Reflecting on 2020

message from the president

2020 was, without question, one of the most challenging years ever for Mercy Housing Mountain Plains (MHMP) residents and staff. The health problems caused by the COVID crisis, and related loss of life, employment, socialization, and recreation took its toll on our community.


We all had to learn to work remotely, and/or work onsite at our properties with new safety protocols, including cleaning, masking, and social distancing. Our regularly scheduled site programs were reinvented to respond to increased needs around food insecurity, the ability to connect to the internet, and social isolation.


Despite all the challenges, we have so much to be grateful for at MHMP. Our team on the ground and in the office did an outstanding job of rising to the challenge. New philanthropic partners stepped forward to help with our response. Everyone rolled up their sleeves and helped ensure that the residents who call Mercy Housing home were able to stay safe and housed.

MHMP communities received essential support thanks to the generosity of donors and our community partners. Staff were able to adapt and sustain the critical Resident Services for which Mercy Housing is known. Our team provided food, supplies, personal protective equipment, hot spots, tablets, and rental assistance. We helped both students and seniors navigate digital learning, and kept residents engaged and connected with virtual community meetings and programs and online activities for kids. 

Our real estate development staff did an outstanding job keeping our property renovations and new developments going to ensure that our affordable housing is highly livable, and the amount of housing we provide expands. Many thanks to our investors, lenders, public partners, contractors, and professionals who worked with our team to keep these vital projects going.


The property and asset management teams made sure that properties continued to operate, and our bills were paid. The admin team and back-office support were there day in and day out, to keep all the wheels of the corporation turning.


Also, a very special thanks to everyone who participated in our virtual fundraising events: Home/Maker in Colorado, Live in Hope Midwest, and One Day for Seniors in the Southwest!

Mercy Housing Mountain Plains builds so much more than housing — we build resilient, resident-centered communities that help families and seniors across our seven-state region. Your support allows MHMP to continue this critical work, in service to our core values of Respect, Justice, and Mercy. Many thanks again for your generous caring and kindness.

Live in Hope,

Dee Walsh
Mercy Housing Mountain Plains

Partnership Council

Frankie Cole

Dan Clatanoff

Slava Ibragimov

Steven Kruse

Natasha Royter

you were the silver lining

Thank You Partners and Donors

Organizational Donors

A-1 Security Systems

Ace Asphalt of Arizona

Adah and Leon Millard Foundation

Alliance Construction Solutions, LLC

Amazon Smile Foundation

American National Bank

ANB Bank

Aon Foundation

Arizona Community Foundation

Bangs, McCullen, Butler, Foye & Simmons, LLP

Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, LLC

BKD CPAs & Advisors

Bonfire Creative Group LLC

Brester Construction

Capital One Bank Foundation

Cherry Creek Banking Center

Christy Signs


Citi Community Capital Bank

City and County of Denver

City of Phoenix

Community Foundation for Southern Arizona

Controlled Comfort


Dairy Council of Arizona

DaVita, Inc.

Due-All Air Conditioning and Heating

Enterprise Community Partners

Enterprise Holdings Foundation

EPIC Insurance

Epworth Foundation

First Bank of Colorado

First National Bank of Omaha

Foresters Financial

Gen Re

Glendale Roofing & Construction LLC

GroundFloor Media

Haley Residential

Hawks Foundation

HD Supply, Inc.

Hull Holliday & Holliday PLC

In His Care Word of Life Miracle Deliverance Church

Innovest Portfolio Solutions

Integrity Health Advisors

Integrity Water & Sewer

iT1 Source

Kentwood Real Estate


KM Partners

Kum & Go Contributions Program

Lincoln Community Foundation, Inc.

Midlands Community Foundation

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation

Sweet Dreams in a Bag

Teammates Commercial Interiors, Inc.

