2018 Denver Post ACTS Projects Announced

 
The Denver Post ACTS (Assisting the Community Through Service) employee volunteer projects were announced earlier this year. To kick off the program, volunteers will participate in AMP the Cause’s Community Day on Saturday, May 12 and will spend the day at the Ronald McDonald House – Denver putting together Grab and Go snack bags for out of town families and deep cleaning furniture and toys for the safety of all guests. In June, Denver Post ACTS volunteers will help set up the Used Book Sale for the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation. In July, employees will participate in the annual Stuff The Bus school supply drive for Denver Public School students experiencing homelessness. In November, Denver Post ACTS will visit Food Bank of The Rockies to package thousands of pounds of food for families and individuals in need, and closing out 2018 our volunteers will donate their time at Basket of Joy, packaging and delivering fruit baskets to isolated seniors in our community.
For more information and to see our Denver Post ACTS photo gallery, click here

Thankful to be a Beneficiary of the Denver Auto Show Preview Gala

   
The Denver Post Community Foundation is so grateful to the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA), presenting sponsor UMB Bank and everyone who made the 10th Annual Preview Gala possible. On Thursday, May 3, a check in the amount of $41,029.00 was presented to Tracy Ulmer, President and CEO of The Denver Post Community Foundation, pictured here with Tim Jackson, President and CEO of CADA (on the left) and Paul Williamson, President and Regional CEO of UMB Bank (on the right.) This donation will help improve and enrich the lives of many in our community.

Thank You for supporting The Denver Post Season To Share presented by DaVita

Thanks to more than 4,200 donors and a generous DaVita matching grant, over $1,850,000 was granted in March to 49 local nonprofit organizations, working to nourish those who experience hunger, protect children and families in need with medical care, prepare children and youth for success in the classroom and in life, and house families and individuals in need of a permanent home.
On March 15, 2018, DaVita hosted a spectacular Season To Share Gala for the 2017/18 grantees at their headquarters in downtown Denver. The evening highlighted the important work of these deserving nonprofits and welcomed the nationally known British photographer Platon, as the guest speaker. To view the full list of 2017/18 Denver Post Season To Share presented by DaVita grantees,click here.
Save the Date! The 2018/19 campaign will run from November 1 – December 31, 2018. For local nonprofit agencies that are interested applying for a Season To Share grant, we will be accepting Letters of Inquiry from those fitting our guidelines from May 15 – June 30, 2018click here for more information on our Season To Share guidelines.
Season To Share is a program of The Denver Post Community Foundation. For more information, click here.

The Brown Palace’s 30th Annual Champagne Cascade Event Benefits Season To Share

The 30th Annual Champagne Cascade event took place on Sunday, November 19 in front of a sold out VIP crowd and enthusiastic onlookers. With both The Brown Palace and The Denver Post celebrating their 125th year in business, this year’s event had quite a bit of history under one roof. This holiday tradition will make a lasting impact on our Denver  community, with a donation in the amount of $31,750 to The Denver Post Season To Share presented by DaVita. Guests of the event were treated to a “pop up” museum full of 125 years of history between The Brown and The Post. For more photos of this spectacular event, click here. We are honored and humbled by the support of this year’s Champagne Cascade event at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa.

Thank You Trans-Siberian Orchestra

On Saturday, November 18 the Trans-Siberian Orchestra presented a generous $18,075 check to The Denver Post Season To Share presented by DaVita, a program of The Denver Post Community Foundation. This donation will help support more than 45 nonprofit organizations focusing on children and youth, health and wellness, homelessness, and hunger programs in Metro Denver. TSO donated $1 from each of their ticket sales to help make a difference in the lives of others.
Pictured above with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra performers Jodi, Ashley and Andrew, are Murphy Huston, Jackie Selby and Sean Henry from KOSI 101.1; Carol Cline and Stacy Schafer from The Denver Post Community Foundation; and Nic Eliason from DaVita. We are so grateful for this generous support from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra!

