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foodfor thought HOLIDAY 2012

Kitchen Versus Corn: Rising Food Prices

Project Angel Heart Client Profile: Winning the War on Cancer

by Matt White, Communications Intern, Fall 2012

by Matt White, Communications Intern, Fall 2012

Food prices are rising in the United States and, according to Project Angel Heartʼs executive chef, Jon Emanuel, the reason is simple...itʼs corn.

“The fight against cancer.” “Cancer survivor.” Many view the struggle against cancer as a type of war. Looking at the numbers, it isnʼt hard to see why: more than one million people in the United States get cancer each year, and cancer is now the number one condition facing Project Angel Heart clients. Clients like Ellen. Sheʼs a veteran in this war and a cancer survivor in every sense of the word.

“Everything is made from corn in this country,” Emanuel explained. Even a casual search through your local grocery store will reveal an abundance of corn‑based products that we use every day, from corn cereals to soft drinks made with high fructose corn syrup to a range of snack foods made with corn oil. If corn prices rise, food prices rise.

SAVE THE DATE! April 25, 2013 ATTENTION METRO AREA RESTAURANTS, VOLUNTEERS, AND DINERS... Join us for Dining Out for Life® in 2013!

Be part of one of the tastiest fundraisers of the year! Mark your calendar and dine out with us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner on April 25, 2013.

ProjectAngelHeart.org 303‑830‑0202 | 800‑381‑5612 Facebook.com/ProjectAngelHeart Twitter.com/proj_angelheart

More than 300 metro Denver restaurants will donate 25 percent of the dayʼs food sales to Project Angel Heart on this one day. You can also sign up as a participating restaurant to support the cause or sign up to volunteer as a restaurant ambassador to help increase visibility and donations for Project Angel Heart. To become a participating restaurant, contact Jessica Milnes, Events Manager, at 303‑407‑9418 or jmilnes@projectangelheart.org. To volunteer, contact Cole Schlam, Volunteer Resources Assistant, at 303‑407‑9416 or cschlam@projectangelheart.org.

In the summer of this year, they did just that. A historic drought has dropped our countryʼs corn yield to the lowest level since 1995 along with significant effects on soybean crops. Eric Munoz, a senior policy analyst for international aid group Oxfam, had this to say, “The United States is the worldʼs largest exporter of corn, soybeans and wheat, and likely price spikes will ripple through markets globally, with devastating consequences for those already struggling to get enough food to eat.” For an organization like Project Angel Heart that delivers meals at no cost, a historically low corn yield and the consequent rise of food prices are certainly causes for concern. The Project Angel Heart team is working to circumvent the effects, especially in the kitchen. To learn more about this, access the full article on our website, www.ProjectAngelHeart.org. Look for “From the Kitchen” at the bottom of the homepage and click on the article headline.

When a few aches and pains passed off for old age transformed into a caved‑in breast, “I got really scared,” Ellen said, realizing that she had breast cancer. “You just donʼt know how youʼre going to react until youʼre thrown into it.” When Ellen began her chemotherapy and radiation treatment, her finances became as much of an enemy as the cancer. Food and even a place to live were no longer guaranteed. For four months during chemotherapy, she and her husband lived out of their small car. “I was in shock,” she said. Not because of the cancer, but because of the number of people willing to help her start winning her battle. A social worker helped her find a place to stay, allowing her to resume her meal deliveries. Some of her aid she had to fight for and some of it was fighting for her, including Project Angel Heart. “They are angels, they have to be. Come hell or high water, they come,” Ellen said of the volunteers who came to deliver her meals. “Without those nutritious meals, I would have never made it.” Toward the client services staff at Project Angel Heart she also expressed a deep gratitude. Their genuine concern for her well‑being was demonstrated by frequent checks that her nutritional needs were being met by her specially modified meals. “When you go through chemo, it affects your body and sometimes your diet has to change,” Ellen said. Ellen experienced the full range of radiation treatment side effects. For a time, she couldnʼt taste the food she ate, but she made sure to eat anyway. With good nutrition and successful treatment, Ellen is doing better. Recently, Ellen and her husband also moved back into a comfortable apartment. “I think that should be the last time I need the meals,” Ellen said of her most recent meal delivery. “Iʼve still got some pain, but Iʼm good now. There are people who need those meals more than I do now.” “I have a lot to live for,” Ellen said. And to all Project Angel Heart volunteers and staff she had a special message: “I just canʼt express how grateful I am. No words can express it. Thank you for saving my life.” Some would say that expresses it well enough.

OUR MISSION: Delivering nutritious meals to improve quality of life, at no cost, for those coping with life‑threatening illness.


Delivering Hope to Those Who Need It by Matt White, Communications Intern, Fall 2012

From the President & CEO Dear Friends, It has been an exciting year for Project Angel Heart! We began the year by completing a $7.1 million capital campaign and relocating to a new facility more than three times the size of our old one. This move gives us the physical space, if not the financial resources, to eventually quadruple the number of meals we deliver. Now that weʼre settled into our new building and 2012 comes to a close, weʼre turning our focus to this potential future growth. We recently completed a new strategic plan with a goal of increasing the number of meals we serve 30 percent by the year 2015. This means increasing our total revenue, building additional community partnerships, and recruiting even more volunteers. While it is an ambitious goal, it is one I know we can achieve. You can read more about our plans for growth on page 4. Last year we delivered 427,675 meals̶our highest number ever!̶to 1,863 members of our community in Denver and Colorado Springs. And weʼre on track to exceed these numbers in 2012. Itʼs because of our dedicated board, staff, donors, and volunteers that I know we can continue to grow in the coming years. With your support, we can and will serve more Coloradans in need. We strive to provide our clients̶adults and children suffering from illnesses like cancer, kidney disease, HIV/AIDS, and diabetes̶ with stability and hope by providing nutri‑ tious, individually modified meals. We couldnʼt do it without you. Thank you for believing in us and for your desire to make a difference for neighbors living with life‑threatening illnesses.

Erin Pulling, MNM President & CEO

2 Project Angel Heart 2012 Holiday Newsletter

Ask Diane Cording about her memories as a Project Angel Heart volunteer meal delivery driver in Colorado Springs, and you will get a long answer. She might tell you about a man with yellow eyes who obsessed about football. Or a cheery woman and her many photographs detailing her long military service. Or a husband and wife who always came out to greet her on behalf of their ill daughter. Each of these people, and numerous others, are Project Angel Heart clients and people Cording remembers from her driving routes. “I feel a bit selfish being a driver,” Cording said, “because with just about every delivery, I receive the heartfelt ʻthank youʼ that is meant for all of us!” Cordingʼs mother died in 1991 of HIV she contracted during a blood transfusion. Cording and her father started delivering meals together as a father‑daughter team in 2006. He would drive and she would navigate and carry the bags to the clients. Over the years, Cording has witnessed several clients and their children or parents dealing with the effects of life‑threatening illness, including losing homes due to medical expenses and loss of life. “Sometimes the terminal disease part of Project Angel Heart is so very real,” Cording said. Despite almost losing her own home in Mountain Shadows during the recent Colorado Springs wildfires, Cording found stability through helping others. Even after she and her dog Annie evacuated, “Delivering Project Angel Heart meals on the following Saturday was like a return to normal for me,” Cording said. “Annie and I delivered the bags and felt sane again. As though the world had not ended.” “I wish we had more drivers,” said Cording, speaking of the shortage of volunteer delivery drivers in her area. Because of this shortage, many clients in the Colorado Springs area are on a waitlist, with some waiting months to begin services. “If people knew how rewarding it is, they would drive,” Cording said. “I look at every delivery as an opportunity for doing something good and helping someone in need.” If you live in Colorado Springs, join Cording and other volunteers by signing up for a volunteer orientation at the First United Methodist Church. To register, visit our website at www.ProjectAngelHeart.org/volunteer.

