Shining Stars Foundation 

Transforming lives through year-round recreational and social programs for children and their families challenged with pediatric cancer or another life-threatening illness.

Shining Stars Foundation

Transforming lives through year-round recreational and social programs for children and their families challenged with pediatric cancer or another life-threatening illness.

2021 Giving

We love to shop to find the just-right gift and wrap it with holiday cheer and ribbon. Now is also the perfect time to share our bounty and give to organizations helping those in need, especially with the opportunity of Colorado Gives Day 2021 on Dec.7.

Brain Trust

Research by a University of Denver professor on the connection between traumatic brain injury and crime is bringing change in how inmates are screened and treated

Team Effort

Whether cleaning up Rocky Flats or building a sustainable development in the Middle East, retired executive focused on collaboration and finding creative solutions to problems

Leading with Compassion

The Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s CEO brings understanding and knowledge to her efforts to create gender, race and economic equity

Ready to Dance

Colorado Ballet looks ahead; principal dancer Dana Benton calls it her "dream season”

Nicole Jarman

Whether she’s putting on a farmers market or a food and wine festival, event planner focuses on the big picture while also attending to every detail

Supporting Young Lives 

Children and families get aid when in need of life's basics - the food, clothing and shelter that are too often taken for granted.

Driven to Excellence

The Destination specializes in extraordinary cars, and service to both clients and the community

The Heart and Soul of a Great Dane 

Thomas Sandgaard fights pain and addiction through his medical devices and a foundation working to end the opioid epidemic.

Clem Connolly

Making events special is his mission, and with a background in media and a passion for physical fitness and sports, he brings energy to each production.

Volunteers of America Colorado

For 125 years, the organization has helped those in need of housing, nourishment and community support services. Last year, it served more than 150,000 people.

Nick LeMasters

Cherry Creek North has embraced change as the 'new normal', says the president and CEO of the business district

Housing and Help

Residential facility welcomes families headed by single parents who are working, studying and motivated to become economically self-sufficient 

Shop Class for Grownups

MADE Wkshop encourages creativity while teaching the art of working with metal, wood and mixed media

Pandemic Silver Linings

Improved relationships, expanded creativity and examination of the work-life balance were some of the unexpected benefits we experienced in 2020

Investing in the Future

Obermeyer Wood counsels its clients to look at the long term when planning their financial paths

The Surging Home Market

With work, entertaining and education centered in our living spaces, home is where the focus will continue to be

Learning Curves

Chancellor Tony Frank guides the CSU system through challenging times by embracing technology and new ways of teaching

Matthew Keeney

Agency president says that thinking creatively and staying flexible are keys to meeting client needs in a challenging environment

Amp the Cause

Meeting the needs of families with food insecurity is a new element in the organization's mission as it aims to fill the void

Women You Should Know

Four women share their stories of how they lead by example and make an impact in their communities

Nonprofits and their Wish Lists

In the spirit of the season, we showcase many worthy nonprofits in need of your support this year more than ever. Stay well, shop local and give generously!

Banking on It

Celebrating 25 years in business, First American State Bank continues family tradition and commitment to business owners and individuals

Investments That Count 

Denver-based center educated and advises philanthropists, organizations and businesses on where to put their money for the greatest good

Ginger White Brunetti

As overseer of Denver's Performing Arts and Exhibition facilities, she plays an important role in promoting both the cultural and economic health of the city

Bringing Smiles 

Youths are treated to low-cost, high-quality dental care with office visits and a mobile hygiene program 

Royal Landscape Makeover 

At Richthofen Castle, the grounds are restored to original grandeur

Meeting the Need 

Companies pivot to provide health products during COVID-19 pandemic

Nonprofits Adjust to the New Normal

Fundraising goes online, dates are rescheduled, telemedicine on the rise in the wake of COVID-19.

Liz Vehko

Owner-partner of Shaver-Ramsey shares her passions for work, family, and Denver.

Connecting People to their Agricultural Roots

Young people learn responsibility through raising livestock and tending crops. 

Little Golfers, Big Goals

The First Tee of Denver is enriching lives one swing at a time.

Coloradans Contribute 

Myriad acts of kindness and donations helped lift spirits during the pandemic.

Spill the Tea on the Gen Z Tea Podcast

Aspen Public Radio podcast hosted by teens offers insights on how youths connect.

Pet Protection

A love of her dog and insurance led entrepreneur to start company offering safeguards for four-legged friends.

Doug Parsons

Retailer Doug Parsons brings his appreciation for finer things and global cultures to White Peacock.

Firefly Autism

This local nonprofit expands to help more young people with autism realize their potential.

Peter Greenberg

A traveler since infancy, Greenberg roams the globe and shares knowledge with fellow sojourners.

