Reach Beyond Capital Campaign – A Success!
Closing It In
Grand Opening Celebration
Letter from our Executive Director on the 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 nearly a decade 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.
We left behind 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 came to fruition, and we’re moved into 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
January 25, 2022– Guest: Dan Hogue, Executive Director, Joe Cashel, Director of Residential and Day Services, and Katherine Koller, Director of Philanthropy.
October 12, 2021- Guest: Mike Collier, Board President and Dan Hogue, Executive Director
September 14, 2021– Guest: Joe Cashel and Kate Hartline, from the Licensed Adult Day Program
August 10, 2021– Guest: Board members Terry Murray and Sarah Edinger-Gomez
June 22, 2021– Guest: Tom Chastian and Renee Chou of Studio Urbis
May 11, 2021– Guest Pati Avliez Wilson and Amy Avliez (participant)
April 13, 2021– Guest: Sidne Long and Lisa Long Laird (participant).
March 2, 2021- Guest: The De Trane family; Joe, Deb, and Michael (Las Trampas participant).
February 2, 2021– Guests: Las Trampas Staff; Joe Cashel, Kate Hartline, Diyanna Mason and Betty Jones.
January 5, 2021– Guest: Steve Boswell from Mueller Nicholls.
December 1, 2020- Guests: Amy Parlett, Capital Campaign Committee Member along with Michael and Connie Collier, Chairpersons, Capital Campaign Committee.
November 10, 2020– Guests: Michael and Connie Collier, Chairpersons of the REACH Beyond Capital Campaign Committee.
October 6, 2020– Guests: Steve Nicholls and Burak Kasapoglu from Mueller Nicholls.
REACH BEYOND CAPITAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CHAIRPERSONS
Michael and Connie Collier
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2020 – 2021
Norma & Bob Evans
Terrance “Terry” Murray
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!