Elevating communities is a collaborative effort. Excelsior relies on the support of compassionate individuals and organizations to fulfill our mission of helping youth and families reach their highest human potential. When you give to Excelsior, you’re elevating Colorado communities one family at a time.

Our Greatest Needs for Support:

Program ExpansionExcelsior is expanding its programs with the goal of helping every youth and family that needs services. However, program costs limit capacity, and Excelsior receives funding for only approximately 80% of the actual cost of program delivery.

Youth and Family SupportExcelsior’s wraparound care approach addresses mental and behavioral health needs as well as practical needs that arise. For instance, Excelsior assists families at risk of eviction, helps pay utility bills, and assists with other practical needs when resources fall short. Excelsior’s Family Support Fund depends entirely on private donations to cover these emergency expenses.

TransportationIn-home services lead to the most lasting success for at-risk youth and families which requires Excelsior’s therapists to travel to clients’ homes as well as transport youth to various groups and activities. On average, this costs Excelsior $92/week per therapist, an expense for which Excelsior receives no funding.

Ways to Give:

Annual FundYour one-time gift to Excelsior’s Annual Fund will be strategically focused on the programs and services with the highest need. 

Recurring GiftsYour monthly or quarterly automatically recurring gift will build sustainability for Excelsior’s programs and services and ensure lasting impact in the lives of Excelsior youth and families.

Planned Giving – The Julie & Dick Jones Legacy Circle recognizes the extraordinary commitment of donors who include Excelsior in their estate plans, while honoring the compassion and sacrifice of Excelsior’s founders.  If you have already named Excelsior in your estate plan, or would like to discuss this possibility, please contact Nicole Bennett, at 303-693-1550 ext 303.

Corporate Sponsorships – Excelsior crafts custom partnerships with corporations that provide recognition and marketing benefits for the company while also supporting Excelsior programs and services.  Please contact Nicole Bennett, at 303-693-1550 ext 303, to discuss opportunities.

Our youth and families have done so much to change their lives, but like all of us, sometimes they need a little extra support. Your donation will boost them up and let them know that people do care and someone out there wants nothing from them but for them to succeed. This is an investment worth making.

Please donate to Excelsior through If you are making a tribute, memorial or honorary gift, please make sure you complete all of the information on the Colorado Gives website or include it when you send in your check.

To make a donation by check, please make your check payable to Excelsior and mail it to:

Attn: Nicole Bennett
15001 E. Oxford Ave.
Aurora, CO 80014

For further information on any of the above donations please contact Nicole Bennett at 303 693 1550 ext 303 or