In this issue: 
featured stories | signature events spotlight | grant corner | thank you | upcoming events | contest      
$16,282 to Support Basket of Joy   

On Saturday, November 19 the Trans-Siberian Orchestra presented a generous $16,282.00 check to The Denver Post Community Foundation in support of  Basket of Joy , our program produced in partnership with Volunteers of America and Safeway and sponsored by Denver Mattress Co. and InnovAge

This donation will help enrich the lives of more than 5,280 home-bound and isolated seniors in our community by providing a basket of fruit this holiday season.  Pictured with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra performers are Denise Plante, KOSI 101.1; Tracy Ulmer and Carol Cline, Denver Post Community Foundation; and Jim White, Volunteers of America. We are so grateful for this generous support from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Live Nation!      

For more information on Basket of Joy,  click here.  
(Assisting the Community Through Service) 
Employees Give Back

On Saturday, November 12, 33 Denver Post ACTS employee volunteers, with their family and friends, spent their morning volunteering at Food Bank of the Rockies. A total of 102.5 hours of community service were spent helping make our community a better place. The awesome group processed over 12,240 lbs of food and created 10,240 meals!  

For more information on The Denver Post ACTS, click here.  
Make Your Gifts Go Further This Holiday Season

The Denver Post Season To Share Holiday Campaign is underway! We are so grateful to our generous community for helping support those who need it most. Each donation given will be matched at 50% by the McCormick Foundation. 

Through The Denver Post Season To Share, a McCormick Foundation Fund, grants are made to local nonprofit organizations making a difference for low-income children, adults and families. These qualified nonprofits provide life-changing programs that offer year-round education and mentoring; give access to healthy meals and food supplies; provide stable and affordable housing and offer access to free or low-cost dental and medical services. 

Thanks to the generosity of donors and the 50% match from the McCormick Foundation, those less fortunate in our communities have a chance to improve their lives. With all expenses paid, 100% of donations, plus the match, is granted across Metro Denver

In the 2015/16 campaign, over 4,950 donors plus the generous match by the McCormick Foundation provided $2,290,000 in grants to 49 nonprofit agencies including four new signature grants for $100,000 each. 

Please make your donation in any amount and help us spread the word so we can make the 2016/17 campaign another great success for our community! 

For more information and to donate to The Denver Post Season To Share, 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, is Saturday, December 10, 2016. 

Co-founded in 1983 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. Help us deliver joy to the seniors in our community!    

For more information and to sign up to volunteer, click here
Ride The Rockies Route Announcement Party
McNichols Civic Center Building

Be among the first to know the majestic route the RTR cyclists will ride June 10 - 17, 2017! Join us on February 4th for the great reveal and prepare to bid on the unique auction items! Get your tickets now, prices will go up on January 1, 2017. Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation.   

For more information on The Denver Post Ride The Rockies Route Announcement Party and to buy tickets,
  click here. For more information on Ride The Rockies, 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 11, 2017. Colorado schools that are interested in participating, need to register for the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee program no later than January 30, 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 Metropolitan State University of Denver Foundation's Family Literacy Program for their $5,000 grant presented at Denver Post Pen & Podium on November 14, 2016. Pictured from left to right are Janine Jackson, Adam Million and Program Director, Dr. Adriann Wycoff, MSU Denver; Lauren Groff,  award winning author ; and Tracy Ulmer, The Denver Post Community Foundation. 
Thank you to InnovAge for their generous partnership with Basket of Joy! We can't wait for this year's event on Saturday, December 10. 

We are so grateful to all of you! During this time of giving thanks, 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:   
Now Through Sat. Jan 1, 2017
Blossoms of Light
Denver Botanic Gardens
Fri. Dec. 2 - Sat. Dec. 3, 2016
42nd Annual Parade of Lights
Downtown Denver

DP Community Contest!

Win a Family 4 Pack of Orchestra Level Tickets to The Nutcracker on Sat., December 17, 2016!  
Here's your chance to attend the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House during Colorado Ballet's 56th Season. Our winner will receive 4 Orchestra Level tickets to the 1:00 p.m. show on Saturday, December 17. Click here, on the photo, or on our Facebook icon below and in a comment on our Facebook post, tell us your favorite holiday movie or live performance. This contest is open today through Thursday, December 8, 2016. We will randomly select one winner from the comments and will contact that person through a private message on Friday, December 9. 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, 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