Summer Event 2014 Recap

Summer in the City Big Success


The CEO Summer Social event “Summer in the City” 2014 Event was great fun and a huge success.  – Thanks to all who attended – contributed – and cheered us on!

“Summer In The City” Ticket Price Levels:

(Click On Desired Amount: $25, $50, $75 or $100 to donate prior to the July 26th Event)


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Welcome Sponsors!

Corporate Sponsors

1st Bank (Gold Level Sponsor)

1st Bank once again joins Community Educational Outreach as a Corporate Sponsor for the 2014 event.  1st Bank’s generosity will assist the CEO clients greatly in their pursuit of a better life by providing materials, fees and much more.

Visit this civic-minded business and support their efforts!

1st Bank

Regis University (Bronze Level Sponsor)


Regis University has kindly joined in our Summer Event by becoming a Bronze Level Sponsor!  Regis has a strong tradition volunteering with and support CEO.  Visit the Regis University Web Site – and be sure to visit our Regis Student page where student volunteers share their CEO experiences.

Coors (Bronze Level Sponsor)

Thanks to local brewery Coors for supporting our summer event becoming a Bronze Sponsor as well as providing us with refreshing beverages!  Click on the logo to visit the Coors web site.



Yazoo Barbeque continues to bring it’s excellent cuisine to the CEO Summer Event: delicious BBQ and sides.   Yazoo where “We use four different dry rubs to season the meat. Everything is slow cooked without BBQ sauce because the sauce hides the smokey flavor.”

Visit Yazoo which is located in lower downtown on 2150 Broadway – (303-296-3334) – with a second location in south Denver at 9555 East Arapahoe Road – in Greenwood Village (303-792-9500).  Visit their web site today!


Batiste Beverage Distributors

Thank you Henry Batiste for supporting CEO with a generous donation of fine beverages!

Southwest Airlines

Now boarding with Southwest Airlines!  They have donated flight tickets for the Community Educational Outreach Silent Auction! Click on the logo to visit the Southwest Airline web site!


Altitude Sports

Altitude Sports has the Sporting Spirit – teaming up with CEO – contributing several rounds of golf for the Silent Auction! Click on the Altitude logo to visit their web site and enjoy great entertainment!


The Colorado History Center

Another great local institution gets behind the Community Educational Outreach event with a generous silent auction gift donation. Click on the logo to visit the Colorado History Center web site.



Oogave steps up to once again join in the spirit of the 2014 CEO Summer Event – “Summer in the City”.  Visit the Oogave web site to see how they create fun, healthier, more thoughtful alternatives to traditional sodas”.


The Meadowlark Bar


The good old Meadowlark continues to throw it’s support behind the Community Educational Outreach annual summer social fund raiser. Located in lower downtown near Curtis Park this is a great venue to gather for a drink, food and year-round entertainment.  It is located 2701 Larimer Street.

Visit the Meadowlark Bar website

Jerry Lundwall


Jerry is a creative director, art director, graphic designer, marketing pro and entrepreneur with over 30 years experience in the business.  Visit the Lundwall web site to learn how he can help you realize your marketing goals!

The Upstairs Circus


“Circus is a one-of-a-kind social bar where you (and all your friends) can gather together to create unique D.I.Y., art & design projects. Upstairs Circus gives you the time, supplies and tutorials to make something amazing- all you have to do is add a little of your brand of circus (creativity) to make it spectacular!”  They are located at 1500 Wynkoop #100 – Phone: main: 720-722-2105 –  events: 720-239-2311 – Web site

Whole Foods

Thanks to Whole Foods for their generous support of the CEO Summer Event! Visit the Whole Foods Web Site


The Denver Zoo


The Denver Zoo is a Denver Tradition and one of the finest in the Nation!  They are located at 2300 Steele Street and are open year-round (“open every day of the year”).  Visit their “Plan Your Visit” page to join in on the fun! Phone 720-337-1400.

Coyote Gold (All Natural Margaritas)


Coyote Gold is the proud provider of Coyote Gold the “All Natural Margarita”.   Read how Maureen and Randy – two Fort Collins engineers, followed their passion to develop this all natural superior Margarita blend.  Visit their website to learn more!

