May 07, 2009 - 13th Annual Project PAVE
What: Janus Foundation Scholarship Luncheon
Where: Donald R. Seawell Grand Ballroom
When: Thursday, May 7, 2009
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Beneficiary: Scholarship Recipients and Project PAVE
EMCEE: Mitch Jelniker, Channel 7 News
Presenting Sponsor(s): Janus Funds
Executive Director: Mike Johnson
Staff: Scholarship luncheon committee: Marti Awad, Cathy Carretero Ferrulina, MD, Elaine Gampel, Claire Johnson, Michelle Kales, Jessica Khan, Kelli Kindel, Marc Levine, Jaime Livaditis, Evi Makovsky, Reaca Pearl, Laurel Quint, Ariela Shapiro. Scholarship review committee: Michael Alcott, Marti Awad, Patricia Crown, Jill DiPasquale, Elaine Gampel, Ken Hyman, Claire Jacobson, Michael Johnson, Jessica Khan, Jaime Livaditis, Juan Monclova, Ariela Shapiro
Introductions: Mitch Jelniker, Channel 7 News
Speaker: Jeannie Ritter, Jai Palmer
Catering: Epicurean Catering
Sponsors: Janus Foundation
Attire: Business Casual
Florist: Simply Beautiful Floral
Board of Directors: Elaine Gampel, Sr. Vice President. Members: Raydean Acevedo, Marti Awad, CFA, Patricia (PC) Crown, Ph.D, Michelle Kales, Marc Levine, Evi Makovsky, Jeannie Ritter, Michael Alcott, Dr. Cathy Carreterro-Ferrufino, Michael Hammell, Kelli R. Kindel, Jon Lorenz, CEO, Marcie Moore-Gantz, Cecilia Sanchez de Ortiz.
Blacktie Photos by: Corrie Vela
Elaine Gampel, Chair, (left), Ellen Scott and Dr. Patricia Crown
May 7 2009 - A sizeable crowd gathered in the Donald R. Seawell Grand Ballroom at the
Project PAVE was established 1986 following a tragic incident in which a well-known attorney in a domestic violence case was shot and paralyzed by her client’s estranged husband. The non-profit has been an important and active voice in the
Channel 7's Mitch Jelniker welcomed guests to the event, and emceed the event, having recently researched and anchored a news report on the group. He introduced PAVE director Mike Johnson, who spoke about the need for inclusiveness, and fostering an environment for the students being served, as they learn to replace fear and chaos with new hope.
Speakers of the day included First Lady Jeannie Ritter. Mrs. Ritter began by saying that she thought the word of the decade was resilience, the ability to recover quickly, to obtain the original shape of things after bent or stretched. She commended each student for their tremendous achievements in recovery and in thriving as they pursue their higher educations.
Whittier Elementary Principle Jai Palmer spoke on the diversity and needs at his school. Whittier Elementary has a culturally diverse population including 90% of students participating in the school’s free lunch program. Among the diverse demographic,
Full time Project PAVE counselors are on-site in two additional partner schools working with at-risk students. Additionally, a violence prevention educator visits 30 middle and high schools each year.
Project PAVE also supports interested teens in local high schools serving as peer educators for friends and classmates.
Sponsors included Title Sponsors Newmont Mining, The Sprout Foundation, The Crown Family, Rey & Melina Fraga, The Janus Foundation, Ellen Scott, Colorado Business Bank, Design & Image, FirstBank Holding Co., SPL Real Estate & Management Co, UBS Financial Services, Inc./ Elaine Gampel, Academy Roofing, Inc., Bank of Choice, Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber & Schreck, Colorado Capital Bank, The DiPasquale and Strohm Families, Innovar Group, United Materials, Bank of the West, Bob Sverenson and John Capone, Capital Investment Management Company, Cecilia Sanchez de Ortiz, Hogan & Hartson, Kelli Kindel Events, Inc, Marti J Awad, CFA, Raydean Acevedo, RMCI, Shames-Makovsky Realty Company, Steve Wener, The Piton Foundation Willis North America, inc. Mercury LDO Reprographics and Unisource.
For more information on Project PAVE, log on to www.projectpave.org.