Last Chance to Purchase Holiday Passport To The Arts

Handel’s Messiah Awakening on Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
This is the final week of sales for The Denver Post Holiday Passport To The Arts Handel’s Messiah Awakening available for $35 each (a $50 value). A limited amount of tickets are available for the Friday, December 20 show at 7:30 p.m., so don’t miss your chance to attend one of the best shows of the holiday season. Sales close Sunday, Dec. 1 or when they sell out, whichever comes first. Purchased tickets will be mailed through the US Postal Service starting the week of Dec. 2.
 
Proceeds from The Denver Post Passport To The Arts benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. For more information and to purchase, click here

The Denver Post ACTS – Employee Volunteers Give Back

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, The Denver Post ACTS (Assisting the Community Through Service) employee volunteers with their family and friends, spent their morning at Food Bank of the Rockies reclaiming, sorting, and packaging donations. Our group helped pack up 12 pallets with 480 boxes, weighing 12,880 lbs (which is over 6 tons!) and if everything would’ve been food items, that would equal 11,000 meals for those in the metro Denver area. We are so grateful to the ACTS volunteers who gave their time to help others in the community.
A special thank you to the following volunteers: Christine and Brian Moser, Mike and Noah Rafferty, Craig Kudra, Amanda Muse, Emily LeClair, Nicole Odekirk, Dawn Morgan, Dani Day, Gigi Korosec, Courtney Scholten, Justin Scriven, Nancy Hole, Hayley Johnson, Jacob Meyer, Meg and Justin Wingerter, Noelle Phillips, Elizabeth Hernandez, Tobi King, Vicki Magoya, Carol Cline, Stacy Schafer, and John Vanderberg. 
For more information about Denver Post ACTS, click here.  

Thank You Trans-Siberian Orchestra

We are so grateful for the continued support and generosity of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra to the Denver community. On Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, The Denver Post Season To Share presented by Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation, received a check in the amount of $17,975 from TSO prior to their amazing evening performance.
This gift, combined with others up to $800,000 received throughout the campaign, will be matched by Denver Active 20-30 at 50%. We thank the Trans-Siberian Orchestra for choosing to help our local 50+ nonprofit organizations focusing on children and youth, health and wellness, homelessness, and hunger.
Pictured above with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra band members April, Ashley and Andrew, are Carol Cline and Stacy Schafer from The Denver Post Community Foundation; and Jenny D. Hopkins, Jay Cruze, and Murphy Huston from KOSI 101.1.
For more information on how to donate to Season To Share, click here.

Season To Share – Gifts Matched at 50%

The Denver Post Season To Share presented by Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation holiday fundraising campaign runs through December 31, 2019. Donations up to $800,000 will be matched at .50 per dollar by Denver Active 20-30, making an even greater impact for those in need.
Season To Share will support more than 50 nonprofit organizations in metro Denver, making a difference for low-income children, individuals and families. These qualified nonprofits provide life-changing programs that 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.
With the holiday season upon us, please consider making a gift today. Together we can make a difference for those less fortunate.
For more information and to donate to Season To Share, click here.

Congratulations Stories on Stage

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.

 

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.

Denver Active 20-30 is Matching Partner for Season To Share

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!

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.