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Our Foundation

The Golden West Foundation was formed as a separate nonprofit organization in 1986 to enhance the lives of Golden West residents and support their ability to remain at Golden West if their resources became scarce. The Foundation has provided many types of support for residents, including wellness program funding, rent subsidy, purchasing equipment for residents with impaired vision and hearing, and furnishing common areas in Golden West.

Giving back to our community’s elders is a win-win situation; seniors benefit by continuing to lead a full, healthy life while aging in place, and our donors benefit from knowing they’ve made a difference in the lives of Boulder’s seniors. By donating to the Golden West Foundation, you are helping Boulder seniors to live a full, happy, healthy life and allowing them to age in place at Golden West.

Nonprofit Senior Living

Board of Directors

The Golden West Board of Directors sets our vision and oversees all operations on the Golden West campus. Our board is comprised of caring and committed volunteers. If you are interested in joining the Golden West Communities board of directors, please contact us.

  • John R. Hinkelman

    8z Real Estate LLC

  • Dr. Jeffrey Foster


  • Jennifer Sullivan

    Caplan & Earnest, LLC

  • Len Segel

    Director of Senior Living
    Kephart Architecture

  • Janet Lappen

    Vice President
    Kearney Realty

  • Mark Wiete

    Premier Members Credit Union

  • William F. Nagel

    Attorney at Law

  • J. Dennis Hynes

    Professor of Law, Emeritus
    University of Colorado at Boulder

  • Jacqueline M. Attlesey-Pries

    M.S., R.N., C.E.N.P.
    Chief Nursing Officer and Vice-President Administration
    Boulder Community Hospital

Annual Reports

To learn more about the financial history of the Golden West Foundation, please read our Annual Reports.

More Information

For more information about the Golden West Foundation, its funds, or ways to give, please contact:

John McCarthy

John McCarthy

The Golden West Foundation
1055 Adams Circle
Boulder, CO 80303

Friends and Family Annual Campaign

For over 50 years, Golden West has filled a vital niche in Boulder County. As a mission-drive nonprofit retirement community, Golden West gives hope to seniors by providing an affordable home in Boulder.

We currently offer nearly half of all the affordable senior apartments in Boulder, and we continue to face pressing challenges that require a much larger annual commitment. To ensure that we continue to help seniors age well, the Golden West Foundation launched the Friends and Family Annual Campaign in 2009, which brought in donation dollars spent on things like:

  • Wellness programs
  • Rent subsidies
  • Personal needs subsidies
  • Critical infrastructure improvements
  • Locally-sourced artwork

Giving Levels

Discerning Donors $5 – 124
Gracious Givers $125 – 499
Compassionate Contributors $500 – 999
Brilliant Benefactors $1,000 – 4,999
Spectacular Supporters $5,000+

Please support Golden West to thrive for another 50 years