Denver Press Club's 26th Annual Damon Runyon Award Banquet

Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 6:00 PM 
VIP Reception (cost: $50 per person) from 5-6 p.m. upstairs at the Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Place.
Social hour 6-7 p.m. at the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place.
Dinner, Awards Presentation, Speech from Judy Woodruff

Denver Athletic Club

1325 Glenarm Place

Attire: Business

Tickets

Ticket Type Price Qty
Members Only With VIP Reception More Details
Includes VIP Reception Ticket from 5 - 6 PM
$175.00
Individual Member Only Registrations $125.00
Non-members With VIP Reception More Details
Includes VIP Reception Ticket from 5 - 6 PM
$250.00
Non-member Registrations $200.00
Gold Level Registrations More Details
Includes • Priority banquet seating at a table of 10
• 10 tickets to the VIP reception with Judy Woodruff ($500 value)
• Logo/name display on programs and advertising
• Logo/name on video display at the banquet
• Five one-year club memberships ($1,375 value at 2019-20 prices)
$6,500.00
Silver Level Registrations More Details
Includes • Preferred banquet seating for 10
• Four (4) tickets to VIP reception with Judy Woodruff ($200 value)
• Logo/name on video display at the banquet
• Three one-year club memberships ($825 value at 2019-20 prices)
$4,500.00
Bronze Level Registration More Details
Includes • Banquet seating for 10
• Two (2) tickets to the VIP reception with Judy Woodruff ($100 value)
• One (1) one-year club membership ($275 value at 2019-20 prices)
$2,500.00
College Level Registrations More Details
Includes • Banquet seating for 10
• Two one-year club memberships

Availability: 18 (for 10 seats each)
$1,500.00

Description

The Denver Press Club will honor Judy Woodruff, the managing editor and anchor for the PBS NewsHour, with its 26th annual Damon Runyon Award. 

Woodruff has been a pioneer for women in broadcast media. She joined NBC in 1975 to work as a general assignment reporter in Atlanta. In 1977, she moved to Washington, D.C., to become an NBC White House correspondent, covering the Carter and Reagan administrations.

Woodruff then moved to PBS, working there from 1983-1993 as the chief Washington correspondent for the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour while also anchoring “Frontline with Judy Woodruff” from 1984-1990. 

In 1993, she jumped to CNN, where she worked for 12 years, anchoring the program “Inside Politics” and covering major events including Richard Nixon’s funeral and the War in Afghanistan. She returned to the NewsHour in 2007. In 2013, she and the late Gwen Ifill were named the first two women to co-anchor a national broadcast before Ifill’s death in 2016.

Individual tickets cost $125 for members of the Denver Press Club and $200 for non-members. Members may purchase only one ticket for one guest at the member rate. Those who purchase tickets to the awards dinner may also purchase a $50 ticket to the VIP reception before.

We also offer table sponsorships. All sponsors are recognized from the dais and listed in the banquet program. Corporate members receive early access to preferred seating. If you are interested in a corporate Press Club membership, reach out to president Dan Petty at president@denverpressclub.org.
 

We also offer table sponsorships:

GOLD ($6,500)

  • Priority banquet seating at a table of 10
  • 10 tickets to the VIP reception with Judy Woodruff ($500 value)
  • Logo/name display on programs and advertising
  • Logo/name on video display at the banquet
  • Five one-year club memberships ($1,375 value at 2019-20 prices)

SILVER ($4,500)

  • Preferred banquet seating for 10
  • Four (4) tickets to VIP reception with Judy Woodruff ($200 value)
  • Logo/name on video display at the banquet
  • Three one-year club memberships ($825 value at 2019-20 prices)

BRONZE ($2,500)

  • Banquet seating for 10
  • Two (2) tickets to the VIP reception with Judy Woodruff ($100 value)
  • One (1) one-year club membership ($275 value at 2019-20 prices)

COLLEGE ($1,500)

  • Banquet seating for 10
  • Two one-year club memberships

The Runyon Award banquet is the major fundraiser of the historic club, which is the oldest in the nation. Proceeds go toward the club’s historic preservation and five scholarships for $1500 and one — the John C. Ensslin Memorial Scholarship — for $3,000. The scholarships are reserved for six college journalists from universities in Colorado. We'll also have the winner of the Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting on hand.

Previous Runyon Award recipients are, in order: Jimmy Breslin, Mike Royko, Molly Ivins, Herb Caen, Pete Hamill, Ted Turner, Maureen Dowd, Tom Brokaw, David Halberstam, Ed Bradley, Carl Hissen, Seymour Hersh, George Will, Bob Costas, Tim Russert, Rick Reilly, P.J. O'Rourke, Anna Quindlen, Frank Deford, Mike Lupica, Katie Couric, Norm Clarke, Jill Abramson, David Simon, Marty Baron and Bob Woodward.

 

 

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The Venue

Denver Athletic Club

1325 Glenarm Place

Contact

Name: Linda Shapley
Phone: 303-369-4088
Email: vicepresident@denverpressclub.org
Website: https://www.denverpressclub.org

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Our Parties

April 09, 2010 Damon Runyon Award Banquet Honors P.J. O’Rourke April 09, 2010 Damon Runyon Award Banquet Honors P.J. O’Rourke
April 02, 2004 Hiaasen Wins Historic Runyon Award April 02, 2004 Hiaasen Wins Historic Runyon Award
March 05, 2002 Denver Press Club Honors David Halberstam March 05, 2002 Denver Press Club Honors David Halberstam
April 06, 2001 Denver Press Club Honors Tom Brokaw April 06, 2001 Denver Press Club Honors Tom Brokaw

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