In 2007, Luke and Ginger Bucklin first envisioned the Bucklin Family Foundation as a philanthropic legacy for the Bucklin family. Connecting their personal passions with societal needs, they wanted to use emerging technologies to help build strong families.
All around them, the couple saw negative portrayals of technology in the media – how kids are warned about the dangers of the web, how parents should limit kids’ technology usage, and how mobile phones may damage personal interactions.
Meanwhile, the world felt different in their own “nerd family,” where they used computers, websites, mobile phones and video games to grow closer to one another, spend time together, and build stronger relationships.
Luke and Ginger realized that families need help learning how to use the latest gadgets to grow closer, especially as technology becomes increasingly ubiquitous. They envisioned helping families use technology for good – and creating technologies that serve families better.
This vision became reality after they lost half of their family – Luke and sons Nick, Nate and Noah – to a plane crash in October 2010. During this difficult time, Ginger saw once again how technologies helped draw people together, support her family, and connect her community. The Bucklin Family Foundation (BFF) was born.
As it grows, the BFF will support families by providing online resources, offering grants, and stimulating community dialogue. It will also fund development of tools like family-centric mobile apps.
Together, we can make positive change in the lives of families, using the power that technology offers to grow stronger together.
Learn more at http://www.bucklinfamilyfoundation.org/