Edie Bell (center), past president of Central City Opera Guild presented the Belle Award to Nancy Hemming as Nancy’s former Flower Girl daughter Emily looks on.
An excited Nancy Hemming shared the news recently that she was the recipient of the Central City Opera (CCO) Belle Award given each year to an outstanding volunteer. She has been a longtime member of the Central City Opera Guild and served in many capacities. She was VP of Education on the CCO Guild Board and co-chaired the educational program – Take a Child to the Opera. She has also co-chaired Girlfriends Day at the Opera, has been on the Opera Teaser committee, the L’Esprit de Noel committee including chairing its patron party several times. Nancy also helped organize the Spring Guild Membership Party.
And if that’s not enough, she extended beyond the guild committees and board positions to chair the Yellow Rose Ball! That position led to her being the Flower Girl Committee Liaison on the CCO Board. In addition, her love for opera inspired her to encourage new premier donors to support the organization.
Love of the outdoors brought the East Coast native to Colorado ski country where she met her husband, also an avid skier. She has two children and daughter Emily was a Flower Girl presented at the prestigious Yellow Rose Ball. It was fitting since her family’s connection to Central City dates back several generations. Her grandmother was a wardrobe mistress for Broadway shows that traveled to Central City in the 1940s to stage their productions.
In addition to skiing and traveling, Nancy enjoys tennis and golf. She has also had an interesting career beginning with director of marketing for Breckenridge and Vail Resorts. She was director of external relations for the Women’s College at DU, and is currently the admissions and marketing director for Always Best Care where she helps families find comfort and care for elderly loved ones. Each facet of her journey has been rewarding.
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