FALL 2019
In this issue: 
featured stories | signature events spotlight | grant corner | thank you | upcoming events | contest      
Gifts Matched at 50% by Denver Active 20-30 Children's Foundation 

The Denver Post Season To Share presented by Denver Active 20-30 Children's Foundation holiday fundraising campaign runs through December 31, 2019. Donations up to $800,000 will be matched at .50 per dollar by Denver Active 20-30, making an even greater impact for those in need. 

Season To Share will support more than 50 nonprofit organizations in metro Denver, making a difference for low-income children, individuals and families. These qualified nonprofits provide life-changing programs that  prepare  children and youth for success in the classroom and in life,  protect  children and families in need with medical care,  house  families and individuals in need of a permanent home, and   nourish those who experience hunger.  

With the holiday season upon us, please consider making a gift today. Together we can make a difference for those less fortunate.    

For more information and to donate to Season To Share, click here.
TSO Makes a Generous Donation to Season To Share   

We are so grateful for the continued support and generosity of the  Trans-Siberian Orchestra  to the Denver community. On Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019,  The Denver Post  Season To Share presented by Denver Active 20-30 Children's Foundation, received a check in the amount of $17,975 from TSO prior to their amazing evening performance. 

This gift, combined with others up to $800,000 received throughout the campaign, will be matched by Denver Active 20-30 at 50%. We thank the Trans-Siberian Orchestra for choosing to help our local 50+ nonprofit organizations focusing on children and youth, health and wellness, homelessness, and hunger.  

Pictured above with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra band members April, Ashley and Andrew, are Carol Cline and Stacy Schafer from The Denver Post Community Foundation; and Jenny D. Hopkins, Jay Cruze, and Murphy Huston from KOSI 101.1.

For more information on how to donate to Season To Share,  click here.  
(Assisting the Community Through Service) 
Employee Volunteers Give Back

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, The  Denver Post ACTS (Assisting the Community Through Service) employee volunteers with their family and friends, spent their morning at  Food Bank of the Rockies reclaiming, sorting, and packaging donations. Our group helped pack up 12 pallets with 480 boxes, weighing 12,880 lbs (which is over 6 tons!) and if everything would've been food items, that would equal 11,000 meals for those in the metro Denver area. We are so grateful to the ACTS volunteers who gave their time to help others in the community. 

A special thank you to the following volunteers: Christine and Brian Moser, Mike and Noah Rafferty, Craig Kudra, Amanda Muse, Emily LeClair, Nicole Odekirk, Dawn Morgan, Dani Day, Gigi Korosec, Courtney Scholten, Justin Scriven, Nancy Hole, Hayley Johnson, Jacob Meyer, Meg and Justin Wingerter, Noelle Phillips, Elizabeth Hernandez, Tobi King, Vicki Magoya, Carol Cline, Stacy Schafer, and John Vanderberg. 

For more information about Denver Post ACTS, click here.  
Last Chance for The Denver Post Holiday Passport To The Arts - Handel's Messiah Awakening on Dec. 20

This is the final week of sales for The Denver Post Holiday Passport To The Arts Handel's Messiah Awakening available for $35 each (a $50 value). A limited amount of tickets are available for the Friday, December 20 show at 7:30 p.m., so don't miss your chance to attend one of the best shows of the holiday season. Sales close Sunday, Dec. 1 or when they sell out, whichever comes first. Purchased tickets will be mailed through the US Postal Service starting the week of Dec. 2. 

Proceeds from The Denver Post Passport To The Arts benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation.  For more information and to purchase, click here
Congratulations to Stories on Stage for their grant presented at The Denver Post Pen & Podium Literary Author Series featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Andrew Sean Greer on November 18, 2019. Stories on Stage is a nonprofit that brings stories to life!  Through entertaining stage performances of literature, they encourage and enhance literacy and the love of reading.   

Pictured from left to right are Stacy Schafer, communications and grants manager of The Denver Post Community Foundation; featured author, Andrew Sean Greer; from Stories on Stage are Abbe Stutsman, executive director, Anthony Powell, artistic director, and Theresa Keatinge, board president; and Tracy Ulmer, president and CEO of The Denver Post Community Foundation. 
Congratulations also to Lighthouse Writers Workshop for their grant presented at the kickoff to the 16th season of The Denver Post Pen & Podium Literary Author Series featuring award-winning author, Jesmyn Ward on Monday, September 23, 2019. This nonprofit works hard to support writers and readers of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels to achieve their fullest potential as artists and human beings. 

Joining author Jesmyn Ward in the check presentation photo from the Lighthouse Writers Workshop is Laurie Wagner; and from The Denver Post Community Foundation is Tracy Ulmer and Stacy Schafer.
PTP logo Congratulations to the Colorado FFA Foundation on their $7,000 grant presented on Fri., Sept. 13, 2019 at The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour in Holly, CO.  Executive Director, Don Thorn and the State Officers accepted the check from PTP Tour Director, Deirdre Moynihan. We are grateful for their work to ensure the cyclists had amazing lunches and anything else they needed throughout the weekend.  
Congratulations as well to the Colorado 4-H Foundation supporting Colorado 4-H for their $7,000 grant which was presented at PTP on Sat., Sept. 14, 2019 in Springfield, CO by Stacy Schafer, communications and grants manager of The Denver Post Community Foundation. Accepting the check with a great representation of members was Jean Glowacki, director of Colorado 4-H development.  We are grateful for all their hard work and dedication during the tour, making sure the weekend was a great experience for all. 

We are grateful to YOU! During this holiday season, we want to express our gratitude 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 thank you! 
Mark your calendar for these events proudly supported by Denver Post Community:   
Fri. Dec. 6 - Sat. Dec. 7, 2019
44th Annual Parade of Lights
Downtown Denver

DP Community Contest!

Win 2 VIP Tickets to the Sold-Out Lecture by Michael Ondaatje and a $50 Tattered Cover Book Store Gift Card!  
Don't miss this chance to hear from Michael Ondaatje, award-winning author of "The English Patient" and "Warlight." The Denver Post Pen & Podium Literary Author Series is sold out but you can win 2 VIP tickets for the January 27, 2020 lecture and a $50 Tattered Cover Book Store gift card. Click here, on the photo, or on our Facebook icon below and in a comment on our Facebook post, tell us what the best book you read in 2019 was and why. This contest is open today through Friday, December 20, 2019. We will randomly select one winner from the comments and will contact that person through a private message on Saturday, December 21. Must be 21 years of age or older to enter. G ood luck!