AUGUST 2016
In this issue: 
featured stories | signature events spotlight | grant corner | thank you | upcoming events | contest      
CELEBRATING THE DENVER POST CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS TRAIN  
A Great Time Was Had by All for the 25th Anniversary Trip 

On Saturday, July 23, more than 600 special guests took a ride on The Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train for its 25th consecutive trip to Cheyenne, Wyoming for the "Daddy of 'em All" rodeo. It was a full day of western entertainment!  Pictured above and having fun in the Walter Dean car are guests Nancy Levine; Mary Smith; Pat Robinson; and Denver Post Community Foundation Board Member, Tim Jackson.   Countless train enthusiasts lined the route to welcome and photograph No. 844's historic return to the rails.

T he Denver Post Community Foundation was proud to present its first CFD Train grant to the  Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum,  a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the community about the history and culture of Cheyenne Frontier Days from the event's earliest inspiration to its present celebration. 

A day prior to No. 844's return to the helm, CFD Train guests were invited to a special presentation about the nearly three year extensive restoration  led by Engineer, Ed Dicken's Jr. and the Union Pacific Steam Team.    

Proceeds benefited The Denver Post Community Foundation. For more information on The Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train, click here
THE DENVER POST UMS CONTINUES TO ROCK THE STREETS
Denver's Largest Indie Festival Celebrated its 16th Year in July 
Music lovers gathered for the 16th year of The Denver Post Underground Music Showcase, presented by Schomp Mini, July 28 - 31. The main stage and host venues along South Broadway were packed with more than 15,000 attendees throughout the four days. With headliners such as Polica, Thee Oh Sees, Allah Las and countless other favorites, the crowd was entertained from beginning to end of this year's festival. 

The Denver Post Community Foundation was proud to present a $5,000 grant to Youth on Record for their determination and focus to empower teens with music in some of the most vulnerable Denver neighborhoods.  

Proceeds benefited The Denver Post Community Foundation. For more information on UMS, click here.  
12th ANNUAL DENVER FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL 
Please Your Palettes September 6-11    

Denver Food + Wine Festival is a multi-day extravaganza of food, wine and spirits events, presented by co-sponsors Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits of Colorado and Colorado Restaurant Association. The 12th annual event benefits four nonprofit partners. The Denver Post Community Foundation is honored to be a beneficiary along with Colorado ProStart, operated by the Colorado Restaurant Foundation, Kroenke Sports Charities, and Metropolitan State University of Denver. Festival events feature the best in Colorado's restaurants paired with the finest wine and spirits, dinners, tastings, and culminating with the festival's signature event, The Grand Tasting. Denver Food + Wine Festival aims to highlight hospitality industry impact, promote workforce development, and celebrate Denver as a culinary destination. 
      
To view Denver Food + Wine Festival's schedule and to purchase tickets, click here
The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Online Registration Ends Sunday, August 28!

PTP logo The 5th annual Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour features the open range star-filled nights of Southeast Colorado. With the host communities of Ordway, Fowler, and La Junta ready to welcome cyclists, this 3 day tour has a little something for everyone, including a Century Ride and a Family Fun Ride.  Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. 

For more information and to register,
The Denver Post Passport To The Arts - Fall 2016 - Tickets 
On-Sale Through September 2!

This one-of-a-kind performing arts sampler series offers patrons a diverse combination of Denver's best music, dance, theatre, and opera performances. Fall Passport includes: Roundabout Theatre Company's Cabaret on Thurs. Sept. 27; La Boheme on Friday, Oct. 21; La Fanciulla del West on Tues. Nov. 8; and Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum on Sat. Dec. 17.  Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. 

For more information and to purchase tickets,
 
Congratulations to Youth on Record on their grant! 

On Friday, July 29, 2016, The Denver Post Community Foundation was proud to present a grant to support the mission of Youth on Record at The Underground Music Showcase. Mac Tully, CEO and Publisher of The Denver Post, Dean Singleton, Chairman of The Denver Post, Michael Henry, Sr. Vice President of Finance and CFO of The Denver Post, Tracy Ulmer, Executive Director of The Denver Post Community Foundation, and Kendall Smith, Event Director of UMS, presented the ceremonial check to members of the Board and Staff of Youth on Record. 
   
Thank you to The Denver Post Underground Music Showcase sponsors, partners, guests and volunteers for another great year!
   
Thank you to all the generous employees who donated to The Denver Post ACTS (Assisting the Community Through Service) School Supply Drive for Denver Public Schools Foundation!  Over 4,617 items were donated to help fill individual backpacks. 
Mark your calendar for these events proudly supported by Denver Post Community:   
Tues. Wed. Thurs., Now - Oct 6
Civic Center EATS 2016 
(Civic Center Conservancy)
Civic Center

Now through Thurs., Sept. 1
Summer Concert Series
(Denver Botanic Gardens)
York Street and Chatfield Farms 

Fri., Aug., 26 - Sept., 5
Colorado's State Fair
(Educating Youth in Agriculture)
Pueblo, Colorado 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fri., Sept. 2 - Mon., Sept. 5
A Taste of Colorado 
(Food, Music, Shopping, Fun)
Civic Center Park 

Fri., Sept. 2 - Sun., Sept. 4
Jazz Aspen Snowmass
(Labor Day Experience)
Aspen/Snowmass 

Tues., Sept. 6 - Sun., Sept. 11
2016 Denver Food & Wine Festival  
(A 6 Day Celebration)
Metropolitan State University of Denver 
Fri. Sept. 9 - Sun. Sept. 11
Colorado Fall Home Show  
(Renew, Remodel, and Refresh Your Home)
Colorado Convention Center 

Saturday, Sept. 10
Freedom Service Dogs  
(9th Annual Doggie Plunge)
Pirate's Cove Aquatic Center 

Saturday, Sept. 10
Rocky Mountain MS Center Gala  
(Auction - Dinner - Dancing)
Sheraton Denver Downtown 

Sunday, Sept. 25
Komen Colorado Race For The Cure  
Pepsi Center Denver 

Thursday, Sept. 29
Denver Scholarship Foundation Gala 
(10th Anniversary)
Colorado Convention Center 


DP Community Contest!

Win 2 Denver Post Passport To The Arts Packages!  
 Get your passport for some Arts and Culture...here's your chance to see some of Denver's best live performances this Fall. Click here, on the photo, or on our Facebook icon below and in a comment on our Facebook post, tell us your favorite live performance you've seen and where you saw the show. Fall Passport shows include Roundabout Theatre Company's Cabaret; La Boheme; La Fanciulla del West; and Granny Dances to a Holiday DrumThis contest is open today through Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. We will randomly select one winner from the comments and will contact that person through a private message on Friday, Sept. 9. Must be 21 years of age or older to enter. Rules will be posted in our Facebook notes.  Good luck!
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The Denver Post Community Foundation, a 501c3 organization, operates within our Denver Post Community and serves to fulfill its mission 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 2015, click here