Blacktie Bulletin: Shouldn’t You Be Thinking Spring?

October 29, 2012

Welcome to Blacktie-Colorado’s new periodic column for nonprofit organizations! If you have questions about this email, please write to Brett McCann-Lehl at If you want to start getting Blacktie for Business emailed to you, sign up here.


SHOULDN’T YOU BE THINKING SPRING? When it comes to events, Blacktie definitely has its ear to the ground. Accordingly, we’ve got the greatest social calendar in the city. That’s why we know how early spring gets sprung — last week saw four spring events (and one summer event) added to our scene-setting social calendar. Does your organization have its spring calendar set? If not, now is definitely the time to pick your date and plan your fete. Here are some of the latest events:
* 3/7/2013 – Warren Village All-Star Breakfast
* 4/11/2013 – Celebrating Civic Leadership Luncheon
* 4/12/2013 – 19th Annual Damon Runyon Award Banquet
* 5/18/2013 – Man & Woman of the Year Gala benefitting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

BLACKTIE IS SPONSORING A FREE SEMINAR on how to use video to enhance your fundraising and events. It’s 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, 7800 E Tufts Ave. Register here.

* October 24, 2012 – LIGHT: A Celebration of the McNichols Building
* October 24, 2012 – Young Artists Live Life to the Fullest with Aurora Mental Health Center

CABLELAND GETS A MAKEOVER TO BE A BETTER PLACE TO ENTERTAIN. Writes Suzanne Brown: “The pink baby grand is gone. So are the puffy sofas, the elephant sculptures and the conversation pit. To some, Cableland will always be the “mauve mansion” built in the late 1980s by businessman Bill Daniels. Now, though, the home’s decor has officially joined the 21st century.”

GOODWILL’S MIKE PRITCHARD on why the organization assists United Way: “Goodwill decided to be a part of this giving campaign in the spirit of giving back to our community and showing that it’s not all about Goodwill here at our headquarters. “

ARE YOU IN TELLURIDE? Today’s the deadline for Telluride Foundation grants.

GOOD FOR YOU: David Brown has been named vice president of information technology and business applications for the Daniels Fund. He previously served as a financial analyst and information technology manager for Land Title Guarantee Company.

What’s even better than a Halloween party at Linger? A Halloween party at Linger to support a good cause! Join us TONIGHT for Necro Noche, a spooky fundraiser, featuring:
~ The best in local restaurant fare from Linger, Cholon, Beast & Bottle, Twelve, Row14 and more
~ Complimentary cocktails
~ Killer entertainment
~ Interactive fun ‘n’ games
~ Costumes required (badass prize for the best costume)
~ $100 General Admission tickets include: heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar and entertainment
~ $150 VIP tickets include: early access to cocktail hour at 6pm, a private party tent on the roof, and a $25 gift certificate to Linger
~ 100% of net proceeds benefit The GrowHaus.

ADVERTISE YOUR EVENT on Blacktie-Colorado for just $150 a week. Email Brett McCann-Lehl at

THE DENVER CSU ALUMNI NETWORK is looking for projects in the first half of 2013 to participate in as a volunteer group. Email:

Saturday, December 8, and Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, 7:30 pm (Doors open at 6:15 pm)
Saint John’s Cathedral
1350 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80203

Whatever your spiritual tradition or path, we invite you to step away from the hectic preparations for Christmas. Come spend an evening in the soaring setting of the Cathedral, absorbed in the beloved music of Messiah.

Tickets are $24 (row 44 and lower), $21 (row 45 and higher, and the gallery), and $15 for students and seniors age 65 and over.

Please note that the first two rows of seats are reserved for patrons. For information on becoming a Patron, please contact Stephen Tappe at 303-577-7726. Please also note that your ticket guarantees you a seat within your chosen row only. The nursery is open for these performances.

HANDEL’S MESSIAH (ABOVE) IS USING EFFICIENT TICKETS. Consider Efficient Tickets, Blacktie’s sister company, for your next ticketed event. Online ticketing is inexpensive, consumer-friendly and provides your organization with valuable purchasing and entrance data. Contact Brett McCann-Lehl at 303-339-3819.

HAVING TROUBLE MANAGING DONATION REQUESTS? Blacktie can set up a website for your business or organization that makes it easy for you to be responsive to charity requests and carefully manage all aspects of the process. Here’s a request page we set up for a local company. For information about BT Donation Tracker, call Don Knox at 720-272-0961.