Chefʼs Corner by Jon Emanuel, Executive Chef

We had a lot of requests to add a Hanukkah meal this season, and Iʼm proud to say we were happy to accommodate! One of the reasons we never prepared one is that in our old facility we were unable to prepare the most traditional of Hanukkah dishes, latkes, to our satisfaction. We lacked the correct equipment to do so. However, our new facility has a great griddle which allows us to properly prepare this Hanukkah staple! A few notes: Some might argue that latkes should use grated potatoes instead of the puree I use at right. Argue away̶these latkes are awesome. Also, I like using peanut oil for the beautiful golden color it imparts, as well as the slightly nutty flavor. It is also non‑dairy, which may be important to those who keep kosher. However, feel free to use any appropriate frying oil or even butter (clarified, if possible) if you prefer. Latkes are traditionally served with either applesauce or sour cream. Enjoy!

Diet Modifications for this Recipe: l

For clients requiring a low‑acid diet, we reduce or eliminate the lemon juice.

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For clients on renal diets, we blanch the potatoes to remove the potassium.

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For clients with egg allergies, we eliminate the eggs.

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For clients on extremely bland diets, we eliminate the onions, pepper and some of the salt.

Sign Up for the Nosh! Have you signed up for Nosh, our new monthly email newsletter? The Nosh will keep you up‑to‑date on whatʼs happening at Project Angel Heart. Look for Project Angel Heart news, recipes, event information and ways to get involved. Visit our website at www.ProjectAngelHeart.org to sign up today!

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For clients on low‑fat/low‑salt diets, we use an egg substitute and eliminate the salt.

Chef Jonʼs Potato Latkes Serves 6‑8 2 whole large spuds, peeled and diced

Kosher salt and pepper to taste

1 medium yellow onion, peeled and diced

1.5 C matzo meal

2 large eggs

Peanut oil for griddling

Juice of 1 lemon Add raw, diced potatoes, onions, eggs, lemon juice, salt and pepper to the bowl of a food processor. Puree until smooth. Add the matzo meal until the mixture retains its moisture (you may not need all the matzo meal). Heat a large non‑stick skillet over medium‑high heat until hot. Add just enough peanut oil to lightly cover the bottom of the pan. Drop the latke batter in 2 oz drops and cook until golden brown on both sides. Serve with applesauce and/or sour cream. Enjoy!

tato Latkes Chef Jonʼs Po Serves 800

e 1 qt lemon juic d diced an ed el pe lt s, sa spud 2 cups kosher 130 lbs whole 100 lbs) p black pepper (should yield d diced ½ cu an ed el pe , ns zo meal llow onio 3 gallons mat 30 lbs whole ye griddling 25 lbs) Peanut oil for (should yield 22 gallon 200 large eggs pper into two pe d an lt sa e matzo meal lemon juic ooth. Add the onions, eggs, , sm es til to un ta re po tu e Divide th e the mix matzo meal). t need all the bazooka, pure e no th ay ng m si U ou . (y lexans oisture re retains its m e batter in until the mixtu l. Drop the latk oi ut ed an pe ith parchment‑lin rease w sides. Place on 350 degrees. G th to e bo dl id on n gr e ow Heat th golden br d griddle until e. 2 oz drops an til ready to serv un s ck speed ra sheet pans on

HOLIDAY MENU HANUKKAH

CHRISTMAS

Paprika roasted chicken Potato latkes Roasted root vegetables Apple sauce

Roast beef with horseradish sauce and gravy Skin‑on mashed potatoes Roasted carrots

KWANZAA

Baked ham with honey mustard glaze Herb‑roasted potatoes Braised greens with black‑eyed peas

NEW YEARʼS DAY Jollof rice (Nigerian‑style chicken and rice) Spinach, corn, and pimento (symbolizing the pan‑African colors)

(303) 830‑0202 | (800) 381‑5612 | www.ProjectAngelHeart.org 3


Delivering Hope to Those Who Need It by Matt White, Communications Intern, Fall 2012

From the President & CEO Dear Friends, It has been an exciting year for Project Angel Heart! We began the year by completing a $7.1 million capital campaign and relocating to a new facility more than three times the size of our old one. This move gives us the physical space, if not the financial resources, to eventually quadruple the number of meals we deliver. Now that weʼre settled into our new building and 2012 comes to a close, weʼre turning our focus to this potential future growth. We recently completed a new strategic plan with a goal of increasing the number of meals we serve 30 percent by the year 2015. This means increasing our total revenue, building additional community partnerships, and recruiting even more volunteers. While it is an ambitious goal, it is one I know we can achieve. You can read more about our plans for growth on page 4. Last year we delivered 427,675 meals̶our highest number ever!̶to 1,863 members of our community in Denver and Colorado Springs. And weʼre on track to exceed these numbers in 2012. Itʼs because of our dedicated board, staff, donors, and volunteers that I know we can continue to grow in the coming years. With your support, we can and will serve more Coloradans in need. We strive to provide our clients̶adults and children suffering from illnesses like cancer, kidney disease, HIV/AIDS, and diabetes̶ with stability and hope by providing nutri‑ tious, individually modified meals. We couldnʼt do it without you. Thank you for believing in us and for your desire to make a difference for neighbors living with life‑threatening illnesses.

Erin Pulling, MNM President & CEO

2 Project Angel Heart 2012 Holiday Newsletter

Ask Diane Cording about her memories as a Project Angel Heart volunteer meal delivery driver in Colorado Springs, and you will get a long answer. She might tell you about a man with yellow eyes who obsessed about football. Or a cheery woman and her many photographs detailing her long military service. Or a husband and wife who always came out to greet her on behalf of their ill daughter. Each of these people, and numerous others, are Project Angel Heart clients and people Cording remembers from her driving routes. “I feel a bit selfish being a driver,” Cording said, “because with just about every delivery, I receive the heartfelt ʻthank youʼ that is meant for all of us!” Cordingʼs mother died in 1991 of HIV she contracted during a blood transfusion. Cording and her father started delivering meals together as a father‑daughter team in 2006. He would drive and she would navigate and carry the bags to the clients. Over the years, Cording has witnessed several clients and their children or parents dealing with the effects of life‑threatening illness, including losing homes due to medical expenses and loss of life. “Sometimes the terminal disease part of Project Angel Heart is so very real,” Cording said. Despite almost losing her own home in Mountain Shadows during the recent Colorado Springs wildfires, Cording found stability through helping others. Even after she and her dog Annie evacuated, “Delivering Project Angel Heart meals on the following Saturday was like a return to normal for me,” Cording said. “Annie and I delivered the bags and felt sane again. As though the world had not ended.” “I wish we had more drivers,” said Cording, speaking of the shortage of volunteer delivery drivers in her area. Because of this shortage, many clients in the Colorado Springs area are on a waitlist, with some waiting months to begin services. “If people knew how rewarding it is, they would drive,” Cording said. “I look at every delivery as an opportunity for doing something good and helping someone in need.” If you live in Colorado Springs, join Cording and other volunteers by signing up for a volunteer orientation at the First United Methodist Church. To register, visit our website at www.ProjectAngelHeart.org/volunteer.

Chefʼs Corner by Jon Emanuel, Executive Chef

We had a lot of requests to add a Hanukkah meal this season, and Iʼm proud to say we were happy to accommodate! One of the reasons we never prepared one is that in our old facility we were unable to prepare the most traditional of Hanukkah dishes, latkes, to our satisfaction. We lacked the correct equipment to do so. However, our new facility has a great griddle which allows us to properly prepare this Hanukkah staple! A few notes: Some might argue that latkes should use grated potatoes instead of the puree I use at right. Argue away̶these latkes are awesome. Also, I like using peanut oil for the beautiful golden color it imparts, as well as the slightly nutty flavor. It is also non‑dairy, which may be important to those who keep kosher. However, feel free to use any appropriate frying oil or even butter (clarified, if possible) if you prefer. Latkes are traditionally served with either applesauce or sour cream. Enjoy!

