BUILDING A Legacy
I feel that The Center is vital to the LGBT community of Colorado. Visibility is one of our greatest assets in gaining our full rights; The Center is a beacon of visibility on East Colfax.
I love that you cover everyone from children to the elderly. Denver is lucky to have The Center. About the cover: These quotes were excerpted from feedback from our 2011 Community Questionnaire.
2011 A n n u a l
R e p o r t
A LETTER FROM THE BOARD 2011 marked the culmination of our three-year strategic plan, a plan that made it possible for us to become the premier LGBT organization in Colorado and will serve as a model for success for many years to come. 2011 was also our 35th anniversary, a pinnacle few nonprofits (and even fewer LGBT non-profits) reach. At our 35th anniversary gala in September, we celebrated the activists, donors, volunteers, staff and sponsors who brought us to where we are today.
Board Chairs CHRISTOPHER K. M. LEACH and BARBARA R. HARRISON
The Center built, sustained, and strengthened community-driven programming; developing new programs that are led by and for community members. Over 35,000 visitors came through our doors in 2011. Over 1,500 youth made almost 5,000 visits to The Center’s youth services program, Rainbow Alley. LGBT elders made over 4,600 visits to SAGE programs. Our Legal Helpline took 425 calls, and our Legal Director trained 500 people on the state laws that protect and enrich the lives of LGBT people. And over 6,700 people utilized our Cyber Center for writing resumes, searching for jobs, doing homework, taking online courses, and for general use. In the summer, we gathered with more than 300 friends and supporters for happy hours on the rooftop of our own building. Denver PrideFest again broke records, with 325,000 attendees. We established new strategic alliances with national and local partners. Sixty-five job seekers turned out for The Center’s first transgender job fair on May 7th, 2011, to network with Colorado employers. It was the first job fair of its kind in a non-coastal city and due to its breakout success, we’re holding two more this year. SAGE partnered with Wal-mart to fund SAGEWorks, a job skills training program for LGBT seniors and with AmeriCorps to provide assistance in navigating the maze of healthcare options for elders. We’re building a legacy for our community and creating a Center that addresses changing demographics, financial realities, and the social needs of all generations. This model will build on the history and wisdom of the community while shining a light to lead the way into the future. We couldn’t do it without you. Thank you.
Sheila Barthel Matt Dickson Chris Genry William Haas III Barbara R. Harrison Karen Jessey Christopher K. M. Leach Bridget McCann John Messiter J. Ryann Peyton Dr. Jay Seller 2
BOARDOF OF BOARD DIRECTORS DIRECTORS
has been in the financial services industry since 1983. She attended St. Bonaventure University on a basketball scholarship and graduated with a degree in sociology. She moved here shortly after graduation to enjoy the Colorado outdoor lifestyle – hiking, golfing, and snowshoeing. However, the call of the ocean lures her back with regular sailing trips. Karen furthered her education by obtaining her CFPÒ, CLUÒ & ChFCÒ designations. She is a lifetime member of Million Dollar Roundtable (Court of the Table). Karen loves what she does and is motivated to be the best. Having served on other non-profit boards, The Alexander Foundation and the ATL Foundation, and participated in many charity events, Karen brings knowledge and enthusiasm to the Board of Directors for The Center.
ATHEMESSAGE FROM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER The Center: Building a Community
Just a few short years ago, I might have started this letter by saying that LGBT community centers are often the only lifeline for LGBT individuals in the communities in which they serve; the only place where an LGBT person feels safe and accepted. I certainly would have stressed the importance of providing such a place and talked about The Center’s plans to build a new home. Today, as I set pen to paper, I can’t help but be amazed by how far we’ve come in the past three years. From the hammering out of our first strategic plan to the opening of the doors of our new building for the first time, I feel honored to have been a part of this journey. The greatest lesson we have learned over these past three years is that when we lead with strength and conviction, we are capable of rallying others to share in our vision and bringing together our community to achieve a common goal. The success of our first three-year strategic plan (2009-2011) created a momentum and enthusiasm amongst the staff, board and our community partners and allowed us to work together to create a new strategic plan; one that continues our vision of inclusivity and statewide outreach.
Chief Executive Officer
As I look toward the future, I can’t help but feel excited about all that lies before us. In 2012, The Center will launch its new three-year strategic plan. We will achieve and maintain a competitive advantage by investing in a culture that develops the talent of our staff, board, volunteers and strategic partners. We will directly influence social change through clear and consistent messaging and branding. We will utilize cutting edge information technology to empower our staff, board and volunteers to be creative, efficient, productive and improve strategic relationships. We will expand engagement through sustained relationships for the purpose of focusing Center programs to more effectively address community needs. We will sustain and increase our financial resources. We will cultivate and foster relationships with strategic partners to promote a healthy and affirming LGBT community.
In short, we’re going to be very busy over the next three years!
The Center is extremely grateful to those of you who have helped in our success, through your countless volunteer hours, generous donations and feedback. We look forward to your continued support as we embark upon a new journey to create a safe, healthy, inclusive and affirming Colorado for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
is the vice president for the Educational Theatre Association and the former Chapter Director for the Colorado State Thespians. He is a high school theatre teacher and fine arts coordinator for Adams Twelve school district. Jay has served for over twenty five years in different capacities, endeavoring to address the needs of the educational theatre community in Colorado and across the nation. As Colorado State Captain for Americans for the Arts, Jay lobbies for the greater Denver arts community hoping to make transformational changes in both funding and legislation. Dr. Seller completed his doctorate in organizational leadership with a special emphasis in at-risk LGBT youth. This is Dr. Seller’s thirtieth year of teaching high school and he is excited to bringing some of his talents and outside perspectives to the position of Co-Chair for The Center’s Executive Board.
2011 CENTER STAFF 2011 CENTER STAFF
Dr. Jay Seller
Cory Barrett, Rainbow Alley Director Mindy Barton, Legal Director Amy Drayer, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives Jessie Genther, Events Manager Melody Glover, Grant Writer Carlos Martinez, Chief Executive Officer Bob Mosher, Accounting Associate Moises Muñoz, Rainbow Alley Program Manager Craig Overholser, Special Projects Coordinator Matthew Padilla, Vice President, Finance Dani Perea, Communications & Marketing Manager Debra Pollock, Vice President, Development Shawan Turner, Receptionist Coordinator Shari Wilkins, SAGE of the Rockies Coordinator Juli Weiser German, Community Engagement Coordinator
In 2011, Rainbow Alley averaged more than 400 visits each month to the youth drop-in space where all activities are created and run by youth program assistants with trained adults providing supervision and mentoring. In 2011, the first Rainbow Alley satellite location opened in Littleton. Rainbow Alley provides resources, counseling and a social outlet for youth ages 12-21. Programming in Rainbow Alley includes Education 4 Action, a grassroots organizing and leadership program; Sex@Six, teaching youth to consider both the physical and emotional aspects of sex and sexuality; Dinner and a Movie, which provides a meal and substance-free social activities on Saturday nights; as well as a theater troupe to encourage participation in the arts. All of these programs help youth build confidence and self-assurance while encouraging them to explore their interests and become more well-rounded individuals.
Rainbow Alley staff also work on outreach in the community to talk about their programming and the importance of eliminating discrimination against LGBT youth in schools and other youth-serving organizations. They work with many community organizations to ensure that LGBT and questioning youth aren’t left feeling alone or isolated, and that the challenges unique to LGBT youth are considered in programs such as Child Welfare Services or mental health facilities.
True Colors welcomes 12-15 year olds
and their parents or guardians to join in a collaborative effort to create connections within and between families. Parents and youth meet in separate spaces where they engage in unique programming targeted at their specific needs. Each meeting has an educational, social, and support component. True Colors serves approximately 15 families.
is a Rainbow Alley intern currently completing his final year in the DU Graduate School of Social Work. As a Rainbow Alley intern, Whit cofacilitates and develops Rainbow Alley programming and trainings, represents Rainbow Alley at community events, and consults with youth. Whit is looking to do youth programming - education and advocacy- when he completes his Masters in Social Work in June. He comes to us from Colorado Springs but he completed his undergraduate degree at The University of the Redlands. Whit had a great desire to promote the work of Rainbow Alley, thus greatly desiring to complete his internship here. Whit will be with us as an intern until June but will leave a mark that will exist well beyond that.
Jefferson High School Colorado School Safety Resource Center Aurora Central High School Colorado Youth Matter Colorado Youth for a Change Colorado Public Television Denver Public Schools The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver Evergreen High School Denver PFLAG Denver Center for the Performing Arts Highland United Methodist Church
Services offered to the youth at Rainbow Alley include a weekly support group with a Licensed Professional Counselor for more in depth exploration of issues; and a weekly clinic with a Registered Nurse from Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics to receive free STI testing and seek medical treatment. In addition to regular programming, Rainbow Alley offers special events throughout the year, cosponsoring the annual Queer Youth Summit, producing Queer Prom in May, and participating in Youth Alley at PrideFest in June.
2011 RAINBOW ALLEY PARTNERS
Youth show their pride at Denver PrideFest
is a youth volunteer with Rainbow Alley. As a youth volunteer, he leads orientations for new youth to the space, assists with program preparations and safety needs, and is a peer role model. Justin is 20 years old and a graduate of Arvada High School. He considers himself to be a “typical gay kid” who is a fun and loving person. Justin considers himself to be Lady Gaga’s biggest fan. “I really don’t like hate and people who hate are ridiculous. I am an anti-bully kind of person and I will not tolerate anything related to hate. I am all about the peace and love. I live by PLUR, which stands for Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect. I think if everyone lived by PLUR then the world would be a better place. Rainbow Alley has been really good for me. It has helped me a lot and I would not be the person that I am today without it.”
LEGAL ADVOCACY AND
The Center’s Legal & Advocacy Program is the only legal project in Colorado dedicated solely to the equality and dignity of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and those with HIV. The Legal & Advocacy Program accomplishes this mission through a Legal Helpline, civil rights litigation, media work, and public outreach and education. The program has seen many changes since it was originally founded in 1992 as the “Colorado Legal Initiatives Project” to oppose the antigay Colorado constitutional Amendment 2 and the project’s subsequent merger with The Center in 2000. In 2011, the Legal Director provided information about LGBT legal issues to over 500 people associated with a broad array of organizations, companies, government entities and agencies, as well as to community members themselves, in order to raise the level of education on equality issues. As levels of acceptance grow, the hope is that LGBT Coloradans and their families will continue to gain equality under the laws of the state. The Center’s Legal & Advocacy Program was an extremely active member of the coalition of organizations in support of civil unions in Colorado during the 2011 legislative session. It intends to again participate in the work in 2012 toward gaining these critical legal protections for committed couples to take care of the ones they love.
One primary feature which has been with it for most of its existence has been The Legal Helpline. Generally, the average number of contacts has held steady for years at approximately 350 annually. In 2011, however, the number of contacts substantially rose to over 425 emails and phone calls during the year. “This increase of almost 20% can be attributed to several factors including increased awareness of laws protecting against discrimination and harassment of LGBT Coloradans,” said Mindy Barton, Legal Director. “I also believe moving into our new home has improved visibility of The Center and all of the various programs we offer for the community.”
is a recent graduate of Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, she stepped in as an intern for The Center’s Legal & Advocacy Program in the fall of 2011. While her duties primarily involve responding to contacts to the Legal Helpline and providing basic information and referrals to agencies and LGBTfriendly private attorneys, much of her time is also spent researching HIV decriminalization public policy and advocacy. This is a topic that has recently gotten attention nationwide and Maggie is currently preparing a full review of Colorado criminal laws affecting those with HIV, as well as conducting a survey of best practices in states where decriminalization work is being done. The Legal Helpline is a great way to get people in touch with local attorneys and agencies that are well equipped to meet the needs of LGBT people in Colorado. The state has more to offer its LGBT population than most people know, and I’m glad to have the opportunity to help people in my community get connected with these services.
“I’ve recently been trying to figure out what success means for me in this role as Legal Director at The Center. I’ve decided that I’d like to get to a point where this job isn’t needed any longer. Full equality of our relationships is recognized. Discrimination & harassment & violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity no longer happens. And LGBT youth and youth with LGBT parents are no longer bullied. We’re not there yet. So I guess we need to keep on working!” ~ Mindy Barton upon accepting the Colorado LGBT Bar Association’s Outstanding LGBT Attorney of 2011 Award for her work as Legal Director at The Center [pictured here with Center Board Member Ryann Peyton].
CONTACTS TO LEGAL HELPLINE: Domestic Relations & Family
Housing/ Landlord and Tenant
Employment & Labor
Personal Injury & Torts
Wills & Estates
Civil Rights & Constitutional Law
Business Law & Contracts
TRANSGENDER PROGRAMS The Center developed a three year plan for Transgender Programs. Since its conception in 2009, we created a Transgender Community Advisory Committee, began providing weekly transgender support groups and moderator training, created a transgender safe space/rest area at PrideFest, and produced the first transgender job fair in a non-coastal city. Our support groups, events, and activities allow individuals to talk to each other in a safe and affirming environment. We work closely with other transgender organizations to provide the most current and accurate information and resources available.
