A Recent Fundraiser


I have been executing fundraisers for as long as my husband and I have been together. The story I am about to tell is not about me, but about my son. Raising Johnathan has been a wonderful experience and I would not change a thing if I had to do it over. All the ups and downs, good and bad times, and every moment has been a blessing, and a true learning experience. He is now married to an amazing young lady, and has started his own business along with two other partners. Together they make up the company, PufCreativ, and have grown into a wonderful group of people who work very well together.


They recently took the next step in their life experiences and had their first fundraiser, A Night of Awareness. It took place in Denver, and all the proceeds went to the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA). When Johnathan told me he was going to do this, I was thrilled, but wanted him to realize it takes many experience to reach shall we say, “Close to perfection.” He has watched me work on raising and giving back his entire life. Because of scheduling and timing his father and I could not attend the event in Denver and that will always make me feel sad to have missed his first. We plan on not letting that happen again if I can help it.


The notes I received right after make me so very proud to be his mother and know that he person grown to share “greatness” in this world. The notes use words like,”He had an eye for every detail and made it come together seamlessly. They could not think of anything that was not done to perfection from the venue to the food and the flow of the evening.” These are things that come with experience and confirms to me in my mind and in my heart, that Johnathan can achieve greatness in life. Giving back is what life is all about and he has a true understanding of this so quickly. I am not certain as to how much was raised but all I can say it that whatever it was, this organization should consider themselves blessed to have been chosen and we hope they do wonderful things to support the cause. I am thinking that maybe it was best I was not there, but we were in his heart, he did not have to worry about us or think about anything but the event itself. Salute to you my son, your company and your love of life.