Diet Modifications for this Recipe: l

For clients requiring a low‑acid diet, we reduce or eliminate the lemon juice.

l

For clients on renal diets, we blanch the potatoes to remove the potassium.

l

For clients with egg allergies, we eliminate the eggs.

l

For clients on extremely bland diets, we eliminate the onions, pepper and some of the salt.

Sign Up for the Nosh! Have you signed up for Nosh, our new monthly email newsletter? The Nosh will keep you up‑to‑date on whatʼs happening at Project Angel Heart. Look for Project Angel Heart news, recipes, event information and ways to get involved. Visit our website at www.ProjectAngelHeart.org to sign up today!

l

For clients on low‑fat/low‑salt diets, we use an egg substitute and eliminate the salt.

Chef Jonʼs Potato Latkes Serves 6‑8 2 whole large spuds, peeled and diced

Kosher salt and pepper to taste

1 medium yellow onion, peeled and diced

1.5 C matzo meal

2 large eggs

Peanut oil for griddling

Juice of 1 lemon Add raw, diced potatoes, onions, eggs, lemon juice, salt and pepper to the bowl of a food processor. Puree until smooth. Add the matzo meal until the mixture retains its moisture (you may not need all the matzo meal). Heat a large non‑stick skillet over medium‑high heat until hot. Add just enough peanut oil to lightly cover the bottom of the pan. Drop the latke batter in 2 oz drops and cook until golden brown on both sides. Serve with applesauce and/or sour cream. Enjoy!

tato Latkes Chef Jonʼs Po Serves 800

e 1 qt lemon juic d diced an ed el pe lt s, sa spud 2 cups kosher 130 lbs whole 100 lbs) p black pepper (should yield d diced ½ cu an ed el pe , ns zo meal llow onio 3 gallons mat 30 lbs whole ye griddling 25 lbs) Peanut oil for (should yield 22 gallon 200 large eggs pper into two pe d an lt sa e matzo meal lemon juic ooth. Add the onions, eggs, , sm es til to un ta re po tu e Divide th e the mix matzo meal). t need all the bazooka, pure e no th ay ng m si U ou . (y lexans oisture re retains its m e batter in until the mixtu l. Drop the latk oi ut ed an pe ith parchment‑lin rease w sides. Place on 350 degrees. G th to e bo dl id on n gr e ow Heat th golden br d griddle until e. 2 oz drops an til ready to serv un s ck speed ra sheet pans on

HOLIDAY MENU HANUKKAH

CHRISTMAS

Paprika roasted chicken Potato latkes Roasted root vegetables Apple sauce

Roast beef with horseradish sauce and gravy Skin‑on mashed potatoes Roasted carrots

KWANZAA

Baked ham with honey mustard glaze Herb‑roasted potatoes Braised greens with black‑eyed peas

NEW YEARʼS DAY Jollof rice (Nigerian‑style chicken and rice) Spinach, corn, and pimento (symbolizing the pan‑African colors)

(303) 830‑0202 | (800) 381‑5612 | www.ProjectAngelHeart.org 3


PROJECT ANGEL HEART EVENTS A Tremendous Honor for Project Angel Heart

and a Plan to Grow

We are thrilled that earlier this year we were named the Large Nonprofit Organization of the Year for 2012 by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. Part of their annual Business Awards, the award recognizes a nonprofit organization that makes outstanding contributions to the Denver metro community. We were honored to be acknowledged alongside the Mental Health Center of Denver and The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Colorado, the two other finalists for this distinguished award.

Art for Life 2

More than 500 community leaders and art lovers joined us for the 12th annual Art for Life silent art auction event on August 24. Held at Abend Gallery in Denver, the event gave guests an opportunity to view and bid on the works of more than 100 locally and nationally recognized artists who donated pieces to benefit Project Angel Heart. Inspired by live models, local artists including Jim Beckner, Raj Chaudhuri, Ron Hicks, Daniel Sprick, Clyde Steadman, Ken Valastro and Tracy Wall also created instant works of art that were then auctioned off to guests. Proceeds from the event helped us provide 14,167 meals to our clients! Sponsors

This commendation provides added inspiration as we kick off GROW30, our new strategic plan with a goal to grow by 30 percent over the next three years. Our new, larger facility has given us the physical space to prepare and deliver up to four times our current number of meals. Weʼll be able to realize the full potential of this new space as we add new donors, corporate sponsors and foundation partners and increase our total annual revenue. Our success will depend on community support, so if youʼd like to help us deliver hope in the form of nourishing meals to even more clients across Colorado, please contact Erin Pulling, President & CEO of Project Angel Heart, at 303‑830‑0202, ext. 401.

Michael R. Ragsdale, MD & Kevin A. McLane

Photo: McBoat Photography

At the Beach | DPCNetworks | Gerretson Realty, Inc. | Lynn & John Grigsby | Deidre OʼCallaghan | Michael F. OʼDonnell

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5280 Magazine | Allwell Rents | Art Students League of Denver | Auction & Event Solutions | Bouquets | Cîroc | Denver School of the Arts | Dreamwise Marketing Solutions | Eat Eatclectic Mobile Eats | Frederic Printing | Great Divide Brewing Co. | Naked Pizza | Omega Marketing | Out Front Colorado | Panna Cotta Peddler | Pepsi Beverages Company | Sol Lingerie

A Taste for Life

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On November 8, more than 750 guests attended A Taste for Life at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, enjoying samples of delicious treats and tasty drinks to support Project Angel Heartʼs home delivered meal program. Guests wined and dined on some of the best local eats from 30+ restaurants and caterers, including: Beatrice & Woodsley, Coral Room, The Corner Office, Haute Touch Catering, Pinche Tacos, Project Angel Heart, Root Down, Shells and Sauce, and Vesta Dipping Grill. With a record number of sponsors, the event raised the most in its 12‑year history! 4

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Home sweet home! In January, after completing a $7.1 million capital campaign, we moved into our new facility at 4950 Washington Street. Now we have room to grow!

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Guests with a taste for art enjoyed cocktails, food, and good company while bidding on fabulous works of art at this yearʼs Art for Life event. Photo: McBoat Photography

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Members of our Bread & Butter Club enjoyed more than just bread and butter in Project Angel Heartʼs new building at the annual Bread & Butter Club reception. Photo: McBoat Photography

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Volunteer ambassadors helped us connect with diners at Dining Out for Life® on April 26, 2012. More than 300 restaurants participated!

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The Container Store donated and installed a wall of Elfa shelving for our storage area. Thanks to their generosity, accessing anything in storage is a snap!

Sponsors

Photo: McBoat Photography

At the Beach | Alan Arbuckle, MD and Eric Cornejo | Barkley Martinez, P.C. | BKD CPAs & Advisors | Cigna | Crescent Point Energy | Dr. Alan Cooper, MD | FirstBank | John & Lynn Grigsby | In memory of Ed Martin | Kennedy Childs, P.C. | Eric, Lana, and Robin Lipinski | McCullough Family Foundation | Merrick & Company | North Star Digital Imaging | PCL Construction | Poulos & Somers | Restaurant Solutions | Sage Hospitality | NAI Shames Makovsky | UnitedHealthcare 2 Fold Studio | 5280 Magazine | American Furniture Warehouse | E. & J. Gallo Winery | Frederic Printing | Governorʼs Park Dental | Great Divide Brewing Co. | Out Front Colorado | Proximo Spirits

Pie in the Sky 5

Pie in the Sky was back and better than ever this year. With the help of many dedicated pie sellers and pie teams, we sold nearly 2,000 pies to help support our mission. Pie sellers competed for fun rewards, including a “Pie and Pints” party, cash prizes, t‑shirts, a huge pie trophy and more! Thanks to our presenting sponsor Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, all Project Angel Heart clients were also treated to pumpkin pie during the Thanksgiving holidays. Sponsors

5280 Magazine | Colorado Label Co. | Out Front Colorado | Team Packaging, Inc. | Vollmerʼs Bakery 4 Project Angel Heart 2012 Holiday Newsletter

(303) 830‑0202 | (800) 381‑5612 | www.ProjectAngelHeart.org 5


PROJECT ANGEL HEART EVENTS A Tremendous Honor for Project Angel Heart

and a Plan to Grow

We are thrilled that earlier this year we were named the Large Nonprofit Organization of the Year for 2012 by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. Part of their annual Business Awards, the award recognizes a nonprofit organization that makes outstanding contributions to the Denver metro community. We were honored to be acknowledged alongside the Mental Health Center of Denver and The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Colorado, the two other finalists for this distinguished award.

