The Brown Palace’s 30th Annual Champagne Cascade Event Benefits Season To Share

The 30th Annual Champagne Cascade event took place on Sunday, November 19 in front of a sold out VIP crowd and enthusiastic onlookers. With both The Brown Palace and The Denver Post celebrating their 125th year in business, this year’s event had quite a bit of history under one roof. This holiday tradition will make a lasting impact on our Denver  community, with a donation in the amount of $31,750 to The Denver Post Season To Share presented by DaVita. Guests of the event were treated to a “pop up” museum full of 125 years of history between The Brown and The Post. For more photos of this spectacular event, click here. We are honored and humbled by the support of this year’s Champagne Cascade event at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa.

Thank You Trans-Siberian Orchestra

On Saturday, November 18 the Trans-Siberian Orchestra presented a generous $18,075 check to The Denver Post Season To Share presented by DaVita, a program of The Denver Post Community Foundation. This donation will help support more than 45 nonprofit organizations focusing on children and youth, health and wellness, homelessness, and hunger programs in Metro Denver. TSO donated $1 from each of their ticket sales to help make a difference in the lives of others.
Pictured above with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra performers Jodi, Ashley and Andrew, are Murphy Huston, Jackie Selby and Sean Henry from KOSI 101.1; Carol Cline and Stacy Schafer from The Denver Post Community Foundation; and Nic Eliason from DaVita. We are so grateful for this generous support from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra!

The Denver Post Season To Share presented by DaVita

The Denver Post Season To Share presented by DaVita is the holiday fundraising campaign of The Denver Post Community Foundation and runs through December 31, 2017. We are so grateful to you, our generous community for helping support those who need it most. Donations will be matched at 50% by DaVita up to $750,000. 
Season To Share will support more than 45 nonprofit organizations in Metro Denver, making a difference for low-income children, adults and families. These qualified nonprofits provide life-changing programs that nourish those who experience hunger, protect children and families in need with medical care, prepare children and youth for success in the classroom and in life, and house families and individuals in need of a permanent home.
Please consider making a gift today, as donations in any amount add up to help change the lives of our neighbors in need this holiday season.
For more information and to donate to Season To Share, click here.

The Denver Post ACTS – Employees Give Back

On Saturday, November 4, 23 Denver Post, Ad Taxi and Digital First Media ACTS (Assisting the Community Through Service) employee volunteers, with their family and friends, spent their morning volunteering at Food Bank of the Rockies. The dedicated group packaged more than 7,000lbs of food for more than 5,500 families (22,000 individuals!) in need. Thank you to the following volunteers: Project Leaders – Tom Zakrzewski and Chris Dulge, Daniel Kruzic, Barbara Ellis, Betty Efird, Maureen Burnett, Kelly and Greg Schwartz, Jonathan and Melissa Wilcox, Phil, Joyce and Jennylynn Kesler, Belinda and Jeff Rose, Shannon Dwyer, Zach Swanson, Noelle Phillips, Jay Potts, Allie Aylward, Joella Baumann, Blake Rockel, Sara Lovitt, and Stacy Schafer. 
For more information on The Denver Post ACTS, click here.  

Cyclists Pedal The Plains – Sept. 15-17

The 2017 Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour,presented byViaero Wireless, is a great way to conclude Colorado’s cycling season! The 6th anniversary of PTP, Friday, Sept. 15-Sunday, Sept. 17, will take cyclists through the host communities of Kersey, Keenesburg, and Brush Colorado and through some great educational and entertaining stops along the way. Some route highlights for 2017 include: The Wild Animal Sanctuary; Auer Bird Valley Hunting Preserve; Ch2E Tire Recycling Center; Cooksey Farms; Bijou’s Canals and Reservoirs; and Chapin Dairy Farm. 
The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour is produced in partnership with the Governor’s Office and the State of Colorado. This Tour strives to strengthen community ties by fostering individual connections and fueling economic development by bringing tourism to the eastern plains, and giving locals the opportunity to educate others on their town and businesses. This one-of-a-kind annual cycling event began in 2012 and celebrates the agricultural roots and frontier heritage of Colorado’s Eastern Plains. Described by the Governor as “a ride for the rest of us,” Pedal The Plains seeks to engage riders of all abilities, from seasoned cyclists to first-time riders, in an educational and recreational experience.
Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation and will support Colorado FFA Foundation and Colorado 4-H. For more information on walk up registration, click here.

