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A Farewell Ask from Sarah Annecone, BCAP Development Director

Dear Friends,

I hope this letter finds you in good health and looking forward to the beauty and bounty of spring!

After over thirty years with this small but mighty nonprofit, I am writing to share the news that I will be retiring from BCAP on March 6, 2024. As I complete my fifth year as Development Director, I hope to raise $30,500. This is the amount needed from individual donors to fund BCAP’s HIV Care Services and Prevention Services through May 2024.

I invite you to join me in making a critical difference in the lives of people accessing BCAP’s HIV Services by making a generous spring donation to BCAP.

The story of how I found my way to BCAP might be familiar to you already. In October 1990, my family and I experienced a devastating loss when my brother, Matt, died of AIDS-related illnesses in a D.C. hospital, at the age of thirty-four. After Matt’s funeral service and burial, my fiancé and I drove out west to move to Boulder. I had never been to Colorado, and I didn’t know anyone here. Thankfully, someone told me about BCAP. I found my way through the door and immersed myself by volunteering in multiple roles. Eventually I was hired to join BCAP’s Prevention Education team.

From my first experiences as a volunteer through today, I have felt wholeheartedly embraced by BCAP. This community has supported me through times of loss and grief and joined me in celebrating joyous life milestones, including the birth of my son Miles. I feel privileged to have been on BCAP staff for 28 years in four distinct positions: Education Coordinator, Diversity Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and Development Director. I am grateful to have worked with many skilled teams and for all I have learned from clients, staff, Board members, volunteers, donors, and community partners.

This year I will celebrate my 60th birthday. The most important lesson BCAP ever taught me is calling me to step away: Life is short. After much reflection, I have decided to take a break from working to pursue some life dreams. I will be spending time with far-flung friends and family, especially my dear 93-year-old mother. Pending Mom’s good health, and between trips to see her, I have plans to join a close friend on a campervan trip through the U.S. southwest to hike slot canyons and kayak Lake Powell. Later, I will live with a family in Costa Rica and attend daily language classes through a Spanish-immersion program.

As I embark on this exciting new time, my love remains steady for BCAP’s mission and community. I know that BCAP’s services remain essential and relevant today. I see BCAP staff working as they always have, with compassion and skill, to deliver HIV Care Services and Prevention Services to improve people’s health and save lives in our community. 

Please generously join me today in raising $30,500 to support BCAP! Together, let’s help BCAP continue to be there for people living with or at risk of acquiring HIV who ask for help.

In gratitude,

Sarah Annecone

Development Director

For assistance related to supporting BCAP after March 6, 2024, please reach out to Frank O’Cana, BCAP’s Executive Director, at or 303-444-6121 ext. 104.


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