2014 Triumphant FACES Gala — “Facing The Future” Celebrating Our Success!

We are so excited to announce that this year’s gala was our most successful event EVER with more guests in attendance who generated net proceeds in excess of $375,000!  Thank you to everyone to attended the event.  Your support will directly serve the troubled girls who need us the most!

Michelle Sie Whitten, this year’s Triumphant Woman, truly exemplified dignity and honesty as she shared her story growing up and the path her life has taken after the birth of her daughter, Sophia.  She is such a role model for our Excelsior girls by demonstrating that they, too, can overcome challenges and change the world.  Additionally, we were inspired by Eva, a recent Excelsior client, who overcame tremendous substance abuse addiction and told us her life was saved by Excelsior’s caring staff. Kudos to both brave women. Thank you for helping us honor them both.

Special thanks to Maureen Regan Cannon, Bonnie Mandarich, and Lois Paul for their dedicated leadership as this year’s co-chairs.  Additionally, we would like to recognize and thank our other chairs:  Auction Chairs:  Rochelle McNaughton and Pamela Helm; Corporate Chair:  Nancy Boland; Entertainment Chair: Terri Fisher and Triumphant Woman Chair:  Jamie Angelich.  Lannie Garrett’s sparkling personality brightened our event and many thanks to her for serving as our Emcee.

Our sincere gratitude to the Anschutz Foundation for their generous $50,000 gift to challenge everyone to contribute to the special appeal for substance abuse treatment for the girls. Mission accomplished!

We are grateful to our major sponsors: Anna & John J. Sie Foundation, MDC Richmond American Homes Foundation, Nancy & Luke Boland, Maureen & Ren Cannon, Shelley Magness, Jocelyn & Sean Murphy, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, DesignWorks, Sheraton Hotel Downtown Denver, Southwest Airlines and Zonta Club of Denver II.  We are truly blessed with their significant belief in us.

Special thanks to our Transforming Faces Sponsors:  Arrow Electronics, CoBiz Wealth, Denver Investments, Marcel & Jeff Dorsey/Tracie & Paul Tate; First Western Trust, Rochelle McNaughton & Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty; Lisa Johnson & Aimee Valls; Nancy & John Sevo/Deborah & Chuck McKenney; Sysco Denver; Triple B and Wiesner Media