Clothes To Kids of Denver

Clothes To Kids of Denver provides free clothing to low-income and in-crisis students.

Koelbel and Company

Koelbel creates not only housing, but a sense of place through its support of arts and programs benefiting children.

The Hermitage Bookstore

With more than 23,000 books to choose from, The Hermitage Bookshop offers something for everyone.


Imagination meets philanthropy at dramatic sculpture exhibit benefiting We Don't Waste.


The Alumia Institute offers education, exercise and nutrition to support brain health.

Chris Linsmayer

The public affairs director of Colorado Ski Country USA happily promotes Colorado snow sports.

Local Nonprofits

For both recipient and the donor, charitable giving is rewarding.

Simply Scentsational

Tiffany Rose Goodyear creates sensory experiences for homes, public venues and events.

American Vein & Vascular Institute

A decade after Erin Gibbs started the business, it has grown to seven locations.

Jewish Family Service

This organization’s 30 programs help people find jobs, age in place, receive mental health counseling and get food and financial assistance.

Dana Wield

With her business partner and fellow musicians, singer creates musical experiences for live events.

John Grant Jr.

Major League Lacrosse player and coach comes out of retirement to rejoin the Denver Outlaws.

Black Girls Hike Global

Started in Colorado, membership soar as participants find both physical and spiritual benefits.

Perry & Co. Realtors

Helping residents and newcomers to Colorado find a home and community.

Girls on the Run of the Rockies

Sprinting for more than the finish line.

For the Love of Pets

Locals introduce us to their favorite four- and two-legged friends.

Communal Work Places

Coworking meets the needs of both employees and business owners.

Therapy Animals

Doggone good medicine—animals spread comfort and healing in hospitals and beyond.

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver

Helping families build homes and futures.

Dr. William French

A fifth-generation Coloradan, French is a veterinarian at the Littleton Equine Medical Center.

Molly Casey and Martha Weidmann

Nine dot Arts match original art with businesses and urban environments.

Wish for Wheels

Kids from disadvantaged backgrounds get the benefits that come with bicycle riding due to organization’s work.

Kyle Clark

News, brews and a commitment to journalism guide television anchor.

Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust

Preserving land and a way of life.

John Beauprez

Winning at cards and at business.

The Joshua School

Regarded as one of the nation’s top schools of its type serving students with autism spectrum disorder.

Give ’Til It Helps

Colorado Gives—The perfect day and way to support your favorite cause.

Most Philanthropic Colorado Companies

Corporate support is essential to maintaining the vibrancy of our community.

Homes for the Holidays

The 2018 L’Esprit de Noël Home Tour visits Belcaro and Bonnie Brae this season.

mindSpark Learning

Lighting The Way to a Brighter Future.

The Junior League of Denver

Junior League of Denver marks the 100th anniversary of its founding.

Web Exclusive—Kenneth Monfort

As director of Monfort Companies, Kenneth Monfort is busy.

Diane Simard

For Simard, senior vice president and board member at Bye Aerospace, life is about connections and collaboration.

Megan Fearnow

Adventure lifestyle company Powdr delivers epic fun. But SVP, Megan Fearnow, never forgets there is a serious side to life.

Melanie Ulle

Women in Kind creates a workplace designed by women, for women. And it works!

Priya Burkett

Burkett creates the change she wishes to see in the world.

Jacqueline Ros

At the touch of a button, Ros' safety and communicaitons device Revlor lets people know you are OK.

L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour 2017

Put yourself in a holiday mood with the Central City Opera Guild.

Nicole Jass

Founder of SpyderLynk, this CU Boulder gratuate is now the VP of data products at Vantive.

Apryl Steele

Dr. Apryl Steele joins Dumb Friends League to advocate for animals and guide the shelter’s renovation and expansion.

Courtney Cuff

Cuff has been a "strategic, creative and fierce leader" in this organization's efforts to end discrimination of LGBT individuals.

Meet Erik Weihenmayer

The First and Only Blind Person to Summit Mount Everest and the Seven Summits.

CASA—Advocates for Children

Volunteers are the heart of each of the organization’s 18 chapters.

Devon Kerns

It is hard to slow Devon Kerns down, and who would want to? He is constantly looking, moving and thinking forward.

Libby Anschutz

Anschuts and Take Note Colorado aim to put instruments and instruction in the hands of all Colorado K-12 students.

Say Allo

A dating app with a difference. Say Allo uses artificial intelligence to make better matches.

ESC Electronic Services & Concierge LLC

Focusing on home automation.

Zane Beadles Parade Foundation

This Denver-based foundation helps sick kids have memorable experiences.

Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue

Finding forever homes for canines in Colorado.

Web Exclusive—Liz Brodahl

When this mom of two is not running or jumping out of planes, she works as a regional sales director for Exclusive Resorts.