Community/Society

Central City Opera

The Central City Opera Guild is devoted to supporting Central City Opera, a true Colorado treasure. The guild was established in 1974, and those pioneering women created L’Esprit de Noël as their signature fundraising event. This popular holiday home tour…

Colorado Gives 2022

Colorado Gives Day has grown to become Colorado’s largest 24-hour giving event, raising more than $362 million for Colorado since it began in 2010. Each December, Coloradans come together with the common goal to strengthen the community by helping to power…

Cissie Busch: Junior League of Denver

The Junior League of Denver was founded in 1901 by New York City debutantes aspiring to work in settlement houses. It soon had chapters in other cities— including Denver, since 1918, where it has evolved from an exclusive group of…

Brook Griese: Judi’s House in Denver

Brook McClintic was a Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology at the University of Colorado when she met Brian Griese at his first pre-season game as a quarterback for the Denver Broncos. It was her first time attending a National Football League…

Melinda Smith Haymons: Painting the Outdoors

With a heart that’s as passionate about the outdoors as it is about painting, Melinda Smith Haymons’ instinctual eye for composition, color and light brings her en plein air paintings to vivid life. Whether capturing a cloudscape in Wyoming, a…

Denver Children's Foundation: Giving Back

For three decades, the Denver Children’s Foundation (DCF), formerly Denver Active 20-30, has supported at-risk, disadvantaged children in our community. DCF members are a diverse collection of community leaders between the ages of 20 and 39 who have the passion,…

Grow Local Colorado

Thirteen years ago, 20 individuals concerned with climate change, food equity and building community got together and agreed that planting a garden was a good way to address all three. Not a garden filled with pretty flowers, though. One that…