Art for Life 2

More than 500 community leaders and art lovers joined us for the 12th annual Art for Life silent art auction event on August 24. Held at Abend Gallery in Denver, the event gave guests an opportunity to view and bid on the works of more than 100 locally and nationally recognized artists who donated pieces to benefit Project Angel Heart. Inspired by live models, local artists including Jim Beckner, Raj Chaudhuri, Ron Hicks, Daniel Sprick, Clyde Steadman, Ken Valastro and Tracy Wall also created instant works of art that were then auctioned off to guests. Proceeds from the event helped us provide 14,167 meals to our clients! Sponsors

This commendation provides added inspiration as we kick off GROW30, our new strategic plan with a goal to grow by 30 percent over the next three years. Our new, larger facility has given us the physical space to prepare and deliver up to four times our current number of meals. Weʼll be able to realize the full potential of this new space as we add new donors, corporate sponsors and foundation partners and increase our total annual revenue. Our success will depend on community support, so if youʼd like to help us deliver hope in the form of nourishing meals to even more clients across Colorado, please contact Erin Pulling, President & CEO of Project Angel Heart, at 303‑830‑0202, ext. 401.

Michael R. Ragsdale, MD & Kevin A. McLane

Photo: McBoat Photography

At the Beach | DPCNetworks | Gerretson Realty, Inc. | Lynn & John Grigsby | Deidre OʼCallaghan | Michael F. OʼDonnell

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5280 Magazine | Allwell Rents | Art Students League of Denver | Auction & Event Solutions | Bouquets | Cîroc | Denver School of the Arts | Dreamwise Marketing Solutions | Eat Eatclectic Mobile Eats | Frederic Printing | Great Divide Brewing Co. | Naked Pizza | Omega Marketing | Out Front Colorado | Panna Cotta Peddler | Pepsi Beverages Company | Sol Lingerie

A Taste for Life

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On November 8, more than 750 guests attended A Taste for Life at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, enjoying samples of delicious treats and tasty drinks to support Project Angel Heartʼs home delivered meal program. Guests wined and dined on some of the best local eats from 30+ restaurants and caterers, including: Beatrice & Woodsley, Coral Room, The Corner Office, Haute Touch Catering, Pinche Tacos, Project Angel Heart, Root Down, Shells and Sauce, and Vesta Dipping Grill. With a record number of sponsors, the event raised the most in its 12‑year history! 4

1

Home sweet home! In January, after completing a $7.1 million capital campaign, we moved into our new facility at 4950 Washington Street. Now we have room to grow!

2

Guests with a taste for art enjoyed cocktails, food, and good company while bidding on fabulous works of art at this yearʼs Art for Life event. Photo: McBoat Photography

3

Members of our Bread & Butter Club enjoyed more than just bread and butter in Project Angel Heartʼs new building at the annual Bread & Butter Club reception. Photo: McBoat Photography

4

Volunteer ambassadors helped us connect with diners at Dining Out for Life® on April 26, 2012. More than 300 restaurants participated!

5

The Container Store donated and installed a wall of Elfa shelving for our storage area. Thanks to their generosity, accessing anything in storage is a snap!

Sponsors

Photo: McBoat Photography

At the Beach | Alan Arbuckle, MD and Eric Cornejo | Barkley Martinez, P.C. | BKD CPAs & Advisors | Cigna | Crescent Point Energy | Dr. Alan Cooper, MD | FirstBank | John & Lynn Grigsby | In memory of Ed Martin | Kennedy Childs, P.C. | Eric, Lana, and Robin Lipinski | McCullough Family Foundation | Merrick & Company | North Star Digital Imaging | PCL Construction | Poulos & Somers | Restaurant Solutions | Sage Hospitality | NAI Shames Makovsky | UnitedHealthcare 2 Fold Studio | 5280 Magazine | American Furniture Warehouse | E. & J. Gallo Winery | Frederic Printing | Governorʼs Park Dental | Great Divide Brewing Co. | Out Front Colorado | Proximo Spirits

Pie in the Sky 5

Pie in the Sky was back and better than ever this year. With the help of many dedicated pie sellers and pie teams, we sold nearly 2,000 pies to help support our mission. Pie sellers competed for fun rewards, including a “Pie and Pints” party, cash prizes, t‑shirts, a huge pie trophy and more! Thanks to our presenting sponsor Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, all Project Angel Heart clients were also treated to pumpkin pie during the Thanksgiving holidays. Sponsors

5280 Magazine | Colorado Label Co. | Out Front Colorado | Team Packaging, Inc. | Vollmerʼs Bakery 4 Project Angel Heart 2012 Holiday Newsletter

(303) 830‑0202 | (800) 381‑5612 | www.ProjectAngelHeart.org 5


Bread & Butter Club Members The Bread & Butter Club is a group of extraordinary Project Angel Heart donors who commit to supporting Project Angel Heartʼs mission through monthly donations of $30 or more. Sign up for the Bread & Butter Club today, and join the corps of sustaining donors who help Project Angel Heart consistently deliver nutritious meals, at no cost to our clients! Now your donation can go twice as far! The Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado̶see www.gayandlesbianfund.org̶will match the annual donation of new members, increases in donations from existing members, and the full annual donation of any existing member who switches to a monthly credit card donation.

GRAND TOQUE ($10,000+ annually) Dr. Alan B. Cooper and Robert Muller Mary Anne and Jim Mack MASTER CHEF ($417-$833 per month) Donna Goldin-Evans and Earl Evans Hugh E. Shields EXECUTIVE CHEF ($209-$416 per month) Robert W. Cox and Bruce Darby Lanny A. Dick and Jim Hill Amy and Kyle Fleming Karen Jessey and Jules Armstrong Charles Jordy and Brian Fun Bruce and Martha E. Sattler Mark Thrun, M.D. and Geoffrey Bateman SOUS CHEF ($100-$208 per month) Johnny and Diana M. Adams Jeremy P. Anderson and Michael D. Steward Michael S. Asarch and Christopher Acosta Patrick B. Augustine Jean Ann Butler Ronald L. Carlson John R. Connell and Eric Versch Dale Craker and Darin Hamilton Stacy W. Decker Charles and Dianne Diehl BJ L. Dyer and Guenther Vogt Bryan T. Edwards Lisa Gardner William Gaunt Jeffrey M. Giadone Robert L. Green Rev. Albert N. Halverstadt and Susan M. Weeks Barbara Harrison and Michelle Cooney Francis J. Hess Greg and Susan Hill Gregory and Wendy Hirons Karen M. Klein and Cameron Learned Dean Krull Angela Lynn Leach Brenda Martinez Media Visions Jeff Milich David A. Mobley J. William Mossburg Robert Myre Deidre O'Callaghan Michael F. O'Donnell Gary D. Outlaw Joyce and Gary Pashel Erin and Rich Pulling George F. Pulver Michael and Deborah J. Pushchak Lewis Quigley and Lee Daellenbach Peter Quintero, M.D. and Mark Brown Julie Reardon

Molly O. and Paul A. Rehrig Michael Reinke and Justin Rallis Rebecca A. Rudolph Catherine Ryan and Annie Soerensen James F. and Patricia Short John Skogstad and Mike Lavin Hollis Stacy and Dorothy K. Goes The Stewart Family Katherine Stricklan Brian Tschumper Frank and Nancy Washnieski Sharon Wilkinson BRIOCHE ($75-$99 per month) Joseph M. and Delynn R. Allyn Anderson Home Builders, LLC Alan Arbuckle, M.D. and Eric Cornejo Michelle Barron James L. Berggren MJ and Daniel Boise James T. Connor Amy and Eric Daly Jackie Donaldson Harrison and Linda W. Eiteljorg DJ and Elizabeth Hammer Daron Howard and Edgar Dacuba Thomas Irwin Kenneth B. Jensen E. Glenn Kindle Rena Marson and Deborah Stone Robert M. O'Neill and Jeff Phillips Steve J. Pearson and Nancy Van Dore Stephen Prime and Eric A. Roberts Michael Ragsdale, M.D. and Kevin McLane Jonathan Richard and Mike Filkoski Jacob L. Rodenberger John W. Sisson Billy D. Smith Ronald R. and Susan F. Townsend Garnys Westlake Pamela D. Wilson Catherine G. and Roy Wren BAGUETTE ($50-$74 per month) Kenyon Anderson Steven and Susan Bailey Kevin and Kyle Bemis Jamie Boswell Daniel Brogan Pamela and Dennis Clifford, MD Shelly and Christopher M. Dana James and Crystal Dean Mary Ruth and Vernon P. Dedisse Stephen Eason Bob Farrell Robert Faure Lawrence French and Gregory Sargowicki David M. and Kathy Garrison Rosario Garza and David C. Montgomery Charles E. Gerretson and Denis Gerdes Anna H. Gibson

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Rosalie Goldman Michael L. Gosline and Don Werner Timothy A. Greer John T. and Lynn Grigsby Thomas Hanson and Kevin Peterson Rudolf V. and Nancy Hauck Sharon K. Hertz Mark Hinson Dan and Jill Hopkins Jeffrey Hopper Dr. Faye and Bruce Hummel Kevin L. Keller Danni Lederman Alan Leyba and Peter Padilla Gary L. and Carolyn Martyn William Matlock and Randy Beineke Larry J. Matthews Paula L. Mcgee Dr. John F. McGovern and Brad Yoshimitsu James and Shirley Monley Elliott W. Morgan Lee Niswander and Richard Davis Larry E. O’Donnell and Kermit Cain Susan O’Neal Elizabeth and Jon Pennington Linda T. Peters Mary E. and Nick Pizzuti Robert J. Pletcher Joe and Barbara Pohlen Judy Potter Anthony Prey

James Thacker and Troy A. Willson Arnold and Elaine Tinter Teresa A. Vaughn and William C. Uding Deborah L. Viles and Kay Johnson Michelle Vitry William and Margery Wall Kelly J. Wiley Carol Wolf Marty Zemcik David Zupancic and Michael A. Meisinger BAGEL ($30-$49 per month) Frank A. Ackerman Cavell Alexander David D. Alexander and Brandt Wilkins William Alford John Andersen and Carol Landeis Janice S. Appelbaum Frederick M. Applehans Anthony Aragon and David Westman Bob Asmus and Wade Bealer Craig Ball Andrew Barab and Mikel Sasek James B. Bauer and Michael O. Waller Norm Belson William C. Benzie and Tom Wordinger Jean M. Berg and Kimberly Kaiser Kenneth L. and Frances Berry Michael Biere Scott Black Roberta Blanc Mark Bochnak and Richard Bruce Mark A. and Patricia Boulding Paula and Steve Boyka Terry Brewick, D.D.S. and Rick Morales Connie and Terry Briggs Dr. Rebecca A. Brinkman and Margaret Burd Andrew A. Britton and David Grey Paul J. Brothe and Donald D. Gortner Jeffery C. Brown Sarah and Don Brown Judith A. Calhoun and Cheryl Weill Dennis L. Carlson Ronald E. Carlson Holly Campbell Kevin Carroll Gregory Caruthers and Allen Metzgar Robin S. and Robert Chalecki Steven Chapman Thomas Connell and Pedro Bernal

Photo: McBoat Photography Lorii K. Rabinowitz and Andy Holland Richard C. Riedel Tara Roesener and Marjorie Stevens Claire Rogers and Christopher Shoales Thomas L. Roth and Frank Cox Debra Scherff Richard Schirrmacher Gregory L. Silvus Susan Skaggs Terry L. Smith Dennis and Penny Sputh Andy Strickland Jay A. Swope and Josh Hartwell Anthony Tapia

Barton R. Cox John Coxhead John P. Culshaw and Michael Marcus Barbara Cummings Kenneth Dahle and Jeana Thomas Mindy Davidson Kathleen De Lio Joan Devine and Jan Kristiansson Dale and Russell DeWitt Peter Di Leo and Lee Vogt Donald S. Diehl Larry Dirks Linda Dixon Timothy J. Donahue Lisa Dowd

Mary Pond Duell Roger D. Dunn Carol J. Duran Jennifer and Eric Eiteljorg Eric Emanuel Jon Emanuel and Penny Province Rebecca and Gary Englebright Jennifer and Ryan Ericson William Espey Jerry Fabyanic David C. Faragher and Robert Parsons Theora Favre Laura and Tom Fincken Julie M. Fishman Amy and Tom Fortner Raeanne C. and Richard W. Frazer Jeanne Fritch and Ella Lyons Rex R. Fuller Christopher Galla and Matt Keyes Margaret S. and Richard Garbe Mel G. Garcia Jeremy Gardner Bruce and Becky Garfield Annette and Kristin Garrison Jan L. Gascoigne and Melanie Johnson Barb Gay Jenny Gentry Joe and Carolyn Giadone Sherry L. Goodall Mary Jean Gradisar and Andrew Medvec Rhondda and Peter Grant James Green, Jr. Stanley Griffith Elizabeth and Stuart Habermehl Scott G. Halford and Dr. Matthew Breeden James Halpenny Dennis M. Hamann and Tom Hawkey Suzanne Harding Diane K. Harkless and Penny Cody Ernestine Harris Robin and Steven Harris William Harris Maria and Andy Harwood Michael Hegarty Kathleen and Michael J. Heymans Brad High and Mark D. Korman Gary L. Hobbs Bradley Hoffner Richard Hogen Aaron Hollobaugh Christopher Hudnall Charles E. Hull Robert Jeffers Sandra Jepsen Paul R. Jeselnick Douglas and Kathy Jewell Heidi Kaiser Peter Kandell and George Harding Tonya Kaye Gregory and Sherlyn Keiling Bill Kelly and Randy Billman Brian Kendall Steve Kiely and Milo Gonser Brian Kimball and Richard Harris Michael King Keegan Kuhlmann James Langenheim Kathleen J. Larkin and Richard Houk Christopher K. M. Leach Gary and Cori Leete Hal Lewis and Jeanne Dise-Lewis Theodor Lichtmann Jessica Litwin Jacqueline and Christopher Lombardi Patricia and Wills Long Katherine Lutz Carl and Tanya Mahnke Sara Marblestone and Sheri Tracey Eloise May and Jack Unruh Dean and Helen McConnell Marianne and John McKiernan David L. McKlveen Verna Meyer John C. Miller and Robert Bixler Dr. Paul Miller Patricia J. and Peter Milstein Frend John Miner William G. Mitchell

Gary Mobell Mark Mollinet Kimberly and James W. Moore Nora Morgenstern Mountain Ridge Consultants Sue A. Murahata Daniel C. Murphy Sandra Nagler Jane A. Nichols Mark Niswander and Michael Phillips Carol Ann Oakes John Ohmart Raymond O'Loughlin and James A. Henderson Shayley Olson Mary Alyce Owens and Anna Van Pelt Larry Park Lee Patton Doug Peterson Jane Quinette Melissa Reed Angie Reyes Richard Reynolds, Ray Daugherty and Ron Reid Katherine E. Rice Brandi and Dave Richards Charles Robbins and Damon Romine Elizabeth Robinson Michael J. Rodel John Ronnberg and Christopher Heard Richard Rosenblatt and Marti Houser Paula L. Rosson and Brian Huculak Marc Roth and James Pfister Leland Rudofsky Sharon S. Russell, D.D.S. Jeff Saccomano and Naomi Hull Donald R. and Cynthia A. Sahli Iris Salladay Susan H. Schaffner Katie and Jared Seyl

Barbara Shecter Adam Shelton and SueAnn Jacobs-Shelton Carol B. and William B. Shepard Mary Shepherd Robert and Julia Sherry Connie Silva Carmen Skeehan Gary Sky Carrie L. Smart Dana L. Smith LaKeasha A. and Kenneth Smith Charles A. and Violet J. Snell Donna Solomon and Larry Zwartverwer Bobby Spencer Kate Spurrier James B. Steed James A. Stegman Timothy Stifel Myla Study and Thomas E. Jewett Sharon Stump and Kathleen Powers Tracy L. Sutton Otavio R. and Mary H. Tabacchi Santiago R. and Barbara N. Talamantes Eugenia and Jim Talman Davol Tedder Emily A. Tolve Jana and Ken Tompkins Sheri Tracey and Sara Marblestone Gwendolyn Turner Carol Tuttle and Lynn Bartelt Elizabeth Valeri Cheryl and Lawrence Volmert David Walley and Mark Filman David Walsh and Catherine J. Conrad Lane C. Ware Amy Watson Dan and Sandy Wherley

Donald Widler and Michael O'Shea Ruth Williams Patricia J. Willsey Frances Winston Ann K. Winters Stephen N. Winters Mona and Michael Wirth Carla Wirtz and Chris Lamson Debbie Witt Bruce and Sheri Wolin Jacklyn M. and Robert H. Writz Claire Wuest A.J. Zabbia, Jr.

Sponsor or Dedicate a Meal Make a special day in your life a special day for our clients by adopting that dayʼs meals with a $1,000 donation ($2,000 for a holiday meal). Donate a Car Turn your wheels into meals! Donate your unwanted vehicle to Project Angel Heart. Tribute and Memorial Gifts Honor someone special by making a gift in their name. Planned Giving and Bequests Leave a legacy of love by remembering Project Angel Heart in your will, estate plans, or as the beneficiary of your life insurance or retirement plan.

Holiday Wish List There are a number of ways to support Project Angel Heart, including gifts of time, financial contributions or in‑kind donations. This holiday season, consider meeting the needs of Project Angel Heart by donating one of the items below (new or like‑new condition, please).

10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

General Donation Every $5 gift allows us to prepare and deliver one nutritious, made‑from‑ scratch meal for an ailing neighbor. (A return envelope is enclosed for your convenience.) Bread & Butter Club Join this special group of Project Angel Heart supporters with a donation commitment of at least $30 each month.

*List current as of 10/30/12 Please accept our apology for any omissions and contact us to let us know.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Ways to Give

Digital receiving scale with remote display Boxes of crayons (Crayola), markers, and colored pencils Cutting board scraper/refinishing tool Plastic storage bins (various sizes) Step ladder Irrigation system for our onsite garden 8‑in‑1 Multi‑Cart 36‑inch air curtain (to keep flies out of the kitchen) Robot Coupe hand‑held commercial power mixer with whisk attachment, model #MP450TURBOCOMBI Retractable click pens (black) Two enameled cast iron pate molds Boxes of green tea New or gently used GPS systems to loan to meal delivery drivers Gift certificates to restaurants, coffee, etc. for volunteer recognition 2¼‑inch button maker Immersion circulator 12 20‑pan speed racks, model #ADE1820B‑KDA

Workplace Giving Designate Project Angel Heart as the recipient of your workplace giving campaign contributions (via United Way, Community Shares of Colorado, Combined Federal Campaign, etc.) Special Events Participate in any of our special events throughout the year including Dining Out for Life®, Art for Life, A Taste for Life, and Pie in the Sky. Volunteer Give the most precious gift of all ̶ the gift of your time. We are only able to deliver meals to nearly 2,000 clients annually thanks to the support of our volunteers. To learn more about donor opportunities, please visit www.ProjectAngelHeart.org or contact us at (303) 830‑0202.

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Bread & Butter Club Members The Bread & Butter Club is a group of extraordinary Project Angel Heart donors who commit to supporting Project Angel Heartʼs mission through monthly donations of $30 or more. Sign up for the Bread & Butter Club today, and join the corps of sustaining donors who help Project Angel Heart consistently deliver nutritious meals, at no cost to our clients! Now your donation can go twice as far! The Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado̶see www.gayandlesbianfund.org̶will match the annual donation of new members, increases in donations from existing members, and the full annual donation of any existing member who switches to a monthly credit card donation.

GRAND TOQUE ($10,000+ annually) Dr. Alan B. Cooper and Robert Muller Mary Anne and Jim Mack MASTER CHEF ($417-$833 per month) Donna Goldin-Evans and Earl Evans Hugh E. Shields EXECUTIVE CHEF ($209-$416 per month) Robert W. Cox and Bruce Darby Lanny A. Dick and Jim Hill Amy and Kyle Fleming Karen Jessey and Jules Armstrong Charles Jordy and Brian Fun Bruce and Martha E. Sattler Mark Thrun, M.D. and Geoffrey Bateman SOUS CHEF ($100-$208 per month) Johnny and Diana M. Adams Jeremy P. Anderson and Michael D. Steward Michael S. Asarch and Christopher Acosta Patrick B. Augustine Jean Ann Butler Ronald L. Carlson John R. Connell and Eric Versch Dale Craker and Darin Hamilton Stacy W. Decker Charles and Dianne Diehl BJ L. Dyer and Guenther Vogt Bryan T. Edwards Lisa Gardner William Gaunt Jeffrey M. Giadone Robert L. Green Rev. Albert N. Halverstadt and Susan M. Weeks Barbara Harrison and Michelle Cooney Francis J. Hess Greg and Susan Hill Gregory and Wendy Hirons Karen M. Klein and Cameron Learned Dean Krull Angela Lynn Leach Brenda Martinez Media Visions Jeff Milich David A. Mobley J. William Mossburg Robert Myre Deidre O'Callaghan Michael F. O'Donnell Gary D. Outlaw Joyce and Gary Pashel Erin and Rich Pulling George F. Pulver Michael and Deborah J. Pushchak Lewis Quigley and Lee Daellenbach Peter Quintero, M.D. and Mark Brown Julie Reardon

Molly O. and Paul A. Rehrig Michael Reinke and Justin Rallis Rebecca A. Rudolph Catherine Ryan and Annie Soerensen James F. and Patricia Short John Skogstad and Mike Lavin Hollis Stacy and Dorothy K. Goes The Stewart Family Katherine Stricklan Brian Tschumper Frank and Nancy Washnieski Sharon Wilkinson BRIOCHE ($75-$99 per month) Joseph M. and Delynn R. Allyn Anderson Home Builders, LLC Alan Arbuckle, M.D. and Eric Cornejo Michelle Barron James L. Berggren MJ and Daniel Boise James T. Connor Amy and Eric Daly Jackie Donaldson Harrison and Linda W. Eiteljorg DJ and Elizabeth Hammer Daron Howard and Edgar Dacuba Thomas Irwin Kenneth B. Jensen E. Glenn Kindle Rena Marson and Deborah Stone Robert M. O'Neill and Jeff Phillips Steve J. Pearson and Nancy Van Dore Stephen Prime and Eric A. Roberts Michael Ragsdale, M.D. and Kevin McLane Jonathan Richard and Mike Filkoski Jacob L. Rodenberger John W. Sisson Billy D. Smith Ronald R. and Susan F. Townsend Garnys Westlake Pamela D. Wilson Catherine G. and Roy Wren BAGUETTE ($50-$74 per month) Kenyon Anderson Steven and Susan Bailey Kevin and Kyle Bemis Jamie Boswell Daniel Brogan Pamela and Dennis Clifford, MD Shelly and Christopher M. Dana James and Crystal Dean Mary Ruth and Vernon P. Dedisse Stephen Eason Bob Farrell Robert Faure Lawrence French and Gregory Sargowicki David M. and Kathy Garrison Rosario Garza and David C. Montgomery Charles E. Gerretson and Denis Gerdes Anna H. Gibson

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Rosalie Goldman Michael L. Gosline and Don Werner Timothy A. Greer John T. and Lynn Grigsby Thomas Hanson and Kevin Peterson Rudolf V. and Nancy Hauck Sharon K. Hertz Mark Hinson Dan and Jill Hopkins Jeffrey Hopper Dr. Faye and Bruce Hummel Kevin L. Keller Danni Lederman Alan Leyba and Peter Padilla Gary L. and Carolyn Martyn William Matlock and Randy Beineke Larry J. Matthews Paula L. Mcgee Dr. John F. McGovern and Brad Yoshimitsu James and Shirley Monley Elliott W. Morgan Lee Niswander and Richard Davis Larry E. O’Donnell and Kermit Cain Susan O’Neal Elizabeth and Jon Pennington Linda T. Peters Mary E. and Nick Pizzuti Robert J. Pletcher Joe and Barbara Pohlen Judy Potter Anthony Prey

James Thacker and Troy A. Willson Arnold and Elaine Tinter Teresa A. Vaughn and William C. Uding Deborah L. Viles and Kay Johnson Michelle Vitry William and Margery Wall Kelly J. Wiley Carol Wolf Marty Zemcik David Zupancic and Michael A. Meisinger BAGEL ($30-$49 per month) Frank A. Ackerman Cavell Alexander David D. Alexander and Brandt Wilkins William Alford John Andersen and Carol Landeis Janice S. Appelbaum Frederick M. Applehans Anthony Aragon and David Westman Bob Asmus and Wade Bealer Craig Ball Andrew Barab and Mikel Sasek James B. Bauer and Michael O. Waller Norm Belson William C. Benzie and Tom Wordinger Jean M. Berg and Kimberly Kaiser Kenneth L. and Frances Berry Michael Biere Scott Black Roberta Blanc Mark Bochnak and Richard Bruce Mark A. and Patricia Boulding Paula and Steve Boyka Terry Brewick, D.D.S. and Rick Morales Connie and Terry Briggs Dr. Rebecca A. Brinkman and Margaret Burd Andrew A. Britton and David Grey Paul J. Brothe and Donald D. Gortner Jeffery C. Brown Sarah and Don Brown Judith A. Calhoun and Cheryl Weill Dennis L. Carlson Ronald E. Carlson Holly Campbell Kevin Carroll Gregory Caruthers and Allen Metzgar Robin S. and Robert Chalecki Steven Chapman Thomas Connell and Pedro Bernal

Photo: McBoat Photography Lorii K. Rabinowitz and Andy Holland Richard C. Riedel Tara Roesener and Marjorie Stevens Claire Rogers and Christopher Shoales Thomas L. Roth and Frank Cox Debra Scherff Richard Schirrmacher Gregory L. Silvus Susan Skaggs Terry L. Smith Dennis and Penny Sputh Andy Strickland Jay A. Swope and Josh Hartwell Anthony Tapia

Barton R. Cox John Coxhead John P. Culshaw and Michael Marcus Barbara Cummings Kenneth Dahle and Jeana Thomas Mindy Davidson Kathleen De Lio Joan Devine and Jan Kristiansson Dale and Russell DeWitt Peter Di Leo and Lee Vogt Donald S. Diehl Larry Dirks Linda Dixon Timothy J. Donahue Lisa Dowd

Mary Pond Duell Roger D. Dunn Carol J. Duran Jennifer and Eric Eiteljorg Eric Emanuel Jon Emanuel and Penny Province Rebecca and Gary Englebright Jennifer and Ryan Ericson William Espey Jerry Fabyanic David C. Faragher and Robert Parsons Theora Favre Laura and Tom Fincken Julie M. Fishman Amy and Tom Fortner Raeanne C. and Richard W. Frazer Jeanne Fritch and Ella Lyons Rex R. Fuller Christopher Galla and Matt Keyes Margaret S. and Richard Garbe Mel G. Garcia Jeremy Gardner Bruce and Becky Garfield Annette and Kristin Garrison Jan L. Gascoigne and Melanie Johnson Barb Gay Jenny Gentry Joe and Carolyn Giadone Sherry L. Goodall Mary Jean Gradisar and Andrew Medvec Rhondda and Peter Grant James Green, Jr. Stanley Griffith Elizabeth and Stuart Habermehl Scott G. Halford and Dr. Matthew Breeden James Halpenny Dennis M. Hamann and Tom Hawkey Suzanne Harding Diane K. Harkless and Penny Cody Ernestine Harris Robin and Steven Harris William Harris Maria and Andy Harwood Michael Hegarty Kathleen and Michael J. Heymans Brad High and Mark D. Korman Gary L. Hobbs Bradley Hoffner Richard Hogen Aaron Hollobaugh Christopher Hudnall Charles E. Hull Robert Jeffers Sandra Jepsen Paul R. Jeselnick Douglas and Kathy Jewell Heidi Kaiser Peter Kandell and George Harding Tonya Kaye Gregory and Sherlyn Keiling Bill Kelly and Randy Billman Brian Kendall Steve Kiely and Milo Gonser Brian Kimball and Richard Harris Michael King Keegan Kuhlmann James Langenheim Kathleen J. Larkin and Richard Houk Christopher K. M. Leach Gary and Cori Leete Hal Lewis and Jeanne Dise-Lewis Theodor Lichtmann Jessica Litwin Jacqueline and Christopher Lombardi Patricia and Wills Long Katherine Lutz Carl and Tanya Mahnke Sara Marblestone and Sheri Tracey Eloise May and Jack Unruh Dean and Helen McConnell Marianne and John McKiernan David L. McKlveen Verna Meyer John C. Miller and Robert Bixler Dr. Paul Miller Patricia J. and Peter Milstein Frend John Miner William G. Mitchell

Gary Mobell Mark Mollinet Kimberly and James W. Moore Nora Morgenstern Mountain Ridge Consultants Sue A. Murahata Daniel C. Murphy Sandra Nagler Jane A. Nichols Mark Niswander and Michael Phillips Carol Ann Oakes John Ohmart Raymond O'Loughlin and James A. Henderson Shayley Olson Mary Alyce Owens and Anna Van Pelt Larry Park Lee Patton Doug Peterson Jane Quinette Melissa Reed Angie Reyes Richard Reynolds, Ray Daugherty and Ron Reid Katherine E. Rice Brandi and Dave Richards Charles Robbins and Damon Romine Elizabeth Robinson Michael J. Rodel John Ronnberg and Christopher Heard Richard Rosenblatt and Marti Houser Paula L. Rosson and Brian Huculak Marc Roth and James Pfister Leland Rudofsky Sharon S. Russell, D.D.S. Jeff Saccomano and Naomi Hull Donald R. and Cynthia A. Sahli Iris Salladay Susan H. Schaffner Katie and Jared Seyl

Barbara Shecter Adam Shelton and SueAnn Jacobs-Shelton Carol B. and William B. Shepard Mary Shepherd Robert and Julia Sherry Connie Silva Carmen Skeehan Gary Sky Carrie L. Smart Dana L. Smith LaKeasha A. and Kenneth Smith Charles A. and Violet J. Snell Donna Solomon and Larry Zwartverwer Bobby Spencer Kate Spurrier James B. Steed James A. Stegman Timothy Stifel Myla Study and Thomas E. Jewett Sharon Stump and Kathleen Powers Tracy L. Sutton Otavio R. and Mary H. Tabacchi Santiago R. and Barbara N. Talamantes Eugenia and Jim Talman Davol Tedder Emily A. Tolve Jana and Ken Tompkins Sheri Tracey and Sara Marblestone Gwendolyn Turner Carol Tuttle and Lynn Bartelt Elizabeth Valeri Cheryl and Lawrence Volmert David Walley and Mark Filman David Walsh and Catherine J. Conrad Lane C. Ware Amy Watson Dan and Sandy Wherley

Donald Widler and Michael O'Shea Ruth Williams Patricia J. Willsey Frances Winston Ann K. Winters Stephen N. Winters Mona and Michael Wirth Carla Wirtz and Chris Lamson Debbie Witt Bruce and Sheri Wolin Jacklyn M. and Robert H. Writz Claire Wuest A.J. Zabbia, Jr.