Transgender Social & Support Programs
A number of transgender social and support programs meet at The Center, including chat groups, support groups, and support for significant others, friends and families.
~Kyler Hipps FTM Support Group
Transgender FTM Support Group
Kyler Hipps is one of the moderators for the Transgender FTM Support Group that meets at The Center. He has been involved with The Center’s social support programs since 2010. In 2011, he began attending the female to male support group, and soon became a moderator. He says he enjoys the support group because “We are just a bunch of guys who get together and hang out but with the clear intention of supporting each other in their transition or lack thereof.”
Transgender Job Fair
Access to safe, well-paying jobs is one of the top three issues facing the transgender community, and The Center is proud to have hosted the first transgender job fair ever in a non-coastal city. Sixty-five job seekers turned out for The Center’s first transgender job fair on May 7th, 2011, to network with Colorado employers, including Lockheed Martin, C2MH Hill, Miller Coors, Jefferson County Mental Health, Kaiser Permanente, Macy’s and Family Tree.
Bob Nogueira Senior Director, Human Resources Kaiser Permanente
“Kaiser Permanente had the honor of participating in the Transgender Job Fair. From start to finish this was a wonderful event- educational for the employers and recruiters who participated and empowering and uplifting for the jobseekers. We all know the amount of thought that goes into a firstof-its-kind in Colorado event and I wanted for you to know how well this event was perceived by my staff and by me-- thank you for providing the opportunity to participate.”
Support groups are important because it not only gives people a place to share their successes and also gives people a sense of community when they feel like they don’t have one.
“I have always been a public servant, with my job at the City, and I felt compelled to reach out to my community. Volunteering at The Center has enabled me to experience and realize my true nature and helped my confidence grow, and I developed meaningful and potentially lasting relationships while volunteering. I believe the resources available at The Center are integral to supporting the LGBT community and furthering our cause.” Lynda’s volunteer work at The Center inspired her to create and facilitate a community support group for Transgender women who felt more comfortable participating in the privacy of a home setting.
SAGE OF THE ROCKIES The Center’s SAGE of the Rockies program provides a welcoming environment for LGBT persons over the age of 50 to gather, learn, organize and advocate. SAGE of the Rockies offers a variety of activities and events, giving community elders the opportunity to connect with others while assembling tools and information to help them age successfully. In 2011, 150 LGBT elders made more than 1,300 visits to a SAGE program. These programs include a caregiver support group, two weekly informal social groups that meet over coffee; educational workshops on topics such as legal and financial planning and geriatric pharmacy concerns; and social events such as Breakfast and Opera, yoga, art therapy, and Telling Your Story writers’ group.
Training & Working with Elder Care Providers
LGBT elders are largely invisible in American society, and equally as invisible within the LGBT community. They are far more likely to be isolated and aging alone and five times less likely to access existing services. Working with individuals, organizations, and agencies like DRCOG (Denver Regional Council of Governments), AARP, and Kaiser Permanente; SAGE of the Rockies strives to create a bridge of understanding around the cultural needs of this underserved population.
Over the past year, more than 1,000 individuals have been through training related to the cultural, social, and long-term care issues facing LGBT elders. Shari Wilkins, Coordinator of SAGE of the Rockies, in partnership with Jen Solms of DRCOG, have taken Project Visibility training to hospice organizations, nursing homes, assisted living communities, mortuary services, therapists, attorneys, realtors, schools and geriatric-focused organizations throughout the metro Denver area.
SAGE of the Rockies Receives NORC Grant
is a community counseling intern from Regis University. Mark works primarily with the LGBT elder population in groups and individual counseling, but he is also involved in projects that serve The Center as a whole, including starting The Center’s new Bisexuality Chat group for bi community members. “Social connection and support for the bisexual community are vital for The Center and the Denver area. I am very excited about the growth and potential of this group.”
SAGE of the Rockies partnered with GLBT SUSTAIN (Seniors Using Supports to Age in Neighborhoods) to adapt the NORC (Naturally Occuring Retirement Community) model to LGBT seniors in Capitol Hill. This aging-in-place model has been successfully used nationwide to help older adults access necessary resources, maintain independence, increase life satisfaction, and sustain neighborhood stability.
AARP DRCOG Denver Public Library Shalom Cares Project Visibility – Boulder County Office on Aging Ambler & Keenan, LLC Boomers Leading Change in Health Jewish Family Services Lutheran Family Services Kaiser Permanente St. Barnabas Episcopal Church St. Paul’s Methodist Church Piñon Management
What SAGE has done for me?
“If it hadn’t been for the SAGE computer classes, I wouldn’t have known how to do a group e-mail update to family and friends while my partner of 42 years was in the hospital and rehab.“ ~Cecil SAGE offers programs and services for everyone, including: an open art studio class facilitated by an art therapist, a men’s coffee group, a writing group, caregiver support, medication management classes, job skills training, health referrals, and weekend outings to the opera.
PRIDEFEST The theme of PrideFest 2011 was “These Colors Don’t Run: Honoring Our LGBT Servicemembers and Veterans.” The theme was a powerful recognition and celebration of the end of the U.S. military’s antigay Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. The PrideFest Parade was led by The LGBT Color Guard and The Grand Marshal for the Denver PrideFest Parade was Major Mike Almy, representing the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.
PrideFest 2011 was the largest on record, The
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with more than 325,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their allies converging on Civic Center Park on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 to celebrate the culture, heritage, and history of the LGBT community in Colorado. Entertainment for the weekend included New York rapper and YouTube sensation Cazwell, Grammy-award winning Motown artist Thelma Houston, country star Justin Utley, Latin entertainer Antonio Reyna, and more. Saturday’s events line up included the Kids Parade, PetCO’s Dogs in Drag contest, a petting zoo, and other family-friendly activities for attendees of all ages. After the parade, Sunday afternoon saw a packed amphitheater area in Civic Center Park, as the attendees filled the main stage area to watch headliner Thelma Houston. The Center’s programs were a big part of the weekend as well. SAGE of the Rockies marched and rode in the Sunday parade, and The Center’s Transgender Community Advisory Committee hosted the Transgender Rest and Resource Area. Rainbow Alley participants enjoyed Youth Alley, an alcohol and tobacco-free zone dedicated to youth under age 24, and equipped with resources and services from free and confidential HIV testing to opportunities for arts involvement.They even had their own Saturday night party with music and food.
