Archive for month: November, 2019
On Monday, November 18 We had the pleasure of welcoming Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Andrew Sean Greer to The Denver Post Pen & Podium Literary Author Series. Prior to Andrew’s lecture, he joined us backstage to present a monetary contribution to Stories on Stage, a nonprofit that brings stories to life. Through entertaining stage performances of literature, they encourage and enhance literacy and the love of reading.
Pictured from left to right are: Stacy Schafer, communications and grants manager of The Denver Post Community Foundation; Andrew Sean Greer, award-winning author; from Stories on Stage are Abbe Stutsman, executive director, Anthony Powell, artistic director, and Theresa Keatinge, board president; and Tracy Ulmer, president and ceo of The Denver Post Community Foundation.
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.
The 2019 Denver Post Season To Share presented by Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation is underway. This annual holiday fundraising campaign runs through December 31, 2019. Join us in the spirit of giving and help change lives for many by making a donation to Season To Share. The funds raised and generously matched by Denver Active 20-30 will be granted to more than 50 metro Denver nonprofit organizations that provide life changing programs for low-income children, families and individuals. These agencies 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.
When you make a donation to Season To Share, your gift will make an even greater impact thanks to our partners at Denver Active 20-30, who are matching your donations up to $800,000 at .50 per dollar. For more information on Season To Share, visit seasontoshare.com. Help make a difference in the lives of others this holiday season!
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.