Colorado Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Arts Celebrates 20 Years

On Wednesday May 10, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) will graduate the 20th Anniversary Leadership Arts class. This milestone highlights CBCA’s ongoing legacy of advancing Colorado’s creative economy by connecting business and the arts. Leadership Arts is a nine month training program that prepares individuals to serve on nonprofit boards of directors and increase their civic engagement in the arts. CBCA has graduated over 750 people in the past 20 years in the Denver metro area. These graduates have gone on to serve in over 650 volunteer leadership positions.
Also on May 10, CBCA will present its Cultural Leadership Award to Matt Meier of Ligature Creative Group. This award recognizes outstanding alumni who have made or continue to make a significant impact on arts and culture in Colorado. The Denver Post Community is a proud supporter of CBCA.
To learn more about CBCA and the Leadership Arts program, click here

Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Concert Series Announced

Get ready for another year of spectacular talent at the Botanic Gardens Summer Concert Series presented by UMB Bank. The stellar lineup kicks off with TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo Band and continues with a variety of musical offerings including
Mary Chapin Carpenter w/ special guest Sarah JaroszBuddy GuyRandy Newman, and Jose Gonzalez to name a few. The concerts at the UMB Bank Amphitheater at York Street and Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms offer the unrivaled ambiance of thousands of blooming plants and the crystal clear music of some of the world’s most sought after artists. The Denver Post Community is proud to support this summer tradition.
For more information on the Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Concert Series and to view the 2017 lineup, click here

The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Route is Officially Announced

On Monday, April 17, the 2017 Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour route was announced at the State Capitol by Governor Hickenlooper and Tour Director, Renee Wheelock. This year’s ride will take place September 15-17 and travel through Kersey, Keenesburg, and Brush, Colorado. 
This one-of-a-kind annual cycling event began in 2012 and is produced in partnership with the Governor’s Office. It celebrates the agricultural roots and frontier heritage of Colorado’s Eastern Plains. Described by the Governor as “a ride for the rest of us,” Pedal The Plains seeks to engage riders of all abilities, from seasoned cyclists to first-time riders, in an educational and recreational experience.  The 2017 Tour will highlight three unique and charming communities: Kersey: A Great Place to Grow a Family;  Keenesburg: the Home of 500 Happy People and a Few Soreheads; and Brush! Homegrown Happiness!
Pictured: Lieutenant Governor, Donna Lynne joined Governor John Hickenlooperin celebrating the announcement with Bob Kellerhuis, Mayor of Kersey; Danny Kipp, Mayor of Keenesburg; and Chuck Schonberger, Mayor of Brush.  
 
Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. To learn more and to register for Pedal The Plains, click here.
 

Colorado Business Committee For The Arts (CBCA) Announce 2017 Award Winners

On Wednesday, March 15, CBCA announced the winners of the 2017 Business for the Arts Awards at the 30th Annual statewide luncheon. This signature event honored companies and individuals for their exemplary partnerships with the arts to a sold-out crowd of 700 arts, business and civic leaders at the Seawell Ballroom. Guests enjoyed live entertainment before and during the program, including an elementary school mariachi band, excerpts from a Broadway show and diverse Indian dances with live percussion.
The 2017 Business for the Arts Awards Winners are:
Create Award Winner: TRG Arts
EY Next Wave Leadership Award Winner: Jackson Stevens
Impact Award Winner: Sage Hospitality
John Madden, Jr. Leadership Award Winner: Tim Schultz
Philanthropy Award Winner: Noble Energy
Congratulations to these deserving award winners! To learn more about all the 2017 Business for the Arts Awards Winners and Finalists, click here

The 9th Annual Charity Preview Party – April 4

Mark your calendar to attend one of Denver’s premier fundraising events each year! The 9th Annual Charity Preview Party “Car-nivale” presented by UMB Bank, is Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 7-10 pm at the Colorado Convention Center. Guests will have private access to the entire Denver Auto Show floor prior to its opening to the public as well as enjoy a lavish buffet, theme-inspired cocktails, numerous gaming stations all while enjoying the captivating beat of calypso music.
The Denver Post Community Foundation is honored to be a beneficiary along with National Jewish Health and Clear the Air Foundation.
For more information on the 9th Annual Charity Preview Party, click here