Lakewood Police Employee Assistance Foundation Newsletter

 Spring 2011

Our Mission

The Lakewood Police Employee Assistance Foundation provides relief and support for civilian and sworn employees and their families suffering from the financial impacts of serious illness, death or catastrophe.

Broken Club Classic

The Broken Club Classic golf tournament will again be held at Fox Hollow on August 26th.  It will be a four person scramble.  Registration and range ball practice will be from 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. with breakfast burritos being served.  The shotgun start will be at 7:45 a.m.  The day will conclude with a barbecue lunch and an awards ceremony.  Prizes will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd, 18th and 36th place finishers.  Last year 116 golfers participated with nearly everybody walking away with a prize.  This is major fund raiser and all proceeds go to LPEAF.

The registration fee of $135 per player includes green fees, a cart, range balls, pin prizes, breakfast, lunch, and many other giveaways.

News Items

Lakewood citizen and LPEAF supporter Lawrence Tiernan passed away recently.  A disabled Vietnam Veteran, Mr. Tiernan made frequent cash donations to LPEAF.  Mr. Tiernan will be remembered for his generosity.

A recent Denver Post article discussed problems being experienced by another area law enforcement agency’s employee assistance fund.  In addition to their apparent failure to file necessary paperwork with the Secretary of State, a criminal investigation has been initiated as a result of theft allegations against board members.  Your LPEAF Board is committed to transparency.  Our financial records are always available for inspection, however, the names of employees requesting assistance will remain confidential for obvious reasons.

A representative of the LPEAF Board of Directors requested restitution on behalf of the Foundation at Ann Crall’s sentencing hearing on May 19th.

By the Numbers

Current LPEAF deposits total $78,220.71.  These funds are held in a variety of diversified accounts which include, checking and savings accounts as well as four certificates of deposit with varying terms.

LPEAF Challenge Coins

Lakewood Police Department Challenge Coins are still available for purchase from Rob Buchan for $10.  All profits from the sale of these coins go directly to the Foundation.  All contributions are tax deductible.

Applying for Assistance

To apply for LPEAF assistance, you may obtain an application from any Board member.  Emergency financial assistance is subject to review and approval by the Board and based on the following criteria; accident, personal catastrophe, serious injury, death, or any serious illness or other medical condition resulting in serious financial hardship.  All information is held in the strictest of confidence.

LPEAF Board of Directors

  • Dan McCasky, President
  • Rob Buchan, Vice President
  • Cindy Schneider, Treasurer
  • Stacia Kuhn, Secretary
  • Jason Ezell, Member at Large
  • Sue Vansaghi, Member at Large
  • Jim Coleman, Member at Large

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.