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May 07, 2010 - Gathering Place supporters Escape to the Cape

What: 2010 Gathering Place Gala

Where: The Downtown Aquarium

When: Friday, May 7, 2010

Beneficiary: Women and their children experiencing homelessness

Mistress of Ceremonies: Leslie Foster

Honorary Chairperson(s): Pam and Joe Ignat

President(s): Leslie Foster

Entertainment: Sheryl Renee

Sponsors: Benefactor: Kathy & Brad Coors; Associate: The Autrey Foundation, The Gathering Place; Volunteers, Pam & Joe Ignat, Eric Jacobson & Becky Haniszewski, Margie & Dave Hunter, The Nord Family Foundation, Wells Fargo and Whiting Petroleum Corporation. Honorary: Ann Frost Bailey, Berenbaum Weinshienk, Cresa Partners, Granderson Wealth Management Group, Heidi & Randy Keogh, The Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado, Elizabeth Gundlach Neufeld & Daniel Neufeld, EKS&H, Feldhake & Associates, Leslie Foster & Jane Berryman, Paul Orrell, Gary & Judy Powell, Brenda Roush, Russell's Convenience, The Gathering Place Association, Vectra Bank, James & Lucy Wallace, Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell; Magazine: Denver Life Magazine

Board of Directors: Emily Bustos, Board Chair; Karen DuWaldt, Immediate Past Board Chair; Daria Kane, Treasurer; Elizabeth Gundlach Neufeld, Secretary; David Herlinger, Chair Elect; Rachel Basye; Beverly Granger; Patti Hein; Lauren Naylor; Dee Dee Parker; Andrew Peterson; Billy Lee Seiber; Liz Sloan; E. Alan Terry; Leslie Foster

Blacktie Photos by: T. DeVolder

 Kristin Miller, left, Natalie Vickers, Shawn Miller, Laura Meixell, and Samantha Holloway
Kristin Miller, left, Natalie Vickers, Shawn Miller, Laura Meixell, and Samantha Holloway

Many generous patrons joined the Gathering Place at The Downtown Aquarium for a relaxed evening of silent and live auction items, delicious food, and complimentary cocktails.  The participants had exclusive access to aquarium exhibits and animals followed by local musician Sheryl Renee's exciting performance.  The Gathering Place exists to support women and their children who are experiencing homelessness or poverty by providing a safe daytime refuge and resources for self-sufficiency.

The Gathering Place is Denver's only daytime drop-in center for women and children who are experiencing homelessness and poverty in Denver.  Their emergency support services provide immediate relief to women and children in distress.  Women who are able to meet their immediate and urgent needs can then collect their inner resources and make positive life changes for themselves and their children.  The Gathering Place provides programming and services to an average of 365 women and children every day. 

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