Passport To The Arts – Fall 2019

This one-of-a-kind performing arts sampler series offers patrons a diverse combination of Denver’s best music, dance, theatre and opera performances. The 2019 Fall Passport To The Arts package is just $165 for the following four great shows (valued at $199). Visit passporttothearts.com for more information.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
MISS SAIGON | Denver Center Attractions | Buell Theatre

Friday, October 4, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
TCHAIKOVSKY SYMPHONY No. 4 | Colorado Symphony | Boettcher Concert Hall

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
ROSSINI’S THE BARBER OF SEVILLE | Opera Colorado | The Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.
SHAKESPEARE’S TWELFTH NIGHT | Denver Center Theatre Company | Space Theatre

The Denver Post Passport To The Arts is a program of The Denver Post Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, which serves to improve and enrich the lives of those in our community through support of programs benefiting arts and culture; children and youth; education and literacy; and the provision of basic human services. Thank you for your support! To learn more, visit denverpostcommunity.com.

Register Now for Pedal The Plains

Register now for the 2019 Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour – Friday, September 13 – 15. This 3-Day Tour will take you and your cycling friends on a 200 mile adventure through the host communities of Lamar, Holly and Springfield in southeast Colorado.  The ride creates an opportunity for cyclists from the Front Range and beyond to learn about farming and ranching, while experiencing the culture, history and landscape of Colorado’s high plains. For more information and to sign up, visit pedaltheplains.com

 

Season To Share Letters of Intent Due June 30

We will be accepting Letters of Intent for the 2019/20 Denver Post Season To Share through June 30, 2019. Please visit www.seasontoshare.com for guidelines and more information. Submitting organizations will receive an email in early September indicating an invite to apply or a decline. Click here to submit your LOI. For questions, email dpcommunity@denverpost.com.

Congratulations to Angelina Holm – the 2019 Champion of The Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, more than 280 of the State’s top 2nd – 8th grade spellers participated in The 79th Annual Colorado State Spelling Bee at the University of Denver’s Sturm Hall.

The morning consisted of local and regional bee winners taking a written spelling and vocabulary test to see who would advance to the afternoon oral competition. The top 29 scorers made it to the finals with Angelina Holm, a 7th grader from Denver School of the Arts, winning the competition in round 25 after spelling heliacal correctly. This is Angelina’s second year in a row to walk away as The Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee Champion. She will go on to represent Colorado in the Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington, D.C. in May. Second place in Saturday’s Bee went to Ben Holland, a 7th grader at Hamilton Middle School, a repeat for him from 2018 as well, and third place went to Lachlan Flanigan, a 5th grader from Cory Elementary.

Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to earn a spot on Saturday. Please join us in wishing Angelina good luck in the National Bee, we are proud of you, Angelina!

 

Read About Season To Share Grantees as Featured in The Denver Post

In each Sunday Denver Post throughout The Denver Post Season to Share presented by DaVita holiday fundraising campaign, a past metro Denver nonprofit grantee was featured. Click here to read about the great work these agencies are doing to better the lives of those in our community.

Congratulations to Reach Out and Read Colorado

On Monday, November 12, 2018, The Denver Post Pen & Podium Literary Series welcomed bestselling author, Amor Towles to the stage. Prior to his lecture, Mr. Towles joined The Denver Post Community Foundation in presenting a $5,000 grant to Reach Out and Read Colorado, a nonprofit organization that works to give young people a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together, with a special focus on children growing up in poverty.
In the check presentation photo, from left to right is Author, Amor Towles; from Reach Out and Read Colorado is Jessica LeMaire, Rebecca Oehl, and Executive Director Meredith Hintz; and from The Denver Post Community Foundation is Stacy Schafer.

Take Note Colorado receives the 5th Annual $50,000 Dean Singleton Legacy Grant

On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, The Denver Post Community Foundation was so proud to present the 5th Annual Dean Singleton Legacy Grant in the amount of $50,000 to Take Note Colorado in support of their efforts to ensure all K-12 students in Colorado have access to musical instruments or instruction. This grant was celebrated at a private reception hosted by Dean Singleton at his home in Denver.

Accepting the check from Dean (center) on behalf of Take Note Colorado were steering committee members (left to right) Chuck Morris, AEG Presents Rocky Mountains; holding the crystal award – Libby Anschutz, The Anschutz Foundation and Tracksuit Wedding; co-chair Isaac Slade, lead singer of The Fray; and Karen Radman, executive director of Take Note Colorado and Colorado Music Coalition.

Congratulations to Colorado FFA Foundation

The Denver Post Community Foundation and The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour were proud to present a $7,000 grant to the Colorado FFA Foundation on Friday, September 14, 2018 in Bennett, CO. This grant will go towards the Jacket for Everyone program, which helps students all across Colorado have access to an FFA jacket to complete their official dress.

During Pedal The Plains, the Blue Jackets were seen everywhere. FFA members provided the lunches each day and were all along the route ensuring cyclists were having a great time. They ended the PTP Tour handing out medals and cold FFA towels as folks crossed the finish line. The Colorado FFA Foundation State Officers and Don Thorn, Colorado FFA Foundation Executive Director, accepted the check from Deirdre Moynihan, Pedal The Plains Tour Director (not pictured) and Stacy Schafer, Communications and Grants Manager of The Denver Post Community Foundation.

Passport To The Arts Fall 2018

The Denver Post Passport To The Arts Fall 2018 packages are on-sale now for just $165 (a value of more than $275). Don’t miss four of Denver’s best shows this Fall:

Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
OKLAHOMA! | Denver Center Theatre Company | Stage Theatre

 

Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN CELEBRATION WITH YOUR COLORADO SYMPHONY | Colorado Symphony | Boettcher Concert Hall

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
LOVE NEVER DIES | Denver Center Attractions | Buell Theatre

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
VERDI’S LA TRAVIATA | Opera Colorado | The Ellie Caulkins Opera House

 

If you have any questions, please call 303-954-2972 or email dpcommunity@denverpost.com

Congratulations to all Pedal The Plains Participants

The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour 2018 was another great ride. The hospitality from the host communities Kiowa, Bennett, and Limon, was so impressive and appreciated. We are grateful to all the volunteers who gave their time and talents to ensure a great experience to the cyclists. Thank you also to the Colorado FFA Foundation and Colorado 4-H for their hard work over the weekend.