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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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 email@example.com.
Anchor Center – it’s a unique, one of a kind place and so is its signature fundraiser! The annual Sunset in the Country that began decades ago as a picnic, and is now a gala, was held at J-5 Equestrian Center in the Southwest suburbs – a beautiful country setting. The already pristine arena was transformed into a ballroom of sorts with elaborately and creatively decorated, themed tables. Footers catered an elegant dinner of filet mignon after an array of passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails during the impressive silent auction bidding. A highlight of the program was hearing from the speaker parents Mark and Denae Davison whose daughter Lydia thrived at the center. “It was the beginning of miracles,” said mom Denae. “We literally watched Lydia make leaps and bounds at Anchor Center and Anchor Center taught us how to be better parents,” said Mark. Funds to operate Anchor Center are 95% privately funded and qualify for Colorado’s Child Care Tax Credit.
Anchor Center for Blind Children is the major philanthropy for Delta Gamma and dozens of members of the national sorority attend each year. Attire was equestrian or western chic and entertainment was by The Jakarta Band. A kick off for table hosts is held in the summer prior. Anchor Center’s staff and volunteers are passionate about transforming the lives of young children with visual impairments. For information about the center or a being a table host at the 2020 event, visit: www.anchorcenter.org or call: 303-377-9732.
As part of Macy’s Believe campaign, each Wednesday from November 6 through December 11*, Macy’s colleagues and Make-A-Wish® chapters throughout the country celebrated the wish of a local Make-A-Wish child through dedicated Wish Wednesdays.
On Wednesday, December 11, 4-year-old Brantley, who is battling a congenital heart disease, and his family arrived at Denver International Airport en route to Breckenridge, CO where Brantley’s wish to build a snowman will come true thanks to Macy’s and Make-A-Wish, with the help of Southwest.
Prior to Brantley’s surprise flight from Dallas, TX to Denver, Macy’s Santa and his elves met Brantley and his family at Dallas Love Field Airport where Santa officially revealed Brantley’s wish is coming true. Representatives from Macy’s, Make-A-Wish, Southwest Airlines employees and customers hosted a festive sendoff for Brantley at the departing gate.
While inflight, Macy’s surprised and delighted Southwest customers with gift bags filled with goodies, including a Believe postcard for customers to write their letter to Santa to help Macy’s and Make-A-Wish grant more wishes that are waiting to come true.
Upon arrival at Denver International Airport, representatives from Macy’s, Make-A-Wish Colorado and Southwest Airlines will welcome Brantley and his family at Southwest baggage claim where Brantley will receive additional surprises, including new winter gear and a snowman building kit, courtesy of local Macy’s colleagues. On Thursday, December 12, Santa and his elves will reunite with Brantley in Breckenridge, CO where Brantley will fulfill his wish to build a snowman*.
Macy’s beloved Believe letter-writing campaign, in partnership with Make-A-Wish, seeks to capture the joy and generosity of the holiday season by asking the community to come together to help grant wishes for children with critical illnesses. From November 4 through December 24, 2019, Macy’s is asking customers of all ages to write their letters to Santa and drop them off in stores or submit them online at macys.com/believe. For every letter sent, Macy’s will donate $1, up to $1 million, to Make-A-Wish to help grant wishes for children battling critical illnesses.
With support from the Macy’s Believe campaign, Make-A-Wish provides children with critical illnesses the chance to experience life beyond their illness and see their most heartfelt wish come true, allowing them to replace fear with confidence, anxiety with hope and sadness with joy. Since 2003, Macy’s has donated more than $122 million to Make-A-Wish, including more than $19 million through the annual Believe campaign, helping to grant more than 14,500 wishes and impact more than 2.9 million people, including wish kids and their families, volunteers, community groups, medical professionals and more.
For more information about Macy’s Believe campaign, visit macys.com/believe.
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.
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.
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