We are almost  two weeks away from our annual fundraising event!

We invite you to join us on Thursday, June 4 from 6-7:30 p.m for our virtual state-wide celebration of the philanthropic community, and Community Shares of Colorado! We are honored to be hosting this year's Summer Celebration with our esteemed guest, Adrian E. Miller.
Adrian is an author, soul food scholar, former General Counsel and Director of Outreach at the Bell Policy Center for Colorado, as well as former point person for Governor Ritter's Colorado Campaign to End Childhood Hunger. Learn more about Adrian here.

This year, in addition to the 'Summer Sit-Down' conversation,
Adrian will do a cooking demonstration of some of his favorite recipes! 
Stay tuned for more information on these delicious dishes

This year's 'Summer Sit-Down' will be focused on food equity and social justice in Colorado highlighting two of Community Shares focus areas: 
Improving Health Options & Assisting People in Need. 
Registration to the event is FREE to the public!
Join us to experience a fantastic conversation and an expert cooking  demonstration with the  Adrian , but also to experience all of the Summer Celebration traditions you love: 
the Silent Auction, Wall of Wine, and the Paddle Raiser. 
We are also introducing a new and exciting opportunity to bring a taste of this year's virtual Summer Celebration cooking demonstration to your home!

 Check out how you can experience more of the exciting things 2020 Summer Celebration has to offer! 

(You can participate in the Virtual Silent Auction, Wall of Wine and the Paddle Raiser using the bidder number you will automatically receive in your confirmation email after register for the event. Please be sure to opt-in to text SMS to receive the link for the Paddle Raiser)

We will open our Silent Auction online for bidding beginning
Thursday, May 28 at 12 p.m until Thursday, June 4th at 7 p.m 
on our  NEW Microsite
(Once you register for the event, you will automatically receive your bidding number in your confirmation email)

We have received a variety of awesome Silent Auction gifts! 
Here are a few sneak peeks of what will be on this year's Virtual Silent Auction:

A delicious food option to get your own  Steak Meal Kit from Del Frisco's Grille delivered to your door by our staff member and donor, Becky Herlinger,

Exciting future experiences to take advantage of like premium access to 

As well as items to help you get through this crazy time such as a 'Your Pandemic Care Kit' including three essential goodies donated by the  Senior Assistance Center and yummy sips like  Ready-To-Serve Coyote Gold Margaritas and smooth local Colorado whiskey from  Distillery 291.

Get excited to start bidding online for your chance to win some awesome experiences, gifts, food and drinks!

You can participate in our Wall of Wine game on our NEW Microsite as well! 
Y ou can buy your ticket at a cost of $25 for your chance to win a whole wall of wine here.  


This year through the help of staff, board members, community members, and vendors, we will host our Paddle Raiser LIVE during the Summer Celebration program.

Last year, you helped us raise over $18,000 through pledges and contributions during our paddle raiser portion of the program.
This tremendous act of faith in our work helped to support Community Shares of Colorado's mission of connecting Coloradans to charities and causes they care about most and our vision of encouraging everyday philanthropy through small, incremental giving. 

This year our goal is to raise $20,000 

Please be sure to opt-in while registering to receive text messages so to get the link to participate in the paddle raiser!

New 2020 Summer Celebration Offering

(Made for two people to enjoy)

This year Community Shares partnered with Eventful Productions, Inc. to produce a special event box that you can purchase on our  Microsite! Get inspired during the cooking demonstration and enjoy a special treat with us virtually!

This box will include a ton of good stuff but we'll let you in on a little secret: It includes a special DIY Macaroni & Cheese recipe created by our long-time partner Occasions Catering inspired by Adrian E. Miller! This special box will also include a special dessert and a spiked summer beverage for two! 

How will I receive my box you ask? No worries!  Eventful Productions will coordinate the delivery to your home between 
Wednesday, June 3- Thursday, June 4. Deliveries will be made throughout the Greater Denver Metropolitan Area. 
You can purchase a 2020 Summer Celebration event box for $60 HERE!

Curious about what the box will look like? Take a look at some of Eventful Productions past boxes:

Why is the color Orange a significant part of this year's Summer Celebration theme?

This year as we focus on food equity and social justice, we're acknowledging the importance of hunger awareness in the State of Colorado and across the country. 

Although orange is a color that signifies many initiatives, it is the official color of Hunger Awareness. We want you to engage with us on how we can make a difference for Coloradans in need especially during these difficult times and continued awareness of COVID-19 impact. 

As a nonprofit community and greater community within the state, we are all working to support initiatives that address essential needs including shelter, health care, and of course food

Thank you for being an integral part of this conversation, supporting the 2020 Virtual Summer Celebration, and connecting with us as we address two of our focus areas:  Improving Health Options & Assisting People in Need. 

We invite you to use the color orange in your invitations to your friends and family, and in your messages as you help us spread the word! 
Special Thank You to the Presenting Sponsor of our 
2020 Virtual Summer Celebration event:
Registration to the event is FREE to the public!
Are you unable to engage with us virtually during the 2020 Summer Celebration program but would like to contribute towards our goal ? Please consider donating to us on our NEW! Microsite for this year's Summer Celebration event!