BY GLORY WEISBERGRETIRED VILLAGER SOCIETY EDITOR The Listen Foundation 50th Anniversary Gala drew a sold out c...
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BY GLORY WEISBERGRETIRED VILLAGER SOCIETY EDITOR
The Listen Foundation 50th Anniversary Gala drew a sold out crowd to the Landmark Curtis Ballroom .
Much has achieved since the foundation’s beginning as cochlear implants now are the standard. Benefitting the very youngest children getting this implant and this early treatment means no delay in hearing the world around them. Mom and dad’s voices make these kids’ faces light up with joy. “What’s your favorite sound- a cat purring or Ozzie Ozborne?” comedian Sam Adams asked.
Korri Lundock chaired the benefit. Now and Then Listen Clients used their own words to describe their implant experiences. Among them were Molly Nieder, Spencer Kontnik, Jaylin Macerinskas, Alexa Ahmed and Amanda Emerson. Anna Rech was emcee and foundation board president Rhonda Sheya. Anna Rech led the program with Heads & Tails.
Laughter rang through the ballroom as Adams kept the crowd laughing out loud. Anyone wanting a local talent for a nonprofit benefit should know about Sam. His repertoire of life’s most hilarious situations is a fresh approach to fun.
Foundation Executive Director Pam Greenway was a welcoming sight from first check-in throughout the fast paced party.
Among the nearly 200 guests were Jim and Judy Johnson, Eric and Ginny Lupo, Betty Heid, Florrie Katchen, Heather and Jaylin Macerinskas, Sally and Daniel Ginsburg, Mike McGinley was at table 8 with Abby and Arliss Bridgette, Bud, Joyce, Kim, Nick and Staci Morrell.
Among table sponsors were Mark and Raisa Finkel, Steve and Nicole Torline, the family of Carolyn Page, Doug and Deborah Pollack, Cleve and Nancy Schenick and Rick and Barbara Reinish.
For information on the Greenwood Village-based Listen Foundation visit listenfoundation.org. or call 303- 781-9440. Their motto is “We Help Kids Get The Cochlear Implants & Speech Therapy They Need.”
The Listen Foundation provides for and assists children who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families, with access to a proven speech, language, and listening therapy method to help them achieve a life of independence.”
The stars aligned to do good things! There were constellations and plenty of stars and generous hearts when Children’s Hospital Colorado celebrated its annual gala at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. “Like pictures etched in the stars, we are all connected” was the message of a powerful video. “Through thousands of connections, great and small, we come together to help kids be healthy,” said Jena Hausmann, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital Colorado.”Our family loves Children’s Hospital,” said Imagine Sponsor Ed Kerr. He related stories of his and wife Jeannette’s daughter Remington’s nine surgeries and the long journey of how she has become the woman she is today with love and support of Children’s Hospital. “The Kerr Family is a beacon of light,” said Jen Darling who is president and CEO of the Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation. Reggie Rivers was special guest and live auctioneer contributing to the success of the evening’s amazing fundraising milestone. Children’s Hospital Colorado is in the TOP 10 Children’s Hospitals in the U.S. in partnership with Anschutz at C.U. It is the only comprehensive nonprofit children’s hospital in a seven-state region, providing world-class, family-centered care to more than 225,000 kids every year.
Colorado Ballet Auxiliary and Colorado Ballet staged an elegant and festive evening at Denver’s historic Brown Palace Hotel to launch the holiday season in a grand way. Even though a few families were stranded elsewhere due to weather and flights, the show went on. Guests assembled in the lobby for a cocktail reception before the Rose Ceremony in the ballroom (red roses for the Plums, white roses for the Alums) with proud dads escorting daughters on stage. Then it was off to a divine dinner in either the Brown Palace Club or 5280 Suite with children’s entertainment in the Central City Room while adults lingered over dessert and coffee. The gleeful girls were eager to return to the ballroom for dancing with the finale being a father/daughter dance. Some families had a Plum as well as an Alum with young brothers handsome in their tuxedos. The Sugarplum Class of 2019 included: Charlie Marie Albanese, Stella Faith Blair, Julia Elizabeth Books, Quinn Marie Clarke, Audrey Caroline Connor, Zella Lexington Freyer, Maya Lynn Harris, Holly Christine Hartmann, Emerson Grace Johnson, Samantha Cheley Klebe, Lior Solis Korenblat, Grace Lucille Kozlowski, Cary McCormick Lu, Lillian Helen McGahee, Eleanor Glarum Perlman, Whitney Jane Schaub, Adelaide Avery Stenmark, Charlotte Wylie White, Nadia Michelle Wilkison and Lillian Hannah Zeckser. Allyson Graves is president of the Colorado Ballet Auxiliary.
