Around Town: Save these dates for 2018 nonprofit fundraisers around Colorado Springs

By Linda Navarro Updated: February 12, 2018 at 4:48 pm • Published: December 31, 2017 0

Nonprofits in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region are busy planning a new year filled with fundraising galas, benefits, sports activities and well-known speakers.

Here are the dates to remember and mark on your calendar to start the year. More will be announced later.

JANUARY

Jan. 13: Temple Grandin, keynote speaker, Autism & Asperger Connections Make a Difference Dinner, Hotel Elegante, tinyurl.com/y9owaqjf

Jan. 13: "Dogfight" by composers of "La La Land," benefit for Fine Arts Center's Theatre School, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, tickets: coloradocollege.edu/fac

Jan. 20: "A Legacy of Ice" tribute to 80-year ice skating history at The Broadmoor, honoring Peggy Fleming Jenkins, benefits U.S. Figure Skating Memorial Fund and USA Hockey Foundation, broadmoor.com/legacy-of-ice

Jan. 20: Dream Big Gala, African American Youth Leadership Conference, 25th anniversary, Antlers hotel, AAYLC-CO.org

Jan. 21: Golden Lotus tea and fundraiser, Golden Lotus Foundation, Silver Pond Restaurant, 6523 N. Academy Blvd., goldenlotusfoundation.org

Jan. 31: 100+Women Who Care, The Warehouse, 100womenwhocarecoloradosprings.com

FEBRUARY

Feb. 3: Ent Center for the Arts, Opening Gala, UCCS

Feb. 6: Tim Tebow, keynote speaker, Colorado Springs Christian School Lion's Heart Celebration, CSCSLions.org

Feb. 9-10, 23-25, March 3: Rock 'N Bowl - Play for JA, Junior Achievement, The Summit, JA-SoCo.org

Feb. 10: 35th annual Heart Ball, Colorado Springs American Heart Association, Broadmoor International Center, Coloradospringsheartball.heart.org

Feb. 10: Valentines Tea, McAllister House, mcallisterhouse.org

Feb. 13: Leadership Pikes Peak Community Awards, Garden of Gods Collection, leadershippikespeak.org/luncheon

Feb. 16: Monte Carlo Masquerade Gala, The Chorale, Hotel Elegante, cschorale.org

Feb. 17: Angel Gala, The Broadmoor, www.aoafallen.org

Feb. 21: Supper club, "Breaking Up is Hard to Do," Pikes Peak Opera League benefit for Opera Theatre of the Rockies' "Aida,"Patty Jewett Clubhouse, pikespeakoperaleague.org

Feb. 22: Spud Webb, keynote speakers, Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year Awards, Antlers hotel, bgcppr.org

Feb. 24: Tom Naughton Roast, Cheyenne Village, Antlers hotel, cheyennevillage.org

Feb. 25: Family Promise

Feb. 28: Celebrate Youth in the Arts breakfast, Colorado Springs Children's Chorale and Youth Symphony, Antlers hotel, kidssing.org

MARCH

March 2-4: Touch-a-Truck, Junior League, sensory evening Friday, March 2, Norris-Penrose Event Center, jlcoloradosprings.org

March 3: International Women's Day, The Pinery at the Hill, Facebook

March 6: Women's Foundation of Colorado luncheon, "Women Achieving Greater Economic Security," Antlers hotel, wfco.org

March 8-10: Colorado Springs Wine Festival, Wines of Southern France, The Broadmoor, coloradospringsconservatory.org

March 9: Center for Nonprofit Excellence Nonprofit Day, The Antlers hotel, cnecoloradosprings.org

March 10: SKSF Bowlathon, Special Kids Special Families, King Pin Lanes, sksfcolorado.org/event/bowlathon/

March 15: Recipe for Hope, Care & Share Food Bank, The Broadmoor, careandshare.org

March 15: Hometown Heroes, Chuck Murphy, Humanitarian Award, American Red Cross of Southeastern Colorado, The Broadmoor, redcross.org/local/colorado

