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CONTRIBUTED BY COLORADO FARM BUREAU FOUNDATION
Colorado’s neighbors in Nebraska will soon receive a $20,000 donation from the Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation to help with disaster relief after devastating storms and flooding hit the state in March.
“While Colorado braced for impact from the ‘Bomb Cyclone,’ it was really our friends in Nebraska that suffered massive damage,” said Don Shawcroft, President of the Colorado Farm Bureau. “Hearing of ranchers unable to get to their cattle, flooded fields, and demolished silos, sprinklers, and barns was truly heartbreaking.”
The $20,000 donation will go to the Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Disaster Relief Fund where 100 percent of the donations will be distributed to Nebraska farmers, ranchers and rural communities affected by the disaster.
According to the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, more than 20 percent of the state’s gross domestic product comes from agriculture and some officials estimated the industries lost about $1 million a day during the worst of the floods. The disaster caused significant livestock deaths, severe damage to infrastructure and feed sources as well ass total disruption to planting, impacting next year’s crops.
The Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation will continue to accept donations to add to this fund. Please note Disaster Fund-NE Flood in the memo line on the check. Cash and checks can be sent to:
Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation. Attn: Disaster Fund, 9177 E. Mineral Circle, Centennial, CO 80112
SUBMITTED BY DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE
The Rachael Ray Foundation™ awarded a $150,000 grant to the Dumb Friends League Solutions—Veterinary Hospital. The hospital, which opened in October 2018, is a full-service, low-cost animal hospital that exists to prevent suffering in pets whose caretakers would otherwise be unable to provide veterinary care.
The generous grant will specifically support veterans and seniors seeking medical care for their pets at Solutions—Veterinary Hospital through The Rachael Ray Foundation™ Veterans Fund and The Rachael Ray Foundation™ Seniors Fund. The grant will also support preventative care for all clients and their pets through The Rachael Ray Foundation™ Preventative Care Fund. By funding this work, The Rachael Ray Foundation will aid the League’s efforts to preserve existing bonds between people and pets—regardless of an owner’s ability to pay.
“Many of our patrons at Solutions—Veterinary Hospital have nowhere else to turn,” said Duane Adams, Dumb Friends League vice president of community solutions. “We provide access to affordable veterinary care and are grateful for The Rachael Ray Foundation’s support of this life-changing resource in our community.”
For more information visit ddfl.org.
To learn more about The Rachael Ray Foundation’s mission, visit rachaelrayfoundation.org.
SUBMITTED BY JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF COLORADO
Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) recently received a $35,000 grant from the Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation of West Bloomfield, Michigan, to operate Lunchbox Express, the agency’s summer food distribution program for at-risk children. This grant will help JFS increase the number of meals served and the number of locations where children can receive free summer lunches.
Lunchbox Express is a simple mobile food delivery system that targets discrete areas of underserved children and brings free lunch and books to them during the summer. The program is dedicated to feeding hungry Colorado kids when school is out, and they don’t have access to free or reduced-fee lunches in their schools. JFS is expecting to serve approximately 25,000 meals at 21 locations and to distribute approximately 15,000 books this summer. About 200 children will also receive backpacks filled with school supplies in mid-August to give them the tools they need to return to school in the fall.
CONTRIBUTED BY JUNIOR LEAGUE OF DENVER
The Junior League of Denver (JLD) granted $50k to eight nonprofit organizations at a 100th Anniversary celebration on May 22 at the Tivoli. Additionally, the League announced members had successfully logged more than 100,000 volunteer hours since June 1 in honor of the historic organization’s 100th Anniversary in Denver.
JLD is granting up to $100,000 in honor of it’s 100th Anniversary. Four nonprofits received $20k in May 2018, and up to $30k will be awarded in May 2020, bringing the total to $100,000 to honor a century of service.
The League also launched a yearlong initiative to track and log 100,000 hours of volunteer service from its 1,750 members. JLD members were asked to count the time they give not only to the League, but also to other nonprofit organizations, schools, libraries and others in need.
“Celebrating our 100th Anniversary year has been such a wonderful experience,” said Becky Schaub, 2018-2019 JLD President. “Reflecting on the League’s rich history is a humbling experience for all JLD members. We look forward to honoring all of the incredible women that came before us by continuing to provide trained civic volunteers to our community, as well as provide vital monetary support to fellow nonprofits through our granting program.”
Since 1918, the Junior League of Denver has dedicated itself to improving the Denver community through the leadership of its trained volunteers. Over the past 100 years, the League helped establish and fund some of Denver’s most significant institutions and programs including Children’s Museum of Denver, the first Red Rocks concert series, the University of Denver Speech Clinic, Denver Santa Claus Shop, Children’s Pavilion at the City Park Zoo, Mile High Transplant Bank (now Donor Alliance), and Girls Inc. of Metro Denver – just to name a few. In addition, the JLD donated a trail way to the State of Colorado as the first volunteer group to do so.
List of Grantees:
HOPE HOUSE OF COLORADO
DENVER SANTA CLAUS SHOP
DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY FRIENDS FOUNDATION
SECOND CHANCE CENTER, INC.
WRITE OUR WORLD
ANCHOR CENTER FOR BLIND CHILDREN
The mission of Clothes To Kids of Denver is to 1-provide new and quality used clothing to students from low-income or in-crisis families in the Denver Metro Area, free of charge.
Today, CTKD provides hundreds of free school wardrobes each month to students from low-income or in-crisis families and has built a strong reputation among schools, human service agencies, shelters, hospitals, clinics and faith communities across the Denver Metro Area, which have come to rely on CTKD to meet the clothing needs of students from low-income families.
