Denise Jendrusch Named Development Director

As we welcome 2018, we are also excited to welcome Denise Jendrusch as our Development Director.

“We are delighted to have Denise on our team,” said John Faught, Kempe’s President and CEO. “We are confident that her wealth of experience and longevity in the Denver community will bring continued success to our organization.”

As Development Director, Denise will be responsible for developing and executing Kempe’s annual fundraising plan. She will also secure sponsors for Kempe’s major events, and cultivate relationships with donors who wish to support the Foundation’s mission. Denise will also focus on building the Kempe Ambassadors program, a group of professionals who work in concert with the Kempe Foundation to provide awareness, education, advocacy and fundraising support.

“I am eager to use my experience and expertise in new ways to make a difference in the community I live in,” said Denise. “I have worked with many nonprofits throughout my career and I have a strong passion for helping Kempe succeed.”

Prior to joining Kempe, Denise was the Advertising Director for the Denver Business Journal for more than 20 years. There, she was responsible for developing new revenue through event sponsorships and both print and digital advertising. She also managed business development and cultivated strong relationships with local business and nonprofit leaders.

You can reach Denise by email at Jendrusch.Denise@Kempe.org or by phone at 303-864-5308.

Reserve Your Seat at Imagine 2018

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This year’s signature luncheon will take place on March 15, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Denver. The luncheon honors Kempe as a Center of Excellence in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect, and inspires community action to keep children safe and healthy for generations to come.
We are thrilled to welcome keynote speaker, Steve Pemberton, Chief Human Resources Officer, Globoforce & Best Selling Author of “A Chance in the World.”

Steve’s story is about defying seemingly insurmountable odds to overcome abuse and neglect as a child in foster care. He has since become a trail-blazing corporate executive, enlightened diversity leader, acclaimed speaker and visionary advocate for youth.

Partnership Opportunities are available! Click here for more information or contact Denise Jendrusch at jendrusch.denise@kempe.org or 303.864.5308.

2017 Downtown Aquarium Wine Fest

Thank you to everyone who supported Kempe on Sept. 9 at the Downtown Aquarium Wine Fest. Hundreds of individuals attended to mingle with winery representatives from California at this afternoon of wine tasting, appetizers and live entertainment. Proceeds from the silent auction and a portion of ticket sales benefited Kempe.

Attorney John Kellogg Named Chair of Foundation Board

The Kempe Foundation announces John W. Kellogg, Esq. as the chair of the organization’s board of directors.

Kellogg is a member of the business section at Moye White LLP. In this role, he advises a wide array of clients on corporate formation and governance, planning and documentation of venture capital financings, as well as development, structure, and due diligence involved with mergers and acquisition. He is passionate about advancing Kempe’s work to care for children.

“For more than 45 years, Kempe has been a global leader in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect,” said Kellogg. “In my role as board chair, I’m excited to focus on the future of Kempe as we work to ensure every child has the opportunity to grow and thrive.”

Kellogg has been a member of the board of directors since 2015. He succeeds Bill Mackiernan who previously served as board chair.