As the Presenting Sponsor of the National Business Leaders in Action Summit, the David and Laura Merage Foundation led the way for this critical national work, cementing their vision and commitment to affordable and accessible high-quality child care for all children across the nation.
For the past 18 years, the David and Laura Merage Foundation has been a steadfast champion of early childhood care and education (ECE). Their philanthropic efforts, policy advocacy, and innovative initiatives have not only transformed the landscape of ECE in Colorado but have also had a significant national impact.
The David and Laura Merage Foundation’s journey in the realm of ECE is driven by their deep understanding of the critical role early childhood education plays in a child’s development. Their commitment to this cause has only grown stronger over the years. Early childhood education is not just a priority; it’s a passion for the Foundation.
While the Foundation’s roots are in Colorado, its impact reaches far beyond state lines. Through a combination of philanthropic support and direct engagement, the Foundation has become a national force. Their initiatives have been models for similar efforts across the United States.
A key strategy is advocating for policy reform at both the state and federal levels. They have been instrumental in pushing for changes that benefit children and families. Their efforts have contributed to significant advancements in early care and education policies, making quality child care more accessible to all.
The Foundation’s initiatives, like Early Learning Ventures, have made a discernable impact on early childhood care and education. Early Learning Ventures is dedicated to supporting child care entrepreneurs, ensuring that they have the tools and resources needed to provide high-quality childcare services. This innovative initiative has not only created a network of support for childcare providers but has also improved the overall quality of early education programs.
As with other issues, David and Laura have applied their entrepreneurial experience and innovative thinking to the issue of early care and education. Their advocacy and commitment to the cause are evident through numerous sponsorships, speaking engagements, and contributions to articles and publications. They understand that the future of our nation depends on our ability to support the earliest developmental years of our children.
Additionally, as a founding member of EPIC, David has been at the forefront of advocating for the business community’s commitment to family-friendly solutions. Together, David and Laura have brought together leaders from various sectors to prioritize early care and education as a crucial investment for our nation’s future. With leaders like David and Laura Merage at the helm and their continued support of EPIC, their commitment to the well-being of our nation’s youngest citizens remains unwavering, and the Foundation’s impact will continue to resonate for generations to come.