March 15: Reason to Hope Luncheon, Alzheimer's Association, Antlers hotel, alz.org/co

March 17: St. Patrick's Day Gala, Catholic Charities, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, ccharitiescc.org

March 22: YMCA Annual Celebration, Broadmoor International Center

APRIL

April 3: "Masked Till Midnight," masquerade, casino night, Angels Against Alzheimer's, Norris Penrose Event Center, maskedtillmidnight.com

April 5: Annual Luncheon, Colorado Springs Teen Court, DoubleTree Hotel, csteencourt.org

April 7: Tri-Lakes Chamber Annual Awards Dinner, Marriott Hotel, TriLakesChamber.com

April 11: Joe Henjum Senior Accolades, Senior Resource Council, Mining Exchange, srccos.org

April 13: Broadmoor Garden Club presents: “Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, The Plants and
Places that Inspired the Classic Children’s Tales” featuring author Marta McDowell, First United Methodist Church, 420 North Nevada Ave., coffee 9:45 a.m., presentation 10:30 a.m.

April 18: 100+Women Who Care, The Warehouse, 100womenwhocarecoloradosprings.com

April 21: Red Ribbon Ball, Southern Colorado AIDS Project, honoring Mary Ellen McNally and Mary Lou Makepeace, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, redribbonball2018.kintera.org

April 21: Rhymes, Spines and Minds Literacy Festival, Black Educator's Network, UCCS, reservations Facebook Black Educator's Network

April 21: Family Ball, Never Alone Foundation, Broadmoor's Cheyenne Lodge, Facebook The Never Alone Foundation

April 25: CASA Light of Hope, Antlers hotel, casappr.org

April 26: Discover Goodwill Annual Dinner, The Broadmoor, discovermygoodwill.org

April 28: Culinary Passport, Pikes Peak Chefs, Julie Penrose Hall, St. Paul's Church, pikespeakchefs.org

April 28: Fur Ball, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, hsppr.org

April 28: UCHealth Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala, The Broadmoor, memorialgala.org

April 28: Dodgeball Classic, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, Air Force Academy, biglittlecolorado.org

MAY

May 3: Chef Showcase, Rocky Mountain Health Care Services, Olympic Training Center, rmhcare.org

May 3: NAMI Stepping Into the Light breakfast, The Broadmoor, namicoloradosprings.org

May 5: Chocoholic Frolic, Kidpower of Colorado, Pinery at the Hill, kidpowercs.org

May 5: 25th anniversary Gala and Auction, Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, JA-SoCo.org

May 12: Mothers Day Tea, McAllister House Museum, mcallisterhouse.org

March for Babies, March of Dimes,  marchforbabies.org/event/cos 

May 16: Sports Corp Golf Tournament, Country Club of Colorado, coloradospringssports.org

JUNE

June 6: Pikes Peak United Way Community Celebration, Broadmoor Hall, ppunitedway.org

June 7: Veterans Cup Golf Tournament, The Home Front Cares, Sanctuary Golf Course in Sedalia, thehomefrontcares.org

June 8: Cowgirls & Cocktails, Norris-Penrose Indoor Events Center, Cowgirls & Cocktails on Facebook

June 8-10:  Rally for the Cure tennis and gala, Broadmoor Tennis, Broadmoor.com. Largest Komen Rally for the Cure in the country

June 9: Heart & Stroke Walk, Colorado Springs American Heart Association, Weidner Field, tinyurl.com/yak4s59r

June 16: Zoo Ball, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, cmzoo.org

June 20: Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast, downtown, benefits military and families, CSWesternStreetBreakfast on Facebook

June 21: The Longest Day, country wide, Alzheimer's Association, alz.org/co

June 23: Climb for Courage Stair Climb and Family Festival, Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation, AFA Falcon Stadium, childrenscoloradofoundation.org/events/climb-for-courage/

June 23: SKSF Bluegrass, Brews & Brats, Manitou Springs Memorial Hall, sksfcolorado.org/event/bbb/

