May 2022

$20,361 Challenge Gift - Can You Help Raise Remaining $4,911?

To help 361 AIDS orphans in Kenya this year, an out-of-state donor has offered the largest challenge grant the Center for Health and Hope has ever received: $20,361. 

Friends attending the Spring is a Time For Hope Brunch April 23, stepped up immediately and gave $13,200.  Additional gifts have been forthcoming. 

Can you help us find donors to match the remaining $4,911? 

Overall, we need to raise $72,200 every year, so by matching this gift we will be more than halfway there. If you want to participate in the challenge, make a gift using the link below, or send a check to 7185 S Niagara Circle, Centennial, CO 80112. Wow!  What a wonderful challenge—and thanks to all the donors who help us meet it!
Hero of the Year Pastor Nathan Adams and Dr. Don Messer, Center Executive Director
Benjamin Young, M.D., PhD.
Keynote Speaker
Brunch photos courtesy of Ahmad Terry
Rachelle Schaap & Nathan Adams Honored
The Center’s Board of Directors has named Rachelle Schaap, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, businesswoman, as 2022 “Shero of the Year” and Rev. Nathan Adams, Denver Park Hill UMC pastor, as 2022 “Hero of the Year.”  Adams was honored at the Spring is a Time for HOPE April 23 and Schapp will be saluted in Sioux Falls on August 26.

Ms. Rachelle Schaap
Pastor Nathan Adams
Messer To Visit Kenya and Rwanda

After a two-year hiatus when international travel has been impossible, the Center’s Executive Director, Dr. Don Messer, plans to make brief June visits to various Center supported projects in Kenya and Rwanda. In Rwanda Messer will speak at a Global AIDS seminar designed for pastors and spouses, as well as a Human Rights gathering, focused on LGBTQ+ persons. People from the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, & Burundi will participate in the human rights session. 

At the request of Ann Fort and family, Messer will take some of Ann's ashes to spread in her beloved Kenya.  Read more about Ann's legacy.
Join Us To Play Golf-
Or Be A Sponsor-
Share An Item For Silent Auction
Mark August 9 for the annual “Swinging@AIDS” Golf benefit in Denver! At the City Park Golf Course, we seek to raise $50,000 for programs in India, USA, and Kenya. 

We need golfers - and sponsors - and silent auction items. Bruce Berger will be the chair. Volunteers are needed too!

Always feel free to contact me via phone 303877 1955 or email at

Dr. Don Messer, Executive Director, Center for Health and Hope