Launch your browser: Our 20th Gala is gearing up!
For the safety of our guests, we’ll be hosting this 20th Gala as a virtual event. We can’t wait to see you in person again, but hope you will consider joining us on October 15-20th for our biggest fundraising event of the year. Thank you for your participation and continued generous support.
Tune in Saturday night, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. for a brief program. We’ll announce our 2020 Families First Award winner, share more about auction items, spotlight some of our members and their kids, and give you a preview of upcoming events for parent support in raising our kids who are deaf/hard of hearing. All are welcome, interpreting and captioning provided.
You don’t want to miss our five-day auction this year and a short program online dedicated to both fun and raising funds for our services for families raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing, and the networking among like-minded people who believe in our motto: “What works for your child is what makes the choice right.” TM
A few highlights for this year’s auction: It is easiest to register on your phone: https://secure.qgiv.com/event/cohvauction/
Download the GIVI app from the app store and connect to our event to bid.
Book one of two executive homes (sleeps 8 or 12) with personal chef, private pool and ocean view in Manzanillo, Mexico (good for two years)
Crested Butte Condo 3-night stay for up to 8 people
Resound One: Hearing Aid Certificate (value $7450) good for one year, teens through adults
Great Wolf Lodge one-night stay plus $200 to upgrade or spend
Assorted Adult Beverage offerings
Experiences in Colorado Regions (Denver Metro, Colorado Springs, Boulder/Longmont, Grand Junction and more)
Climbing Gym and Feel the Beat classes
Safer at Home treats: Barkbox, ASL Starbucks mug, Blue Apron, Kidster cooking class, Santa Fe School of Cooking (online or in-person!)
Many Dreams – One Team event Tee shirts for adults and kids; one specially marked tee shirt will win a cash prize!
Opportunity to donate towards our work at a variety of levels:
$25 Family membership for a year for the print newspaper, virtual welcome bag
$50 Supports funds for social media outreach: 900-1200 parents reached on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and enews to 1200 parents and professionals
$75 Initial Guide By Your Side visit, baby to age 18
$100 Parent Coaching (extended) for a family: preschool – transition
$150 Parent workshops: Moms’ Nite Inn Online, Spring 2021, IEP training, Tech Tuesdays, Telehealth, and more
$200 Family gatherings, i.e. Deaf + Autism Day, summer picnics, Polar Express, Signing Santa, museum days
$250 IEP coaching support for a family
$500 IEP support including attending meeting(s)
$1000 Underwriter Award: Update, translate or create or update resources like The CO Resource Guide in English and Spanish, Funding Toolkit, Bridge to Preschool, and video projects
Sponsorships are still open! Click here to see our Online Gala Sponsorship form for 2020.
Families First Award: Last year, we honored Nanette Thompson, who has tirelessly served families of all ages as a speech-language pathologist and educator. Tune in October 17th to see who we are honoring this year.
Thank you to our 2019 generous sponsors and donors for this event! Beverage, dessert and service sponsors included Tito’s Vodka, Opici Wines, Amber Mustain Floral, Sara Lee, CORE (interpreting mentor program), ASL interpreters Mah-rya Proper, Natalie Austin, Leslie Chavarria-Gimley, Kariann King, Meagan Fretwell, and Amy Kroll. Thank you also to Goodwill Industries for help preparing the invitations for mailing.
Interested in donating or joining the gala committee, or applying for the (paid) Gala Coordinator position? Email us at email@example.com.
Never attended our benefit before?
This is a Colorado-casual community event. Meet other parents, professionals in the field, and like-minded community members. All are truly welcome.
Guests purchased tables or individual tickets for the event center, and we enjoyed auction items, speakers and live music, five complimentary beers and a cider along with the full cash bar for any specific wish among the 36 craft brews on tap and other beverages.
Next year, we’ll enjoy something completely different at the Lamar Street Center. We’ll have both the Trader Joe’s Chocolate Drawing and a game of Heads & Tails for prizes, a complimentary limited bar, and there are always surprises!
We offer interpreting and CART services for access to communication.
We’re grateful to our sponsors who have sustained their generous support throughout this unusual year.
Thank you to our generous 2019 sponsors!
We are grateful to all of our 2019 sponsors and corporate/friend tables:
Children’s Hospital Colorado – Two Tables – Blanca Peak Sponsor
Children’s Hospital Colorado – Developmental Pediatrics – Mt. Antero Sponsor
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind – Mt. Antero Sponsor
DeLisa & Friends
Friends of Tracy McGurran – Mt. Antero Sponsor
Janet & Joe DesGeorges and Friends – Mt. Antero Sponsor
The Marion Downs Center – Mt. Antero Sponsor
Pedrie/Lanning – Mt. Sherman Sponsor
Proper Family and Friends – Mt. Antero Sponsor
Raineys and Friends – Mt. Sherman Sponsor
Relay Colorado – Mt. Harvard Sponsor
Rocky Mountain ADA Center – Mt. Sherman Sponsor
Rocky Mountain Deaf School – Mt. Sherman Sponsor
Rocky Mountain Ear Center, LLC – Mt. Blanca Sponsor
Sipioras and Friends – Mt. Antero Sponsor
UCHealth Hearing and Balance Clinic -Mt. Antero Sponsor
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Westerra Federal Credit Union – Mt. Antero Sponsor
Wren’s Team – Mt. Antero Sponsor
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-650-3159 voice/text.