Denver Santa Claus Shop seeks donations to fulfill its mission of “A Toy for Every Girl & Boy.”
The volunteer-run, nondenominational nonprofit collects toys and money to provide free toys to local children in need – many of whom otherwise might not have a toy to open during the Holidays. DSCS expects to serve 13,000 local children this month.
Volunteers set up a temporary, giant toy store where families in need are invited to actually SHOP, choosing free toys for their children. Parents receive a 100-point “gift certificate” for each child. Toys are valued from 10 – 100 points each, so parents can select several toys per child.
DSCS accepts new and “gently loved” toys for children ages newborn through 11 years old. The Dirty Duck Bar, Denver Mattress stores and Larry H. Miller car dealerships are toy drop-off sites through December 10. Stores include Denver Mattress’ Park Meadows and Littleton stores and Larry H. Miller’s Nissan locations in Centennial and Highlands Ranch.
For information on donation options, events and eligibility to receive toys, visit: denversantaclausshop.org. DSCS accepts monetary donations year-round on its Web site or by mail at: Denver Santa Claus Shop, P.O. Box 102104, Denver, CO 80250.
Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) was the perfect venue for members of the Denver Chapter of Fashion Group International (FGI) to gather for champagne and appetizers and view the electronic presentation of Spring Fashion Trends provided by the organization’s New York headquarters. The new format again featured commentary by Marylou Luther, whose background includes being a syndicated columnist and creative director for FGI New York. She shared all the excitement, glamour and glitz, fresh from the runways worldwide. The 2020 Fashion Vision included retro as well as futuristic, shaping with draping, “understated is the new fashion statement,” and the politics of color.
Fun with FON (Friends of Nursing) was the theme of the organization’s annual membership meeting held at Cherry Hills Country Club. A refreshing departure from salads, the soup and sandwich fare received rave reviews. Former Colorado First Lady Frances Owens was mistress of ceremonies. She welcomed Howard Lorton Furniture & Design’s Beth O’Neill whose presentation included current trends, adding holiday pizzazz (and her interior design talent was evident as she demonstrated quickly) and historical facts about this fourth generation Colorado company.
Denver Academy (DA), hosted a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of its Campos EPC Smart Lab in the Elementary/6th Grade Building for students, faculty/staff, friends and family of the school on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. The event was by invitation only and celebrated the installation of the new lab which took place in the summer of 2019. The Campos EPC Smart Lab has been in use by DA students in Grades 5 and 6 since the 2019-20 school year kicked off in August.
At the ceremony remarks were given on the project and its importance by Denver Academy Headmaster Mark Twarogowski, as well as by Denver Academy Dean of Elementary School Jennifer Perry and Campos EPC Founder/Denver Academy parent Marco Campos.
Following the ceremony, DA students provided demonstrations of projects they have completed to date this school year using the Campos EPC Smart Lab. Teachers were also available to answer questions.
Denver Academy’s Elementary/6th Grade Building
DA reopened the school’s newly renovated Elementary/6th grade building, serving students in grades 1-6, in February 2019. The building was renovated in the summer and fall of 2018 as part of Phase One of DA’s two-phased Building on Excellence 50th Anniversary construction project and capital campaign currently underway. The building now provides right-sized classrooms, flexible learning spaces and state-of-the-art technology to help DA Faculty teach students in the way each student learns best, which is Denver Academy’s specialty. Find out more about the Elementary/6th Grade Building renovation and additional projects of DA’s Building on Excellence campaign.
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