Judi’s House

Former state Sen. Mike Johnston; Sanjeev Javia; Molly Broeren; Bill Mosher and Judi’s House founders Brook and Brian Griese Judi’s House celebrated its 20th anniversary gala on Nov. 3 at Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. Founded by Brian Griese, a former Denver Broncos quarterback and his wife, Brook. Judi’s House helps children and families grieving a death…

Porter-Billups Leadership Academy Gala

Chad and Lia Glauser, left, Lonnie Porter and Alma Vazquez, who had been in the first PBLA graduating class Celebrating Shining Stars was the theme when the Porter-Billups Leadership Academy held its annual gala at the Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center on Oct. 1. The academic enrichment program helps children from inner-city, low-income families grow their leadership abilities. Photos courtesy…

Luminocity Gala

Marisol Erlacher; Luminocity co-chair Gloria Schoch; Denver Art Museum deputy director Andrea Kalivas Fulton; and Perla Gheiler, director of the Denver Office on Aging More than 450 attendees heeded the suggestion to dress “artfully” for MCA Denver’s 14th annual Luminocity Gala held Oct. 27 at Stockyards Event Center. The event raised $925,000 for MCA Denver’s youth programming and general operating…

Halloween Masquerade

Maura Johnson, founding vice president of the A Precious Child Women’s Guild, with Sandy Martinez, Anna Cutler and Debbie Brown Guests came in costumes ranging from the spooky to the elegant when A Precious Child hosted its 14th annual fundraising gala at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center on Oct. 29.         Photos courtesy…

Tasty And Not So Boring Mocktails at Bezel Cocktail Lounge

Photos courtesy of Bezel Cocktail Lounge For those doing dry-January needing some mid-month encouragement, Bezel Cocktail Lounge has unveiled a brand new mocktail menu. The new mocktails are anything but boring with names like: Hibiscus Twister, Spring De-Lite, Kringle Sprtiz, Lavender Lemonade, Naw-Maretto Sour, Dragon Seed and Slice of Sobriety. All drinks are $11. For those taking the Winter Park Ski Train, Bezel…

Rev The Runway

Glamour took center stage at the fifth annual Rev the Runway Fashion Show. The event was held Nov. 3 at Mercedes-Benz of Denver. Proceeds benefit the research of lung, heart, immune system and related diseases at National Jewish Health. Categories: Shot in the Dark

Raise the Woof!

Colorado Pet Pantry hosted its annual fundraiser with presenting sponsor LHM Nissan on Oct. 8 at X Denver. Proceeds help provide pet food to families in need throughout the state. Categories: Shot in the Dark

Western Fantasy

The 29th annual benefit for Volunteers of America Colorado, Colorful Colorado and held Oct. 15 at the National Western Events Center. Categories: Shot in the Dark

JFS Gala

Celebrating 150 Years in the Making was held Nov. 5 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Proceeds benefit JFS and the 30+ programs they provide to help those in need and improve lives in our community. Categories: Shot in the Dark

Urban Nights

Urban Nights’ Runway for a Reason benefiting Urban Peak was held Sept. 23 at Fillmore Auditorium. Proceeds provide services for youths experiencing homelessness. 1 Arlie Sisson, event co-chairs Michelle Morgridge and Nate Angell 2 Honorees Josh and Jen Wolkon and Jessie and Jason Secord 3 Board chair Charlie Knight and Rick Garcia 4 Honorary chairs Paul Heitzenrater and John Farnam…

Take a Trip to France and Experience Our Top Favorite Holiday Spots

Cobblestone streets all aglow set the tone for a magical season. Photo by KavalenkavaEvery year, Christmas markets come to life throughout Europe, but those throughout France’s Alsace region are truly magical, like a portal taking you to a place where goodwill and wassail seem to pour over everyone in sight. Each town hosts a unique market with treasures you can only get…

Fill a Plate for Hunger

Fill a Plate for Hunger is We Don’t Waste’s premier annual event to help it continue its work to reduce food waste and hunger in our community. The event was held at Reelworks Denver on Sept. 8. 1 Founder and executive director Arlan Preblud, Leigh Sinclair, Allie Hoffman 2 Event co-chair Kylee Glaser, Dejerae Trujillo, Hannah Rivera 3 Adrienne Endres,…

A Grateful Harvest at Roundup River Ranch

Roundup River Ranch hosted its fundraiser, A Grateful Harvest, on Aug. 13 at its campsite in the Vail Valley, raising $1.4 million. 1 Kathy Cole and Clea Newman Soderlund 2 Rebeca Hanrahan, Sue Hanrahan, Dan Hanrahan 3 Pat Martin, Donna Martin, Ruth Johnson, Kathy Ferguson, David Ferguson 4 David Horvitz and Francie Bishop Good 5 Ruth Johnson, Debbi Alpert, Lee…

