Thank You for an Incredible Luncheon!

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For our annual luncheon, the Weld Community Foundation partnered with artist Wes Bruce (creator of the Adventure Forest at the Denver Children’s Museum). He put together an experience for us, passing it on from his art table to our lunch table. 

This last Tuesday, people received a special delivery of an experiential lunchbox for the Spread the Good Luncheon! The event had sold out and all 200 hand-painted boxes filled with a wonderful lunch from Kenny’s Steakhouse went out to supporters of the Foundation. 

People gathered around their tables and, while breaking bread together, were artfully guided into spaces of generosity, kindness, and hope. 

First, let’s thank our sponsors! Then we’ll share some stories…

We are so grateful for the partnership of our sponsors this year. 2020 has been an incredibly hard year to navigate, which makes their support all the more enriching. 

Segall Bryant & Hamill 

First National Bank of Omaha

High Plains Library District
Phelps-Tointon, Inc. 

Bank of Colorado 
FMS Bank 
Steve and Julianne Fritz
Greeley-Evans District 6
Signature Stone
Slaughter Roofing

Ace Hardware of Greeley, Inc
Anderson and Whitney
Reva and Dick Bond
Coan, Payton, and Payne, LLC
Farmers Bank
First American Title Insurance Company
Mayor John and Patty Gates
Mike and Nomie Ketterling
NCMC Foundation
Weldwerks Brewing

Theresa and Bill Hertneky
Judge Shannon and Rosalva Lyons
Macria Siebring, CPA 
Odstrcil and Meis PC
Points West Community Bank
Via Financial Consultants of Thrivent

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The task of loading up the hand-painted boxes and delivering them fell to a team of volunteers, Foundation staff, and Kenny’s staff! Found within the lunchbox was also a series of prompts; pages filled with questions and stories to help build community and celebrate philanthropy. The last prompt held a surprise! A gift of a $10 bill with a challenge, “How can you spread the good?”

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First American Title enjoyed the delivery and had this to say:  
Thank you for such a unique experience!  Attached is the picture of our guests.  We invited clients to share the “experiential luncheon” with us and all were amazed and gained new exposure to the Weld Community Foundation.  Everyone loved the activities… our conversations were robust and everyone was excited about “passing it on”. –Julie C. 

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Bank of Colorado in Fort Lupton was inspired too! 
In the spirit of our Spread the Good Luncheon, we decided to match the funds you gave us and purchase 20 pillows and 10 sets of sheets for Hope at Miracle House.  They were VERY grateful for the donation.  Thank you for being the catalase to spring us into action to “Spread the Good”.  -Mariann J. 

It is wonderful and connecting to be hearing these stories from the luncheon. The people of Weld County do an incredible job of strengthening the bonds that make our communities thrive! Thank you, everyone, in your support of this year’s event! 

Weld Community Foundation