President & CEO At The Beach Our partnership with The Center has been a winwin opportunity, allowing us to publicly show our support of the LGBT community and the great work The Center is doing. This connection has become a tremendous commercial home run for At The Beach. PrideFest guarantees that At The Beach Tanning Superstores reach thousands of potential customers each year and allows us to continue to build our brand while activating hundreds of members during PrideFest.
EMCEE & STAGE PRODUCER
These Colors Don’t Run: The LGBT Color Guard at PrideFest
Thelma Houston & Gov. John Hickenlooper at PrideFest
The Denver Two-Spirit Society
PrideFest is a unique opportunity for all to come together in a celebration of unity and acceptance. For me, it’s not so much about being gay, straight, black or white; it’s about being PROUD of who you are, as an individual and sharing that positive energy with others who feel the same.
The Center supports various ways for people to engage in social and/or support groups. We strive to connect people to their community, to friends and to a social support network. We are also there for community members looking for groups that will support them in overcoming personal challenges. Each year, nearly 35,000 people from every age, race and socioeconomic background access The Center. With over 35 social and support programs, and growing, we’re providing the connections and services to meet each of their individual needs.
Volunteer Street Team
The Center’s Street Team is a group of dedicated volunteers dedicated to outstanding outreach and an amazing commitment to spread the word about The Center. They’re on the town talking to people about our events and programs.
Resources Terry Mangan Memorial Library - is home to more than 3,000 volumes of LGBT texts, making it the largest lending library of its kind in the state. On average 365 books are checked out annually from the Terry Mangan Memorial Library. The David Bohnett Cyber Center - provides free access to computers and the Internet and gives the LGBT community a free way to network, communicate, and learn in a safe and welcoming environment.
~Bryan McKay Street Team Volunteer Volunteer since: 2006
Over 300 volunteers a year donate
Street Team Volunteer Bryan McKay says he loves to volunteer at The Center because...
more than $100,000 in hours to The Center, creating a vibrant community of service. We couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers.
Volunteers at The Center’s 35th Anniversary Gala
Grupos de Apoyo en Español/ LGBT Spanish Support Group
Held in Spanish, and directed by and for LGBT people, the group’s purpose is for members to share common interests and come together to support each other, solve problems through emotional support and information that can help. The group helps diminish the sense of loneliness, gives strength to face situations, provides information and offers friendship. This group is led by UNO (United N Pride) and The Center.
Helping others out at The Center has also allowed me to help myself to learn and grow as a person. After listening to a Rachel Maddow speech, I was inspired to get more in involved in my community so I came to The Center. I have been so impressed by the amount of programs offered here. I especially think it is fantastic that the LGBT youth of Denver have Rainbow Alley, a safe and positive space for them to spend their time. At the front desk, I’m the first person people see when they come in and the first person they hear when they call. I know I’m making a difference when I can recommend a program or resource here that they couldn’t find anywhere else.”
~Kathleen Rooney Volunteer since: 2011
2009 BUILDING A 2010 LEGACY 2011 2011 was the culmination of our first three-year strategic plan. This plan focused on expanding The Center’s reach into the LGBT community, creating a fiscally sound organization, developing a network of community partners, and building a home that embodied our values and vision. Five goals were outlined in the 2009-2011 strategic plan:
After years of separate branding for each program, we felt it important to have just one logo and one website for everything that The Center offered. Our signature four dot logo was created to represent unity and has become the recognized symbol of The Center throughout the community. We hired a full-time Communications and Marketing Manager to spread our message through new avenues, including social media and email. Today we have more than 3,200 Facebook fans, 1,000 Twitter followers, and 7,500 email subscribers. An allvolunteer Street Team was formed to reach out to area bars, coffee shops, businesses, and faith-based organizations, educating more than 100 people each month on The Center’s programs and services.
Promote Long-Term Sustainability Multiple strategies for financial sustainability were implemented to ensure that The Center was best positioned to adapt to change through the coming years. A $3.5 million capital campaign was launched in 2009 to build a new community center. With less than a year to go in this campaign, we have reached 90% of our goal. Individual donations have nearly doubled in the past three years due to a wide variety of new giving options, including the Something for Everyone campaign, Platinum Circle, and Legacy Circle. With this significant increase in fundraising, we have been able to form an endowment and set aside six months of operating reserves.
Develop Exceptional Virtual and Physical Spaces
A redesign of our website has given The Center the ability to reach people throughout the state, providing quick and easy access to information about the programs, services, and events that matter most to them. In 2011, 141,291 visits were made to www.glbtcolorado.org. The Center’s physical presence within the community grew exponentially with the opening of our new community center in July 2010. Since that time, we have become a home away from home to more than 35,000 annual visitors of all ages and from all walks of life. Our most recent census data shows that 79% of visitors identify as LGBT, while 21% are straight allies. 70% are Caucasian, 15% AfricanAmerican/Multi-Racial, 10% Latino, 3% Native American, and 2% Asian. 45% of visitors have an annual income of less than $20,000. 10
The Latin Stage at PrideFest has expanded since its creation and now features a full lineup for PrideFest weekend
Expand and Enhance Programs
Two new programs designed to meet the evolving needs of the community were launched during this time frame. SAGE of the Rockies was formed in 2009 to give LGBT elders a greater voice in the community and draw attention to the issues of aging as a LGBT person. The transgender program was launched to give social and emotional support to a greatly underserved population. In addition, Rainbow Alley changed its structure from a 100% drop-in facility to one that also offered organized programs in health, wellness, and leadership development. Each of these programs allowed The Center to reach parts of the community that we had not served in the past.
Strengthen Organizational Effectiveness
New operating systems and a new governing structure that support today’s business environment were put in place to guide our longterm strategic vision and allow us to act on new opportunities. A new structure for the Board of Directors has allowed us to recruit and retain members who are actively engaged in the growth and development of the organization. Seven Community Advisory Committees (CACs) were established to help gain greater visibility for The Center and its programs, to connect The Center with new people, and to provide feedback. Our investment in leadership has also resulted in a more inspired and motivated staff who continually bring their talents together to create a greater impact.
35ANNIVERSARY YEAR Thirty-five years ago, five individuals came together and dared to dream of a better future. That dream has evolved into one of the oldest and largest LGBT centers in the U.S. From our beginning in 1976 as Denver’s first Gay Community Center (GCC), we’ve served the needs of our community and have been the voice of gay pride in Denver.
