Blacktie-Colorado has profiled many very interesting community business people and philanthropists through the ecelctic Have You Met column. Many of those icons were on hand Tuesday night at EXDO events center to catch up with friends, network and witness the Georgia Imhoff Outstanding Philanthropist award, in honor of the late co-founder of Blacktie.

Georgia’s memory and spirit were very much present as CEO Kenton Kuhn (co-founder of Blacktie with Georgia), her husband Walt Imhoff, her daughter Stacy Ohlsson and Blacktie’s HYM columnist Nancy Koontz (our own modern Hedda Hopper) paid tribute to this year’s recipient, Paul Tamburello.

Paul is owner of Little Man Ice Cream. Since opening in 2008, Little Man Ice Cream has lead social entrepreneurial and philanthropic efforts through its Community Outreach Committee and Scoop for Scoop programs. Through Paul’s vision and guidance, Little Man has given back over $100,000 to local and global communities.

A special treat for attendees was an impromptu mini-concert from recording artist Pete Martinez. Pete sang his newest song “We Thank You,” which he penned as the theme song for The Greatest Generation, an organization that takes veterans back to visit their battle sites. He will sing this wonderful song on Normandy Beach next year with world dignitaries and leaders on hand, including President Obama, Chancellor Merkel from Germany, Prime Minister Cameron and Prince William. Pete also sang “The Horse” that he wrote for the documentary “Horse Sense.” Find out more about him at

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Currently with eleven offices and growing, the company has worked with thousands of nonprofits to help make donor outreach and fundraising efforts easier and more productive.

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