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The Women’s Foundation of Colorado – 2021 Annual Luncheon
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

What to Expect:

  • Registration begins promptly at 11:00 a.m.
  • Physical tickets are not required. Pick up your nametag and enjoy the day.
  • All meals are gluten free. Vegetarian meals are available upon request.
  • Free coat check is available.
  • Parking is Available in the Convention Center Parking Garage or the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
  • We recommend sustainable transportation: RTD light rail – D, F, and H stop at the Convention Center

Location

Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street, Denver
Mile High Ballroom
Phone: 303.228.8000
Website: denverconvention.com

PARKING AT THE COLORADO CONVENTION CENTER:

The garage is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ALL visitors and guests attending ANY event or business in the downtown area.
If you are coming to a scheduled event in the facility, DPAC or any venue downtown, please arrive early and remember to use the quick and easy automated pay stations. The current parking rates are as follows:

Parking Rates:
Park up to 8 Hours: $12.00
Park up to 12 Hours: $15.00
Park up to 18 Hours: $17.00
Park up to 24 Hours: $25.00

Accessible Parking:
Designated handicapped parking is available on all three levels of the parking garage. A valid state issued handicapped placard or license plate is required. All disability parking is on a first-come, first-served basis and requires payment at the automated pay stations.

Click here for a map to the Colorado Convention Center

GETTING TO THE CENTER | RTD | Bicycle/Walking | Directions to the Colorado Convention Center

Alternative Transportation

RTD:

The Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) offers eco-friendly transportation by Bus or Light Rail services within and around the City of Denver. RTD also offers a shuttle services skyRide to and from the Denver International Airport.

Bicycle/Walking:

Denver has a vast trail system and many bicycle friendly streets. CLICK HERE for complete bike and trail maps of Denver and surrounding areas.

Accessibility and Special Needs:

Lactation Room: A completely furnished lactation room, courtesy of The Mama’Hood, will be available from 10am until 1:30pm.

ASL Translation: Live ASL translation will be available in the Main Ballroom during the program. If you would like your table or seat to be near the ASL translator please contact colleenl@wfco.org

The Women’s Foundation of Colorado is committed to accessibility and inclusion for all people. If you have any additional dietary restrictions or need special accommodations, please contact Colleen LaFontaine at colleenl@wfco.org for questions about accessibility or to request accommodations.

House Party/Live Stream FAQs

1. How can I attend the Annual Luncheon as an individual?

Individual House Party Kits are perfect for a Party of One or virtual gatherings. You can sign up here to receive your free virtual kit to the luncheon in September. Within it, you’ll receive a special link to the virtual luncheon program and digital WFCO information to enjoy the luncheon without attending or throwing a party.

2. How do I achieve my fundraising goal?

Within your House Party Kit, you will find tips and ideas on how to easily achieve your fundraising goal. Your goal can be met through various ways – a personal donation, donations from your House Party guests, selling “tickets” to your House Party, or committing to a monthly donation to The Foundation.

WFCO will also provide you with the ways to give to The Foundation – from its types of giving programs, giving envelopes, to instructions for giving online.

3. As a House Party host, am I financially responsible for my fundraising goal?

WFCO would love for House Parties to achieve their fundraising goals in support of the work of The Foundation, however, hosts are not financially required to achieve the fundraising goal.

4. When and where can I host a party?

You can host your House Party anytime from the live stream on Thursday, October 21st through Sunday, October 31st. Choose a time that is best for you and your guests – your party could be a Saturday brunch, Friday afternoon happy hour, or Sunday lunch. Talk about a long lunch!
House Parties can be held at your home, in your backyard, at your office, or in any community space welcoming social gatherings.

6. Who should I invite to my House Party?

House Parties are a great way to share WFCO with your network – you can invite friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, book club members, friends within professional networking groups, etc.

Have a friend from afar interested in joining your party as well? With our new virtual model, you can share your party with guests across the country. Do you know men that care about women’s equality? Every year hundreds of men attend our Annual Luncheon to support the work of The Foundation. Invite the men you know that care about the women in their lives.

7. How will I receive my house party kit?

Your House Party Kit will come in two parts. Upon signing up for the kit, you will receive access to a electronic invitation to send to your House Party guests. The second week of August, you will receive your physical House Party Kit in the mail.

8. How can I view the Annual Luncheon?

On Monday, October 16th you will receive an email from WFCO with a special link to the virtual luncheon program.

9. What technology do I need access to in order to host a party?

You can view the luncheon from your computer, smart tv, or even project it. Don’t know how? Not a problem! In mid-June, WFCO will be sharing the viewing platform the luncheon program will be on and all the technology you will need to stream it from your device. More details to come.

10. What do I do after my party?

After your party, collect the giving envelopes you passed out to your guests and mail them back to WFCO in the large envelope included in your House Party Kit at 1901 E. Asbury Ave. Denver, CO 80210. In your House Party Kit there are WFCO thank you cards to send to your guests. Lastly, if you or your party guests have any questions about the work of The Foundation or how to further engage with WFCO, feel free to reach out to Colleen LaFontaine at colleenl@wfco.org

Additional Questions? Contact The Women’s Foundation of Colorado |
303-285-2960 | wfco@wfco.org

*WFCO loves you and we care about your health and safety. All house parties must comply with local, state, and federal orders and guidelines for social gatherings in effect at the time of your House Party. We know that this can be confusing, so we recommend checking state and local public health orders for preventing the spread of COVID-19. You can also reference federal orders and guidelines. As the date for house parties approaches, we will provide more information for hosts and guests based on the guidelines and orders in effect at that time.

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