About the Foundation

In 2015, Sunny Justice was hired to lead the Foundation as our Executive Director. Sunny joined the Foundation with nearly 20 years of non-profit experience, including fundraising and development. In 2021 the Board of Directors expanded Sunny’s role to Executive Director and Chief Development Officer.  This strategic shift enabled Sunny to use her fundraising experience to support our non-profit community.  Through the Paige Foundation she is teaching fundraising classes and offering one-on-one fundraising consulting free to our community.  Sunny’s specialty is helping charitably-minded individuals and organizations develop successful practices by building strong, impactful partnerships that combine philanthropic goals, with research and understanding of the non-profit sector.  Sunny is thrilled to be guiding the Foundation and enriching our communities.

Tim Schafer has been involved with the Foundation and guiding the organization since inception. He worked with Herbert and Judy Paige to create the Foundation as it exists today. Tim is a managing shareholder of Schafer Thomas Maez, P.C. and he serves as the Paige Family Foundation Board President.  The Foundation is pleased to have two other esteemed board members who have extensive backgrounds in healthcare, counseling, education and board service.  Dave Hamm, is the retired CEO of Good Samaritan Medical Center and Greg McDonald is the Assistant Principal of Casey Middle School.

The Herbert and Judy Paige Family Foundation received our official 501(c)(3) exemption letter as a Private Family Foundation in June 2000. Our Board members and staff live and work in Colorado. We focus our giving in California and Colorado.

The Paige Foundation has had a $5.035 million dollar impact on our nonprofit community since 2000.

The Foundation has invested over $2.585 million dollars into the community since its formation in 2000. Since 2021, our fundraising consulting helped raise an additional $2.1 million for our nonprofit partners through increased donations from the community.


Donated in 2022 to Support Students


Donated in 2022 to Support Pet Owners


Donated in 2022 to Support Older Adults


$2.1 million
Helped Raise for our Nonprofit Partners


Photo courtesy of Colorado Uplift

Herb and Judy created the Paige Family Foundation with the strong belief that, “The basis of all human improvement begins with education.” This ideal drives our education mission today.

In 2022, the Foundation donated $208,000 to support students.

The Foundation grants K-12 youth from marginalized communities’ access to high-quality education. The programs we fund provide opportunities to break the cycle of poverty though social emotional education, summer programs, mentoring and tuition towards college. The Paige Foundation also provides need-based scholarships for college. Our scholarships enable students to graduate from 2-year and 4-year institutions throughout Colorado. Last year we provided college scholarships to more than 100 students, helping them to achieve their educational dreams!


Sylvia hugs Ted, the dog. Ted was a gift to Sylvia from her children to emotionally support her as she battles cancer. Thanks to San Diego Humane Society, Sylvia was able to receive medical care for Ted’s broken leg.

In 2022, the Foundation donated $30,000 to support animals.

Our grant to San Diego Humane Society’s comprehensive Community Support Services program helps low-income individuals by providing essential resources including: pet food, veterinary assistance, and community outreach. The program bridges the gap between human services and animal welfare by keeping pets in loving homes with their owners.


Photo courtesy of TRU Community Care

In 2022, the Foundation donated $47,450 to support low-income older adults. This funding is helping them gain access to healthcare, companionship, and transportation.

The Paige Foundation provided $20,000 to TRU Community Care in Colorado and $22,450 to St. Paul’s Program of All- Inclusive Care for the Elderly (P.A.C.E.) in California to support critical dementia training for staff. Both programs serve the social, medical, emotional, and psychological needs of the Medicare/Medicaid qualified population.
The Paige Foundation provided VIA Mobility Services a $5,000 grant  support transportation.

All of the older adult programs that the Paige Foundation supports work to enable adults of modest means to age safely in their own homes.


Photo courtesy of Denver Scholarship Foundation.

Since 2021, our fundraising consulting has helped raise $2.1 million for our nonprofit partners. We leverage our expertise to strengthen our nonprofit partners’ fundraising and help them have a more robust impact on the community through our personalized one-on-one consulting and fundraising classes.

“A large part of our fundraising success on Colorado Gives Day is attributed to the  Foundation’s review, advice, and engagement. We doubled our day from 2021 and again, we’re very grateful for the help and engagement.” -Brian Stamer, Chief Operating Officer, Colorado Uplift

Nonprofit Champion: Denver Scholarship Foundation makes college possible by collaborating with Denver Public Schools high school students, families, and partners statewide to increase access and completion of post-high school learning and expand generational exposure to career and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Help Us Expand Our Impact

The Paige Foundation improves lives! The Foundation awards scholarships to students from marginalized communities, provides support for shelter animals, and enriches the lives of low-income older adults.

The Paige Foundation can accept donations from individuals and businesses or help you create a Donor Advised Fund, volunteer or introduce you to the charities we support. Please contact Sunny Justice, Executive Director and Chief Development Officer.