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A Convergence of Colorado style, culture and tradition PHOTOS AND STORY BY STEFAN KRUSZE As evening fell endin...
Newly created Wings Over the Rockies Captain Jeppesen Foundation to focus on aiding young people interested in...
The South Metro Denver REALTOR® Association (SMDRA) and its caring members recently collected hundreds of toys...
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PHOTOS AND STORY BY STEFAN KRUSZE
As evening fell ending a spring like day on what was presumably the first day of winter on December the 21st, the 64th Denver Debutante Ball blossomed with fashionable style and celebration. The annual ball and celebration at the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa marks the end of the year’s social events calendar and ushers in time honored traditions and celebrations that span generations. This year’s celebration included special moments when a few grandparents greeted and received their granddaughters making their debut, when Madeleine Hunt was warmly welcomed by her Grandparents Philip and Nancy Anschutz and Alexandra Mayer was welcomed by her Grandmother Jan Mayer in the receiving line. With the many special moments of families and friends coming together to celebrate and welcome many accomplished young women, the 64th Denver Debutante Ball continues time honored traditions that parallel other Grand Continental Celebrations world wide.
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum and the Jeppesen Aviation Foundation announced that they have joined forces to create the Wings Over the Rockies Captain Jeppesen Foundation, a new 501(c)(3) organization. The foundation’s mission is to support Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in being a leader in providing aerospace educational opportunities fulfilling youthful dreams in the spirit of Captain Elrey B. Jeppesen and his legacy.
Captain Jeppesen was an aviation pioneer who made lasting contributions to aeronautical navigation and the safety of flight; everyone who travels by air is the beneficiary of his lifetime work. Captain Jeppesen’s passion for flying and his dedication to safety serve as an inspirational model for young people as they explore career paths in aviation.
Going forward, the newly formed Wings Over the Rockies Captain Jeppesen Foundation will continue to raise funds and award numerous aviation scholarships and grants leading the creation of opportunities to advance aerospace education. Also, the new foundation will be the steward of the Elrey Jeppesen memorabilia on display at Denver International Airport, as did the former Jeppesen Aviation Foundation.
“We’re very excited to be part of Wings Over the Rockies, since we share a common interest in encouraging young people to pursue aviation careers,” said Sandy Stedman, president of the Wings Over the Rockies Captain Jeppesen Foundation. “This new partnership is particularly important in the face of the growing pilot shortage. This new arrangement will allow us to expand our scholarship activities for the next generation of aerospace leaders and to collaborate to preserve Captain Jeppesen’s legacy.”
“The Wings Over the Rockies Captain Jeppesen Foundation is a crucial next step in the evolution of Wings Over the Rockies and aviation education in Colorado,” explained Wings Over the Rockies president and CEO, Maj Gen John Barry, USAF (Ret). “We are excited to be joining the Jeppesen Aviation Foundation to offer unprecedented opportunities in aerospace and to help the aviation and space industries prosper for decades to come.”
For additional information on the foundation visit www.wingsmuseum.org/foundation.
The South Metro Denver REALTOR® Association (SMDRA) and its caring members recently collected hundreds of toys, gift cards, and raised more than $9,000.00 for the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver during the association’s Fifth Annual Holiday Brunch and Toy Drive held Friday, December 6, 2019 at SMDRA’s Centennial headquarters. On December 12th, a moving truck filled with the toys was presented to representatives of the Boys and Girls Club and the Together 4 Colorado Toy Drive at the Kings Soopers at Colorado Boulevard and Yale Street.
Net proceeds from SMDRA’s Holiday Brunch and Toy Drive went towards the purchase of additional toys for the Boys and Girls Club. Those attending the presentation of toys included members of SMDRA’s Board of Directors and its Charities and Community Involvement Committee. The event was featured on the Channel 4 News broadcast at noon on December 12th. SMDRA attendees included Heather Hankins, SMDRA’s Chairman of the Board; Melissa Maldonado, Chief Executive Officer of SMDRA, plus other members of the association’s board and committee volunteers
“The annual toy drive to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver is one of our favorite endeavors each year,” said Hankins. “The club’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need the organization most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver is dedicated to providing a world-class club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters its doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle. SMDRA is proud to support such a worthwhile organization.”
For more information on the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver, visit the charitable organization online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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