The Anschutz Foundation

The Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation

The Kroger Co. Foundation

The Lozier Foundation

The Sherwood Foundation

The Staenberg Group

The State of Colorado

The Sundt Foundation

The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

The Wain & Hildegard Stowe Family Foundation

Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program

Town of Gilbert, Arizona

U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank Community Development Corporation

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Utah State University Extension 

Virginia W. Hill Foundation

YourCause, LLC

Zions Bankcorporation

Mission Community Church

MOEN Incorporated

Mutual of Omaha Foundation

Nebraska Department of Human Services

Omaha Community Foundation

Omaha Security Cameras

Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church

Pacific Life Foundation

Penke Door & Window Inc.



Quality Community Foundation

Quest Foundation

Redemption Hills Church

Redi Carpet

RevGen Partners

Rose Community Foundation

S.B. Clark Companies

Salesforce - Denver

Schlessman Family Foundation

Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community

Slo-Hi Bike Company

South Dakota Community Foundation

St. Frances Cabrini Parish

St. Vincent de Paul


2020 Individual Donors

Shannon Aaron

Matthew Abraham

Ellen Abrams

Valerie Agostino and Lois O'Connell

Anne Albert

Jay Allen

Alexis Anderten

Laura and Mark Andes

Penny Aragon

Stephanie Arroola

Lauren Azar

Gillian Baikie

Viviane Baje

Kelsey Ballard

Jason Battista

Dave Berestka

Mary Beth and Michael Biehler

Patricia Birch

Robert and Stephanie Black

Karen Blackbird

Kenzie Boothe

Alan and Christine Bowman

Jorow Brent

Peter Brosky

John Brown

Jerome and Susie Buckley

Dan and Sharon Burns

Kerry Bush

Mary Camarena

Gary and Maureen Campin

Leonora Carson

Eileen Caryl

Frank and Mary Catalano

Chris Choi

Laura Clark

Dan and Roxanne Clatanoff

James and Anne Coil

Laurie Cooley-Byrne

Jennifer Corbridge

Jennifer Covert

Reverend J. Kenneth Criqui

Nancy Crow

Shari Culver

Jeffrey and Kathe Cunningham

Brian and Kristin Dale

Brenda Damm-Morreim

Maureen and Dale Davis

Nancy Davis

Ronald De Bell

Kris and Gina DiNucci

Vince and Susan Dodds

Karen Dolan

Timothy Dolan

Martin Dorance

James Dorrough

Douglas Dunlap

Shelby Dunn

Catherine Eberle

Charles Edwards

Christine Eldridge

Charlene Emory

Taylor and Kasey Fenn

Patricia Finley

Sara Jo Fischer

Mary Fitzpatrick and Ray Jones

David Foley

Allison Foster

Stephani Franc

Pauline Fumagalli

Kristin Fusco

Theresa Gallegos

Robert Gamber

Jessica Godfrey

Kathleen Godson

Julie Gould

Dora Grace

Jane Graf

Holly Graham

Theresa Grant

Elizabeth Graves

Ellen Gray and Steve Blank

Laurel Groh

Ismael Guerrero

Allison Hadley

Jim and Laura Hahn

Mindy and Matthew Hahn

Lehua Hamashige

Lisa Hamil

Lori Hanson

Anne Hatcher

Rebecca Hausmann

Ginger Havlat

Mary Jo Havlicek

Patricia Hayden

Monica Helsel

Brenda Hennigs

Councilman Christopher Herndon

Kaci Hevelone

Michelle Hodgson

Tim Hodgson

Katie Holmes

Maggie Huddleston

Whitney Hunter

Michelle Huston

Julia Jackson

Ronald and Lesley Jackson

Brad and Carol James

Allison Johnson

Kendall Johnson

Lauren Jost

Mary Kaplan

Teresa Kastl

Deborah Keabry

David Kehn

Cheryl Ketelsen

Sun Mi Kim

Robert Knowles

Serena and Adam Kopp

Donna Kortman

Warren and Betty Kuehner

Linda Kueper

John Kuykendall

Nicole Kveton

Julie Larkin

Nicole Larsen

Jessica Larson

Rebecca Levine

Barbara Lewis

James Linsmayer

John Lohmeyer

LaTonya Long

Jesse Lopez

Jonathan and Susan Lotz

Emery Love

Nonprofit Organizations


Arizona Food Bank Network

Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS Inc.

