APRIL 2017
In this issue: 
featured stories | signature events spotlight | grant corner | thank you | upcoming events | contest      
Lottery Registration Opens for The Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train on Sunday, April 30 

Mark your calendar for Sunday, April 30 for a chance to join us on this historic journey aboard the Union Pacific's steam locomotive No. 844 to the Cheyenne Frontier Days "Daddy of 'em All" Rodeo in Wyoming on Saturday, July 22. This full day of western fun includes a catered breakfast and dinner on the train, a barbecue lunch in Cheyenne and prime seating at the rodeo itself. 

This is such a unique and popular tradition that an online ticket lottery was implemented for ticket requests. The lottery registration is open Sunday, April 30 through Wednesday, May 10 for the 2017 trip. Potential guests can register anytime during these dates and lottery winners will be notified of their selection by June 1. 

The Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train is presented by MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation. 

Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. For more information on the Cheyenne Frontier Days Train,  click here.
This Year Will be a Wild Ride
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On Monday, April 17, the 2017 Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour route was announced at the State Capitol by Governor John Hickenlooper and Tour Director, Renee Wheelock. This year's ride will take place September 15-17 and travel through Kersey, Keenesburg, and Brush, Colorado. 

This one-of-a-kind annual cycling event began in 2012 and is produced in partnership with the Governor's Office. It celebrates the agricultural roots and frontier heritage of Colorado's Eastern Plains. Described by the Governor as "a ride for the rest of us," Pedal The Plains seeks to engage riders of all abilities, from seasoned cyclists to first-time riders, in an educational and recreational experience.  The 2017 Tour's presenting sponsor is Viaero Wireless and will highlight three unique and charming communities: Kersey: A Great Place to Grow a Family; Keenesburg: the Home of 500 Happy People and a Few Soreheads; and Brush! Homegrown Happiness! 

Lieutenant Governor, Donna Lynne joined Governor Hickenlooper in celebrating the announcement with Bob Kellerhuis, Mayor of Kersey; Danny Kipp, Mayor of Keenesburg; and Chuck Schonberger, Mayor of Brush.  

Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. To learn more and to register for Pedal The Plains, click here.

Get ready for another year of spectacular talent at the  Botanic Gardens Summer Concert Series presented by UMB Bank. The stellar lineup kicks off with  TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo Band and continues with a variety of eclectic sounds including
Mary Chapin Carpenter w/ special guest Sarah JaroszBuddy Guy Randy Newman , and  Jose Gonzalez to name a few. The concerts at the UMB Bank Amphitheater at York Street and Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms offer the unrivaled ambiance of thousands of blooming plants and the crystal clear music of some of the world's most sought after artists. The Denver Post Community is proud to support this summer tradition. 
For more information on the Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Concert Series and to view the 2017 lineup,  click here

On Wednesday May 10 , Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) will graduate the 20 th  Anniversary Leadership Arts class. This milestone highlights CBCA's ongoing legacy of advancing Colorado's creative economy by connecting business and the arts.  Leadership Arts  is a nine month training program that prepares individuals to serve on nonprofit boards of directors and increase their civic engagement in the arts. CBCA has graduated over 750 people in the past 20 years in the Denver metro area. These graduates have gone on to serve in over 650 volunteer leadership positions. 

Also on May 10, CBCA will present its Cultural Leadership Award to Matt Meier of Ligature Creative Group. This award recognizes outstanding alumni who have made or continue to make a significant impact on arts and culture in Colorado. The Denver Post Community is a proud supporter of CBCA. 
To learn more about CBCA and the Leadership Arts program, click here
The Denver Post Underground Music Showcase Tickets On Sale Now  
The 17th Annual Denver Post Underground Music Showcase, presented by Breckenridge Brewery, takes place July 27-30, 2017. Colorado's premier indie music showcase features hundreds of all-out and entertaining performances throughout the weekend. Stay tuned for exciting information about this year's event. Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation.   

For more information on The Denver Post Underground Music Showcase, click here
The 2017-18 Denver Post Pen & Podium Literary Series Authors Announced  

On Monday, March 13, the new Pen & Podium season's authors and dates were announced to the sold out crowd of more than 800 subscribers and their guests. We are excited to welcome  Colson Whitehead on Monday, September 25, 2017; Richard Russo on Monday, November 13, 2017; Katherine Boo on Monday, February 5, 2018; Tony Kushner on Monday, March 12, 2018; and Maria Semple on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. C urrent Pen & Podium Subscriber renewal packets were sent out mid-April. If you are interested in becoming a future Pen & Podium Subscriber, please click here to join our Early Bird Information email list to have a chance to purchase season tickets before they go on-sale to the general public. Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation.    

For more information on The Denver Post Pen & Podium Series, click here

Thank you to Northwestern Mutual for their generous support of the 2017/18 Denver Post Pen & Podium Series.

"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart."  
- Elizabeth Andrew 

It is National Volunteer Appreciation Week  and we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of our ACTS - Assisting the Community Through Service, employee volunteers  and to all of the wonderful program and event volunteers for The Denver Post Community Foundation.  Thank you for your dedication to improving and enriching the lives of those in our community!  

Mark your calendar for these events proudly supported by Denver Post Community:   
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Dining Out For Life
(Project Angel Heart)
Denver and Boulder Restaurants
Saturday, May 20, 2017
AMP the Cause Community Day
(50 nonprofit agencies - 1000s of community volunteers)

Tues., Wed., Thurs., May 2 - Oct. 5, 2017
Civic Center EATS 2017
(Civic Center Conservancy)
Civic Center

Sat., May 20 - Sun., May 21, 2017
Colfax 5K and Marathon
(2 Days, 7 Races) 
City Park Denver

Sat., May 6 - Sun., May 7, 2017
Cinco De Mayo Denver
(30th Anniversary - Celebrate Culture)
Civic Center Park
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The Mizel Institute Annual Dinner Honoring John Elway
Wings Over the Rockies Museum

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Hope Ball 2017
(Cancer League of Colorado)
Hyatt Regency Tech Center
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Denver Day of Rock
(AMP the Cause)
Denver's 16th Street Mall
DP Community Contest!
Win 4 Tickets to a Colorado Rapids Game!   
Hey sports fans - here's your chance to cheer on the home team at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 7:00 p.m when the Colorado Rapids take on Columbus. Click here, on the photo, or on our Facebook icon below and in a comment on our Facebook post, share and/or tag who you want to bring to the game with you and why! This contest is open through Wednesday, May 17, 2017. We will randomly select one winner from the comments and will contact that person through a private message on Thursday, May 18. Must be 21 years of age or older to enter. Rules will be posted in our Facebook notes.  Good luck!
The Denver Post Community Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization which serves to improve and enrich the lives of those in our community through support of programs that benefit the arts, youth, education, and human services. Individual and corporate tax-deductible donations in any amount are very much appreciated!  For a list of the grants we distributed in 2016, click here