Emmy Award Winner Tamara Banks emceed the evening.
The Center’s 35th anniversary gala in September was filled with all the best and brightest stars in our community, who came to toast the donors, sponsors and volunteers who help us thrive. We were proud to host the fun-filled evening to celebrate the activists, donors, volunteers, staff and sponsors who brought us where we are today.
We awarded three honorees for their exceptional contributions to the LGBT community.
Donna Rose and Center CEO Carlos Martinez with Roy G. Wood Volunteer Service Award Winner Courtney Gray
Courtney Gray was awarded the Roy Wood Volunteer Service Award for her outstanding commitment to and enduring work for Transgender Programs at The Center; Michael Brewer was awarded with the Phil Nash Community Activism Award for his commitment to The Center as an employee, leader, donor and advocate; and MillerCoors was awarded the Outstanding Corporate Partner Award, for their steadfast contributions to The Center for almost a decade.
FINANCIALS SUPPORT AND REVENUE *unaudited
Individual & Community Contributions $ 161,905 Corporate & Foundation Grants 415,108 Earned Income 698,853 In-kind Income 114,586 Investment income 21,815 Special Events 117,914 Capital Campaign 274,003 Other Income 10,214 Total support and revenue 1,814,398
For year ended December 31, 2011*
(Copies of audited financials available upon request)
Hosted every five years, The Center’s anniversary celebrations are our chance to celebrate successes and give credit to the individuals who made it possible.
EXPENSE Program Services *unaudited
Youth Services $ 290,147 Legal & Advocacy 137,990 Community Programs (Elders, transgender, cyber center and library) 273,965 PrideFest 650,835 Total Program Services 1,352,937 Supporting Services Management & General 259,663 Development & Communications 190,034 Total Supporting Services 449,697 Total Expense 1,802,634
Change in net assets 11,763 Net assets at beginning of year 3,249,308 Net assets at end of year $ 3,261,071 11
THANK YOU DONORS
2011 Individual Donors * Indicates capital campaign participants ~ Indicates volunteers
Visionary - $10,000+ Patron - $5,000+ Mentor - $2,500+ Sustainer - $1,200+ Advocate - $600+ Steward - $300+ Supporter - Under $300 Platinum Circle (Visionary, Patron, Mentor) Visionary Sue Anderson * Barbara Frank and Veronica McCaffrey *~ Christopher Genry *~ Jamie Henderson and Ray O’Loughlin *~ Karen Jessey and Jules Armstrong *~ The ESJ Daughters Fund * Christopher K. M. Leach *~ Mike Waterman and Paul Mesard * Patron Jim Berggren *~ Margaret Burd and Becky Brinkman * Phyllis M. Coors * Larry J. Donoghue * Dale Giulieri * Brian Hadaway * Barbara R. Harrison and Michelle Cooney *~ Dean A. Hughson * Christopher Ott and Jeremy Simons * Peyton Family Foundation Jay Seller and Paul Ferraresi *~ Timothy Sweeney * K. R. Willoughby Mentor Maureen Andersen and Debra Pollock * Anonymous * Cookie Barron and Kaye Garms * 12
Sheila E. Barthel *~ Brian Belt Michael Brewer and Ben Kemena *~ Edward Cannon and Chris Ross * Mary Celeste Curtis Gehl Family * Dr. Phillip B. Danielson and Carlos Martinez * Clemmie Engle * Dede Frain and Stace Williams *~ Elizabeth A. Harris and Debbie Jensen * M. David Johnson Patti Klinge and Connie McArthur * Danni Lederman and Sharon S. Russell D.D.S. * Stuart Sanks Jean Saul Michael J. Smith * Linda Warren * Sustainer Anonymous * Laura Blaser * Sue Boynton and Nancy Fritsch * Bridget E. Brophy and Suzanne Banning * John Connell and Eric Versch From the Staff of the Gill Foundation * Susan Goldstein Ed Goodstein * Pat Gourley ~ Domanic Guzman and Joseph Shearer * William N. Haas III *~ Linda Harmon * Deborah Hubbard and Tammy Weatherly * Jeffrey Julin and Mike Gaughan Ann Marie Kjerland and Wendy Pobirk * Paul La Cour * Carmah Lawler and Kathyrn Glass * James R. Marshall * Janice McClary and Janice McNally *
Eddie Miller * Sue Moretz and Mary Byrd Nance * Bob Mosher Phillip A. Nash and Robert R. Janowski, M.D. * Ryann Peyton and Sara Knickerbocker ~ Dean Prina, M.D. * David Reaser *~ Parker Roe Frances L. Winston * Advocate Mark Bjorstrom * Gregory Bogdan and Tony Vigil * Andrew Britton and David Grey * Judy Calhoun and Cheryl Weill Marc Champion and Patrick Powell Kitty Chisholm * Gay L. Clark and Pat Walker * Kathi Conner and Cathy Van Tassel * Frank Cox and Tom Roth * Mandy Cruzen * Ed Dorworth and Joe Shankland Teresa and William Elder Rachel Ellis, P.C. Robert Gaiser * Robert Garner Aileen Gaumond *~ Ray Goetz * Leslie Herod and Katina Banks Karen and Robert Herz Andrew Hornbrook * Cindy Joos and Judy Armbruster *~ Chris and Mary Junda Kimberly Kaiser and Jean Berg * Judy La Spada * Reeva Macdonald Bobbi Marr Nancy McGee and Susan Weindling Sharlea McMurtry and Glenda Pemble * Heather Nevill * Rex O’Neal
Morris W. Price Jr. *~ Kevin Ritter * Richard Sapkin Robin Sawyer and Lani Nobles * Jerome Schroeder, M.D. * Roger Sherman and Ernie Quemuel * Tom Simpleman and Don Campbell *~ James J. Smith and Robert W. Karow * Judi Spendelow and Michael Misgen Deborah Sycamore James Williamson and Matthew Thayer Ted Trimpa and Anthony Montoya David Vogel and John Orlando * Carol Wolf Joe Woodward * Debbie and David Younggren * Steward
Sandi J. Armstrong and Rose Eager *~ Jordan Ausman * Tracy and Kim Bauknecht * Randy Beineke and William Matlock Scott Bergren and Glen Eldringhoff Michael Biere Scott Black Angela Boggs and Juliet Troglia * Beth Bryant and Nancy Severson * David Bunegar Lillian and Bob Bush * Erich Callmann William Casey * Ivan Casserly * Carl Clark, M.D. and Mark Groshek, M.D. Dene Clark * Donna Conly Elizabeth Cookson and Carolyn Keene James C. (Jim) Coyle * Jennifer Danielson * Karen DeLeeuw * Rosalie Dorland *
