their families, and everyone who passes into the building, where choices and opportunities change lives every day.

 

If you would like to pay by check or make monthly installments, please email Katherine at kkoller@lastrampas.org.


Thanks to generous donors like you, this project is just $20,000 from being fully funded!

Please donate now and help us close this campaign!

For more information, please contact Katherine Koller, Director of Philanthropy, at kkoller@lastrampas.org  or 925-310-2362.


Image from the air looking down onto the building under construction.

Las Trampas Virtual Tour Recordings

March 1, 2022– Guest: Dan Hogue, Executive Director.  This is our final virtual tour before the new campus opens in April.

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January 25, 2022– Guest: Dan Hogue, Executive Director, Joe Cashel, Director of Residential and Day Services, and Katherine Koller, Director of Philanthropy.

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October 12, 2021- Guest: Mike Collier, Board President and Dan Hogue, Executive Director

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September 14, 2021– Guest: Joe Cashel and Kate Hartline, from the Licensed Adult Day Program

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August 10, 2021– Guest: Board members Terry Murray and Sarah Edinger-Gomez

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June 22, 2021– Guest: Tom Chastian and Renee Chou of Studio Urbis

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May 11, 2021– Guest Pati Avliez Wilson and Amy Avliez (participant)

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April 13, 2021– Guest: Sidne Long and Lisa Long Laird (participant).

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March 2, 2021- Guest: The De Trane family; Joe, Deb, and Michael (Las Trampas participant).

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February 2, 2021– Guests: Las Trampas Staff; Joe Cashel, Kate Hartline, Diyanna Mason and Betty Jones.

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January 5, 2021 – Guest: Steve Boswell from Mueller Nicholls.

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December 1, 2020 – Guests: Amy Parlett, Capital Campaign Committee Member along with Michael and Connie Collier, Chairpersons, Capital Campaign Committee.

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November 10, 2020 – Guests: Michael and Connie Collier, Chairpersons of the REACH Beyond Capital Campaign Committee. 
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October 6, 2020 – Guests: Steve Nicholls and Burak Kasapoglu from Mueller Nicholls.
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REACH BEYOND CAPITAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE

Honorary Chairperson

Sidne Long

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CHAIRPERSONS

Michael and Connie Collier

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2020 – 2021

Thomas Chastain
Hank Delevati
Norma & Bob Evans
Gary Hall
Kathy Merchant
Terrance “Terry” Murray
Amy Parlett
Eric Rudney
Julie Seelen
Rachel Zinn


THANK YOU!

Las Trampas would like to thank our Capital Campaign Committee, Board, generous donors, and foundations who have supported in making our state-of-the-art campus a reality.  Without you, this would not have been possible!

REACH Beyond Case Statement