For the month of July, The Denver Post ACTS (Assisting the Community Through Service) employee volunteers gathered and donated school supplies to benefit MEED – Minority Enterprise & Educational Development – for homeless students attending a Denver Public School in the fall. This year Chatton, Bonnie, Connie and their team put on a Stuff The Bus Carnival which brought employees together to have fun while helping students in need. With more than $1,700 in donations raised, the shopping was plentiful and it took a Chevy Suburban and a Grand Cherokee to deliver everything to the actual School Bus. We are grateful to everyone who donated these much needed backpacks and school supplies!
Archive for month: July, 2018
On March 12, we had the distinct pleasure to welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter, Tony Kushner as our esteemed guest for The Denver Post Pen & Podium Series. Tony is best known for his two-part epic, “Angels In America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.” The evening was set up as an onstage conversation with Tony Kushner moderated by Jeffrey Neuman, an award winning playwright and Pen & Podium Literary Events coordinator. In addition to an entertaining conversation, Tony helped present a $5,000 grant to the Jefferson County Library Foundation, and to everyone’s delight, he generously offered to match the grant, saying he was thrilled there was a charitable piece to the evening!
Pictured is Tracy Ulmer, president and CEO of The Denver Post Community Foundation, Tony Kushner, playwright and screenwriter, and Jo Schantz, executive director of The Jefferson County Library Foundation.
We were pleased to welcome Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning author, Katherine Boo to the Denver Post Pen & Podium Lecture Series on Monday, February 5, 2018. Ms. Boo helped The Denver Post Community Foundation present Hope Center with a $5,000 grant backstage. Pictured from left to right is: Stacy Schafer, communications and grants manager for The Denver Post Community Foundation; Gerie Grimes, president and CEO of Hope Center; Katherine Boo, featured author; Bruce Duran, development director for Hope Center; and Tracy Ulmer, president and CEO of The Denver Post Community Foundation.