Couple honored for support of nonprofits

Bernie and Mary Beth Buescher have received recognition for their support of nonprofit organizations in Mesa County.

The Community Impact Council of Mesa County presented the Grand Junction couple with the Living Legacy Award. A collaboration of businesses, charitable organizations, government agencies and individuals, the council promotes advocacy and education for nonprofit groups.

The annual Living Legacy Award recognizes people who’ve made a difference in the community through their support of nonprofits and philanthropy. Past recipients include Tillie and Pat Bishop, Jamie Hamilton, John and Audrey McConnell and Gene Taylor.

The Bueschers have together served on more than 50 nonprofit boards and donated to local, state and national nonprofits.

The Community Impact Council presented the latest award during its Inspire Impact Breakfast celebrating the role of nonprofits in Mesa County and honoring business, individuals and organizations that support them.

The event, conducted during Colorado Nonprofit Week, also included a panel presentation with representatives from statewide funders.

For more information about the Community Impact Council, visit