Amy Drayer and Erin Atwell * C. Ray Drew * Annette Fante and Jan Blatchford * Mark Ferrandino and Gregory Wertsch * Stephen Fisher Ken Fitch and Lee M. Giacoletto Heather Fitzgerald * Stephen Fitzhenry Robert Foley * David L. Ford * Magenta Freeman *~ D. M. Gauthier * Joe and Sue Giadone * Sue Giullian Brian Greffe, M.D. and Mark Donovan, PhD Thomas Hanson Douglas Hargrove Colin and Levi Healy * Linda, Rus and Rachel Heise * Stevan Hidalgo * Mary T. Hoagland * Gregory A. Hoffman * Cindy Hogan and Liz Julin * John C. Hummel and Benjamin M. Riggs * David Hurt and Scott Coors Bud and Marilyn Hyman * Linda Jenkins * Erica Johnson Barbara A. Jones and Ann Dunnewald *~ Linda Jungers * John J. Kelly *~ Penni Key * Shane Kinkennon Cherie Kirschbaum * Becky Kizer * Mike Kloster and Tom Ebert * Michael C. Koechner * Mike Lanciloti * Rick Larson Muriel Leff Alan Leyba and Peter Padilla Arman Lorz * Andrew Luxen * Paul T. Maricle *
Cherry and Lorenzo Marquez * Reed Masten and Jay Strackeljahn * Judy McCree Carrington * Ellis B. McFadden * John McGowan George McNear * Christopher H. Merrell * Jenna Miles * Robin A. Miller and Hilary Blair * Elizabeth Moore Joseph Moore Ken Morgan * Charles Neff Michael Nettleton * Mari Newman * Clint Nieman * Robert Nogueira * Claire Orner * Patty Owens * Katherine Peck Andrew Pleszkun Henry Provost * Lea Ann Purvis * Michael Reinke and Justin Rallis * Mary Repetto and Beth Breen Melanie Rhinehart and Mary K. Marshall Ken Ritchart Tim Sagen and Ken Hoole * Joy Saly Steve Sampson Shane A. Sanford * Jack E. Schall * Lenore Shapiro and Lee L’Enfant * Vernon Shelley * David Rett Shoemaker Veronica and Clair * Tina Snapp and Keri Jones Christiano Sosa * Scott Stevens and Joe Barela Terry Stewart * Lewis Thompson and Laurin Foxworth * LA Tremayne * Gary J. Trujillo and Daymn G. Montoya
Michael Uhlenkamp and J. William Adams * Donald Van Splinter Torie VanDeven * Tamela Vaughn * The Velte Family * Thomas Walker *~ N. Eugene Walls and David Fronczak * Janet Walsh Carol Weiser ~ Erica White * Shari Wilkins and Deborah MacNair * Leslie Wright and Jennifer Ellis Vincent Zimmerman * Supporter
Karen Aase John and Carol Abel Frank Ackerman Amber Adams * Pam Adams M. L. Adamson Carolyn Agosta and Bill Rauschert Grace Ami Charles Anderson Harold Anderson Nancy Andrews Thomas Andrews Scottie Annable * Anonymous Mary and James Applegate Anthony Aragon and David Westman Barbara Armendariz and Lynn Maedel Mike Armour and Terry Hildebrandt Denise Arnold Doug Arnold Ted Ashcroft Mona and William Askwig Carol Avery and Kimi
Kondo Barbara Bachman Phillip Barber Jean Bareis Mindy Barton Geoffrey W. Bateman and Mark Thrun * Amy Baumberger Christie Beal Jack Beal Cindy T. Bear Michael Beatty * Luc Beaudoin * Harold and Ingrid Becher Jeff Beck Mike Beery Sara Beery Catherine Beeson Rick Bender Pat Benjamin and Cindy Ashton Elizabeth Bennett and Sara Luther Karin Bentley Carolyn Bergman Gail Bernstein Karen Bickett Thomas Bird and Roxann Salem Todd Black Daniel Blausey and Gerry Valentine Janis Bohan and Glenda Russell Mr. and Mrs. Tyler and Kamryn Bohn *~ Nadia Bolz-Weber Beverly Bomhoff Barbara and Keith Bond Jane Bowers Stephen Bowley and Thomas Riedel Kevin Brauer * Amy Braziller Jeffery Brown Paul Brown * Timothy Brown Kathleen C. Buchenauer
Kerri Burke and Karen Goodman Deanna Butterbaugh Christine and Eli Buzas Molly Calhoun Gerald R. Callejo Tina Campbell Warren Campbell Darren Cantor Mary Cardona Bobbie Carleton Richard Carlson Frederick Carnes III Deana Carter Gregory Caruthers and Allen Metzgar John M. and Barbara E. Case Brad Case Chester Cedars * Tim Cervantez * C. C. Chen Robert Christ * James Christian Hannah Christiansen * Lindsay Christopher Nathan Church Brad Clark Rob Clifford and Ken Brown Ernest J. Coca * Erin Colcannon and Thomas Healy Shawn Colleary * Thomas Connell Carol Cooney Mary Coyle Curtis Cramer John Crisci Lynn Crist D. J. Crosby Timothy Crouch Eleanor Crow Jennifer Crowe Barbara Schroeder and Sallie Dalton Jon Davidovich Dackri and Sherry Davis *
Ann Deetz Maria DeGuzman Tye A. Deines and Cameron C. Stevens * Carol DeYoung Matthew Dickson ~ Will Dodd Robert Drake J. Adam Drexler * Lawrence Durbin Pamela and Debbie DuysHammer Bryan Edwards Roger Egerdahl and Louis Janak Brian Eggert ~ Orton Ehrlinger Jeffrey and Therese Ellery * Michael Enney David Ensign Kim Erickson and Barb Vossler Dominic Espinoza Kyle Eversole * Howard Fear Victor Fenhaus Susan Fields Angie Fisher Terence Fleming Jim W. Fore Martha Foxhoven Scott Franssen L. S. French and S. K. Knight Lawrence French and Gregory Sargowicki * Max Fuhrmann Bobbi Furer Walt Gains Lynn M. Gangone * Christopher Gant Fred Gates Lindsay Genry Loyd Gerardot Leslie Gershon Scott Gibson P. Gifford and M. Baldwin
Jeanne Gilbert * Kay Gilchrist ~ David Glynn Andrew Goedicke Robert Ernest Gomon Reid Goodman, M.D. Hava R. Gordon and Jason O. Mckain Gertrude Grant Kappy Hall Todd A. Hall James Halpenny * Sue Hamm Julie Hammarstrom Kaaren Hardy Kirk Heinlein and Luis Chavez * Eric Heyboer Debra Hicks and Jean Broberg Stefanie Higby-Baker Barbara Higgins Carol Hiller ~ Cherryl Hobart and Martha Rehm * Jordann Hoelzel Brian Holmes Susie Hotz * Suzanne Hough Larry Hoyle Larry Hoyt * Eleanor Hubbard Andrew and Christine Hudson * William Hudson II * Gwen Huitt and Carol Hunt Kay Hummel and Jeff Fereday Connie Hunt Daniel Hurley Laurie Ivey Ronald Janowski and Karen Waid Robert Jeffers Ma Jensen Alicia Jiron Dani Mae Johnson
Robert Johnson Douglas and Ann Jones Richard Kadinger Abbi Kaplan Miriam Kapner Edward Karg and Richard Kress Maritin Katz Glenda Kaufman * Robin Kazmeroff and Michael Doyle Karen Keeran Carolyn Keith Raymond Kelling Wendy Georgette Kennebrae * E. Glenn Kindle Valerie Klemme Cheryl L. Klock Jan Knauer Jim Knopp Charles Knutson Dawn Koltiska Kim Komitor Kara Konecne Alyssa Kopf * Jennifer Kotch Rick Kramer Susan Krill-Smith George Kruger Thomas Kuspiel Sylvia Labrucherie Chris Lamey Kristin Larson Steve Lee Maria Letona Emily Lewis Maxwell Lichtenstein Linda Lidov Debbie Lloyd Carol Loats and Connie Foster Merlin and Barbara Logan David Loibl Carole London Steve Lord and Jeff Gregory * Robert Lowry
Morris W. Price, Jr.