Catholic Charities Child Development Center

Centura Health

College of Saint Mary

Colorado Access

Colorado Association of Realtors Foundation

Community First Foundation

Corporation for Supportive Housing

Denver Dream Center

Denver Police Department

Feeding South Dakota

Kaysville Rotary

Knights of Columbus Council #8844

Layton Elementary Community

Metro Ministries

Mile High United Way

OneAZ Community Foundation

St. Mary's Institute of O'Fallon Congregational Charity

The  Trailhead Institute

United Way of the Midlands

University of South Dakota Nursing Department

Valley of the Sun United Way

Laura Lunde

Nancy Luther

Jessa Lyders

Susan Lyles

Liz Magill

Tricia Malstrom

Yano Mangiameli

James Marks

Susan Marquiss

Jeannette Martinez

Marty Mashe

Marcia Masters

Sean Maxey

Grace McGowan

Patti and Barry Levine

Kelsey McNew

Mallory Mcpherson

Ann Melone and Boyd Pickerell

Kelli Melton

Giacomo and Irene Meschia

Rebecca Mikkelsen

Joe Miller

Lisa Mintz

Lindsey Molinar Martinez

Pauline and Eduardo Mondragon

Kim Moore

Shelley Moss

Leslie Mulcahy

Karen Mulville

Patty Murphy

Cory Murray

Keanne Murray

Christina Nagle

Michael and Elaine Nelson

Julieann Nespor

Monica Newman

Ricki and Kerry Newman

Toha Nguyen

Aaron Ninness

Patrick and Peggy O'Malley

Erin and Jonathan Pape

Trent and Paig Peaker

Richard and Catherine Pedersen

Hannah Pendergast

Kate Peterson

Sharon Peterson

Leo and Hermine Philippe

Kim Ploeg

Marjorie Power

Dan Prather

Austin Pugwuie

Samantha Quigley

Megan Rast

Ashley Raymond

Jennifer and Jay Reed

Jerry and Janice Reed

James Reinbold

Elizabeth Reynolds

Aki Rich

Kent Richardson

Ralph Rodriguez

Gretchen Rosenberg

Susanne Roser

Lucia Rosero

Joyce Ross and Bob Wolf

Celeste Rossmiller

Toni Roush

Connie Rule

Brian and Mary Sample

Katherine Sandoval

Angela and Michael Scanlan

Colleen Scanlon

Austin and Phillip Scott

Yvonne Sedillo

Asiyah Shabazz

Cristelle Shugart

Hope and Scott Shuler

Michelle Smitc

Elissa Somers

Jeff Sporkin

Michael Staenberg

Megan Stanley

Eileen Steffen

Guy Steinbrink

Wain Stowe

Alan Strong

Brianna Strong

Wendy Sullivan

Sherman Swafford

Phil and Susan Sweeney

Michael Swilling

Amelia Tenne

Margaret Teplitsky

Jennifer Thibault

Mary Thornton

Lindsay Thorson and Daniel Boatright

Henry Tramutt

Robin Tropeman

Claire Turner

Laurie Udron

Marilyn Valerio

George Valuck

Jubal Vateades

Michael and Alice Villone

Shelly Voss

Mirko Vukovich

Teresa Walorski

Dee Walsh

Daniel and Ami Warner

Catherine Waters

Emma Weber

Sherryl Weeks

Nancie Weinberg

Sara Weiner

Reagan Wengreen

Bruce Wilkison

Sara Williams

Jodie Williamson

Alisa Wilson

Christopher Wink

William and Bonita Wirth

Marcella Wolfe

Patty Woods

Jacque Wright

Kevin Yen

John and Christa Zemyan