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Stacie & Carol: Living Our Cause

Jun 28, 2016, 11:04 AM by

There is more than one way to make an impact at the Y. For staff members, there are countless opportunities to support our members, program participants and the cause. From taking extra special care of the little ones in our programs to making sure that everything is running smoothly on the business side of things, this month's Living Our Cause Staff of the Month recipients show the breadth and depth of our staff's efforts to make this organization as strong as possible.

Meet Stacie Hoffman, Business Office Manager, and Carol Purfurst, ChildWatch attendant. 


Name: Stacie Hoffmann

How long have you worked for the Y? 12 years, 9 years with the YMCA of Boulder Valley

I work for the Y because… Every day the organization seeks to identify the varying needs of individuals and families, and in response, strives to deliver positive solutions and change in our community. The Y’s vast outreach and service affects so many people, in so many different ways — from assisting an individual in achieving a healthy lifestyle to developing the potential of our youth. In everything we do, we are helping to build a stronger community.

My pets: 21 lb pure white Maine coon cat.

The most meaningful part of my job is… Knowing that my contributions will have a direct impact on those we serve. The most rewarding part of my job is communicating with and assisting families.

Favorite color: I love color and love them all!

The biggest lesson I’ve learned while working at the Y… Our strength lies in our community, and through working together we can achieve great things.

Favorite holiday: Christmas.


Name: Carol Purfurst

How long have you worked for the Y? Almost 10 years.

I work for the Y because… I like the principles of the Y and think I can be helpful.

Hobbies include: Singing in choirs and playing handbells, reading, hiking, attending concerts.

The most fun part about my job is… Playing with toddlers and babies.

Favorite band: Colorado Symphony, Boulder Philharmonic, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra or a real band New London Ensemble in Colorado Springs.

The most meaningful part of my job is… Making children comfortable and happy to be left in ChildWatch and assuring parents that their children will be attended to carefully.

Favorite color: Aqua.

The biggest lesson I’ve learned while working at the Y is… Parents need time to exercise and be healthy to care for their children, and children need to learn how to be separated from their parents and meet other children.

Favorite sports team: Colorado Rockies.

Favorite restaurant: Hacienda, BJ’s, Zucca… depends on my mood.

Favorite way to relax: Reading, going to the beach.


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