I am a Denver native, a twin, and a Gay, African American Christian with a family that accepts me for who I am. Through the support of others I have received two college degrees and have been inspired to live a life that makes a difference. I have had the pleasure to work for multiple universities, two foundations, and now run a US congressional office. Iâ€™ve been given a blessed life. Being a donor to The Center allows me to complete the circle and give to others as others have given to me. 13
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Dave Montez Kirk Montgomery * Carl Morrow Denny Muirhead Patricia Mulligan Suzette Mullins Joan and David Munch * Elizabeth Murdaugh June and William Murray Mary Myers and Jyoti Devernie Mary Myers Stuart Naegele Patricia Nagorka Jesus Aaron Najera Keith Nelson Ronald Nennich Gregory Newton Sharon Niblock and Lisa L. Finck * John Nichols Karen Nilsson Mary Nolan Carolyn Norblom Dr. Loui Novak Arianna Nowakowski Scott Oâ€™Berski and Brian Swanson * Pat Oâ€™Hara Pattyo * Craig Oliver Juna Orr and Jill Kirkpatrick LaRae Orullian * Mary Jo Osterman Michele Ostrander and Sofia Aguilar * Matt Padilla Joseph Page Rose Palmeri Randolph and Linda Patton Casey Peel and Benjamin Garcia Troy Pegg T. Scott Pegues * Bonnie Peiffer Albert Peltzer Lloyd Peltzer
Velma Peranni and Erving Anderson Vincent Pesce Rosemary Peterson and Patricia Termin Pete Peterson Bob Phillips and Ric Durity * Miles Pierce and Leslie Michaels Polly Pinkston Linda Plaut Thomas Poindexter and Sandra Spencer Morris and Joyce Price David Proper Ann Quarterman and Donieta McIntire John Quinn Luis Quinones Peter Quintero Sandie Radetsky Karen Radman and Michael Farrimond Brian Reich Ralph Reschke Robert Resino Antonio Reyna and Joe Chavez Ann Rhodes Gary Ringler Jim Roberts and Mike Ricks Andrew Robinson Sandra Rocca Roger Rockenbach Pat Romero * Paul Rosenthal Janet Rothe Greg Rowley Ben Sachs Leonard Samson and Fred Vidler * Gary Sanford and Stewart Larson Angela Scala Susan Schafer and Barbara Nash James Schneider
Edward D. Scholz Herma Lu Schroeder Jeremy Schwartz Jehanne Schweitzer Alan R. Segal Chris Selby Sherilee Selby Sandra Selzer Larisa Sergent Diann Shannon * Leta Sharpe Way Shen Laurie Shields James Shively Rob Short Michelle Simons Dr. Andrew Sirotnak and Jamie White * Peggy Skoglund and Julie Pope Lloyd Slevc * Alana Smart Charles and Patricia Smith R. Tony Smith and Jim Peterson *~ Melanie Smith and Amy Zook Barbara Smith Stephen and Vivienne Smithers Jerry Smithson Gail Snyder Loretta Spurling David St. Amour * Stephen St. Cyr Shelley Stanley James Steed Dan Stenersen Thomas Stephens Eugene and Barbara Sternberg Janet Stonington and Kathy Valentine David Strauss Andrew W. Strickland Wendy Studinski Kerry Sullivan * Vicki Summer *
Paula Sussman Don Sutton Karen Swanson Andrew Sweet Ray Sylvester Timothy Symons James Szwankowski Ann Szynskie Ann Taddeo Matthew Tanner Kari Tekle Lisa Tellier Adam Michael Thodey * David and Susan Thomas * Kent Thomas Jeff Thormodsgaard ~ Bruce and Penny ThronWeber Kathleen Tinworth Anna Tomaino Alan Topelson and Nelse Linder * Judy and Larry Trompeter Jacob Trumbower Alice Turak Karen Turner and Susan Shuhert R. J. Unsell Martha Vail Christopher Vandall Craig Vanderlan Jeremy D. VanHooser * Mark Waddell and Scott Vickers Deborah Viles Judith Wagner * Ken Wagner Kami Waldron and Andrea Weiss Nancy Walker William Wall John Walsh Bruce Warren George Waters Brent Weakley Nicole R. Weaver and Harvey Logan Morris Weaver Patricia Weger and Sylvia
Milanese Susan Weinstein Michael Whitehouse Marta Whitsel William Wiechmann Christopher Wigley Jane Williams Marla Williams * Beka Wilson Leslie Wilson * Timothy K. Wilson * Richard Wise * Dave Wolfe Phillip Wong * Bud and Marie Wonsiewicz Bradley Wood Linda K. Wyman Betty Wytias Judy Yaw Jesse Yedinak Cheak Yee Lynn and Francoise Yehle Karen Young Amy Younggren Swieringa and John Swieringa * Susan Youtz A. J. Zabbia Sera Zerge Judy Zerzan James Ziegler Legacy Circle Anonymous Anonymous Sheila E. Barthel Laura Blaser Andy Bookbinder Matthew Dickson Barbara Frank Christopher Genry Pat Gourley William N. Haas III Barbara Harrison Jamie Henderson Chuck High Bobby James Karen Jessey
I give to The Center because I believe in its mission and leadership. As an ally of the LGBT community, I believe that everyone should have equal rights. As an educator I know firsthand the importance of feeling loved, belonging and the importance of investing in youth and therefore I especially love the work of Rainbow Alley. Through my volunteer work at The Center, I see firsthand how The Center makes a difference for many people every day. I am proud to be a 27.77 donor and to be part of a community who is leaving a legacy for future generations.
