You’re Invited! B:CIVIC Academy: Arts + Culture


Supporting Arts + Culture: A Business Case for Community Investment

Your company’s budget is tight, and dedicating money to an organization committed to arts and culture might seem tricky. Join us to learn from local businesses and nonprofits that have forged alliances in the space, ultimately benefiting the companies AND improving the community.

Here are the details:

Date: May 14, 2015
Time: 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Location: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance: 119 Park Avenue West, Denver, CO 80205
Cost: $10 for B:CIVIC members; $15 for non-members (breakfast is included with the cost of admission)
RSVP: Click here!

About the Event:

Denver’s abundance of arts and culture inspires, entertains and connects community members to one another. Many companies might wonder: is there a business case for getting involved with the arts? More specifically, is it worthwhile for a company to invest time and money towards activities like partnering with a local museum, sponsoring community concerts or funding art scholarships?

According to many local business experts, the answer is YES.

Attend the inaugural B:CIVIC Academy on Thursday, May 14th to learn the ways in which working with nonprofits can strengthen a strategic business plan. 


Ginger White-Brunetti
Deputy Director, Denver Arts & Venues


Mark Berzins
Lead Dog, Little Pub Company
Nonprofit Partner: Art Students League of Denver             


Joe Verrengia
Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, ARROW Electronics


Christina Carlson
Vice President of Development, Colorado Symphony


Christopher Ebbs
Vice President, Investments, FirstBank


Dr. Caitlin Lindquist
Program Director, Think 360 Arts

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About the B:CIVIC Academy
The purpose of the B:CIVIC Academy series is to provide B:CIVIC members and other leaders from the business community with the business case for a community investment strategy around a specific issue area. Academies are organized and executed by the Academy Subcommittee of B:CIVIC’s Program Committee. The representatives who planned this Academy are: Christina Frantz – Great-West Financial, Brandy Radey – Suncor Energy, Douglas Smooke – Renaissance Wealth Management, Emily Holleran – dovetail solutions, Shanda Vangas – QEP Resources and Cori Streetman – Barefoot PR.

Business Committed to Investing and Volunteering in the Community (B:CIVIC) is a not-for-profit membership organization established in 2014 to promote and advance Colorado business philanthropy and community involvement. It enables businesses of all sizes to learn and share various ways to give back that are meaningful to employees, impactful to the community and positive for a company’s bottom line. Members participate in business development events, networking opportunities and educational resources and enjoy belonging to an organization that is dedicated to Colorado communities. Learn more at

Founding Board Members


Mindful Mixer for Local Biz

Does your company have a strong commitment to Colorado communities?
You should be part of B:CIVIC!

Please join us for our first Mindful Mixer to learn more about who we are, the programs we offer, and the benefits this exciting, rapidly growing organization offers to its members. B:CIVIC members include 100+ companies of all sizes actively engaged in doing good and running profitable businesses.

As a special bonus, you’ll get to tour one of the newest collaborative office spaces in town – INDUSTRY Denver. This event is on tax day so join us at Will Call for some well-deserved relief, have an adult beverage and meet B:CIVIC founders.


Drinks at the Mindful Mixer + INDUSTRY Tour are complimentary for guests who RSVP in advance. Please share this invitation with other companies you know that might be interested!

Questions about this event or B:CIVIC membership? Please contact us at

Young Philanthropists Foundation Appreciation Bash to Celebrate Alexis Owen

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Join the Young Philanthropists Foundation (YPF) in recognizing Alexis Owen for her vision in creating YPF and bringing Penny Harvest, a free, school-based citizenship and leadership service-learning program, to Colorado! (Last year the program raised nearly $100,000 with the help of local students and teachers). This event will celebrate how far YPF has come in engaging youth in making a difference in their communities and showcase where this amazing organization is headed.

Join YPF in celebrating Alexis’ contributions at the event taking place at the following date, time and location:

Thursday, March 19
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Space Gallery
400 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204

Congratulations to Alexis on this wonderful recognition! We’re extremely proud of her community impact and are excited to have her expertise as B:CIVIC continues to grow. Alexis currently represents First Western Trust as a Founding Board Member and also serves as Co-chair of the Outreach and Marketing Committee.

Register for the Appreciation Bash here and learn about the corporate sponsorship opportunities here.