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October 20, 2012 - SafeHouse Denver's Hope Gala: Celebrating the Women, Children and Youth of SafeHouse Denver

What: Fundraiser benefitting SafeHouse Denver

Where: Ritz-Carlton, Denver

When: Saturday, October 20, 2012

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices: Table of 10 until September 20th: $1,650; Table of 10 after September 20th: $1,850; Individual seat until September 20th: $165; Individual Seat after September 20th: $185; Young Professional Seat (35 and under) $135; Young Professional Seats for Party of Four: $500

Beneficiary: SafeHouse Denver

Honoree(s): Cheryl Davis, recipient of the Carolyn Hamil-Henderson Memorial Award; Karen Fox Wolfe, recipient of the Susan Noble Community Impact Award

EMCEE: Dayle Cedars, 7News

Gala Chairperson(s): Carrie Wernecke

Executive Director: Victoria McVicker, CEO

Committee Members: Carrie Wernecke, chair; Monica Denler, sponsorship team leader; Jacque Campbell, Valerie Chilewski, Pam Cunningham, Ashley Golder, Jennifer Hallam, Ingrid Nagy, Ramonna Robinson, Devon Wisner; Chad Karst, Auction Team Leader

Welcome: Steve Strader, president, Go Automotive Group

Libations: Miller Coors

Catering: The Ritz-Carlton

Music: The Hazel Miller Band

Sponsors: 2012 Hope Gala Presenting Sponsor: Go Automotive; Gold Sponsor: Carol and Paul Rose; Auction Sponsor: InTandem Human Resources; Entertainment Sponsor: Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP; Silver Sponsors: Katie and Alan Fox, MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation; Susan and Howard Noble

Auctioneer: Adam Kevil

Menu: First course: romaine lettuce, shaved parmesan, traditional Caesar dressing, crouton; main course: herb roasted chicken, herb potato gratin, julienne vegetables; dessert: s'mores in a cup

Attire: Blacktie optional

Board of Directors: Brad Smith, chair; Carrie Wernecke, chair-elect; Laura Rogers, treasurer; Joy Woller, secretary; Monica Denler, past chair; John Dillie, Jennifer Hallam, Julie Mansfield, Kristi Palmer, Ramonna Robinson, Rolando Salinas, Michael Upp, and Victoria McVicker, CEO

Blacktie Photos by: Janet Snell-Bergeon

 Emcee Dayle Cedar with Committee Chair Carrie Wernecke
Emcee Dayle Cedar with Committee Chair Carrie Wernecke

The 2012 Hope Gala took place on Saturday, October 20 from 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm at the Ritz-Carlton Denver.   Guests enjoyed cocktails, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing to the music of The Hazel Miller Band - all in celebration of SafeHouse Denver's 35 years of service to the community.

The emcee of the event was Dayle Cedars, 7News weather anchor and honorary chair of the gala planning committee.  Dayle introduced Steve Strader, president of the Go Automotive Group, who gave introductory remarks.  SafeHouse Denver CEO Victoria McVicker then introduced the recipient of the Carolyn Hamil-Henderson Memorial Award, Cheryl Davis, LPC.  Ms. Davis is the Director of the Domestic Violence Offender Management Board and Manager of the Domestic Violence Unit at Division of Criminal Justice.

This year's honoree of the Susan Noble Community Impact Award was Karen Fox Wolfe, honorary board member, former board member and board chair.  Susan Noble presented the award personally, in recognition of Karen Fox Wolfe's outstanding efforts to assist victims of domestic violence and create community change.

Auctioneer Adam Kevil then kicked off the live auction with a framed, autographed Wayne Gretzky jersey.  The Go Automotive group donated a two-year lease of a 2013 Nissan Altima, and then the auction moved back to sports memorabilia with the auction of a Bronco's helmet signed by Peyton Manning. 

Guests then enjoyed dancing to The Hazel Miller Band, and casino games to make for a very memorable and entertaining evening, benefiting SafeHouse Denver. For more information about SafeHouse, log on to:



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