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April, 20 2013 - Kempe Takes Venice!

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Strolling violinists greeted guests at the main door for an added Venetian flair. The Fitzgibbons Family: L. to R: Rusty & Julia Porterfield, Amanda Porterfield, Jack & Adrienne Fitzgibbons, & Michael & Kimi Brown. Jack & Adrienne were the event chairs. Kempe President & CEO - Patricia Peterson with Lark Katchur (committee member) display the beautiful three-stone diamond ring that was a live auction item. Maureen Cannon with Adrienne & Jack Fitzgibbons & Wayne Connell the Founder & president of the Invisible Disabilities Association
Kim Price with her mom - honoree Gail Johnson - Kempe Community Award winner, & Patricia Peterson Maureen & Ren Cannon, right, with friends George & Gail Johnson George & Gail Johnson (with a full view of Gail's gorgeous dress!)
Allen Peterson & his wife Patricia Peterson with Dr. Stacy Greenspan & Dr. Rick Handelman Jay & Kristina Davidson Al Fisher, Stacy Ohlsson (committee member), Andy Levy, and Terri Fisher - President of 5 Star Talent & Entertainment. Terri was the entertainment chair of the event. Al & Terri Fisher with friends Tamme & Tony Polson
Gayle Novak with Judi Wolf Sharon Magness Blake & Ernie Blake Lisa & Dr. Lynn Taussig Stephanie Odak with Dorothy Holder
Stephanie Odak with Terri Fisher Adrienne Fitzgibbons & Judi Wolf catch up... Hannah, Randy, & Chelsea Ohlson Bethany Fette, Dan Sharp, & Fiona Baldwin
Jim & Angela Davidson with Teri & Jon Kruljac Stan Sena, Susan Stiff, Sarah Sena, & Lark Katchur Betsy Hogan with board member Walt Imhoff Margot Gilbert Frank, Guenther Vogt, & Kim Price
Cecily Lopez, Aviva Pelloux, Regan Smith, & Delaina Weinroth Brett Miller, Heather Taussig, Dr. Andy Sirotnak, & Robert Murchison L. to R.: Keri Christiansen, Stacy Ohlsson (committee member), Ryta Sondergard, Frances & Monica Owens The strolling violinists entertained the crowd at dinner.
Barbara Greene (committee member) and her husband Ed Greene who was the master of ceremonies for the evening. Michelle McElroy Moriarity, Bethany Fette, & board member Sandee Walling Board member Mark J. Smith with Tori Grasskamp, displaying one of the Venetian masks Dr. Michael Schaffer with his wife (committee member) Lyn Schaffer, and event chairs Adrienne & Jack Fitzgibbons
Mrs. Colorado Courtney Graham models the beautiful diamond ring up for bid in the live auction The Mercedes Benz kid's pedal car with adorable stuffed dog "chauffeur" made a great silent auction item. Annie Kempe - one of Dr. Kempe's daughters--all of the ladies were featured in a video presentation. Suzanne Mountfort of Bolder events shows off several of the silent auction items.
Molly & Jesse Wolff Sheila & Hassan Salem, president of US Bank in Colorado Mary Kinsey with Jordan & Essie Perlmutter Adrienne & Jack Fitzgibbons welcome friends & guests to "Kempe Takes Venice"
Ed Greene did his usual fine job as master of ceremonies. Opera Singer Melynie Campbell and the Starstruck Academy Dancers entertained guests. Patricia Peterson, Kempe Foundation president & CEO addresses the crowd. Patricia Peterson thanks everyone for supporting Kempe.
Dr. Des Runyan, head of the Kempe Center, gets ready to present the Kempe Professional Award to Judge Karen Ashby Dr. Runyan presents the award to Judge Karen Ashby as Patricia Peterson looks on Patricia Peterson, Dr. Des Runyan, & Judge Karen Ashby Dr. Des Runyan with Judge Karen Ashby
Patricia Peterson presents the Kempe Community Award to community leader Gail Johnson Ed Greene looks on as the presentations take place Auctioneer Paul Behr auctions off some great live auction items. Comedian Sam Adams makes a special appeal.
Mrs. Colorado watches the presentation Committee member Nancy Koontz with Gayle Novak, Epicurean's Larry DiPasquale, & Judi Wolf    
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