The Kempe Foundation will host its signature fundraising luncheon on March 13, 2020 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Brown Palace Hotel in downtown Denver. The luncheon celebrates Kempe’s work to ensure children develop and grow in safe, healthy, nurturing environments, and will inspire community action to keep children safe and healthy for generations to come.

“Each year, we have the privilege of honoring some truly amazing individuals who are championing healthy childhoods by supporting Kempe’s work,” said Julia Stone, President and COO of The Kempe Foundation. “Our work would not be possible without their support and tireless efforts on behalf of children and families throughout Colorado.”

The honorees at this year’s luncheon are:

 

Imhoff Family Community Award: Blue Ribbon Home Warranty / Terri Lane and Ellen Robison

Blue Ribbon Home Warranty, locally owned and operated since 1985, has long been involved in supporting the greater good of the community. Their support over the years and their belief in the work of Kempe and the children and families we serve is why we are proud to name them our 2020 Imhoff Family Community Award Honoree.

 

Kempe Ambassador of the Year: Tracy Rivera, Granite Imports

For over 17 years, Rivera has been a foster youth advocate for Kempe’s Fostering Healthy Futures program, an evidence-based intervention for pre-adolescent children in out-of-home care. She has raised awareness for children in the foster care system and has provided much needed support to Kempe and the children we serve to promote healthy youth development.

 

The 2020 luncheon will also feature keynote speaker Susan Payne, the founder and former Executive Director of the Safe2Tell prevention initiative. Payne, a 28-year law enforcement veteran, has assisted many states in establishing best practice intelligence gathering and information sharing initiatives to focus on violence prevention and early intervention in schools. She is currently an advisor and speaker for Safe and Sound Schools and was recently appointed to the National School Safety Task Force and is an Expert Advisor to the Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center.

Sponsorships, tables and ticket sales from the 2020 luncheon will directly support Kempe’s mission to ensure that children develop and grow in safe, healthy, and nurturing environments and prevent the long-term impacts of child maltreatment and trauma. Tickets are available for purchase online at here. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Denise Jendrusch at jendrusch.denise@kempe.org.