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May 10, 2012 - Coalition for the Homeless Hosts annual wine tasting

What: Fundraiser for Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Where: Grant-Humphries Mansion

When: Thursday , May 10, 2012

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

Ticket Prices: $65

Master of Ceremonies: T.R. Reid

President(s): and CEO: John Parvensky

Staff: Louise Boris, VP of Programs; Stanley Eilert, VP of Operations; Elizabeth Cookson, Director of Psychiatry; Tye Deines, Director of Human Resources; Mary Lea Forington, Director of Health Services; see for a complete list

Speaker: T.R. Reid, John Parvensky

Music: Mark Mesaros

Sponsors: T. R. Reid and Margaret McMahon, Glenwood Insurance Agency, Humphries | Poli Architects, Chase Bank, The Colorado Trust

Attendance: 100-150

Attire: Formal

Board of Directors: Jay Brown, Peter Calamari, Beatriz Bonnet, James Davis, Dan Grossman, Jeremy Hotsenpiller, Jim Hubbell, Randie Loeb, Karen Lowe, Jim Winston, Eileen Pappas, Becky Martinez MD, T.R.Reid, Meshach Rhoades, Thomas Snyder, TaRhonda Thomas, loAn Vo, Tom Rossi, Alexandra Udell

Blacktie Photos by: Britt Chester

 Mary Putman, left, Mark Mesaros, Larynda Jackson
Mary Putman, left, Mark Mesaros, Larynda Jackson

 In these tough economic times, people in Denver and across the country are feeling the effects of homelessness. The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless reaches out to these people, offers services, and helps provide housing for displaced families. 

The 5th annual wine tasting event at the Grant-Humphries Mansion in Capitol Hill filled up on May 10th with patrons who support change and growth within our community. The Coalition has already developed and built over 1,500 affordable apartment homes in metro Denver. With nearly 13,000 homeless people in the seven-county Denver metro area, 64 percent of which are families with children, the Coalition has worked tirelessly to provide medical care, housing, and other basic human needs to those in need.

Hosted by T.R. Reid, the event surpassed last year's fundraising by nearly 50 percent. Thanks to donations made by patrons, the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless will be able to continue to support families within metro Denver through various outlets of basic support.

Following a humble testimony delivered by Larynda Jackson, a recipient of care from the Coalition, guests enjoyed a festive wine tasting with spirits from all over the world. Mark Mesaros and Joya Wonderlight entertained guests with live music and singing throughout the night, and the event came to a close just as the sun set on Denver's Capitol Hill.

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