25/09/2017 by Broadleaf 0 Comments
Denver Supports Broadleaf
Braving the unusual pouring rain, we introduced Broadleaf to a new group of supporters in Denver.
On Saturday, September 23rd, Broadleaf hosted a cocktail event in the Santa Fe Art District in Denver. This was the first fundraising event for Broadleaf in Denver and we were blown away by the support from the community, both from local Colorado businesses that supported the event and silent auction, as well as the 130+ people who braved the cool and wet autumn weather.
Guests sipped Teakoe Teak and craft beer generously donated from Crazy Mountain Brewery and got down on the dance floor to music from The Foothills (you guys rocked!) while learning about the Broadleaf and the amazing work that the organization is doing to provide education and access to healthcare to improve the lives of children in the Eastern Himalayas. Broadleaf co-founders, Michael and Denna Matergia shared some anecdotes from the communities that we work, as well as, some of the data that has proved our programs are being successfully implemented - one thing that really sets Broadleaf apart from other NGOs is the data driven approach that is taken to ensure that our programs not only prove to be statistically meaningful, but also that we are maximizing our investment to outcome yield.
In the past five years, our programs have been implemented in 16 schools and have positively affected over 2,000 students. With a proven model, Broadleaf relies on events like this to spread awareness for our cause and raise operating funds to not only continue the work that we are doing, but also to help us grow into new schools and regions.
Thank you for everyone who helped make the event such a success and we look forward to seeing everyone soon!
For photos of the event and more click here.
Broadleaf is proud to be grounded in such a supportive and kind community - special thanks goes out to all of the local businesses that helped make the silent auction and event a hit: