In each of the five host communities of the 2018 Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour, a $5,000 grant was presented to an outstanding nonprofit organization working towards improving and enriching the lives of those in their communities. Please join us in congratulating SOS Outreach.
On Saturday, July 21, 2018 The Denver Post Community Foundation made a grant to the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum during the barbecue lunch for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Train guests. In the photo is Denver Post Editor, Lee Ann Colacioppo presenting the $2,500 check.
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.
On Monday, November 13, The Denver Post Pen & Podium Series welcomed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo to the stage. Prior to his lecture, Russo joined The Denver Post Community Foundation’s president and CEO, Tracy Ulmer, in presenting a $5,000 grant to Stories on Stage to help further their mission of engaging audiences with dynamic and entertaining performances of short works of literature. Through the shared experience of live theater, they strive to inspire empathy and to break down boundaries between cultures and generations.
The Denver Post Community Foundation was proud to present its 4th Annual Dean Singleton Legacy Grant to Phamaly Theatre Company on October 11, 2017.
This $50,000 grant will enable Phamaly to continue providing mainstage performance opportunities and professional development classes and workshops to its actors throughout the year, as well as to bolster organizational sustainability. It will also support new initiatives next year including the creation of a brand new, devised educational touring show about artists with disabilities, which will debut in 2019.
“I couldn’t be more proud of our grant recipient this year, for what they do to inspire people to re-envision disability through professional theatre,” said Dean Singleton, the Legacy Grant namesake. “Phamaly provides such a benefit to the Metro Denver community by producing professional scale plays and musicals cast entirely of performers with disabilities.
“It is an incredible honor for Phamaly to receive an award based on the legacy of an individual who has had such an extraordinary impact on the Denver community.” said Regan Linton, Artistic Director. “We aim to carry forth Dean’s legacy in the one-of-a-kind programs Phamaly provides for established and developing theatre artists with disabilities.”
The Dean Singleton Legacy Grant is named after William Dean Singleton, who built the nation’s second-largest newspaper company. Dean retired as chairman of MediaNews Group Inc., owner of The Denver Post, in 2013. He currently serves as non-executive chairman of The Denver Post and sits on the Board of Directors for The Denver Post Community Foundation. Past recipients of this Legacy Grant are National Sports Center for the Disabled (2014); Judi’s House (2015); and Colorado FFA Foundation (2016).
To learn more about the 2017 recipient, Phamaly Theatre Company, visit phamaly.org
On Sat., July 22, 2017, The Denver Post Community Foundation was proud to make a $2,500 grant to the Cheyenne Depot Museum as part of The Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Train event. Mac Tully, Publisher of The Denver Post and Tim W Jackson, Board Member of The Denver Post Community Foundation presented the ceremonial check to Christy McCarthy, Executive Director of the Cheyenne Depot Museum during the program at a barbecue lunch for the event participants. Congratulations to the Cheyenne Depot Museum for their great work in celebrating the people and history of the Union Pacific Railroad, Cheyenne Frontier Days and the city of Cheyenne.
In each of the seven host communities of The Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour, a $5,000 grant was presented to an outstanding nonprofit organization working towards improving and enriching the lives of those in their community.