2017 Annual Luncheon

The Women's Foundation of Colorado 2017 Annual Luncheon is sold out. Please contact Kristina Vaio at kristinav@wfco.org or 303-285-2967 for questions or to be placed on the waitlist.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Colorado Convention Center | Mile High Ballroom

The Women's Foundation of Colorado is committed to accessibility for all people. Please contact Kristina Vaio at kristinav@wfco.org or 303-285-2967 for questions about accessibility or to request accommodations.

Octavia SpencerFrom Promise to Prosperity

In 2017, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado celebrates 30 years as the only community foundation in our state focused on women and girls. Our Annual Luncheon supports women’s economic advancement and honors The Foundation’s legacy while raising vital funds for our next 30 years. Join more than 2,000 diverse supporters to power our research, advocacy, and grantmaking so that Colorado’s women and girls, of every background and identity, can move from promise to prosperity.

Special Guest, Academy Award Winning Actress Octavia Spencer

As the star of the iconic films Hidden Figures and The Help, Octavia Spencer has emerged as one of America’s most beloved and acclaimed actresses. She is best known for playing courageous and intelligent women who set an example by overcoming barriers to fulfill life’s promise and potential. Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Octavia and her six siblings were raised by a single mother who worked as a maid and taught them that the only barriers they should have to overcome are the ones they place on themselves. Hear more of Octavia’s inspirational journey at our 2017 Annual Luncheon.

Mary Ann Littler

2017 Annual Luncheon Chair, Mary Ann Littler

Mary Ann Littler, an accomplished Senior Executive with an extensive background in business – large, small, global, domestic, startup, and mature, is the CEO of Peak To Peak Business Strategies. She is a business and executive coach, speaker, and advisor backed by more than 35 years of executive leadership, international business development, operations, customer excellence, product management, and sales leadership. Her career spanned global companies such as AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Expanets, and Bank of America, where she built global centers, created businesses, and developed successful leaders all on a global scale.

Mary Ann graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado.  She also is involved in the community by serving on boards including Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus, Doctor’s Care, and University of Northern Colorado Foundation.

She is a Colorado native, lives in Castle Rock with her husband Dave and has two sons, Greg and Dan.

2017 Annual Luncheon Honorary Chairs

Betsy Mordecai & Gareth Heyman
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Dean Prina
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Denise Burgess
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 Katherine and Edmuno
Joe Adams
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 Katherine Archuleta & Edmundo Gonzales
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Lisa & Dave Pease
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Presenting Sponsor


Platinum Sponsors

1st Bank MillerCoors Xcel Energy

Gold Sponsors

CBS4   Comcast

Silver Sponsors

Delta Dental UCHealth Noble Energy
  Women in Philanthropy CSU  

Bronze Sponsors

The Denver Post Community

The Colorado Health Foundation

Pat and Larry Kendall, Ninja Selling

Burgess Services

Mary and George Sissel


Judi, Joe, and Betsy Wagner


Friend Sponsors

Chambers Family Fund

MarkWest Energy Partners

Don and Sue Sturm

 Soeurs de Coeur:
Deb Luginbuhl, Lisa Pease & Pam Smith


Syntrinsic Investment Counsel

Special Thanks

Athena Project presents SuCh

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