Pinnacle Vodka

Pinnacle is donating beverages to the 2014 Event! – Visit their web site by clicking on their logo.


Jim Beam

Another great sponsor joins CEO with a beverage contribution.  Click on the Jim Beam logo to visit their web site.


The Sheraton Downtown Denver


Thanks to The Sheraton in Downtown Denver for providing CEO with a gift package for our silent auction and for supporting “Summer in The City” fundraiser.  Click on the logo to visit the Downtown Denver Sheraton web site.

Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s has just recently arrived in the Denver area – Their first store wine facility is at 790 Colorado Blvd. (Liquor Store) with the adjacent food store at 750 Colorado Blvd.  A second store will arrive soon at 390 East 7th Ave.  Visit the Trader Joe’s web site.


The Infinite Monkey Theorem

Infinite Monkey is partnering up with CEO to provide a fun-filled summer event.  “The Infinite Monkey Theorem is an urban winery operated by one mad scientist working out of a back alley in the RiNo Art District of Denver. We buy the best grapes and we make ridiculously good wine.”  They are located at 3200 Larimer in Lo Do.  Visit their website (or click the photo).


The Denver Center for the Performing Arts

A center piece for the city of Denver, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts proudly operates as a non-profit theater organization entering over three quarters of a million people annually.  The center is located in the heart of downtown Denver at 1101 13th Street.  Visit their web site to view the fantastic array of entertainment that they bring to Colorado.


Wild Women Wine

Wild Women Wine is located at 1660 Champa Street in lower downtown Denver.  They are Colorado’s premier “boutique” winery.  They feature wine tasting 6 days a week (closed Mondays) and provide some very interesting events such as their “Design Your Own Wine” event.  Visit the Wild Women website today to schedule a visit!


Okuma Fishing Tackle

Hello Okuma!  – now joining the Community Educational Outreach growing list of great sponsors.  “At Okuma, we craft the tools for the journey. From entry-level through expert, every rod and reel is constructed not only to execute, but also to excite, energize and exhilarate.”

Visit the Okuma web site today to fill your high-performance and advanced technology fishing tackle needs.


Frontier Airlines


Frontier Airlines has kindly joined in the fun for the CEO Summer Event contributing some very generous flight coupons!  Thank You Frontier!  Please visit the Frontier Airlines site and Fly Frontier!

Root Sports


Root Sports has joined in the festivities contributing Rockies Box Seats for our Summer Event Silent Auction.  Thank you very much Root Sports!  Visit the Root Sports Rocky Mountain web site for great entertainment.

Plum Creek Winery

A Welcome aboard to Plum Creek Winery who have kindly contributed a wine gift basket to the CEO Silent Auction.  Plum Creek Winery (located in Palisade, Colorado). has been creating delectable wine since 1980.  Visit the Plum Creek Winery web site.


The Brown Palace Hotel


An overnight stay package for two has been contributed by Denver’s landmark Hotel – The fabulous Brown Palace Hotel.  Visit the Brown Palace Web Site

Pink Fog Studios

Our friends at Pink Fog are donating a complimentary photography session – Visit the Pink Fog Web Site


Big Red Restaurants

Another great supporter for the CEO Summer Event – Visit their web site for a complete listing of their wonderful restaurants.


Kroenke Sports & Entertainment

Visit the Kroenke web page


Welcome Entertainers!

Gora Gora Orkestar


Gora Gora Orketar is an exciting – vibrant local group who “brings the sounds of the Balkans to the Rockies with high energy performances”.

Visit the Gora Gora site to witness their energy and to book a performance!

DJ Dabble

DJ Dabble will be on board to move the entertainment along and provide sound great sounds for an evening of fun.  Visit this fresh Jock on Facebook!


Darren Georgia
(Actor-Writer-Stand-Up Comic)

DARREN 03Darren Georgia brings a refreshing approach to comedy:  “I have a very sarcastic/energetic approach on stage, and love getting reactions from the crowd.”  Darren completed a one year program at the Improv Olympic, and is currently enrolled at Second City to further his experience in Comedy.  Visit Darren on Facebook.



Josie Quick, violinist

josie quickJosie Quick received her Bachelor of Music in violin performance in 1987. She currently performs with the original jazz ensemble Perpetual Motion, which has recorded three CDs that have received critical and popular acclaim. She is an instructor at the Swallow Hill Music Association, where she teaches Folk Orchestra and Blues Fiddle classes. She has worked with the Boulder Philharmonic, the Arapahoe Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Jefferson Symphony. Josie teaches a large studio of private students.

Artist Community!

CEO is very grateful to our event contributing artists.  Each of these renown talents have made contributions for the CEO Event Silent Auction.

Leslie Blaustein


Leslie Blaustein graduated from the San Franciso Art Institute in 1977 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.  She taught art, K-12 with the Pittsburgh Schools.  Leslie graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Masters in Social Work and worked for nine years as a Service Coordinator and Waiver Specialist for Community Living & Support Services in Pittsburgh.  She now resides in Colorado.

Leslie has worked in many media including stained glass, collage, fiber arts and found object sculpture.

Carol Nelson


“I live to be creative.  I am inspired by things I see around me – a line, a shadow, a texture, a color.  Form and shape and how color masses interact – it’s all part of what gets me going in a creative pursuit.  It seems that any of my artistic ideas come to me early in the morning, when I’m half way between sleep and wakefulness.

My style goes from realism to abstraction.  I love doing both, but my workshops and private instruction tend to focus on my mixed media work, which definitely leans to abstraction.  The artist’s creative energy needs to be focused to be successful at abstract work, and that’s why I love it.”

Carol Nelson Web Site

Mary Martin


Mary Martin is an active member of Women Of Vision, African American women artists working all media.  She is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design.  She primarily has worked in collage and ceramic sculpture.  Visit Mary’s bibliography page.

Olivia Edith Fuente-Pfahl


Olivia graduated from the California College of the Arts (CCA), San Francisco, with a BFA in Illustration. (Her coursework included CCA Study Abroad Semester in Paris, France). She graduated with a Multimedia Web / Graphic Design Print Level II Certificate from the University of New Mexico’s Continuing Education Program.

Her illustrations & designs have appeared in film and television productions, national and international magazines, on CD covers, theater production posters, brochures, on textile garments, and in various alternative publications.

Visit Olivia’s Web Site

Victoria Kwaskinski

KWAS COLLAGE FINALVictoria Kwasinski attended Colorado Institute of Art and went on to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design where she graduated class valedictorian.  Her love of art has been a lifetime journey that began with her first award at the age of seven.  She has over thirty years of experience as a Professional Artist and has worked as a Corporate Graphic Artist, Freelance Illustrator, Gallery Owner, Fine Artist and Art Instructor.

Victoria works in a variety of art mediums, and the versatility of her work serves a varied audience.  She is a published illustrator, and her fine art is represented by galleries, shown in local and national juried exhibitions, and is collected internationally including collections of: The National Institute of Art/Taipei, Taiwan; The National Museum of Brazil/MUBE; His Holiness Cealo/Japan; Dr. Arun Gandhi; musician Nawang Khechog,  and numerous private collections

Visit Victoria’s Web Site

Jennifer Rudkin

RUDKIN COLLAGE FINAL“I was not always an artist. I used to be an academic— a researcher, professor, and writer in community studies, child development, and education. My identity shifted in 1996. I was scheduled to teach a class in psychology and social change but the class didn’t make enrollment and I found myself with a free evening.

“‘Why don’t you come to my drop-in clay class,’ a friend asked. I had worked with clay as a child and thought it might be fun to try again. My fingers remembered.  They pushed into the clay and the clay would not let go. I spent the next fifteen years figuring out how I could sculpt full-time.”

Read the Jennifer’s full story on her Web Site

CEO Client Resident Artists

Several of our own clients have enthusiastically joined in the spirit of the CEO Summer Event contributing pieces created in the Sunday Arts Class:






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