Helping Severely At-Risk Seniors stay safe in their homes or in the Care facilities they live in throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Forever Homes Foundation was founded with the core-mission of “Helping Seniors Stay in Their Home.” The intention was to serve our senior population by helping seniors that have a fixed or limited income and are unable to afford the necessary maintenance required to keep their home safe and livable find the means through our maintenance and education programs to do so. However, in today’s times we quickly came to recognize that we needed to expand our original mission.
The Forever Home Foundation 501(c)3 Public Charity Helping Seniors Stay in Their Homes Mission Statement: The Forever Home Foundation formed in 2019 through a grass roots effort to serve our senior population who own a home and need help with repairs to maintain their home. Our Mission is to “Help Seniors Stay in Their Homes.” The Covid-19 pandemic has created live threatening challenges for Seniors. While there are resources to help, Community resources are being stretched thin as they work to meet the growing need. Although social distancing separates us physically, we are still as connected to each other as ever. TOGETHER, we have the power to come together in hope and in generosity, to act when duty calls, and to give with open hands and an open heart to those that are most vulnerable.
Forever Home Foundation is recognized a recognized 501 (c) (3) Public Charity under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 201 (c) (3). Donors can deduct contributions they make to the Foundation under ICR Section 170.
Chariman of the Board
Andy Parks has over 30 years of experience working with 501c3 organizations, with the majority of his time spent with the Vintage Aero Flying Museum, Home of the LaFayette Foundation, Inc. 501c3. Parks was a founding board member of the Foundation founded in 1989 for the preservation and education of World War I Aviation History. Parks lifelong interest in the history of World War I Aviation has led him to be considered one of the leading Historians on the subject. In 1997, Parks became the President and Executive Director of the Foundation. Parks has provided his unique expertise in the subject to Documentaries, Historical Novels, Movies, and speaking events.
Parks has organized extensive fund-raising projects for the Foundation in conjunction with bringing significant pieces from the Foundation’s collection to the Museum of the Airforce, Dayton, Ohio, Mission Dawn Patrol Fly-in, including flying three WWI replica aircraft from Denver, Colorado to Dayton, Ohio; a feat never before seen in history. This also was the center of the feature length documentary, “Mission: Dawn Patrol” an Emmy nominated and award-winning documentary narrated by the legendary Hugh Downs. Parks also brought the collection and aircraft to the World’s premier Aviation Event, EAA’s Air Venture at Oshkosh, Wisconsin and gave a speech to nearly 100,000 people at the main fly-in event.
Parks is also the Executive Director for a newly formed 501c3 non-profit organization; Forever Home Foundation. Forever Home Foundation is an organization whose mission is to “help seniors in need stay in their homes” Parks is looking to bring his talent for working with those in need and helping them through the Foundation, find ways to solve their housing needs.
Parks is a licensed private pilot, who has also held the position of Executive Director and President of the Board for the Colorado Aviation Historical Society, and is a life member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, Antique Airplane Association and Antique Airplane Association of Colorado.
Parks graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology and has 30hrs towards a Master of Science in Management from Regis University. Parks holds a Real Estate license in the State of Colorado.
Nicolle Witt grew up in Tulsa, OK where she attended Jenks High School. At Jenks, Nicolle excelled at cross country where she and her team won four state championships. She then went on and received her degree in Business Administration and Marketing at the University of Kansas. After college, Nicolle accepted a sales position at Hormel Foods Corporation and has moved to different cities with Hormel for opportunities in different markets including Charlotte, Cincinnati and Denver. Nicolle has built a successful career with Hormel Foods and received recognition this summer for her 25-year milestone with the organization.
Nicolle currently resides in Highlands Ranch, CO with her husband of twenty-one years, Matt. Matt and Nicolle have two sons Harrison (age 17) and Grayson (age 13) and their dog Buddy. Nicolle is still an avid runner and loves going to the movies.
Nicolle is an active member of Network of Executive Women and supports several philanthropic causes. Recently, Nicolle and her family traveled to Guatemala representing Hormel Foods, to work with Project SPAMMY and Food for the Poor. This cause supplies a protein rich food product that is fortified with vitamins and minerals to help prevent childhood malnutrition in Guatemala. In addition to nutrition awareness in Guatemala, Nicolle worked with Food for the Poor to educate mothers in trade skills, and the final construction of two homes for two families in need.
Dennis Zehnle has been in the real estate and mortgage-related industry for over 20 years. He is a proud graduate of Western Colorado University and holds a Graduate Degree from the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University. He has an extensive background in overseeing company operations. Dennis shares the Company vision for outstanding customer service and has a passion for ensuring customer delight with every transaction.
John Franzman has over 20 years of experience working with 501c3 organizations. He is a founding member of the Moab Foundation. Since 2000, the Moab Foundation has provided assistance and scholarship grants to qualified applicants at Western Colorado University to help meet living and education expenses while attending the University. Franzman is now a proud member of the Board of Trustees and is active in various fundraising and other related Foundation activities.
Franzman graduated from Western Colorado University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management. He has remained a proud Alumni and is active in both the Moab Foundation and the Western Colorado University Foundation.
John has been in real estate development for his entire career. Currently, John is President of Tamarack Properties a commercial real estate development and management firm where he provides corporate governance, leadership and operational direction. In conjunction with overseeing development, Mr. Franzman acquires assets such as multiple family units and storage facilities then rehabs them for his portfolio or others to acquire. This has also been part of Tamarack’s acquisition model.
Franzman will serve as a Director for the newly formed 501c3 non-profit organization; Forever Home Foundation. Forever Home Foundation is an organization whose mission is to “Help Seniors in Need Stay in Their Homes.” Franzman will assist the Foundation management team by sharing his talent for working with those in need and helping them through the Foundation, find ways to solve their housing needs.