2021 Annual Luncheon


  • 2021 Annual Luncheon

    Join Us in Person or at Home!

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    The Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s Annual Luncheon is back at the Colorado Convention Center and in your home or office. In person or virtually – either way it is going to be a dynamic, inspirational gathering that should not be missed!

    Join us for this renowned community building event to be informed, inspired, and a part of our impact. Whether it's in person or online, unleash your superpower to create change!

    *Out of an abundance of caution, we will no longer be hosting our Morning Reception before the event. However, Robin is still attending in person and doing her interview live.

    Contact Kaylyn Fern at kaylynf@wfco.org for sponsorship and additional luncheon information.

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  • Sponsorships

    Top Reasons to Sponsor

    1. You will help to ensure that women are not left behind and are in the center of Colorado’s recovery.

    2. You will support equity as Colorado’s economy is rebuilt and reimagined.

    3. Together, we will make it right because when women thrive, Colorado rises.

    Purchase your sponsorship today!

    Become a sponsor

    Contact Colleen LaFontaine at colleenl@wfco.org for more information.

  • Individual Tickets

    Tickets Are Available Now!

    Save Your Seat

    Individual tickets and tables for our Annual Luncheon are now available, in addition to sponsorship packages and House Party Host kits. We invite all passionate supporters of Colorado women and girls to join us and our special guest, Robin Arzón, for an exciting and empowering afternoon that will showcase the superpower of community.

    We care about our community and know you do, too! Each table will be spaced further apart and we strongly prefer for attendees to be vaccinated. If you are not, we have many other ways for you to engage virtually, including a virtual House Party. Please note that masks will be required when not eating or drinking.

  • House Parties
  • Frequently Asked Questions


    Questions? Learn more about the 2021 Annual Luncheon through our FAQs.

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We deeply apologize to those who planned to watch our luncheon live today. Unforseen audio difficulties prevented us from being able to livestream the program as planned. You can now watch the entire Luncheon program here and on our YouTube channel. Don't miss our incredible lineup of speakers, including our President & CEO Lauren Y. Casteel, and this year's special guest, Robin Arzón! Live the superpower of community. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!


Robin Arzon headshot over blue starMeet Robin Arzón: Best-Selling Author, Peloton Instructor & Executive, & Ultramarathoner!

Robin Arzón wears many capes – Peloton instructor and executive, ultramarathoner, and best-selling author. Robin, of Cuban and Puerto Rican heritage, is also a new mom and a person living with type 1 diabetes.

New York Times best-selling author of “Shut Up And Run”, Robin discovered her passion for athletics after healing from a traumatic experience through movement. She fearlessly left behind a successful law career to embark on new adventures in the health and wellness space, and has since reinvented herself into an avid ultra-marathoner and renowned fitness coach.

As Vice President of Fitness Programming and Head Instructor at Peloton, she believes that sweat transforms lives, and her story is living proof. She successfully partners with major lifestyle and fitness brands, using her powerful influence to connect directly with consumers through social media. In 2020, she was named one of the most influential people on Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list. Her superpower is to redefine, reform, and rethink possibility through movement.



2021 Co-chairs

 Nneka McPhee headshot  Jodie Rogers headshot

 Nneka McPhee            

Nneka McPhee has over sixteen years of experience in resource development and non-profit management. She currently serves as the Vice President of Administration and Development Services for American Associates, Ben-Gurion University, or AABGU. AABGU raises awareness and philanthropic support for an innovative and inclusive university in the South of Israel. Nneka's prior roles have included Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff for JEWISHcolorado.

Born and raised in Denver, Nneka is passionate about her community. She is the co-founder of the Sisterhood of Philanthropists Impacting Needs, a giving circle of African American women, held at the Women's Foundation of Colorado, who pool their resources to affect change for marginalized women and girls. Nneka is also the current Board Chair for the Colorado High School Charter, her alma mater, and the Treasurer and Secretary for Lincoln Hills Cares, an organization focused on outdoor and recreational programming for inner-city youth.

Nneka is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Denver and a 2013 graduate of Chamber Connect, a program of the Urban Leadership Foundation. She holds a BS in Marketing from Metropolitan State University and has four children.


 Jodi Rogers            

An esteemed sales record, a tireless work ethic, and many, many satisfied clients – these are just a few of the adornments of Jodi Rogers’ illustrious career as a real estate broker. What is her secret to making it in life as a business woman, not to mention a mother and philanthropist? “I don’t take myself too seriously. I like to laugh, love to have fun, and I adore taking care of my people.”

Jodi’s passion for selling real estate has spanned two decades and hundreds of homes. Trends may come and go, but good representation never goes out of style. As a Colorado native, Jodi has deep roots in the community, and is very familiar with all the areas, home styles, and amenities Denver is proud to offer. She stays up to date on market trends with continuing extensive research and education, helping her remain at the top of her game, so her clients benefit from her advice and advocacy. Her consistent, compelling, premier marketing gives clients an impressive edge against the competition.

In her spare time, Jodi takes advantage of all Colorado’s beautiful outdoors have to offer. A gourmet cook, a voracious reader, an accomplished gardener, and best of all Mom & fur Mom; she remains heavily involved in her charities for the homeless and The Women's Foundation of Colorado – work that feeds her soul.



2021 Honorary Chairs

  • Colleen Abdoulah
  • Jandel Allen-Davis
  • Stephanie Bruno
  • Christine Chin
  • Lucille Echohawk
  • Gracie Gallego and John Schultz
  • Margie Gart

Questions? Read our FAQs or contact Colleen LaFontaine, director of development, at colleenl@wfco.org.






See all the photos from our 2019 Annual Luncheon! 

2019 Annual Luncheon


Some of Our Generous 2021 Annual Luncheon Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor

Xcel Energy

Gold Sponsors

CBS4 GoldBug logo Mary & George Sissel logo
Chevron logo    

Silver Sponsors

Comcast color logo MarkWest Energy logo Rose Andom of the Rose Andom Center color logo
Colleen Abdoulah logo UC Health logo VF logo
  The Renee Crown Wellness Institute logo  

Bronze Sponsors

Arlene & Barry Hirschfeld Judi Wagner Cobank
Craig Hospital logo Chambers Initiative logo John R. Schultz M.D.
The Colorado Health Foundation BOK Financial logo Lewis Brisbois color logo
Barbara Bridges black & white logo Mission Wealth logo Liberty Global logo
Margie Gart Patti Klinge and Connie McArthur University of Colorado logo
  Fred Taylor  

Friend Sponsors

5280 Magazine
Alison Friedman Phillips & Ashley Friedman Bernstein
Antero Resources
Arrow Electronics
Beacon Pointe
Bedrock Landscaping Material
Betsy Wagner
Community First Foundation
Delta Dental of Colorado
Gates Family Foundation
IMA Foundation
Jeanne & Dick Saunders
Ken & Rebecca Gart
The Madison Group
McGeady Becher
Molson Coors
Paul & Colleen LaFontaine
SCL Health
Syntrinsic Investment Council

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