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2014Triumphant FACES Gala -- March 7, 2014

Make plans to join us on Friday, March 7, 2014 for the Triumphant FACES Gala, Facing our Future. The fabulous fundraising event takes place at the Sheraton Downtown Denver and benefits Excelsior Youth Center.

Enjoy cocktails and live entertainment as you browse a fabulous silent auction before sitting down to dinner where we will honor our 2014 Triumphant Woman -- Michelle Sie Whitten.

Tickets will be available soon and sponsorship opportunities For additional information, please contact Karen Rosen at 303-693-1550 ext. 331 or by e-mail at

Ticket prices:
- $2,500 Courageous Faces includes 10 tickets and recognition at the event
- $ 250 Individual ticket

- $150 young professional ticket


Past Fundraising Events

Breakfast with the Girls

Excelsior Youth Center was honored to have Jeannie Ritter host our Breakfast with the Girls on June 16th! She shared our message of hope and triumph. Our Culinary Arts students, dressed in their whites, catered and served our guests breakfast at our beautiful Teen Center and Pool. All donations supported Excelsior's Aftercare Program that provides valuable services for former students who need 'safety net' emergency services while transitioning to self sufficiency. Some of the guests included Board Members Mary Shay and Lois Paul, as well as Marti Awad, Dana Berry, Jill Farquhar, Aquilla McKnight, Jocelyn Murphy, and Laura Wegscheid .

Thank you to all the guests that attended breakfast!

Keep your eyes peeled for the Fall Breakfast with the Girls that donations will support out Wellness Program!



Thank you to everyone who SPLASHED into summer with Missy Franklin, world class swimmer, Regis Jesuit sophomore and GIRLS GIVING spokes girl at our SPLASH party on June 7th! We received toys and games to stock the pool for the summer AND flip flops and swim suits for each girl!

Thank you to everyone who donated!!!


Passport Party

The Passport Party: Taste, Travel, Triumph benefitting Excelsior Youth Center took place tonight at the Palazzo Verdi in Greenwood Village. Rhonda Vickers, served as this year's Honorary Chair. The event's co-chairs were Heather Weldon and Jennifer Williams, publisher of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles magazine. Alan Gionet, morning anchor for CBS News Morning Show, emceed the event.

This year's theme featured international food and travel excursions in the live auction and Southwest Airlines employees greeted guests upon arrival.

At the Gala, Excelsior honored three triumphant women for overcoming significant challenges to achieve successful careers. The women include: Colorado Representative Cindy Acree, Ryta Sondergard and Rebecca Bell, former Excelsior student.

Thank you to everyone that came out to support Excelsior!