The MC-1 Foundation Announces New Board Members
The MC-1 Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Colorado first responders announces the promotion of and appointment of two members of its Board of Trustees.
By: MC-1 Foundation
Swanson, who joined the MC-1 Foundation Board in 2018, succeeds Paul Smoker, MC-1 Foundation Co-Founder and Vice President, who will continue to serve as a General Board Member. "Serving as a General Board Member with MC-1 for the past year and a half has been an amazing experience and I am honored to be appointed as the Vice President of this Foundation,"
Powell, who has been serving as a volunteer with the Foundation since 2018, succeeds Kelly England, as Secretary. "I have enjoyed helping MC-1 with its social media and event coordination and I know that I'll have big shoes to fill in this role as Secretary. Kelly has done so much for the Foundation and I look forward to stepping up to the plate," said Powell. "I am honored to show my support and gratitude for our Colorado First Responders – they help our communities each and every day." Powell has also been an active volunteer in the past with the "I Love U Guys" Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, and Goodwill Industries of Denver.
"MC-1 is stewarded by a highly engaged and committed Board of Directors," says Jeff Steinhardt, Treasurer of the MC-1 Foundation. "We are thrilled that each of these new Board members offers a variety of expertise and a shared understanding of how local giving can impact the needs of our Colorado Public Service employees."
About the MC-1 Foundation:
The MC-1 Foundation was started as the MC-1 Honor Run, a fundraiser motorcycle ride for the family of Sgt. Dave Baldwin of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (E.O.W. 1/26/14). Sergeant Baldwin, whose radio call sign was MC-1, was killed in the line of duty after being struck on his motorcycle by a wrong-way driver. Since that event, the MC-1 Foundation, which is a 100% volunteer organization, has grown to become a tax-exempt organization under Section 503(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (#47-5206410)
The mission of the Foundation is to provide financial support to public service employees and/or their families in the event that they are hurt or killed while on duty providing service for their communities. In 2019 alone, the Foundation offered assistance to a number of public services employees/families with a total of over $50,000 being donated to those families.
For more information visit http://www.mc1foundation.com.