Round 3 is Angelina Holm’s Final Run at the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Angelina Holm, The Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee State Champion, did a great job at the National Bee but unfortunately did not earn enough points from her written test plus her two oral words to advance to today’s finals. We are proud of her efforts and dedication and she will always be the 2018 Denver Post Colorado State Champion! Angelina won as a 6th grader, so we have no doubt we will see this smart young lady again.

Sixteen of the 42 finalists were RSVBees which means they paid an entry fee to participate in the National Bee. This is the first year the Scripps National Spelling Bee has offered this option to spellers, who were either local school champs or past National Spelling Bee participants. Three are from Colorado. You can watch the Finals part 1 on ESPN2 today starting at 8:30 a.m. MST and then Finals part 2 which airs live on ESPN starting at 6:30 p.m. MST.




Season To Share Accepting LOIs From Local Nonprofit Agencies

The LOI opportunity is now closed. Selected organizations will receive an invite to apply on September 6, 2018. If your organization is not selected, you will receive a decline email on September 6 as well. Inquiries about your status will not be answered until this email is sent to you.

Pen & Podium Literary Series – 2018/19 Authors Announced

For the 2018/19 Denver Post Pen & Podium Literary Series, we are excited to welcome George Saunders on 9/24/18; Amor Towles on 11/12/18; Celeste Ng on 1/28/19; Louise Penny on 3/9/19; and David McCullough on 4/29/19.
The 2018/19 Season is Sold Out. You can call the Newman Center Box Office at 303.871.7720 or email to be placed on a wait-list for any tickets that might be returned for lectures next season.
The Denver Post Pen & Podium is sponsored by Northwestern MutualProceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. For more information and to register, click here

2018 Denver Post ACTS Projects Announced

The Denver Post ACTS (Assisting the Community Through Service) employee volunteer projects were announced earlier this year. To kick off the program, volunteers will participate in AMP the Cause’s Community Day on Saturday, May 12 and will spend the day at the Ronald McDonald House – Denver putting together Grab and Go snack bags for out of town families and deep cleaning furniture and toys for the safety of all guests. In June, Denver Post ACTS volunteers will help set up the Used Book Sale for the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation. In July, employees will participate in the annual Stuff The Bus school supply drive for Denver Public School students experiencing homelessness. In November, Denver Post ACTS will visit Food Bank of The Rockies to package thousands of pounds of food for families and individuals in need, and closing out 2018 our volunteers will donate their time at Basket of Joy, packaging and delivering fruit baskets to isolated seniors in our community.
For more information and to see our Denver Post ACTS photo gallery, click here

Thank You for supporting The Denver Post Season To Share presented by DaVita

Thanks to more than 4,200 donors and a generous DaVita matching grant, over $1,850,000 was granted in March to 49 local nonprofit organizations, working to 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.
On March 15, 2018, DaVita hosted a spectacular Season To Share Gala for the 2017/18 grantees at their headquarters in downtown Denver. The evening highlighted the important work of these deserving nonprofits and welcomed the nationally known British photographer Platon, as the guest speaker. To view the full list of 2017/18 Denver Post Season To Share presented by DaVita grantees,click here.
Save the Date! The 2018/19 campaign will run from November 1 – December 31, 2018. For local nonprofit agencies that are interested applying for a Season To Share grant, we will be accepting Letters of Inquiry from those fitting our guidelines from May 15 – June 30, 2018click here for more information on our Season To Share guidelines.
Season To Share is a program of The Denver Post Community Foundation. For more information, click here.

Register for the 2018 Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour


Don’t miss out! There are a few spots remaining for the 33rd annual Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour. With 418 miles of majestic views and 25,935′ elevation gain over 6 days, this ride is sure to be an adventure in every direction. New this year is an opportunity to Ride One Day of Ride The Rockies – The  Steamboat Loop on June 12. Ride 48.9 miles with +/- 3370 elevation gain to experience a taste of what Ride The Rockies is all about. Click here for more information on the One Day ride.
The Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour is presented by FlexentialProceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. For more information and to register, click here

Cheyenne Frontier Days Train Ticket Lottery Registration Now Open

Register now for a chance to purchase tickets to join us on this historic journey aboard the Union Pacific Railroad’s train led by steam locomotive No. 844 to the Cheyenne Frontier Days “Daddy of ’em All” Rodeo in Wyoming on Saturday, July 21. This full day of western hospitality includes breakfast and a light dinner on the train, a barbecue lunch in Cheyenne and prime seating at the rodeo itself.

This is such a unique and popular tradition that an online ticket lottery was implemented for ticket requests. The lottery registration closes on Wednesday, May 16 at 5:00 p.m. Potential guests can register anytime before the deadline and lottery winners will be notified by May 20.
The Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train is presented by MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation. Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. For more information and to register, click here

Congratulations Stories on Stage

On Monday, November 13, The Denver Post Pen & Podium Series welcomed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo to the stage. Prior to his lecture, Russo joined The Denver Post Community Foundation’s president and CEO, Tracy Ulmer, in presenting a $5,000 grant to Stories on Stage to help further their mission of engaging audiences with dynamic and entertaining performances of short works of literature. Through the shared experience of live theater, they strive to inspire empathy and to break down boundaries between cultures and generations.