Managing taxes and finances doesn’t make most people grin with delight, nor is it often a gift commonly given out of goodwill. However, it is a crucial component to operating any organized business, profit or not. Dean Haave, CPA, a resident of the Evergreen area since 1968, has volunteered as a financial adviser to multiple Evergreen non-profits for many years and finds good reason to do so.
Dean is currently on the Board of Directors of Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice, serving on the finance committee. He was president of the board 10 years ago and has been on the board for 18 years. Dean called Mt. Evans Hospice a “five-star group” and “a marvelous organization. I’ve often said it is a board I would pay to be on.”
Among positive community contributions that keep Dean interested in working with the hospice, beyond its “quality service to the community for home health care and hospice care," he noted Camp Comfort that is hosted by Mt. Evans each summer near Georgetown for children that have recently lost a loved one. In addition, he feels that the grieving class for survivors held at the hospice center is an important role for the non-profit.
Dean is also on the Board of Directors as treasurer for the Mountain Area Land Trust, the Denver Lions Charitable Foundation and a child care center for low-income families in Denver called Rude Park.
Dean is one of the founders of Hanson & Co in Denver, a for-profit business he has worked at since 1971. He currently works there part time with income taxes and business evaluations.
If you haven’t met Dean through any of these organizations, you may catch him at the annual themed gala held by Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice at Mt. Vernon Country Club. He and his wife have dressed to impress at many of the galas. Dean recalled going as “ a pirate, a gangster, a pimp and Elvis.”
Dean will also be joining the Board of Directors for the Area Chamber of Commerce in January of the new year.