Singleton Legacy Grant Awarded to Phamaly Theatre Company

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

Congratulations to the Cheyenne Depot Museum

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.

Congratulations to Boys & Girls Club of Chaffee County in Salida

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.

Congratulations to Gunnison Trails, Inc.

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.

Congratulations to Montrose Recreation Foundation

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.

Congratulations to Weehawken Creative Arts (Ridgway Area Mountain Bike School Program)

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.

Congratulations to Big Brothers Big Sisters SW Colorado in Durango

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.

Congratulations to Developing Urban Single Track and Team (DUST2) in Pagosa Springs

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.

Congratulations La Puente, Inc. (PALS Program) in Alamosa

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.

Congratulations to The Bridge Project

Congratulations to The Bridge Project on receiving a $5,000 grant at the Monday, May 8, Denver Post Pen & Podium Series event with esteemed author Julia Alvarez. Jesse Burne, executive director of The Bridge Project, accepted the check from featured guest, Julia Alvarez, and Tracy Ulmer, executive director of The Denver Post Community Foundation.