Our 19th Gala is sold out for 10.19.19
Thank you, Colorado, for believing in parent-to-parent support for families raising children who are deaf/hard of hearing.
Climbing the Peaks happens on Saturday, October 19 back at the Colorado casual Two Penguins Tap & Grill.
You won’t want to miss our annual evening dedicated to 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
New this year: we’ll be playing a trivia game courtesy of Rosefly Productions during and after the auction. Don’t miss it!
For this year’s 2019 Families First Award, we are honoring Nanette Thompson, who has tirelessly served families of all ages as a speech-language pathologist and educator. We will celebrate her many contributions to the field and to families!
Last year, we recognized educator and early interventionist Dinah Beams for a special advocacy award, and Representative Millie Hamner was on hand to accept the 2018 Families First Award on behalf of four sponsors of the HB 18-1006 bill, including Senator Dominick Moreno, Representative Larry Liston, and Senator Bob Gardner signed into law last June.
Thank you to our generous sponsors and donors for this event! Beverage, dessert and service sponsors include 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.
The auction committee has assembled quite a list of live and silent auction items. (See Live and Silent Auction Items 2019).
Interested in donating or joining the gala committee, or applying for the 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.
The staff at the Two Penguins was attentive and welcoming, providing a delicious buffet. Donated desserts from such places as Das Meyer Pastries, The French Kitchen, gluten-free delights by Kim and Jakes Cakes, NothingBundtcakes, cheesecake by Maggioni’s Ristorante and apple crisp from Forest Hill Bakery are typical desserts. We host a complimentary limited bar as well.
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.
This year, we’ll enjoy music and trivia from Rosefly Productions. 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 are so thankful for 18 years of sponsorship from these organizations below.
Can’t wait to see everyone!
Patronize the “Two Penguins” at 13065 East Briarwood Avenue, Centennial, CO 80229 near I-25 and Arapahoe Road.
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.