Flock Party

Flock Party 2022 was held on Sept. 10 at the Denver Zoo to raise funds for the flamingos’ new habitat. 1 Event co-chair Vince Abrue, Mark Davidson, John Mastro, Jenny Scholes 2 Sean McNicholas and zoo president and CEO Bert Vescolani 3 Event chairs Meredith Coors and Vince Abrue 4 James Mejia, Keo Frazier, Katy Truitt, Meredith Coors 5 Courtney…

Birthday Bash

The Children’s Museum held its 49th annual Birthday Bash fundraiser on Sept. 9. Proceeds benefit the muse- um’s educational programs and exhibits. 1 Sachi Osatinski, Jennifer Portz, Stephanie Jason, Emma Nasif 2 Michael Yankovich (Museum President and CEO), Fayoke Longe, Gretchen Kerr (COO) 3 Kerri Atter (director of exhibits), Kimber Kuhl (associate director of marketing and communications), Kylie Gorder 4…

Fête des Fleurs

Denver Botanic Gardens hosted its 38th annual fundraising gala, Fête des Fleurs, on Aug. 26 at the gardens. 1 Elizabeth Thompson and Anya Winslow 2 Emily O’Shaughnessy, Ann Jordan, Susan Beatty, Meagan Thomas 3 Lindsay Morton Gaiser (co-chair) and Becky Schaub (co-chair) 4 Jessica Garrett and Ken Brown 5 Sujit and Reena Majmudar with Elizabeth and Nelson Hioe 6 Wes…

A Night in White

The Shining Stars Foundation held its second annual Night in White party on Aug. 6 at the home of Arlene Mohler Johnson. 1 Board member Tim Cottrell, CEO Kathy Gingery, board members Michael Ditchfield and Marty Roberts 2 Angela and John DellaSalle 3 Board members Tim Cottrell and Michael Engelbert, Jill Marks 4 Bridget and Robert Young 5 Host Arlene…

Pints & Pinot

The Kiwanis Club of Southeast Metro Denver (SEMD) hosted Pints and Pinot on May 5 to benefit Second Wind Fund and help further its mission of connecting youth at risk for suicide with life-saving mental health treatment. 1 Andrea Weule, Dave Rich (SEMD Kiwanis board member) 2 Gail Coombs (co-chair), Lizzie Coombs(co- chair), Lucy Buck 3 Logan Bradley, Lauri Hamsher,…

Yellow Rose Ball & Presentation of the 2022 Flower Girls

The Yellow Rose Ball and Presentation of the 2022 Flower Girls at the Central City Opera House in Central City was held on June 25. 1 Ball chair Brooke Maloy and co-chair Stacy McHugh 2 Flower Girls go for a walk. Bradley Calkins, Edith White, Taleigh Davis, Samantha Rudnick, Sawyer Beardsley and Avery White 3 Kim Leversedge, her mother, Kay…

Lulu Pawlooza

Lulu Pawlooza was held at the Dumb Friends League’s Harmony Equine Center on July 23. Proceeds benefited the DFL. 1 Kim McKee and her wife Dr. Apryl Steele, president and CEO of DFL 2 Dr. Christoph Heinrich and his daughter Henni 3 Doug and Pam Cooper with Annette and Scott Scholes 4 Katy Loughney, Scott Bainbridge, Bob Weyland, Kathy Ashenfelter…

Clayton Early Learning

Jordan Vineyard & Winery marked its 50th anniversary with two nights of celebration at the Governor’s Residence at Boettcher Mansion in Denver on June 3 and 4. The events benefited Clayton Early Learning Center. 1 Nathaniel Hackett and Cindy Schulz 2 Maribeth and Bill Hanzlik 3 Letha Atwater, Stephanie Rivers, Cathie Thompson 4 Russ and Lisa Jeffries, Sarah Berkman 5…

Saturday Night Alive

Held June 25 at the Seawell Ballroom, the evening featured a performance of Moulin Rouge! The Musical along with dinner and an online auction. This annual event supports the DCPA’s theater and education programs. 1 Trustee chairs Manny and Carolina Rodriguez and their son Tomas 2 Community chairs Jerome and Jackie Davis with William Morrissey and Lacey Golonka 3 DCPA…

Amp the Cause Day of Rock

Held in LoDo on May 28, this annual one-day music festival featured headliners Chris Isaak and Ingrid Andress, along with 18 other bands. Amp the Cause provided entertainment and community service projects that raised funds for more than 55 local nonprofit organizations. 1 Latasia French and Phyllis French 2 Jackie Claux, Terry Oehler, Frank Pappas, Jane Whittaker 3 Amp the…