2015 Basket of Joy a Success!

On Saturday, December 12, 2015 more than 500 volunteers helped assemble and deliver more than 5,280 gift baskets to home-bound and isolated seniors in our community. The recipients were nominated from others who felt they may need a little joy during the holiday season. Co-founded in 1983 by Denver Post columnist Woody Paige, the Basket of Joy program continues to bring joy each year with these gift baskets filled with fresh fruit, candy and a handmade card from a Denver-area school child. Woody joined The Denver Post ACTS (Assisting The Community Through Service) employee volunteers and can be seen in a photo in the Thank You section below.

Basket of Joy is produced in partnership with Volunteers of America, Albertsons, Safeway, Denver Mattress Company, InnovAge, and Anadarko. In the photo above, Ron DeVries, Center Director from InnovAge delivers a basket to a happy recipient in Aurora.

For more information on Basket of Joy, click here.

Emily Griffith is Turning 100!

To celebrate its milestone, the Emily Griffith Foundation and the Emily Griffith Technical College are presenting a yearlong community celebration, “Opening Doors of Opportunity for 100 Years.” They have planned an engaging array of events over the coming year and invite everyone to join in the celebration.

Emily Griffith opened the nation’s first public adult vocational school in Denver in 1916. Her philosophy was simple, “to provide the opportunity for all who wished to learn.” The Opportunity School literally opened doors for adults of all ages and races to learn new skills, and chart their course to vastly improved lives.

Join Denver Post Community and help celebrate Emily’s life and legacy at The Party of The Century, a speakeasy themed party on Friday, February 12, at History Colorado Center. Curious Theater will perform a theatrical play covering her life and legacy.

For information on The Party of The Century and other yearlong events, click here.

Season To Share 2015/16 Campaign Ends Jan. 31

The 2015/2016 Season To Share campaign is coming to a close but there are still a couple days left to be one of the many donors making a huge impact in our community! Each donation given will be generously matched at 50% by the McCormick Foundation.

Season To Share is the primary fundraising campaign for Denver Post Charities. The 2014/15 Season To Share campaign raised over $1,550,000 from 5,274 donors. The McCormick Foundation added $780,000 by matching every dollar raised, by fifty cents making a grand total of $2,350,000 available to grant to 53 nonprofit organizations across Metro Denver.

Please make your donation in any amount by Sunday, January 31, 2016 to help make the 2015/16 campaign another great success for our community!

For more information on Season To Share and to make a donation, click here.

Spring Passport To The Arts

Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the best shows in Denver! The Denver Post Passport To The Arts Spring 2016 packages are available through Friday, February 12, 2016 and include:
– Alice (in wonderland), Colorado Ballet, on Friday, February 26
– Disney’s Newsies, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Wednesday, March 23
– Inside The Score: An Evening of Chamber Music, Colorado Symphony, Friday, April 8
– THE SCARLET LETTER World Premier, Opera Colorado, Tuesday, May 10
Click here to learn more.

America SCORES Denver

We were so proud to recognize the meaningful work of America SCORES Denver and to present them with a $5,000 grant backstage at Pen & Podium. Pictured below are program director, Kathleen Allen; and executive director, Brandon Blew from America SCORES Denver; with author Zadie Smith; executive director, Tracy Ulmer and manager of marketing, development and communications, Stacy Schafer from The Denver Post Community Foundation.

Bright by Three

Congratulations to Bright by Three for their $5,000 grant presented at Denver Post Pen & Podium on Nov. 16, 2015. Pictured: Tracy Ulmer, Denver Post Community Foundation; James McBride, featured author; and Jean McSpadden, Jared Wigdor, and Alex Hellrung from Bright by Three.


Ride The Rockies Announcement Party

Join us at the Ride The Rockies 2016 Route Announcement Party and be the first to know where the 2,000+ cyclists will be riding in June! For more information, click here.