Evening of Exploration 2013
The 4th Annual Evening of Exploration banquet fundraiser on November 1st at the Wildlife Experience gathered nearly 250 community members to celebrate and raise support for the work Denver Rescue Mission does in the community to aid the hungry, homeless and hurting. The evening — sponsored by LONG Building Technologies — serves as one of the Mission’s largest annual fundraisers.
This year’s banquet celebrated Beauty in Unexpected Places by sharing three unique testimonies. David Bloom, a Mission volunteer and mentor, opened and closed the evening, sharing the story of how his life was transformed by living and serving at the Mission. Krystol Swank (a Champa House graduate) and Don Fulbright (a New Life Program candidate) shared how their now-beautiful lives emerged from the depths of darkness, despair and addiction with the help of Christ, through Denver Rescue Mission’s New Life Program. Their stories were a true testament to how beauty can always emerge, even from the most unexpected places.
The evening was emceed by Angie Austin, a longtime friend of Denver Rescue Mission and host of “The Good News” on 810KLVZ, and Denver Bronco, David Bruton!
A silent auction preceded the banquet and raised enough money to send one individual through the Mission's life-changing New Life program for one term. We would like to thank the many generous people and organizations who donated items to the auction and sponsored the event, as well as the planning committee, who helped make this event possible.
Evening of Exploration Visionary Sponsor:
- LONG Building Technologies
Evening of Exploration Table Sponsors:
- Scott and Nancy Harris, Chevron Humankind, Real Property Management Colorado, FirstBank, Halker Consulting, Yelp, LL River Ranch, Freeway Ford Community, Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, JHL Constructors and the Manuell Family.
- *Thank you also to those that sponsored anonymously for their generosity and support!
2013 Evening of Exploration Planning Committee:
- Liz Cantrell , Alexxa Gagner, Josh Geppelt , Theresa Holland, Krysten Howerton, Kate Kelso, Nick Kelso, Dianna Martinez, Alex Muggenthaler, Kelly Muggenthaler, Aneta Storvik, Fiona Templin and Pam Terpenny.
Evening of Exploration Photo Contest Winners:
- First Place: Tanya Bryson
- Honorary Mentions: Dean Mickelson, Sean Pande and Michael Steward
Evening of Exploration Photo Contest Sponsors:
- Reed Art & Imaging, Canvas Sponsor
- Posterbrain, Poster Prints Sponsor
Evening of Exploration Silent Auction Sponsors:
Four Seasons Hotel, Blissful Cuisine, Brown Palace Hotel, Matchbox, River North Brewery, Buckhorn Exchange, New Belgium, Angie Austin, Castle Rock Outlets, McNeil Designer Portraits, Mark Stevens Photography, Hyatt Regency Convention Center, Kevin Taylor Restaurants, Bovine Metropolis Theatre, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, Embassy Suites (Downtown Convention Center), Hotel Monaco, The Chophouse, The Westin Denver Downtown Hotel, The Curtis Hotel - Double Tree by Hilton, Blake St. Tavern, Pink Fog Studios, Snooze, Denver Art Museum, Pride Auto Care, Bandimere Speedway, Old Chicago's, Downtown Denver Aquarium, Denver Zoo, Denver Children's Museum, Chucky Cheese, LaraBar, Original Retro Brand, Orange Theory Fitness, Oskar Blues, Strange Brew, Botanica Wellness Sanctuary, Salon at the Village, Parker Med Spa, Twelve Restaurant, The Denver Center for Performing Arts, Cool River Café, Inverness Hotel, African Eyes Travel, Tailgating Guru, Champ Bailey, Mark Schlereth’s Green Chile Sauce, David Bloom, Wesley Woodyard , David Bruton and Spyder Active Sports.