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2016 Black History Month Celebration

More than 100 Metro Denver philanthropists gathered to celebrate Black Philanthropy Month. African Americans from multiple generations and socio-economic backgrounds came together--several who were featured on the cover of the August issue of Denver Urban Spectrum--to lift up the acts of generosity that often unnoticed as true philanthropy. At the event, we made the announcement: our efforts to deepen, leverage, and grow philanthropy among communities of color has received a significant boost, thanks to a $200,000 grant from the W.K. Kellog Foundation (WKKF). WKKF previously supported EPIC with a gift of $300,000 in 2014, bringing their total investment to half a million dollars.

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2016 Annual Celebration

Over 600 donors, grantees, volunteers, and community members joined The Denver Foundation for the Annual Celebration at the Seawell Grand Ballroom. The first celebration for our new President and CEO Christine Marquez-Hudson was filled with creative energy featuring 2016 Art Tank winners Lighthouse Writers Workshop and Youth On Record, who performed an original song. The Floodlight Project (online storytelling database) was unveiled, and tribute was made to former CEO David Miller for his 20 years of service to the Foundation.

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2015 Philanthropic Leadership Awards

As with past years, this year’s recipients are being recognized for furthering philanthropy in our community. Our 2015 honorees are: 
Aaron Azari, Colorado State Bank and Trust
Susan B. Goddard, Goddard & Goddard, P.C.
Thomas L. Herrington, Investment Trust Company
Kathryn A. Porter, Colorado State Bank and Trust
Ann Foster Sparks, Wells Fargo Advisors

The awards were presented at a reception on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

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2015 Panel Discussion on Charitable, Financial, and Estate Planning Issues

Featured Panelists: David L. Starbuck | BakerHostetler Bridget K. Sullivan | Sherman & Howard LLC Stephanie M. Tuthill | Tuthill & Hughes LLP Moderator: Robert Phelps | JPMorgan Private Bank
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2015 Annual Celebration

The Denver Foundation marks 90 years of impact and ushers in a new era of community-based giving with its annual celebration on Wednesday, May 13, at the Seawell Grand Ballroom, located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Titled “Our Future in the Making,” the event celebrates the donors, leaders, partners, and volunteers who support the mission and ever-widening reach of Colorado’s oldest and largest community foundation.
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One Night in Miami

To celebrate Black Philanthropy Month, 65+ Denver African American Philanthropists (DAAP) recently collaborated with The Links, Denver Foundation donors and friends, and Denver Center for the Performing Arts to host a discussion with director Carl Cofield of “One Night in Miami”. The diversity of the crowd intensified the shared purpose of the event – to build buzz about this dynamic play, to demonstrate the flexibility of The Denver Foundation as it works to expand philanthropy in communities of Color, help everyone meet their charitable goals, and support the arts as it illuminates community issues while encouraging dialogue and solutions. “One Night in Miami” opens in Denver in March of 2015.
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2014 Nonprofit Interns

View photos and a brief description of each of the 2014 Nonprofit Interns

2013 Annual Celebration

Take a look at the photos from our Annual Celebration held Tuesday, May 14th at History Colorado Center. We went "Back to the Future" with a fun video, presented grants from the new Bowen Performing Arts Fund, watched Colorado Ballet students performing Coppelia by Leo Delibes, and unveiled this year's winners of our Cover Photo contest. Guests enjoyed the exhibits and even had the opportunity to watch former Denver Foundation staff member, Lonnie McCabe, perform Lincoln Hills by donnie i. betts.
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2012 Community Leadership Awards

The Denver Foundation, which has an 87-year tradition of celebrating community leadership, recently hosted its annual Community Leadership Awards ceremony. The event honored three outstanding individuals in the Metro Denver community in partnership with special funds created for this purpose by Foundation donors.
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2012 Internship

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2012 Annual Celebration

Take a look at the photos from our Annual Celebration held Tuesday, May 15th. We are proud to say that we had everything from a flash mob performed by Ballet Nouveau , photos in our new Denver Foundation backdrop, a speech from Kathy Underhill from Hunger Free Colorado, the unveiling of the winners of our Cover Photo contest, and we welcomed the first African-American men's giving circle west of the Mississippi.
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2011 Professional Advisor Awards

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Color of Wealth Community Dialogue

The Inclusiveness Project of the Denver Foundation, with the support of partners Chinook Fund, Center for Multicultural Excellence of DU, Veterans of Hope, and the Matrix, brought Dr. Rose Brewer to Denver to lead a community dialogue, sharing the central findings of the book The Color of Wealth, which she co-authored, and which received the 2006 Gustavus-Meyer outstanding book award. The Color of Wealth addresses governmental policies which have directly led to great disparities in wealth between white Americans and Native-, African-, Hispanic-, and Asian-Americans. The event was held at Park Hill United Methodist Church.
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2011 Nonprofit Interns

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The Blessing of Holly Square

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