David Graham has always been a supporter of Mount Evans Hospice, but about a year ago he decided to show his support in a more “constructive” way.
The longtime Evergreen developer pledged to donate 1 percent of the sale price of each home site in Cub Creek Ranch at the end of Little Cub Creek Road south of downtown Evergreen.
At stake are 49 luxury home sites (from 4 to 9 acres) selling for $500,000 to $600,000 each.
Over the the life of the project, the lots could be worth $250,000 to Mount Evans Hospice.
Fortunately, a nationwide housing slump doesn’t have much impact on developments in that price range, Graham said.
Twelve of the lots have sold since the 300-acre subdivision opened in 2006, Graham said. Four homes are under construction, and a few more are in the planning stages to break ground this summer.
Ades Design Builders, Jameson Homes and Graham’s construction company have promised to contribute one-fourth of a percent on the sale price of each of each spec home, which is expected to sell for $2 million to $3 million, Graham said. If half of the homes in the development are by contributing builders, it could mean another $250,000 for Mount Evans.
Heather Baird and Nancy Silverman of Fuller Towne and Country Properties pledged to donate one-fourth of a percent on the builder homes as well.
Hospice is a cause that is close to Graham’s personal life.
“I ended up losing a father, mother and brother in three years. When my father had a heart attack, then a stroke and kidney failure, we decided on home care. They made weekly visits,” Graham said.
When the hospice worker arrived, the father would light up like a Christmas tree.
“They fill a void. They just do incredible things. Mount Evans makes going through it a little easier. That’s all you can do,” Graham said. Hospice also came to the rescue when Graham’s brother was suffering from cancer.
Founded in 1980, Mount Evans Hospice delivers in-home medical care to residents recuperating from an injury, living with a chronic illness or facing end-of-life issues. Counseling services, support and education are also available.
For information, call 303-674-6400 or visit www.mtevans.org.