Three New Members Join Denver Health Foundation Board of Directors

Outstanding community voices empower Foundation vision Denver Health Foundation welcomes three new members to the board of directors: Doug Friednash, Auna Jornayvaz, and Tim Wieland joined the Foundation board in January, with Doug serving as the new Foundation liaison to the Denver Health and Hospital Authority (DHHA) Board. “We are thrilled that Doug, Auna, and… More

Bereaved Families Donate CuddleCots to Denver Health in Honor of Stillborn Infants

Unique system helps parents deal with a most difficult loss Two days before Helen and Mike Raleigh’s son, Lucas, was born, he was “fine” by all accounts and measures. But, on May 14, 2018, Helen experienced medical complications during her labor and delivery, and Lucas tragically passed away. “Nothing can prepare you for this type… More

Denver Health Foundation’s 2022 NightShine Gala Raises $1.4 million for Denver Health’s Center for Equity, Diversity, and Opportunity

The preeminent black-tie gala, featuring a performance by Grammy award-winning artist Macklemore, returned after a three-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic 1,300 people attended the 2022 Denver Health Foundation NightShine Gala on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. The event raised $1.4 million in proceeds, which will benefit… More

Denver Health Foundation’s Springboard Series Promotes Economic Mobility as a Cornerstone of Health and Well-being

The Denver Health Foundation held a virtual panel discussion Tuesday, May 31, about the importance of financial self-sufficiency to the health of individuals, families, and the community, along with the role businesses, government, and philanthropy can play to help advance the community’s health and well-being. Panelists were Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock; Operation Hope Founder,… More

Denver Health Foundation Partnership Streamlines Warehouse Operations for Improved Patient Care

In the past, when the Denver Health Foundation would receive an in-kind donation or purchase clothing, shoes, or other essential items for patients, these resources would be kept in a large basement storeroom in Pavilion K on the Denver Health campus, adjacent to the Hospital’s Methadone and Suboxone Clinics. When a Denver Health department or… More

4th Annual Paramedics Awards Celebration Honors Community Heroes, Raises $140,000 to Support Denver Health Paramedic Division

The Denver Health Foundation hosted the fourth annual Paramedics Awards Celebration on Tuesday, May 10, at the Denver Center for Performing Arts’ Seawell Ballroom. More than 200 people attended to recognize and celebrate every member of the Denver Health Paramedic Division for their heroic work. Denver7 Morning Anchor Nicole Brady emceed the event; the Denver… More

Denver Health Foundation Announces New Leadership

Crystal Potter Rivera is the new executive director; Colin Barclay and Kwame Spearman join the board of directors Crystal Potter Rivera is the new executive director of the Denver Health Foundation. Rivera succeeds Linda Ford, who resigned the position after nearly three years to pursue part-time consulting work and ease into retirement. Ford’s last day… More

Denver Health’s Center for Addiction Medicine to Expand Services Thanks to Surge in Funding

Earmarked federal dollars, a grant from the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts as well as a significant private gift all support expansion The Denver Health Foundation received a $1.5 million grant award from the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) to support an expansion of Denver Health’s Center for Addiction Medicine (CAM). This grant adds… More

$1 Million Gift Increases Access to Epilepsy Care for Denver’s Most Vulnerable Patients

The Gordon Family’s donation is the largest individual gift in the Denver Health Foundation’s history Brooke Gordon remembers reading comments like, “daydreams too much” and “drifts off all the time” on her grade school report cards. As an infant, she had “weird spells” where she passed out, and in middle school, Gordon’s arms would jerk,… More

Executive Director Linda Ford Leaving Denver Health April 1

Ford has led the Denver Health Foundation since May 2019 After nearly three years of service to the Denver Health Foundation, Executive Director Linda Ford is stepping down from the organization on April 1, 2022, to enter semi-retirement and pursue new endeavors. Ford took over as the Foundation’s leader in May 2019. During her tenure,… More