Charlie Hebeler, PhD is our 2022 Legacy Award recipient and has been an advisor, board member, and volunteer for the Marion Downs Center for over 10 years. As the Treasurer of the MDC Board of Directors for the past 7 years, Charlie has been influential in defining the vision, mission, operational, and financial success of the MDC.
Charlie started as a Governor’s Aide in 1970 and became Director of Governmental Affairs at the Children’s Hospital in Denver before continuing government relations work for the Jefferson Group.
Charlie became a freelance lobbyist for organizations in Colorado including the Colorado Audiology Association. She spent two years in Botswana as a Peace Corps Volunteer after retiring from her role as a lobbyist.
In addition to the Marion Downs Center, Charlie has volunteered as a board member for Liver Health Connection and at covid vaccination clinics. She spends time with her dogs and cat and is actively enjoying retirement.
A passionate ally for individuals with hearing and communication challenges, Charlie has been a tenacious advocate for the underserved and those lacking access to quality services. In addition to the MDC, Charlie has supported many Colorado non-profit organizations dedicated to providing services to those in need over the past 25 years.
Join us virtually on November 10 in honoring Charlie! Learn more or donate at MarionDowns.org/legacy-2022