Le Bal de Ballet Debutante Ball bell ringer, Don Oppilger rounded up ball goers last week to usher everyone into the Ellie Caulkins Opera House to start presentations. Photo by Glory Weisberg
Don Oppilger ushered everyone into the Ellie Calkins Opera House for the Denver Ballet Guild Le Bal de Ballet Debutante Ball for an evening of formal presentations, including the Grand March, elegant dinner and dancing at the Denver Sheraton Hotel. Oppilger is a Denver Ballet Guild supporter and was happy to play bell ringer.
JFS doubles profit
Alaina Green, associate director of marketing and communications for Jewish Family Service of Colorado, said, “This year we grossed $815,000 and netted $550,000. For comparison, last year’s numbers were $425,000 gross and $276,000 net, so we made almost twice as much this year!”
This was wonderful news for those who depend on this and other like services. If your nonprofit has similar great news to share, send it to me.
From Colorado Ballet we read that the Arts with Altitude Gala May 16 and the Dick Saunders Classic Golf Tournament May 18 netted $130K.
CNI Cochlear Kids Camp, Session
This message was in our inbox this week and we know how wonderful this is for this special population so here it is, very little edited for publication style:
“Do you know a family that would be interested in attending the July/August session of CNI Cochlear Kids Camp, Session Dates: July 30-Aug. 2?
“If you love camp and would like others to experience all it has to offer, forward this notice to a family who might like to attend.
“Launched in 2001, the CNI Cochlear Kids Camp creates opportunities for families to share the success of cochlear implant children, from 3 year-olds through high school seniors. Be a part of the tradition and join families from all across the U.S. and other countries for four days and three nights of recreation, education and celebration.
“Our camp offers a wide range of activities, including parent and family workshops, children’s day camp sessions, family team building, arts and crafts, nature walks, a ropes course, climbing areas, swimming, archery, a barbecue cookout, games and more. If you have questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-357-5442.”
DiPasquale receives honorary degree
Greenwood Villager Larry DiPasquale, founder and chief executive officer of the Epicurean Group, received an honorary Doctor of Business Administration in Food Service Entrepreneurship from Johnson & Wales University, May 23, at The Bellco Theater at the Colorado Convention Center. JWU serves more than 1,300 students from all 50 states and eight countries; students prepping for careers in the food, travel and business markets. DiPasquale has served on JWU’s President’s Council for 10 years.
DiPasquale, along with Richard Sandoval of Richard Sandoval Restaurants, received the award at JWU’s graduation ceremony. DiPasquale’s wife Jill and daughter Christina were at the ceremony.
Celebration of Women Powering Change
The Women’s Foundation of Colorado has a Celebration of Women Powering Change event, July 9, 4-7 p.m. Ambassador Swanee Hunt will share her experiences of her globetrotting. She is now credited with being a catalyst for improving the lives of women here and around the world. The event is free but registration is required. The Foundation expects representatives from 100 organizations to attend.
Get further details at www.wfco.org.
Arrupe Jesuit High School
Eighty-five 2015 students who graduated from Arrupe Jesuit High School paint a picture of success and life changing goals as each of them was accepted to college, 44 percent are their family’s first generation high school graduates, 92 percent are first generation college attendees and a whopping 92 percent were accepted into four year colleges. More than $6 million was awarded to them in merit-based college scholarships. Awards came from Regis Arrupe Partnerships, six are Daniels Fund Scholars, four are Kathy Fortune Scholars and several graduates also got scholarships from other sources. Most will go to in-state colleges.
Arrupe would like to increase the number of other scholarships available so if you are interested in getting involved, visit www.Arrupejesuit.com.
If you belong to a health club you probably know that some fellow members need etiquette help. If it’s not the sweaty jock using club equipment, it’s someone using one piece of equipment for what seems like forever.
If you belong to Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club, you may have few if ever etiquette issues and the reason may be their “studio etiquette” policies, written in black ink, a trifold each new member gets at signing.
Among the items, is to “please adhere to the provisions of the Mobile Electronic Device policy.” And don’t we wish other public places would adopt this policy?
We’ve all heard free weights hitting the club floor with a thud that reminded us of a possibly catastrophic thunderclap, sending you to a certified spot away from windows.
“Please use care when placing weights down to prevent damage to the hardwood floor,” and to that we add possible damage to our hearing. And also, those heavy weights can get grimy so be sure to keep your hands clean so the next member can use them.
And here comes that point, Greenwood’s No. 9: “Please remember personal hygiene and refrain from wearing perfume or cologne.” And on our soapbox, we’d like to add that if you bathe or shower daily you really don’t need this stuff that became popular in an era when bathing wasn’t always available. It is now and more people are becoming sensitive to these products and start coughing in elevators and other confining places. There is a reason cosmetics firms often offer an incentive, gift with purchase, to attract buyers not always offered them with other similarly priced cosmetics.
There are other great studio etiquette items we can think of regarding publicly shared facilities so let us know what you’d like to tell our other subscribers.
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