JULY

July 14-15: Friends of Extension (FOX) Garden Tour, north central Colorado Springs, extensionfriends.org

July 17: 100+Women Who Care, The Warehouse, 100womenwhocarecoloradosprings.com

July 19: Urban Peak Off the Street breakfast, under the Colorado Avenue Bridge, urbanpeak.org

July 28-29: Friends of Mueller State Park Fine Art Show & Sale, Mueller State Park Visitor Center, friendsofmuellersp.com/art-show

July 30: Cameron Memorial Golf Tournament, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado, The Broadmoor, rmhcsoutherncolorado.org

AUGUST

Aug. 3: Golf Classic, Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado, Cheyenne Shadows at Fort Carson, JA-SoCo.org

Aug. 7: Going for the Green Golf Classic, BBB, bbb.org/southern-colorado

Aug. 16-19: An Enchanted Weekend, Discover Goodwill, Garden of the Gods Club and Kissing Camels Golf Course, discovermygoodwill.org

Aug. 20: Golf Classic, Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Touchstone Energy, Perry Park Country Club, Larkspur, TriLakesChamber.com

Aug. 23: Gift of History Breakfast, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, Antlers hotel, cspm.org

Aug. 25: British Invasion Gala, Silver Key Senior Services, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, silverkey.org

Aug. 25: Annual Ice Cream Social, McAllister House, mcallisterhouse.org

SEPTEMBER

Sept. 8: FAC Gala, Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, csfineartscenter.org

Sept. 15: Walk to End Alzheimer's, America the Beautiful Park, www.alz.org/walk

Sept.15 (tentative): TESSA Gala, The Broadmoor, tessacs.org

Sept. 21: "Dancing with the Stars" winner and wounded veteran J.R. Martinez, keynote speaker, Golden Boot Gala (formerly For the Love of the Troops), The Home Front Cares, The Broadmoor, thehomefrontcares.org

Sept. 22: "Groovin' in September," REACH Pikes Peak, the Mining Exchange Grand Ballroom, facebook.com/ReachPikesPeakCO

Sept. 28: Colorado Excellence Awards Gala, BBB, bbb.org/southern-colorado

Sept. 28: Koats 4 Kids Gala, The Pinery at The Hill, Koats4Kids on Facebook

September (date TBD): Night of White Lights, Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, location revealed that night

OCTOBER

Oct. 3: ALLY Up Breakfast, Inside Out Youth Services, Antlers hotel, insideoutys.org

Oct. 17: 100+Women Who Care, The Warehouse, 100womenwhocarecoloradosprings.com

Oct. 18: Big Night Out, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, The Pinery at the Hill, biglittlecolorado.org

 Oct. 18: Signature Chefs Auction, March of Dimes.

Oct. 27: 22nd annual Vintner Dinner, Children's Literacy Center, The Broadmoor, childrensliteracycenter.org

Oct. 23: Colorado Spring Sports Hall of Fame, Broadmoor World Arena, coloradospringssports.org

NOVEMBER

Nov. 2 or 9: Jewel of a Wine Tasting, Colorado Springs Teen Court, Norris-Penrose Event Center, csteencourt.org

Nov. 6: Breakfast of Champions, keynote speaker to be announced, Peak Vista, The Broadmoor, peakvista.org

Nov. 7: Pikes Peak Opera League Fall Fest, 40th anniversary celebration, benefit for Opera Theatre Goes to School, pikespeakoperaleague.org

Nov. 10: Gingerbread & Jazz, Early Connections Learning Centers, earlyconnections.org

Nov. 17: YOT Club, The Mansion, YOT Club on Facebook

Nov. 17: Holiday Dinner and Dance, Senior Resource Council, City Auditorium, srccos.org

DECEMBER

Dec. 1 and 8, Christmas Teas, McAllister House Museum, mcallisterhouse.org

Dec. 22: Debutante Ball, The Broadmoor

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