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February 23, 2012 - VOA Red Wine and Seafood

What: Annual fundraiser to benefit the Brandon Center

Where: Oxford Hotel

When: Thursday, February 23, 2012

Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $75

Beneficiary: Volunteers of America

Grand Marshal(s): Sharon Magness Blake, Pat Cortez, Jean Galloway and Susan Kiely

Gala Chairperson(s): Kristi Fote and Quinn Washington

President(s): Dianna Kunz

Libations: Southern Wine and Spirits

Catering: McCormick's Fish House & Bar

Sponsors: The Guild, McCormick's, 5280 Magazine, Southern Wine & Spirits, Volunteers of America

Attire: Cocktail

Board of Directors: Mr. Robert Bardwell, Chairman, Wells Fargo Bank; Ms. Kalleen Malone, Immediate Past Chair; Ms. Dianna L. Kunz, President & CEO; Kevin MacCary, Vice Chairman and Chairman Elect, United Launch Alliance; Myrna Mourning, Secretary; Glenn Rippey, Treasurer, Denver Investment Advisors

Blacktie Photos by: Chad Chisholm

 Brooke McMaken, left, with Bob Bardwell and Emily Tarleton, President of the VOA Guild
Brooke McMaken, left, with Bob Bardwell and Emily Tarleton, President of the VOA Guild

From shrimp and oysters to live music and festive atmosphere, the 17th Annual VOA Red Wine and Seafood benefit was a blast. Benefitting the Brandon Center, a shelter for battered women and children, the room was packed at the historic Oxford Hotel.


Quinn Washington and Kristi Fote co-chaired the event, with familiar faces Larry Mizel, Penny Parker, Molly FortuneFrances Owens, and Murphy Huston in attendance. 

An emergency shelter for homeless women and homeless women with children, the Brandon Center is unfortunately full every night of the year. A haven from domestic violence, the center provides counseling, GED preparation, and housing referral assistance. 

To learn more about the Brandon Center and VOA, visit


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