Thank you to all who attended! With your support we raised over $165,000 for child abuse prevention and treatment programs.
At our Imagine 2019 luncheon, we were honored to award Cresa with the Imhoff Family Community Award and Jade Woodard with the Kempe Professional Award. We were also thrilled to welcome our keynote speaker, Jason Bishop, who inspired us all with his story of resilience and awed us with his magic.
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If you were unable to attend, we ask that you take some time to think about how you can be a part of the future we are working toward – a future where every child is safe and healthy, and child abuse and neglect are a thing of the past.
Jason is an illusionist and magician who has starred in two Off-Broadway productions and has been featured on NBC’s Today Show and CW Network’s Masters of Illusion. While his fast-paced illusions are entertaining, perhaps his greatest trick has been turning a nightmare of a childhood into the real-life story of a self-made rising star. Jason entered foster care at age 7, and developed an interest in magic to escape the harsh reality of his life. Today, his story inspires us to never give up hope and believe in magic.
The 2019 Kempe Award Honorees
Jade Woodard is the Executive Director of Illuminate Colorado – a united network of four established organizations partnering to build brighter childhoods through education, advocacy and family support. Over the past decade, Jade has worked alongside The Kempe Foundation to bring people together in innovative ways to heal children and families.
Cresa is the world’s largest tenant representation firm with a corporate mission to “Do the Right Thing.” Garrett Johnson, the Managing Principal of Cresa and a Kempe Ambassador, will accept the award on behalf of the company. For more than three years, Garrett has served as a Kempe Ambassador, working in concert with the Foundation to identify awareness, education, advocacy and fundraising opportunities to help end child abuse and neglect.