The Denver Post ACTS – Employees Give Back

On Saturday, November 4, 23 Denver Post, Ad Taxi and Digital First Media ACTS (Assisting the Community Through Service) employee volunteers, with their family and friends, spent their morning volunteering at Food Bank of the Rockies. The dedicated group packaged more than 7,000lbs of food for more than 5,500 families (22,000 individuals!) in need. Thank you to the following volunteers: Project Leaders – Tom Zakrzewski and Chris Dulge, Daniel Kruzic, Barbara Ellis, Betty Efird, Maureen Burnett, Kelly and Greg Schwartz, Jonathan and Melissa Wilcox, Phil, Joyce and Jennylynn Kesler, Belinda and Jeff Rose, Shannon Dwyer, Zach Swanson, Noelle Phillips, Jay Potts, Allie Aylward, Joella Baumann, Blake Rockel, Sara Lovitt, and Stacy Schafer. 
For more information on The Denver Post ACTS, click here.  

Cyclists Pedal The Plains – Sept. 15-17

The 2017 Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour,presented byViaero Wireless, is a great way to conclude Colorado’s cycling season! The 6th anniversary of PTP, Friday, Sept. 15-Sunday, Sept. 17, will take cyclists through the host communities of Kersey, Keenesburg, and Brush Colorado and through some great educational and entertaining stops along the way. Some route highlights for 2017 include: The Wild Animal Sanctuary; Auer Bird Valley Hunting Preserve; Ch2E Tire Recycling Center; Cooksey Farms; Bijou’s Canals and Reservoirs; and Chapin Dairy Farm. 
The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour is produced in partnership with the Governor’s Office and the State of Colorado. This Tour strives to strengthen community ties by fostering individual connections and fueling economic development by bringing tourism to the eastern plains, and giving locals the opportunity to educate others on their town and businesses. This one-of-a-kind annual cycling event began in 2012 and celebrates the agricultural roots and frontier heritage of Colorado’s Eastern Plains. Described by the Governor as “a ride for the rest of us,” Pedal The Plains seeks to engage riders of all abilities, from seasoned cyclists to first-time riders, in an educational and recreational experience.
Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation and will support Colorado FFA Foundation and Colorado 4-H. For more information on walk up registration, click here.

Colorado Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Arts Celebrates 20 Years

On Wednesday May 10, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) will graduate the 20th Anniversary Leadership Arts class. This milestone highlights CBCA’s ongoing legacy of advancing Colorado’s creative economy by connecting business and the arts. Leadership Arts is a nine month training program that prepares individuals to serve on nonprofit boards of directors and increase their civic engagement in the arts. CBCA has graduated over 750 people in the past 20 years in the Denver metro area. These graduates have gone on to serve in over 650 volunteer leadership positions.
Also on May 10, CBCA will present its Cultural Leadership Award to Matt Meier of Ligature Creative Group. This award recognizes outstanding alumni who have made or continue to make a significant impact on arts and culture in Colorado. The Denver Post Community is a proud supporter of CBCA.
To learn more about CBCA and the Leadership Arts program, click here

Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Concert Series Announced

Get ready for another year of spectacular talent at the Botanic Gardens Summer Concert Series presented by UMB Bank. The stellar lineup kicks off with TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo Band and continues with a variety of musical offerings including
Mary Chapin Carpenter w/ special guest Sarah JaroszBuddy GuyRandy Newman, and Jose Gonzalez to name a few. The concerts at the UMB Bank Amphitheater at York Street and Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms offer the unrivaled ambiance of thousands of blooming plants and the crystal clear music of some of the world’s most sought after artists. The Denver Post Community is proud to support this summer tradition.
For more information on the Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Concert Series and to view the 2017 lineup, click here

The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Route is Officially Announced

On Monday, April 17, the 2017 Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour route was announced at the State Capitol by Governor Hickenlooper and Tour Director, Renee Wheelock. This year’s ride will take place September 15-17 and travel through Kersey, Keenesburg, and Brush, Colorado. 
This one-of-a-kind annual cycling event began in 2012 and is produced in partnership with the Governor’s Office. It celebrates the agricultural roots and frontier heritage of Colorado’s Eastern Plains. Described by the Governor as “a ride for the rest of us,” Pedal The Plains seeks to engage riders of all abilities, from seasoned cyclists to first-time riders, in an educational and recreational experience.  The 2017 Tour will highlight three unique and charming communities: Kersey: A Great Place to Grow a Family;  Keenesburg: the Home of 500 Happy People and a Few Soreheads; and Brush! Homegrown Happiness!
Pictured: Lieutenant Governor, Donna Lynne joined Governor John Hickenlooperin celebrating the announcement with Bob Kellerhuis, Mayor of Kersey; Danny Kipp, Mayor of Keenesburg; and Chuck Schonberger, Mayor of Brush.  
 
Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. To learn more and to register for Pedal The Plains, click here.