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Find Your Wings Foundation

Helping Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary

A Private Fundraiser to Help Athletes & Artists Achieve Their Dreams.

“When I started Akinz, the company motto I created, ‘Find Your Wings’ was supposed to be about finding something to motivate you in life, to help you spread your wings and reach for the extraordinary, because life is too short to settle for the ordinary.

I’ve tried to use Akinz to inspire others thru our partnerships, charitable outreach and sponsored athletes, but this foundation has been a dream of mine for some time.

The biggest dreams take more than inspiration, hard work and planning, they also unfortunately cost money. I hope to be able to provide that money for ordinary people trying to accomplish extraordinary things.

– Suzanne Akin, owner/designer of Akinz –

“When I started Akinz, the company motto I created, ‘Find Your Wings’ was supposed to be about finding something to motivate you in life, to help you spread your wings and reach for the extraordinary, because life is too short to settle for the ordinary.

“When I started Akinz, the company motto I created, ‘Find Your Wings’ was supposed to be about finding something to motivate you in life, to help you spread your wings and reach for the extraordinary, because life is too short to settle for the ordinary.

I’ve tried to use Akinz to inspire others thru our partnerships, charitable outreach and sponsored athletes, but this foundation has been a dream of mine for some time.

The biggest dreams take more than inspiration, hard work and planning, they also unfortunately cost money. I hope to be able to provide that money for ordinary people trying to accomplish extraordinary things.

– Suzanne Akin, owner/designer of Akinz –

Foundation Recipients

Shop the Find Your Wings section where 40% of proceeds will go directly to a foundation recipient. We'll keep you updated on their progress and share their adventures! 

Rig to Flip & Cody Perry

GOAL: Create a new river map of the Dolores River to promote conservation


Foundation Goal: $2,000


ABOUT: Rig to Flip has set out on a mission to provide a new media for an old west. With their focus on the rivers of the western slope, they aim to shed light on conservation issues that impact us all.

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Kim Hess - Climber

GOAL: Climb the Seven Summits & beyond


Foundation Goal: $4,000


ABOUT: 

I was climbing Mt. Everest when a 7.8 earthquake devastated the country of Nepal. My trip ended abruptly and although thankful to be alive, I couldn’t help but be heartbroken. Staring at Mt. Everest from basecamp I wondered if I would ever see her again. My dream lives on and I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to return to Mt. Everest next spring as I have unfinished business to attend to.

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Shaley Scott - Musician

GOAL: Produce her new album, “Radiate”


Foundation Goal: $5,000


ABOUT: A Fort Collins local with a sound that can be described as piano pop-rock, acoustic, and blues all rolled up into one–with memorable melodies and hooks that are hard to forget. Her use of piano with guitar, paints a melodic picture that is unique, yet recognizable. She likes to call it piano/soul…or, piano FOR the soul.

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Rig to Flip & Cody Perry

GOAL: Create a new river map of the Dolores River to promote conservation


Foundation Goal: $2,000


ABOUT: Rig to Flip has set out on a mission to provide a new media for an old west. With their focus on the rivers of the western slope, they aim to shed light on conservation issues that impact us all.

Read More

Kim Hess - Climber

GOAL: Climb the Seven Summits & beyond


Foundation Goal: $4,000


ABOUT: 

I was climbing Mt. Everest when a 7.8 earthquake devastated the country of Nepal. My trip ended abruptly and although thankful to be alive, I couldn’t help but be heartbroken. Staring at Mt. Everest from basecamp I wondered if I would ever see her again. My dream lives on and I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to return to Mt. Everest next spring as I have unfinished business to attend to.

Read More

Shaley Scott - Musician

GOAL: Produce her new album, “Radiate”


Foundation Goal: $5,000


ABOUT: A Fort Collins local with a sound that can be described as piano pop-rock, acoustic, and blues all rolled up into one–with memorable melodies and hooks that are hard to forget. Her use of piano with guitar, paints a melodic picture that is unique, yet recognizable. She likes to call it piano/soul…or, piano FOR the soul.

Read More