The HomeSteaders auxiliary was established in 1994 by a group of women with a heartfelt desire to assist Family HomeStead in furthering its mission, which is to assist homeless families to overcome the crisis of homelessness and to re-stabilize at a level of functioning that is optimal for them.  

The founders, of the HomeSteaders auxiliary, whom we affectionately refer to as the “founding mothers” included Barbara Barnard, Margaret Garbe, Jodie Hohensee, Pat Long, Janet Manning, Mimi Stone and Judy Winston.  The purpose of the auxiliary is to increase awareness and support for the services that are provided by Family HomeStead through fundraising events and community social gatherings. 

The HomeSteaders assist Family HomeStead with several of its major project areas including: Back to School, Holiday Project, Bare Necessities and Lift-A-Hammer.

The group meets once a month to work on these projects that in turn helps Family HomeStead keep our operating costs low. No previous volunteer or philanthropy service/experience is required, all are welcome to attend a meeting, meet the group and decide if HomeSteaders is right for them! If you would like more information or have questions, please contact Su Stuhr, HomeSteader President at:

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SU STUHR,  PResident

Su currently works at Charles Schwab & Co., purchasing the company’s insurance. She is passionate about supporting and doing work for Family HomeStead in her free time.  Su is drawn to the organization because it is small, but does great things to help families. She believes in Family HomeStead’s mission and values, and the way they operate.

Travis Butler


Travis joined the HomeSteaders Auxiliary in 2016, after assisting from the sidelines for several years. He was introduced to Family HomeStead after his wife, Amanda, joined HomeSteaders following their move from Durango to Denver in 2013. A mechanical engineer by day, Travis spends his free time throwing himself down mountains on his snowboard or bike.

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Gabby posner, Member

Gabby has participated in a variety of volunteer organizations and projects since her teenage years and thanks to good friend, Amanda, she was able to join this fantastic team.  Gabby specifically has a passion for fundraising for causes that directly benefit individuals which fit perfectly with Family HomeStead's model. Gabby is a speech pathologist working mostly with pediatrics and when not at work, she enjoys camping, skiing, and walking dogs.

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Judy served as Volunteer Coordinator and then Director of Volunteers and Development at Family HomeStead for 20 years. Judy is immediate Past President of HomeSteaders and co-chaired the gala for three years. Her experiences at Family HomeStead, plus what she has learned at church, have changed the way she sees the world.

Stephen Hasley


Stephen has always had a passion for helping others in need. When he met the HomeSteaders Board, and learned their commitment to assisting homeless families with children in receiving their own home, he was hooked. Stephen’s involvement with the HomeSteaders was a significant motivator in his decision to pursue a Masters in Social Work at Denver University this fall. The devotion this small group of people have for this amazing cause can't be matched, and he’s thrilled to be a part of it.

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Judy feels that her most successful fundraising accomplishment was helping coordinate the capital campaign that raised over $3 Million for the rebuilding of the Columbine High School Library. Judy helped set up a very ambitious strategic planning process to accomplish this goal. Judy Mugler, a Columbine friend and neighbor, introduced her to Family Homestead a few years ago, as a continuum for helping others in need.  

Amanda Butler

Amanda butler, MEMBER

Amanda is the Program Manager for the Colorado Juvenile Defender Center where she directs the Access to Justice: Rural and Tribal Southwest project. Amanda has long worked with children and families involved with the justice system and is humbled to be part of the HomeSteaders board and Family HomeStead's programs which maintain the importance of a loving, supportive family unit.

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Anne divides her time each week between serving as the purchasing manager at Standard Interiors and being a stay-at-home mom. Anne discovered Family HomeStead because Standard Interiors has been supporting them for several years and she attended a few galas. Anne decided that she wanted to become more involved after the 2016 gala and has been on the HomeSteaders Board since. She and her family enjoy skiing, camping, hiking, traveling, good food, and having fun!