It seems like everyone who’s anyone was at the annual Mizel Institute Dinner honoring Christie and Walter Isenberg held Wednesday, May 22 at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Lowry. The couple was recognized for their long-term philanthropic and community service contributions to the Colorado community by both Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, who served as co-emcees for the evening.

Katie Lunde, Catharina Hughey of the David and Laura Merage Foundation

Christie Isenberg
, president of Amp the Cause, and Walter Isenberg, co-founder, president and CEO of Sage Hospitality, received the prestigious Mizel Institute 2019 Community Enrichment Award at the organization’s annual dinner for their outstanding contributions to the community and work to significantly enhance the lives of others.

Nearly 2,000 guests attended this year’s event with 1st Bank as Presenting Sponsor; Premiere Sponsors: Sage Hospitality and McWhinney; and Leader Sponsors, EJF Philanthropies, E. Kemper CarteAnna Curry Carter Community Memorial Trust, Greenlight Capital, Inc., and UMB Bank of Colorado.

Arlene Hirschfeld, Dana Crawford

Entertainment was provided by the DCPA Student Ensemble. Special thanks to the executive dinner committee comprised of: Pat Hamill, Josh Hanfling, Arlene & Barry Hirschfeld, John Ikard, Chad McWhinney, Zak Neumeyer, Michael Pollak, MJ and Paul Powers, Steve Rosdal, Rick Sapkin, Janice Sinden, and Jeanne and Byron White.

This annual gala event draws military, government and industry leaders from the Denver metro area. All proceeds from the event go toward supporting the Mizel Institute. For more information visit: