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October 06, 2007 - SAFEHOUSE Discos Their Way Into Their 30th Anniversary

What: 30th anniversary celebration of SafeHouse Denver

Where: The Westin Tabor Center

When: Saturday, October 6, 2007

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $125 before 9/14; $150 after

Beneficiary: Battered Women

Honoree(s): 2007 Carolyn Hamil-Henderson Awardee: Steven Siegel; 2007 Susan Noble Community Impact Awardee: Junior League

EMCEE: Ellen Stein Wallace

Gala Chairperson(s): Kristi Palmer

Music: Boogielicious

Sponsors: Diamond Sponsor: Rita Bass Coors; Platinum Sponsor: Alan & Katie Fox; Gold Sponsors: Great West Life & Annuity, Susan & Howard Noble; Pearl Sponsors: First National Bank of Colorado, Karen Fox, Kaiser Permanente, Republic Financial, Kim & Rob Roberts, Village Homes of Colorado, Inc.; Patron Sponsors: Afterours, Inc., Bromfield's Flower Market, Coors Brewing Company, Walt & Ellyn Coughlin, David Hicks Lampert Brokerage, Inc., Forest City, Ivy Funds, J.E. Dunn, Junior League of Denver, Key Bank, Land Title, Marine Exploration & Monica Enright, M.D.C. Holdings/Richmond American Homes, The Osborn Foundation, Panattoni Development Company and Lottner Rubin, Fishman Brown & Saul, P.C, Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons, Smith Barney, Terra Firma, United Advertising Corporation, United Western Bank, Wells Fargo

Auctioneer: Norm Early

Attendance: 500

Attire: Cocktail, business formal

Board of Directors: Mr. Scott Browning, Rothgerber, Johnson & Lyons; Ms. Meredith Coors; Ms. Monica Denler, Terra Firma; Mr. William Donohue, Ivy Funds; Mr. Steve Emmons, Treasurer, United Western Bank; Ms. Karen Fox, Chair, The Fox Company; Ms. Di Holmes; Mr. Robert Kelley, Verizon Wireless; Ms. Kate Lively, Village Homes; Mr. Donald Mares, Colorado Department of Labor & Employment; Mr. Oscar Martinez, Qwest; Sgt. Matthew Murray, Secretary, Denver Police Department; Ms. Susan Noble, Coldwell Banker Devonshire; Ms. Kristi Palmer, Gala Chair, Wells Fargo Bank; Ms. Mary Phillips; Mr. Bradley Smith, Brinkerhoff Revenig & Corrigan P.C.; Ms. Tammy Westerberg, Hogan & Hartson LLP; Ms. Debbie Zuege, Kaiser Permanente

Blacktie Photos by: T DeVolder

 Kent & Amy Wiley, from the Junior League, one of the honorees
Kent & Amy Wiley, from the Junior League, one of the honorees

SafeHouse's 30th anniversary event on Saturday, October 6 took attendees back to the year of their founding: 1977. Guests enjoyed an evening of glitter and glitz, in Saturday Night Fever style.

The event began with cocktails and beautiful piano music at 5:30, followed by a delightful dinner at 7:00. There were two recipients honored by SafeHouse Denver for the community awards. Following the awards was a live auction benefiting SafeHouse Denver and musical entertainment by Boogielicious.

This year’s Carolyn Hamil-Henderson award went to Steven Siegel. Steven is a director of program development for the Denver District Attorney’s Office. He also serves as the administrator of the Denver Victim Assistance Law and Enforcement Board, where he supervises the Domestic Violence Fast Track Program and the Denver Victim Services 2000 Project. Among his many accomplishments, Steven helped develop the Victim Compensation Program. Over the course of his 30-year career he also has been a catalyst for the development of interagency protocols that have been replicated nationwide on domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and victimization of the elderly and disabled.

The 2007 Susan Noble Community Impact Award went to Junior League of Denver for their longstanding support of SafeHouse Denver’s children’s program. Laura Hopkins, the current president of the Junior League, accepted the award. For 12 years, Junior League has provided both funding and countless volunteer hours to help children who have witnessed abuse in their homes. This award was re-named just this year in recognition of Susan Noble, a SafeHouse Denver board member, past board chair and long-time supporter, for her tireless efforts to help victims of family violence.

The generous live auction items were: A trip for two to Chicago for a taping of The Oprah Winfrey Show, with airfare courtesy of Frontier Airlines; a four-night stay for two at the luxurious Canyon Ranch resort in Tucson, complete with $560 in spa credits per person, and roundtrip air from Denver, courtesy of Southwest Airlines; a ride for two above the city in the Denver Police Department helicopter; a white gold and diamond pendant from Jay Feder Jewelers; an Avalanche fan's package, featuring four tickets for two games, dinner at the Pepsi Center's Lexus Club, and a ride on the Zamboni for one special guest; a four-course chef's dinner for eight, prepared either in your home or at a suite in the Westin Tabor Center; learn the art of brewmaking from Pete Coors Jr. at the Sandlot at Coors field; a golf foursome at Red Rocks Country Club, along with a customized dinner with wine pairing.

Proceeds from this event help sustain SafeHouse Denver’s critical programs and services. They are the only agency in the City and County of Denver providing emergency shelter and nonresidential counseling services specifically for victims of domestic violence and their children. SafeHouse Denver also works in the community to provide education about domestic violence for schools, businesses and community groups. On average, SafeHouse provides shelter to over 325 women and children each year, and serves more than 1,100 women and children annually at their non-residential Counseling & Advocacy Center. Please go to for more information on Safehouse Denver.

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