Congratulations Lighthouse Writers Workshop

On Monday, September 23, 2019 we kicked off the 16th season of The Denver Post Pen & Podium Literary Author Series with the 2 time National Book Award winner, Jesmyn Ward. During her lecture, Jesmyn shared deep moments from her past and why she was drawn to write. It was a moving and powerful presentation. The evening began with her helping us present a check backstage to our charity partner, Lighthouse Writers Workshop, a nonprofit organization that works so hard to support writers and readers of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels to achieve their fullest potential as artists and human beings. Ms. Ward then said hello to our Pen & Podium sponsor, Northwestern Mutual’s guests and subscriber guests in a backstage VIP kickoff reception prior to her taking the stage.

Pictured from left to right are: Stacy Schafer, communications and grants manager of The Denver Post Community Foundation; Laurie Wagner, development director of Lighthouse Writers Workshop; Jesmyn Ward, award winning author; and Tracy Ulmer, president and CEO of The Denver Post Community Foundation.

Congratulations to Reach Out and Read Colorado

On Monday, November 12, 2018, The Denver Post Pen & Podium Literary Series welcomed bestselling author, Amor Towles to the stage. Prior to his lecture, Mr. Towles joined The Denver Post Community Foundation in presenting a $5,000 grant to Reach Out and Read Colorado, a nonprofit organization that works to give young people a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together, with a special focus on children growing up in poverty.
In the check presentation photo, from left to right is Author, Amor Towles; from Reach Out and Read Colorado is Jessica LeMaire, Rebecca Oehl, and Executive Director Meredith Hintz; and from The Denver Post Community Foundation is Stacy Schafer.

Take Note Colorado receives the 5th Annual $50,000 Dean Singleton Legacy Grant

On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, The Denver Post Community Foundation was so proud to present the 5th Annual Dean Singleton Legacy Grant in the amount of $50,000 to Take Note Colorado in support of their efforts to ensure all K-12 students in Colorado have access to musical instruments or instruction. This grant was celebrated at a private reception hosted by Dean Singleton at his home in Denver.

Accepting the check from Dean (center) on behalf of Take Note Colorado were steering committee members (left to right) Chuck Morris, AEG Presents Rocky Mountains; holding the crystal award – Libby Anschutz, The Anschutz Foundation and Tracksuit Wedding; co-chair Isaac Slade, lead singer of The Fray; and Karen Radman, executive director of Take Note Colorado and Colorado Music Coalition.