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

Congratulations to Faith Baca, 2017 Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee Champion

On Saturday, March 11, more than 270 top student spellers from across the state came to University of Denver’s Sturm Hall to compete in The 77th Annual Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee competition. Students were vying for the championship title and an all-expenses paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington D.C.
After the morning vocabulary and spelling tests were graded, the competition was narrowed down to the top 33 finalists for the afternoon oral rounds. Faith Baca, an eighth-grader from Rocky Mountain Expeditionary School of Learning in Denver, won the competition after spelling rhabdoid (meaning shaped like a rod) correctly in the 21st round. Luke Henson from Christian Home Educators of CO in Denver took 2nd place and Edwin Wojcik from DSST-Conservatory Green in Denver took 3rd place. To see the 33 finalists and their results, click here.
Faith will represent Colorado in the Scripps National Spelling Bee May 28 – June 4. Visit in May for broadcast timing and information. Thank you to Frontier Airlines for their generosity in helping to get our champion to the national competition.  
For more information on The Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee, click here.