Blacktie for Business: Colorado Cattlemen’s Trust, 6 Others Honored

October 8, 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


SEVEN OUTSTANDING NONPROFITS throughout the state of Colorado were honored during El Pomar Foundation’s Awards for Excellence presentation ceremony in Black Hawk. Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, an Arvada-based conservation group with statewide reach, was honored as the state’s outstanding nonprofit with the Julie and Spencer Penrose Award. The Penrose Award includes a $50,000 cash prize.


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TODAY FROM BLACKTIE’S PENNY PARKER: “My BFF Devany McNeill has tried out the on-demand car service that recently entered the Denver market, and said she utterly enjoyed the slick service experience. The car service provides riders with a private driver via iPhone, Android, SMS or web requests. Press a button from the Uber app and the car will arrive in five to 10 minutes. The website even lets you pick out the level of luxury car you’d prefer.”

WARMING THINGS UP: Energy Outreach Colorado is distributing $1.3 million in energy assistance funds to nonprofit organizations across the state this week to help limited-income families, special needs individuals and seniors afford to pay their energy bills and remain warm and safe in their homes this winter.

DOES MICKELSON HAVE MAGIC? Few golfers are as money with a wedge in their hand as Phil Mickelson. But $1 million good? The four-time major winner will put his skills on display at halftime of the Oct. 15 San Diego-Denver Monday Night game.

CANON CITY CASE: A former nonprofit director accused of stealing more than $73,000 from a charity was held for trial Thursday following a preliminary hearing.

BLACKTIE’S SISTER COMPANY, Efficient Tickets, will handle ticket sales again this season for Colorado Chorale. The first event, “A Night at the Theatre,” is Oct. 12.

YOU SHOULD USE EFFICIENT TICKETS 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.

EDUCATOR HONORED: A teacher from Denver is being called a model for the state and entire nation. Barth Quenzer was awarded the Milken Educator Award on Thursday. Quenzer is often called “Mister Q” by his students.

THE SPACE FOUNDATION’S education and tourism missions are about to take flight.

ENGLEWOOD EDUCATION FOUNDATION’S annual fundraising effort, the Fall Fling, will be Oct. 13 on the second floor of the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway.

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.

October 04, 2012 – ADMHN 8th Annual Raising Spirits Wine Tasting and Auction

October 03, 2012 – 8th Annual Archbishop Jose H. Gomez Gala
September 29, 2012 – Colorado Neurological Institute True Strength: An Evening with Hercules Gala 2012
September 29, 2012 – Clinica Tepeyac Fiesta 2012
September 27, 2012 – BBB of Southern Colorado Presents ‘Night of Excellence’

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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!

A NONPROFIT GROUP associated with the Southern Ute Indian tribe is seeking grant funding to provide daily roundtrip bus service between Grand Junction and Durango.

DENVER OILMAN AND PHILANTHROPIST Tim Marquez has completed the purchase of Denver-based Venoco, Inc., an independent energy company primarily engaged in the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas properties in California.

10/12/2012 – The Joshua School Boulder – The October Event
10/12/2012 – Voices of HOPE
10/12/2012 – Denver Press Club Gridiron Show
10/13/2012 – The Doctor Is In
10/13/2012 – Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show
10/13/2012 – Helping Hands Health Education Annual Fundraiser


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