Congratulations to the 54 Season To Share Grantees

The 2018/19 Denver Post Season To Share campaign presented by DaVita granted $1,645,000 to 54 metro Denver nonprofit organizations in early April. These organizations work tirelessly to prepare children and youth for success in the classroom and in life, protect children and families in need with medical care, house families and individuals in need of a permanent home, and nourish those who experience hunger. Click here to see the list of 2018/19 Season To Share grantees.

Congratulations to Scholars Unlimited

We were pleased to welcome bestselling author and American historian, Michael Beschloss to The Denver Post Pen & Podium stage to help bring the 15th P&P season to a close on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Beschloss had a great way of connecting with the sold-out crowd to share what he has uncovered with his research of the past U.S. Presidents.

Prior to Michael’s lecture, he joined us backstage to present a $5,000 grant to Scholars Unlimited to help support their mission to support low-income, academically struggling young learners by providing rigorous literacy instruction and enrichment programs to help students achieve measurable success — and to inspire life-long learning. Beschloss also spent time at a reception talking with guests from Northwestern Mutual, a Pen & Podium sponsor.

Pictured from left to right are Stacy Schafer, communications and grants manager – The Denver Post Community Foundation; Diana Romero Campbell, president – Scholars Unlimited; Michael Beschloss – featured author; Monica Colbert – development director – Scholars Unlimited; and Tracy Ulmer, president and CEO – The Denver Post Community Foundation.

Congratulations to Colorado Youth for a Change – Colorado Reading Corps.

The Denver Post Pen & Podium Literary Series welcomes award winning authors to speak to our sold out crowd of subscribers and on Saturday, March 9, we had the pleasure of hosting the bestselling mystery writer, Louise Penny. What a great night it was hearing about her way of writing, thinking and living and enjoying her sense of humor the whole way through. Louise joined us backstage prior to her talk to meet and help present a $5,000 grant to Colorado Youth for a Change – Colorado Reading Corps. This program manages kindergarten through third grade students in seven school districts across the state, to increase reading proficiency. Accepting the check on behalf of Colorado Youth for a Change were executive director, Mary Zanotti, Katie Garthwright, Kindra Weisbrod and Jen Reming, pictured with our featured author from Canada, Louise Penny, and Stacy Schafer from The Denver Post Community Foundation.

Congratulations to Brink Literacy Project

On Monday, January 28, 2019, The Denver Post Pen & Podium Literary Series was pleased to welcome Celeste Ng, award winning author of “Little Fires Everywhere” and “Everything I Never Told You.” She shared stories that were inspiring, honest and comical about her life, being a mom, and her writing process. Prior to Celeste’s on-stage conversation, and the Northwestern Mutual VIP Reception backstage, she joined The Denver Post Community Foundation in presenting a $5,000 grant to Brink Literacy Project, a nonprofit organization devoted to utilizing the power of storytelling to positively affect the lives of people on the brink. In the photo, pictured from left to right are: Tracy Ulmer, president and CEO of The Denver Post Community Foundation; Celeste Ng, Pen & Podium featured author; Dani Hedlund, founder and CEO of Brink Literacy Project; and Stacy Schafer, communications and grants manager of The Denver Post Community Foundation.