Sponsor or Dedicate a Meal Make a special day in your life a special day for our clients by adopting that dayʼs meals with a $1,000 donation ($2,000 for a holiday meal). Donate a Car Turn your wheels into meals! Donate your unwanted vehicle to Project Angel Heart. Tribute and Memorial Gifts Honor someone special by making a gift in their name. Planned Giving and Bequests Leave a legacy of love by remembering Project Angel Heart in your will, estate plans, or as the beneficiary of your life insurance or retirement plan.

Holiday Wish List There are a number of ways to support Project Angel Heart, including gifts of time, financial contributions or in‑kind donations. This holiday season, consider meeting the needs of Project Angel Heart by donating one of the items below (new or like‑new condition, please).

10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

General Donation Every $5 gift allows us to prepare and deliver one nutritious, made‑from‑ scratch meal for an ailing neighbor. (A return envelope is enclosed for your convenience.) Bread & Butter Club Join this special group of Project Angel Heart supporters with a donation commitment of at least $30 each month.

*List current as of 10/30/12 Please accept our apology for any omissions and contact us to let us know.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Ways to Give

Digital receiving scale with remote display Boxes of crayons (Crayola), markers, and colored pencils Cutting board scraper/refinishing tool Plastic storage bins (various sizes) Step ladder Irrigation system for our onsite garden 8‑in‑1 Multi‑Cart 36‑inch air curtain (to keep flies out of the kitchen) Robot Coupe hand‑held commercial power mixer with whisk attachment, model #MP450TURBOCOMBI Retractable click pens (black) Two enameled cast iron pate molds Boxes of green tea New or gently used GPS systems to loan to meal delivery drivers Gift certificates to restaurants, coffee, etc. for volunteer recognition 2¼‑inch button maker Immersion circulator 12 20‑pan speed racks, model #ADE1820B‑KDA

Workplace Giving Designate Project Angel Heart as the recipient of your workplace giving campaign contributions (via United Way, Community Shares of Colorado, Combined Federal Campaign, etc.) Special Events Participate in any of our special events throughout the year including Dining Out for Life®, Art for Life, A Taste for Life, and Pie in the Sky. Volunteer Give the most precious gift of all ̶ the gift of your time. We are only able to deliver meals to nearly 2,000 clients annually thanks to the support of our volunteers. To learn more about donor opportunities, please visit www.ProjectAngelHeart.org or contact us at (303) 830‑0202.

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foodfor thought HOLIDAY 2012

Kitchen Versus Corn: Rising Food Prices

Project Angel Heart Client Profile: Winning the War on Cancer

by Matt White, Communications Intern, Fall 2012

by Matt White, Communications Intern, Fall 2012

Food prices are rising in the United States and, according to Project Angel Heartʼs executive chef, Jon Emanuel, the reason is simple...itʼs corn.

“The fight against cancer.” “Cancer survivor.” Many view the struggle against cancer as a type of war. Looking at the numbers, it isnʼt hard to see why: more than one million people in the United States get cancer each year, and cancer is now the number one condition facing Project Angel Heart clients. Clients like Ellen. Sheʼs a veteran in this war and a cancer survivor in every sense of the word.

“Everything is made from corn in this country,” Emanuel explained. Even a casual search through your local grocery store will reveal an abundance of corn‑based products that we use every day, from corn cereals to soft drinks made with high fructose corn syrup to a range of snack foods made with corn oil. If corn prices rise, food prices rise.

SAVE THE DATE! April 25, 2013 ATTENTION METRO AREA RESTAURANTS, VOLUNTEERS, AND DINERS... Join us for Dining Out for Life® in 2013!

Be part of one of the tastiest fundraisers of the year! Mark your calendar and dine out with us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner on April 25, 2013.

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More than 300 metro Denver restaurants will donate 25 percent of the dayʼs food sales to Project Angel Heart on this one day. You can also sign up as a participating restaurant to support the cause or sign up to volunteer as a restaurant ambassador to help increase visibility and donations for Project Angel Heart. To become a participating restaurant, contact Jessica Milnes, Events Manager, at 303‑407‑9418 or jmilnes@projectangelheart.org. To volunteer, contact Cole Schlam, Volunteer Resources Assistant, at 303‑407‑9416 or cschlam@projectangelheart.org.

In the summer of this year, they did just that. A historic drought has dropped our countryʼs corn yield to the lowest level since 1995 along with significant effects on soybean crops. Eric Munoz, a senior policy analyst for international aid group Oxfam, had this to say, “The United States is the worldʼs largest exporter of corn, soybeans and wheat, and likely price spikes will ripple through markets globally, with devastating consequences for those already struggling to get enough food to eat.” For an organization like Project Angel Heart that delivers meals at no cost, a historically low corn yield and the consequent rise of food prices are certainly causes for concern. The Project Angel Heart team is working to circumvent the effects, especially in the kitchen. To learn more about this, access the full article on our website, www.ProjectAngelHeart.org. Look for “From the Kitchen” at the bottom of the homepage and click on the article headline.

When a few aches and pains passed off for old age transformed into a caved‑in breast, “I got really scared,” Ellen said, realizing that she had breast cancer. “You just donʼt know how youʼre going to react until youʼre thrown into it.” When Ellen began her chemotherapy and radiation treatment, her finances became as much of an enemy as the cancer. Food and even a place to live were no longer guaranteed. For four months during chemotherapy, she and her husband lived out of their small car. “I was in shock,” she said. Not because of the cancer, but because of the number of people willing to help her start winning her battle. A social worker helped her find a place to stay, allowing her to resume her meal deliveries. Some of her aid she had to fight for and some of it was fighting for her, including Project Angel Heart. “They are angels, they have to be. Come hell or high water, they come,” Ellen said of the volunteers who came to deliver her meals. “Without those nutritious meals, I would have never made it.” Toward the client services staff at Project Angel Heart she also expressed a deep gratitude. Their genuine concern for her well‑being was demonstrated by frequent checks that her nutritional needs were being met by her specially modified meals. “When you go through chemo, it affects your body and sometimes your diet has to change,” Ellen said. Ellen experienced the full range of radiation treatment side effects. For a time, she couldnʼt taste the food she ate, but she made sure to eat anyway. With good nutrition and successful treatment, Ellen is doing better. Recently, Ellen and her husband also moved back into a comfortable apartment. “I think that should be the last time I need the meals,” Ellen said of her most recent meal delivery. “Iʼve still got some pain, but Iʼm good now. There are people who need those meals more than I do now.” “I have a lot to live for,” Ellen said. And to all Project Angel Heart volunteers and staff she had a special message: “I just canʼt express how grateful I am. No words can express it. Thank you for saving my life.” Some would say that expresses it well enough.

OUR MISSION: Delivering nutritious meals to improve quality of life, at no cost, for those coping with life‑threatening illness.

2012 Holiday Newsletter  

Project Angel Heart's 2012 holiday newsletter

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