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September, 15 2007 - Open to a New Beginning: Children's Hospital 30th Ann. Gala

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Children's Hospital Ambassadors helped to greet arriving guests. From left: Jacob S., Jacob C., Cassie and Alex The media hostesses: Frances Owens, left, Sylvia Atencio, Lara Day, Erika Sauerwein and Stefanie Clark. Dinner chairs Blair and Kristin Richardson John and Sandy Morrison
Leslie McKay and Steven Gotsdiner Don Woods, left, with Kathy Sisneros and Bill Mosher Jack and Cindy Parsons, left, with Greg and Mindy Gantner John and Carolyn Braaksma
Dave and Julia Murrow, left, with President and CEO of The Children's Hospital, Dr. Jim Shmerling and Debbie Shmerling Carol and Mike Ammon Chairs of the gala, Michael and Kelly Kennedy Melissa and Brad McQueen, left, with Carla Stewart and Mike Froelich
Dr. Randall Meacham, left, Bridget Walsh, Allen Staver, Kim Benson, Bruce and Lorrie Schroffel Crawford and Sue Hamilton Brendan Doyle, left, in from Washington D.C., Larry Kirkland, artist providing the large scale public art for the new Children's Hospital, art consultant Eloise Damrosch, in from Portland, Andrew Sirotnak, M.D. and Jamie White Joy Johnson, chair of the board of trustees for The Children's Hospital Foundation, left, with gala dinner chair Kristin Richardson
Doug and Nancy Shea, left, with Queenie Town, Darci Huston and Jack Overstreet Dr. Dean Prina chats with Joan Slaughter Doug and Hilary Daniels Joe Wagner, left, Ruth Johnson and Kris Sabel
Sherry and Gary Windfield Cheryl and Michael Stiles Michael Narkewicz, M.D., left, Dana Shepard, Deb and Fritz Karrer M.D. Dr. Dan Feiten, left, Julie Feiten, Teri and John Jaster
Todd and Laura Wheeler, left, with Donna and Gary Antonoff Steve and Beth Moyski, left, with Ann Sperling (treasurer, Children's Hospital board) and Craig Archibald Dick and Cathey Finlon Chris Shore, left, with Leslie Vollbracht
Susan and Chad Cleveland, left, with Cris and Diana Goldy Morag Nairn, left, with Rod Nairn and Arlen Meyers Corporate chairs K.C. and Kelly Gallagher, left, Mark and Margaret Berzins, Todd and Amy Tantillo Jim Todd, left, Dr. Jules and Marilyn Amer, Sam Gary
Marcy and Bruce Benson Verna Pauls, left, Bill Pauls, Blair Richardson, Aurora Mayor Ed Tauer, Betsy Tauer King Soopers' Russ Dispense, left, with his wife Debbie Dispense and Charlie Walling John Pritzlaff IV, left, Glenna Kassel, Ann Pritzlaff, Rebecca and Tom Kourlis
Glenn Jones, left, Dianne Eddolls, Sharon Magness Blake and Ernie Blake Lana Lee and Michael Swinyard Gregg and Laura Stone, left, Christie Isenberg, Walt DeHaven and Wendy Aiello Dana Rebhun, left, Wendy Aiello and Bonnie Mandarich
Ginger Stookesberry, left, Dianne Eddolls, Kalleen Malone and Susan Sipf Dr. Kurt Stenmark, left, Sherri Koelbel, Buz Koelbel and Elizabeth Stenmark John Butler and co-emcee for the evening, CBS4's Molly Hughes Cliff and Jill Van Leuven
Agatha Kessler, left, Nancy Sevo, Kristin Richardson Wayne Murdy, left, Hyde Park's Steve Rosdal, Ron Jackson. Hyde Park not only donated a live auction package to Italy, but provided items for a table auction where bidders could compete at each table for Hyde Park treasures. Nina Moore and The Denver Post's Greg Moore Dorothy Holder, left, Tom Kowalski and Barbara Parker
Renee and David Bregman There were six incredible live auction items, showcased in the lobby before dinner, worth $145,000 Heidi and Bruce Hoyt, left, with Todd and Robin Snidow Auction chair Sue Shaffer, left, and MaryAnn Portell
Dr. Jim Shmerling, President and CEO of The Children's Hospital, left, with Steve Winesett, President and CEO of The Children's Hospital Foundation. Dan Ritchie and Joy Burns Past chairs and presenting sponsors Virginia and Scott Reiman The gospel singers are in the house
The gospel singers brought down the house. The Children's Hospital Ambassadors joined the gospel singers in raising the roof. The Children's Hospital Ambassadors are greeted by event chairs Michael and Kelly Kennedy Auctioneer Scott Goodhue of Ace in the Hole Auctions rousts bids
A 2008 Harley Davidson was won by Scott Reiman and then donated back to be auctioned again. Molly Hughes, left, and Jodi Brooks from CBS4 did a great job as emcees Earth Wind and Fire had everyone immediately out of their chairs and rushing the stage Earth Wind and Fire is as good as they ever were
Earth Wind and Fire brings down the house Verdine White and Earth Wind and Fire works up the crowd Earth Wind and Fire singing old favorites Earth Wind and Fire charms the audience
Philip Bailey comes home to Denver Little Cassie is front and center enjoying the show No one could stay in their seats.  
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