Owner of Rebel Contemporary Clothing, Robyn Appel, is passionate towards the needs of children. She will give a 20% discount off of one item to anyone bringing in a clothing donation. The donation items needed by the charity are:
For additional information or where to drop off donations go to Rebel, 5910 S University Blvd # C14 Greenwood Village, located in Cherry Hills Marketplace (6 doors from Traders Joes).
Christie and Walter Isenberg were the 2019 honorees at the Mizel Institute annual dinner.
BY FREDA MIKLIN
The Mizel Institute is a nationally recognized, nonprofit institution comprised of the Mizel Museum and the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL).
Former state treasurer candidate Brian Watson and Tiffany Mai greeted 2020 presidential candidate former Governor John Hickenlooper.
The Mizel Museum was founded in 1982 by Carol and Larry A. Mizel and Rabbi Stanley Wagner. Mizel is the longtime chairman and CEO of MDC Holdings. The Museum is an “educational, nonprofit organization that addresses social justice issues through the lens of Jewish history and values. It is dedicated to fostering cross-cultural understanding, combating racism and promoting social justice through educational programming, events and exhibits that connect universal Jewish values to the world.”
Joel Susel, SVP of Eagle:XM is pictured with celebrated business icon and philanthropist Eddie Robinson.
The CELL “confronts the threat of terrorism through its renowned event series, world-class exhibit and national training initiatives.”
No event would be complete without Villager favorites realtor Edie Marks and South Denver Economic Development Partnership SVP Lynn Myers.
The Mizel Institute’s annual dinner, in its 30th year, drew 2000 seated guests to Lowry’s Wings Over the Rockies on May 22, where Christie and Walter Isenberg were presented the institute’s 2019 community enrichment award. Christie Isenberg is president of Amp the Cause, a charitable organization founded by the Isenbergs in 2004, dedicated to providing educational and enrichment opportunities for local children. Walter Isenberg is president, CEO and co-founder of Sage Hospitality, which operates numerous unique hotels and restaurants in 15 states. He and Christie both serve on the boards of several local charities.
State Rep. Susan Beckman and her husband, former Littleton Mayor Bruce Beckmann, enjoyed the program and seeing old friends.
Past recipients of the Mizel Institute’s community enrichment award include Colorado Governors John Hickenlooper, Bill Owens, and Roy Romer, business icons Sharon Magness Blake, Peter Coors, and Ed and Dick Robinson, and sports legends Pat Bowlen and John Elway.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Colorado Governor Jared Polis served as masters of ceremonies.
A moving video about the Holocaust narrated by local survivors Jack Adler, Paula Burger, Rosalyn Kirkel, Sara Moses, and Osi Sladek, was followed by the presentation of etched glass eternal flame awards to each of them in honor of their contribution to Holocaust awareness as members of the Mizel Museum speakers’ bureau.
Challenger Jamie Giellis is locked in a runoff for mayor of Denver, where unbridled development is a campaign issue.
State Rep. Lori Saine of Weld County was happy to see old friend Joy Hoffman.
Longtime Denver business leader Don Kortz had a good time visiting with his pal RTD Chair Doug Tisdale.
Former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter compared notes with current Colorado House Speaker KC Becker
Former Colorado House Speaker and current U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff was happy to greet friends Nancy Levine, broker associate at LIV Sotheby’s International Realty and her husband, filmmaker Dan Obarski.
Representing the millennial generation of leaders were pals Zoe Kortz, Courtney Mizel, and Denver South Economic Development Partnership’s Lauren Masias.
Representing Denver International Airport were its chief real estate officer, former GV city councilman Darryl Jones and Stacy Stegman, DEN SVP of global communications.
Sports scene veteran Les Shapiro and wife Paula, whose father Jack Adler was honored by the Mizel Institute with its eternal flame award, traded stories with famed local criminal defense attorney Harvey Steinberg.
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Start your engines for the 36th Annual Colorado Concours d’Elegance & Exotic Sports Car Show. A sea of remarkable vehicles will fill the lawn at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, on Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 9AM to 3PM. With live music, food and vendors, this outdoor car show is fun for the whole family! Ability Connection Colorado (ACCO) invites all of Colorado to this unique showcase by regional Sports Car Clubs. Nearly 500 spectacular and rare vehicles will be shown. This year’s featured marque is Ferrari – Celebrating 90 years. Other featured special cars will include:
Gate admission is $10. Free admission for kids under 12. Military, Police and Fire personnel with government-issued photo ID will be admitted free. Free parking!
Advance tickets are on sale now for $9.00 at Colorado
About Colorado Concours d’Elegance
Now in its 36th year, Colorado Concours has raised over $1.7M for the five Creative Options Centers for Early Childhood Education at Ability Connection Colorado. This family-friendly event features entertainment by jazz band MoDaZz, Nature’s Educators, The Cat Care Society, and more. Food and beverage will be offered for sale from local vendors.
“The unique setting for families to come together with all these spectacular cars in one place for the day is irresistible,” said Kathy Higgins, Board Chairman of ACCO.
About Creative Options Centers for Early Childhood Education
The Creative Options program of Ability Connection Colorado, serves the entire family and facilitates optimal individual development for infants, toddlers and pre-school children of all abilities and economic circumstances through family support and a nurturing environment. As a grantee in Aurora for Head Start and Early Head Start, Creative Options wraps intervention, prevention and support services into educational goals through a whole family approach, serving 453 children each year.
About Ability Connection Colorado (ACCO)
Founded in 1946, Ability Connection Colorado is a nonprofit organization that served over 45,662 individuals annually, living with disabilities and other life challenges, through innovative and inclusive education, employment and family support programs and services last year.
For more information about the inclusive services of Ability Connection Colorado visit us at www.abilityconnectioncolorado.org or find us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/abilityconnectionco, and Twitter – @AbilityColorado.
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