Michael C. Koechner Christopher K. M. Leach Phillip A. Nash and Robert R. Janowski, M.D. Andy Maxwell Debra Pollock Morris Price Jay Seller Robert Smith Shari Wilkins and Deborah MacNair In Memory of Kevin Stever In Memory of George W. Stillings III Janet Walsh Linda Warren In Memory of Roy Glenn Wood In Honor of Charles Barton and Bill Taylor from Andrew Maxwell In Memory of Don Bennett from Rob Short In Honor of Michael Brewer from Michael C. Koechner In Memory of Mary DeSantis am D’Orazio from Linda Warren In Memory of Larry Donoghue from Barbara Higgins Carmah Lawler and Kathyrn Glass Linda Warren Linda K. Wyman In Memory of Tracy Edwards from Mr. and Mrs. Tyler and Kamryn Bohn In Honor of Clemmie Engle from Karen and Robert Herz In Honor of Juli Weiser German from Danni Lederman and Sharon S. Russell D.D.S.
In Honor of Susie Helmerich from Robert Drake In Honor of John Hummel and Ben Riggs from Kay Hummel and Jeff Fereday In Honor of Paul La Cour from Terence Fleming In Honor of Carmah Lawler and Kathyrn Glass from Rosemary Peterson and Patricia Termin Ann Quarterman and Donieta McIntire In Honor of Christopher K. M. Leach from Alan Topelson and Nelse Linder In Honor of Brad Maraccini from Karla Maraccini In Honor of Bob Mosher from Linda Warren In Honor of Phil Nash and Bob Janowski from Clemmie Engle David L. Ford Sera Zerge In Honor of Ryann Peyton from Patrick Peyton In Honor of Deb Pollock from Ray Merenstein and Ilana Steinberg In Honor of Ron Sellers from Carmah Lawler and Kathyrn Glass In Memory of Art Thompson from Maureen Andersen and Debra Pollock Sandi J. Armstrong and Rose Eager Mark Bjorstrom Michael Brewer and Ben Kemena Bridget E. Brophy and Suzanne Banning
Kitty Chisholm Dene Clark Clemmie Engle John C. Hummel and Benjamin M. Riggs Barbara A. Jones and Ann Dunnewald Patti Klinge and Connie McArthur Michael C. Koechner Morris W. Price Jr. Jerry Smithson The Velte Family Bruce Warren Richard Wise James Ziegler 2011 Organizational Supporters $100,000+ Gill Foundation * $75,000+ Anonymous $50,000+ The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Colorado * $25,000+ Denver Foundation Mel Wolf Foundation $10,000+ At The Beach Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment Community Shares of Colorado Comprecare Foundation City and County of Denver * Hubbell-Waterman Foundation
Nordstrom and the M·A·C AIDS Fund Northern Trust Public Service Credit Union Republic National Distributing Schomp Automotive Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) $5,000+ 42 Below CH2M Hill Eldorado Artesian Springs Holly Medicinal Jared Polis Foundation PetCo Progressive Sisters of Color United for Education Under $5,000 4-Players of Colorado AARP Aesthetic Oral Designs, Inc. Astraea Foundation Babes Around Denver Bank of America Bank of the West Barefoot Wines Beverage Distributors Company Bouboulina Inc Christopher Ott Law Firm John Duncan T/U/W Boettcher Foundation * Bovine Metropolis Brett Family Foundation Bright Mountain Foundation Buffalo Exchange Carolyn W. & Charles T. Beaird Family Foundation Charlie’s Denver The Children’s Hospital (CHIP) Colorado Expression and Confetti Magazine
Colorado Health Foundation Colorado Housing and Finance Authority D2D Studio Davis Graham & Stubbs, LLP Deal Karma Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau Denver Radical Faeries Dignity Denver DirecTV Dorsey & Whitney LLP Elitch Gardens First Unitarian Society of Denver First Universalist Church of Denver Forest City Stapleton Gallo Gamma Mu Foundation Gay & Lesbian Fund of Colorado Gayngstar Ryghts GLBT Bar Association H. M. Brown & Associates Harris Law Firm Holland & Hart, LLP Ideal Homes of Colorado Imperial Court of the Rocky Mountain Empire * InterSector Partners, L3C Janus JR’s Bar and Grille Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP Krewe of Chaos * Office of Bridget A. McCann MGA Communications Mile Hi Bullseye Darts Mobile Giving Morgan Stanley Nursing Home Culture Change Accountability Board Octobearfest Older Lesbians Organizing
for Change * The Om Flow Oracle Ravina Holdings Law Firm Rocky Mountain Leather Alliance Rose Community Foundation Sage Hospitality Sooper Credit Union Community Foundation Steele Street Bank * Sunday Afternoon Car Klub United Way of Larimer County Walgreens Wells Fargo Foundation WestWord Whole Foods Wiegand Attorneys & Counselors, LLC Women in Mission Workplace Giving Programs America’s Charities Colorado Health Foundation Community Shares IBM Kaiser Permanente Lockheed Martin McGraw-Hill Companies Merrill Lynch Oracle United Way WellPoint Foundation Wells Fargo Western Union
Thank you to our volunteers and donors. Your gifts to The Center help us advance, enrich, and engage the LGBT community. We couldn’t do it without you.
Even with a comprehensive strategic plan to reach across the Colorado LGBT community,and a great leadership team and staff,two key ingredients needed for The Center’s continued success are volunteers and financial support. My gifts of volunteer time and financial contributions are my small part to help ensure The Center can continue providing important services to so many members of our diverse and wonderful community. And, the matching contributions of my employer double some of my dollars to make them stretch even further. 15
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