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April, 17 2001 - 2001 SAVVY Awards

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Winners’ circle: from left, SAVVY Award winner Mickey Ackerman, First Lady of Foley’s Jan Blankennagel, and award winners Sue Miller and Keith “KC” Matthews. From left, Mickey Ackerman fans Jill Firkins; Kira Steinhauer; Matthew Autterson, chairman of the board of Hospice of Metro Denver; and Yoko Imai. Friends in high places: Terry Kelly, left, of Kelly, Haglund, Garnsey and Kahn; Jo Farrell of The Farrell Group, and Paul Keebler of Northwestern Mutual. Kelly is a friend of honoree KC Matthews. Leo and Linda Goto, left, and John Head of SAFE Colorado. Leo Goto was a SAVVY judge.
KC’s Kids: From left, top row: Cory Wilson, Rocky Miller, Amin Said, Jamal Hussen, and Michael Stevinson. KC calls Tep Falcon, bottom left, his mentor; Megan Stevinson is bottom right. Most of the group belongs or has belonged to the Rocket Club, which KC runs and the Society of Black Engineers sponsors. Piers Anthony Weymouth Wedgwood (Lord Wedgwood to you and me) and SAVVY supporter Aimee Sporer. Matthew Autterson and Sue Ellen Goss – familiar faces in the philanthropic world. Wanda and Clarence McDavid. Clarence is a deacon at KC’s church, Cure D’Ars Catholic Church.
Sue Miller, a career fashion model who suddenly found herself facing breast cancer, is flanked by friends Vicki Tosher, left, and Barbara Levine. Execs with Day of Caring for Breast Cancer Awareness include Linda Karagas, left, past chairman, and Eileen Pappas, co-chair for this year’s event. SAVVY supporters Elaine Torres of News 4, left, and Carol Cline of the Rocky Mountain News Joy and Michael Barish.
Jo Farrell, a SAVVY judge in all respects, left, with Marvin and Bebe Levy. Cecil and Elise Spain are friends of Sue Miller, and Elise is director of Day of Caring. SAVVY guests Terry Vitale, left, John Head and Claudette Sweet of the Denver Weekly Newspaper. From left, Prescilla Thorne, public relations manager for Foley’s, Rocky Mountain News society writer Dahlia Weinstein, and Jan Blankennagel of Foley’s.
The 2001 SAVVY Award winners: Mickey Ackerman, Sue Miller and Keith Matthews. KC and Mary Matthews. Lord Wedgwood presents SAVVY basalt bowl to Mickey Ackerman. KC Matthews accepts his basalt bowl from Lord Wedgwood.
Sue Miller gave a short but moving talk about surviving 30 years with breast cancer.      
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