Bridge in the News
A Glittering Celebration—The Bridge Project 21st Annual Gala
An Evening of Brilliance Featuring Musical Sensation Super Diamond
DENVER – For the 21st year, The Bridge Project hosted its annual gala dinner on Saturday, September 29, 2012, at the Hyatt Convention Center in Denver. This significant event helped raise 25 percent of the organization's annual budgets.
The Bridge Project, a nonprofit located within Denver's public housing neighborhoods, offers educational opportunities in reading, math, science and technology for children growing up in homes facing economic hardship.
"The Bridge Project Gala is a great opportunity to celebrate our friends and donors as well as showcase all of our programs that serve more than 650 children in Metro Denver," said Molly Calhoun, executive director of The Bridge Project.
"We're thrilled to have 70 Bridge kids attending college during the upcoming 2012-2013 academic year."
This year, the gala honored Keith and Gwen Arnold, two supporters who have worked with Bridge for more than 12 years. Gwen has volunteered as a tutor and Keith served on Bridge's Advisory Board.
Ed Greene, CBS4 weather and news anchor, was master of ceremonies for the event, which featured a cocktail hour, dinner, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment by Super Diamond.
San Francisco's Super Diamond has become one of the most popular live shows at major nightclubs, theaters, ballrooms and public events throughout the United States. The group has generated an exuberant audience response previously unheard of for a tribute band.
The Bridge Project is unique in what its offerings, such as a technology program that includes a hands-on laboratory in each of its four neighborhood centers, providing each child a chance to learn and communicate effectively online.
More than 95 percent of Tech Team high school seniors graduate and attend college or trade school. So far, 148 Bridge high school graduates have received college and trade school scholarships valued at $775,000.
Join Trina, one of the Bridge's kids, for a tour of the Columbine educational center to learn about Bridge from her perspective. Additional details about Bridge are available here on our website, or you can join us on our Facebook page.