Red Jacket Gala Tremendous Success!
(from left to right: former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper,
City Year Denver Red Jacket Society Honoree Neal Baer, M.D., City Year Denver Board Member
and Event Co-chair Jacqueline Lundquist, and Jeff Park, City Year Denver Executive Director)
This year City Year Denver honored, Neal Bear, M.D., as the first Red Jacket Society Honoree. Neal is an Executive Producer for the CBS hit television series Under The Dome, and previously served as Executive Producer of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and ER. Dr. Baer is a graduate of Colorado College, taught elementary school in Colorado, and has written extensively on teen-related health issues. City Year Denver’s keynote speaker, Wendy Spencer serves as CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its programs including AmeriCorps and Senior Corps and leads the President's national call to service initiative, United We Serve.
The highlight of the evening however, was hearing from a 5th gradeTrevista student, Cece, who concluded her speach by sharing:
"I didn’t believe in magic but when me and Ms. Mercedes are together it’s always another spark. BOOM! It’s magic! Now with that spark from Ms. Mercedes, I’m getting A’s and B’s ... because I’ve been working really hard in class."
With nearly 400 people in attendance, we were able to raise a little over $200K to continue providing a "spark, BOOM!" for students across Denver!
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