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October 22, 2011 - Stout Street Foundation: An Evening With Mr. Mark Lundholm

What: A silent auction and dinner featuring comedian Mark Lundholm

Where: Renaissance Denver

When: Saturday, October 22, 2011

Time: 5.30 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $100

Master of Ceremonies: Joe Bevilacqua

Honoree(s): Father Tom Dowd

Executive Director: Tom Knight

Staff: Brad Lucero, Asst. ED; Christopher Conway, Program Director; Darcy Narans, CFO; Sharon Sieh, Logistics Specialist; Pamela Fisher, Night Supervisor; Nicholas Petrucelli, IT Director; Teri Smith, Development Director; Tom Pino, Education Director;

Speaker: Mark Lundholm

Sponsors: Oakwood Homes, Colorado Business Bank, TetraTech EC Inc, CoBiz Insurance, Hilton Garden Inn, Sysco, Velma's Guest House, Mary's Hope Sober Homes Inc, Advanced Exteriors, The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust, Bronco Alumni, 1st Bank, White Elk's Visions in Glass, Hilton Fort Collins, Commerce City, Ogden Street South

Blacktie Photos by: Carol Burkett

 Executive Director Tom Knight, left, with comedian Mark Lundholm
Executive Director Tom Knight, left, with comedian Mark Lundholm

Stout Street Foundation is a leader in addiction recovery with its motto "People Helping People Help Themselves." This year marks their 35th anniversary, and to celebrate that milestone the Stout Street Foundation presented "An Evening With Mr. Mark Lundholm." 

The evening opened at the Renaissance Denver with a silent auction where the guests, including many members of the Broncos alumni had a chance to mingle. Then guests moved into the grand ballroom for dinner.  Emcee Joe Bevilacqua welcomed the guests and conducted a live auction.  A moving video "Remembering the Years" outlined the history and growth of the Stout Street Foundation in Denver. Stout Street Executive Program Director Christopher Conway presented Father Tom Dowd with the Inagural Lifetime Achievement Award.  Father Dowd spoke to the guests about his experiences with Stout Street through the years.

Then it was time for the main event; the compelling comedy of Mark Lundholm.  Focusing on addiction, choices, both bad and good and the addict's constant "first thought wrong", Mark made the audience laugh and cry with his autobiographical humor that moved all present. 

Teri Smith Stout Street Director of Development closed the evening by thanking everyone present.

Stout Street offers a variety of programs including 28 day intensive residential, long term residential and outpatient services for recovering addicts. For further information about the foundation, check out their website at


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