Naji Ghorayeb, left, and Lois Paul, right, get photo bombed by a smiling Alison Tomlinson

“Starry Nights” and Campers Delights

Sep 27

Going to camp for the first time elicits lots of emotion. It’s a tingle of excitement. It’s a happy nervousness. It’s blissful amazement when you arrive. The John Austin Cheley Foundation’s “Starry Nights” Gala at Denver Botanic Gardens took its…

Karen Sorbo auctions off one of Anicee's paintings (held by grandmother Diane Holstein), as Kyle Dyer watches. The painting sold for $50,000.

Children’s Hospital Colorado Gala

Sep 27

Anicee didn’t seem to get the memo that most 11-year-old little girls are usually shy and reserved when talking on stage in front of hundreds of strangers. Instead, she has such a bright, vivacious and engaging personality that guests at…

President and CEO Mike Severns, left, receives the proclamation from Board Chair Chetter Latcham

Mountain States Employers Council Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Sep 26

Mountain States Employers Council began in 1939 with 100 member companies. Today, they are celebrating their 75h anniversary with more than 3,000 members in 77 industries representing nearly 1 million employees. MSEC has a rich history mirroring the changing face…

Dr. Dennis on stage with "his biggest fundraisers"

Walk of Dreams Gala 2014

Sep 20

One of the team members from Operation Walk Denver said humbly, “Sometimes people cross your path who have such endurance, such strength and perseverance….it’s impossible not to feel small.” Operation Walk surgeons, nurses, therapists, volunteers and supporters often give up…

The prettiest smile in the room from 5-year-old Madeline

Something to Smile About: KINDness Gala

Sep 19

A smile is so simple and oh-so powerful. Our smile helps ease the way as we inch into a packed elevator. It is the silent thank you to the person who stopped their shopping cart so we could roll on….

Patty Bosko, Cindy Campbell, Dana Jundt

F.A.C.E.S Grapes Against Wrath Fundraiser

Sep 19

The F.A.C.E.S 7th Annual Grapes Against Wrath Fundraiser attracted more than 200 people at the downtown RedLine event center/gallery in downtown Denver, September 19. With her mentor–Family Counselor Erin O’Sullivan looking on–Honored Parent Kassandra gave the keynote address on how…

John & Carrie Morgridge cut the ribbon

Mile High United Way launches new headquarters

Sep 16

Nearly 1,000 guests arrived Tuesday, September 16 to help launch the new headquarters for Mile High United Way which moved from 2505 18th Street to Park Avenue West in downtown’s Curtis Park neighborhood. The new Mile High United Way Morgridge…

Shelby, the current face of Chewy's Bonetique, sneaks a treat from owner Julie Neva.

First-Ever Wags and Wine: A Bow-Wow Affair for Children’s Hospital

Sep 15

At this inaugural event, the special guests’ attire was top dog. The passed appetizers were a howling success. Tails were wagging as about a dozen therapy dogs involved in the Prescription Pet Program (PPP) at Children’s Hospital Colorado basked in…

Co-Chairs Gayle Novak and Terri Fisher flank honoree Sandee Walling

Rocky Mountain MS Gala: Making MS History

Sep 13

If ever there was a “poster child” for the fact that with some perseverance, energy and passion, a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis doesn’t have to completely slow you down, it’s Sandee Walling. Even though she admittedly gets in situations where she…

Tracie Sykes, Julie Iggy

CNI: Says Live Well, Be Happy

Sep 13

Happiness is a positive idea. A philosophy that says it’s possible to create a productive and happy life, especially for Coloradans with neurological disorders.  With the support and commitment of the Colorado Neurological Institute many, indeed, live well and enjoy…

President of the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter, Carrie Nolan

MS on the Move Luncheon

Sep 10

CAUSE & THE CURE FOR MS Carrie Nolan, President of the Colorado-Wyoming MS Chapter, gave a passionate plea to supporters on Wednesday at the annual MS fundraiser luncheon. She encouraged the medical world to help find a cause for MS…

Enjoying Metropolitan State University student creations served at the VIP reception by instructor David Beckwigh are (l to r): committee member Terry Cohen, Suzy Price, Chris Leary and Katherine Dines

3rd Annual “Fill A Plate For Hunger” Blossoms at Botanic Gardens

Sep 10

Just like a favorite restaurant, everything on the menu of this year’s Fill A Plate For Hunger fundraiser combined to cook up a supremely delicious experience. Event-goers savored the pleasant end-of-summer weather, the stunning Denver Botanic Gardens environment and, of…