Melanie Worley,

CEO Developmental Pathways, Inc.

Tim Moore, President of the Board

Developmental Pathways, Inc

325 Inverness Drive South
Englewood
, CO. 80112

 

September 26, 2015

 

Dear Ms. Worley and Mr. Moore.

 

I attended a play at the Parker PACE Center today, and noticed in the program that Developmental Pathways was listed as a contributor to the PACE Center, becoming a "2015 Major Gift" contributor (or a "Founding Donor") in the range of $1,000 to $9,999.

 

I returned home and viewed your website where it asks for contributions, and discovered that, at the same time you are giving away donations, you are asking for donations, and  according to your figures, even a minimum donation of $1,000 would provide 25-50 hours of respite care. 

 

Could you please explain why, on the one hand, you are asking for donations for vital services, and on the other, you are donating to organizations such as the PACE Center in Parker, (not a poor organization by any means) possibly up to $9,999.00?  Are the donors aware of this?

 

From your website:

Make a Financial Contribution

Developmental Pathways is always looking for ways to better serve our clients. Your donations make it possible for us to explore new opportunities to meet their needs and find new and innovative ways of accomplishing our mission to help people with disabilities become valuable members of their community. Click the donate now button to be redirected to a secure site where you can make a donation using your credit card.

How does your contribution help?

Here are some examples of how donations are used.

         $20-40 provides one hour of Respite Care

         $45-80 provides one session of OT, Speech or Physical Therapy

         $80 provides one hour of horse, or equine, therapy

         $500 assists a family with the purchase of an electric wheelchair

 

PAD-CO has continuously asked for more CCB transparency, including an online "checkbook."  This transaction points to one more reason why this is critically needed.

 

Please respond.

 

Yours very truly,

 

 

 

Denver Fox, Ed.D.

Moderator,PAD-CO

 

c/o 17454 E Dewberry Drive

Parker, CO 80134.