CHOOSE OUTDOORS, a nonprofit organization that promotes outdoor recreation on public lands, has announced plans to raise $25,000 to support restoration of forest areas damaged in the 2012 Waldo Canyon and High Park fires in Colorado.

GOOD FOR YOU: Kathryn Tobey, the Lockheed Martin vice president responsible for the company’s military-satellite program, which employs 700 scientists and engineers, was named Woman of the Year on Friday by the Women’sVision Foundation.

IN VAIL AREA, LOCAL CHARITIES BENEFIT FROM GOLF TOURNEY: SteamMasterGolf, the community volunteers from SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning, raised more than $52,600 by hosting two events this year. Golf tournaments were held May 31 at Country Club of the Rockies, Arrowhead, and Sept. 26 at Adam’s Mountain Country Club, Eagle. The four beneficiaries of this year’s events, Vail Valley Charitable Fund, HomeCare and Hospice of the Valley, Matthews Family Education Fund and Ski-Snowboard Club Vail, each received net proceeds of $10,350.

DID YOU KNOW? You can advertise your nonprofit event easily and affordably to 300,000 readers in the 17 Colorado Community Media newspapers from Thornton to Castle Rock? Blacktie offers discounted rates to organizations that have not previously advertised in the CCM publications. These publications include Arvada Press, Castle Rock News-Press, Centennial Citizen, Douglas County News-Press, Englewood Herald, Golden Transcript, Highlands Ranch Herald, Lakewood Sentinel, Littleton Independent, Lone Tree Voice, Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel, Parker Chronicle, Westminster Window, Westsider and Wheat Ridge Transcript. Call Brett McCann-Lehl or Don Knox at 303-832-2903 for more details!

Tonight – The GrowHaus — Necro Noche
10/30/2012 – 10th Annual Partners for a Bold Future Breakfast
10/30/2012 – Friends of the Haven Annual Fundraiser and Dinner
10/30/2012 – Chefs 180 featuring Daniel Asher of Linger
10/31/2012 – CBCA’s 2012 Economic Activity Study of Metro Denver Culture
10/31/2012 – Martian Sock Hop Halloween Ball Benefitting the Historic Elitch Theatre
11/1/2012 – Denver Republican 1st Thursday Breakfast
11/1/2012 – Colorado “I Have A Dream” Foundation annual gala
11/2/2012 – Christ the King’s Fall Fest 2012
11/3/2012 – Broomfield Early Childhood Summit
11/5/2012 – Denver Business Forum: Latin America presented by the MSU Denver School of Business
11/7/2012 – Stout Street Foundation’s Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction
11/7/2012 – The Denver Scholarship Foundation’s 2012 Ed Gala- Presented by DaVita and the Thiry O’Leary Foundation
11/8/2012 – CASN 2012 Fall Conference
11/8/2012 – Aurora Mental Health Center Mental Health First Aid
11/8/2012 – 21st Annual Civil Rights Awards
11/8/2012 – A Taste for Life benefiting Project Angel Heart
11/8/2012 – Energy Africa Conference
11/9/2012 – 2012 Statewide Sustainability Roundtable
11/9/2012 – CASN 2012 Fall Conference
11/9/2012 – Aurora Mental Health Center Mental Health First Aid
11/9/2012 – Sport Sales Workshop
11/9/2012 – National Philanthropy Day in Colorado
11/9/2012 – Energy Africa Conference
11/10/2012 – CASN 2012 Fall Conference
11/10/2012 – Meet the Women With A Cause WE Scholars
11/10/2012 – “Wine with Friends” Assumption 100 year Gala Event
11/10/2012 – CMF & RMCMA’s Feast for the Senses
11/13/2012 – CJPW’s Focus on Formal Networking
11/13/2012 – University of Colorado Depression Center Fall Fundraising Luncheon
11/13/2012 – Meet the Women With A Cause WE Scholars
11/14/2012 – Meet the Women With A Cause WE Scholars
11/15/2012 – CPGR Luncheon Program
11/15/2012 – Benefits 101
11/15/2012 – Bright Beginnings Goodnight Moon Gala
11/15/2012 – Rooting Down, Rising Up
11/17/2012 – KATA Foundation’s Bravehearts Hoot ‘N’ Holler
11/17/2012 – The Humane Society of the United States & Prairie Dog Coalition’s Annual Gala- Living on Burrowed Time
11/27/2012 – NCNRC November Monthly Nonprofit Networking Event
11/28/2012 – Capitol Rock
11/30/2012 – Introduction to Arts Integration


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