FALL 2017
In this issue: 
featured stories | signature events spotlight | grant corner | thank you | upcoming events | contest      
Make Your Gifts Go Further This Holiday Season

The Denver Post Season To Share presented by DaVita is the holiday fundraising campaign of The Denver Post Community Foundation and runs through December 31, 2017. We are so grateful to you, our generous community for helping support those who need it most. Donations will be matched at 50% by DaVita up to $750,000. 

Season To Share will support more than 45 nonprofit organizations in Metro Denver, making a difference for low-income children, adults and families. These qualified nonprofits provide life-changing programs that nourish those who experience hunger, protect children and families in need with medical care, prepare children and youth for success in the classroom and in life, and house families and individuals in need of a permanent home. 

Please consider making a gift today, as donations in any amount add up to help change the lives of our neighbors in need this holiday season. Together we can make a difference.    

For more information and to donate to Season To Share, click here.
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra and The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa Make Generous Donations to Season To Share   

On Saturday, November 18 the Trans-Siberian Orchestra  presented a check in the amount of $18,075 to The Denver Post Season To Share  presented by DaVita,  a program of The Denver Post Community Foundation. This donation will help support more than 45 nonprofit organizations focusing on children and youth, health and wellness, homelessness, and hunger programs in Metro Denver. TSO donated $1 from each of their ticket sales to help make a difference in the lives of others.  We are so grateful for their continued support!

Pictured above with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra performers Jodi, Ashley and Andrew, are Murphy Huston, Jackie Selby and Sean Henry from KOSI 101.1; Carol Cline and Stacy Schafer from The Denver Post Community Foundation; and Nic Eliason from DaVita.      
The 30th Annual Champagne Cascade event took place on Sunday, November 19 in front of a sold out VIP crowd and enthusiastic onlookers. With both The 
Brown Palace and The Denver Post celebrating their 125th year in business, this year's event had quite a bit of history under one roof. This holiday t radition will make a lasting impact on our Denver  community through a donation in the amount of $31,750 to The Denver Post Season To Share presented by DaVita. Guests of the event were treated to a "pop up" museum full of 125 years of history between The Brown and The Post. For more photos of this spectacular event, click here. We are honored and humbled by the support of this year's Champagne Cascade event at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa. 

For more information and to donate to Season To Share,
 click here.  
(Assisting the Community Through Service) 
Employees Give Back

On Saturday, November 4, our Denver Post, Ad Taxi and Digital First Media ACTS employee volunteers, with their family and friends, spent their morning volunteering at Food Bank of the Rockies. The dedicated group packaged more than 7,000lbs of food for more than 5,500 families (22,000 individuals!) in need. Thank you to the following volunteers: Project Leaders - Tom Zakrzewski and Chris Dulge; Daniel Kruzic; Barbara Ellis; Betty Efird; Maureen Burnett; Kelle and Greg Schwartz; Jonathan and Melissa Wilcox; Phil, Joyce, and Jennylynn Kesler; Belinda and Jeff Rose; Shannon Dwyer; Zach Swanson; Noelle Phillips; Jay Potts; Allie Aylward; Joella Baumann; Blake Rockel; Sara Lovitt; and Stacy Schafer. 

For more information and to see our Denver Post ACTS photo gallery, click here.  
Sign Up to Volunteer for Basket of Joy!

The Denver Post Basket of Joy, produced in partnership with Volunteers of America and Safeway, and sponsored by Denver Mattress Co. and InnovAge and Bellco, is Saturday, December 9, 2017. 

Co-founded 30 years ago by former Denver Post columnist Woody Paige, the Basket of Joy program continues to bring joy in the form of a holiday fruit basket to more than 5,280 low income seniors in our community. Volunteer to help deliver joy to the seniors in our community!    

For more information and to sign up to volunteer, click here
Attention Spellers: It's Time For Your School To Sign Up!

The Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee is scheduled for Saturday, March 10, 2018. Colorado schools that are interested in participating, need to register for the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee program no later than December 15, 2017. Proceeds of The Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. 

For more information and to register, click here
Congratulations to the Phamaly Theatre Company for receiving the 4th annual Dean Singleton Legacy Grant. This $50,000 grant enables Phamaly to continue providing mainstage performance opportunities and professional development classes and workshops to its actors throughout the year. It will also support the creation of a brand new, devised educational touring show about artists with disabilities. Accepting the check from Dean Singleton is Regan Linton, Phamaly's artistic director. 

Congratulations to Stories on Stage for their $5,000 grant presented at Denver Post Pen & Podium on November 13, 2017. Pictured from left to right are Stories on Stage executive director, Abbe Stutsman; Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Richard Russo; Stories on Stage artistic director, Anthony Powell; and The Denver Post Community Foundation president and CEO, Tracy Ulmer.   
Sending a special thank you out to  InnovAge and Bellco for their generous support and partnership of this year's Basket of Joy! We are looking forward to helping 5,280 seniors smile a little bigger this holiday season on Saturday, December 9, 2017.   

We are so grateful to all of you! During this holiday season, we want to thank you for your support! Whether you are a valued partner, a generous donor, a loyal event attendee of a signature event, a dedicated volunteer, or simply interested in what we have to share...we are grateful for you and want to wish you a great holiday season! 
Mark your calendar for these events proudly supported by Denver Post Community:   
Nov. 24 Through Jan 1, 2018
Blossoms of Light
Denver Botanic Gardens
Fri. Dec. 1 - Sat. Dec. 2, 2017
43rd Annual Parade of Lights
Downtown Denver

DP Community Contest!

Win 4 Gold Club Tickets to the DU vs AFA Hockey game on Saturday, December 30, 2017!  
Here's your chance to cheer on the Denver Pioneers as they take on a hometown rival on Saturday, Dec. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Magness Arena. Click here, on the photo, or on our Facebook icon below and in a comment on our Facebook post, tell us who you want to bring with you and why. This contest is open today through Friday, December 15, 2017. We will randomly select one winner from the comments and will contact that person through a private message on Saturday, December 16. Must be 21 years of age or older to enter. Rules will be posted in our Facebook notes.  Good luck!