“The Bridge Project Gala is a great opportunity to celebrate our friends and donors as well as showcase all of our programs that serve more than 650 children in Metro Denver,” said Molly Calhoun, Executive Director of The Bridge Project. “We’re thrilled to have 70 Bridge kids attending college during the upcoming 2012-2013 academic year.”
This year, the gala will honor Keith and Gwen Arnold, two supporters who have worked with Bridge for more than twelve years. Gwen has volunteered as a tutor and Keith served on Bridge’s Advisory Board. Ed Greene, CBS4 weather and news anchor will serve as this year’s Master of Ceremonies. Featured gala events include a cocktail hour, dinner, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment by Super Diamond. San Francisco's Super Diamond has become one of the most popular live shows at major nightclubs, theaters, ballrooms and public events throughout the United States. The group has generated an exuberant audience response previously unheard of for a tribute band.
The Bridge Project is unique in what it offers the Denver community. One of those unique offerings is that Bridge offers a technology program including a hands-on laboratory in each of their four neighborhood centers, offering each child a chance to learn and communicate effectively online. More than 95% of Tech Team high school seniors graduate and attend college or trade school. So far, 148 Bridge high school graduates have received college and trade school scholarships valued at $775,000.
Join Trina, one of the Bridge’s kids, for a tour of the Columbine educational center to learn about Bridge from her perspective: