The leadership team for Saturday Night Alive’s success: Daniel Kopnisky, Patron Chair Stephen Edmonds, DCPA President and CEO Janice Sinden, Silent Auction Chairs Steve and Susan Struna, Corporate Co-chairs Dr. Reginald and Faye Washington, Event Chairs Meredith and Roger Hutson, Corporate Co-chairs Sylvia and Dr. David Young, Vice Chairs Lyn and Dr. Michael Schaffer. Photo by John Moore
This year’s sold-out extravaganza at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts began in the Helen Bonfils Theatre lobby with SNA’s original “surprise boxes,” sponsored by Kendra Scott Jewelry. The luxurious silent auction was so massive, its contents were printed in a spiral-bound catalog format.
Always a star attraction on the social scene, Denver Performing Arts Complex again delighted its audience for the multi-faceted, multi-tiered, black-tie fundraiser, Saturday Night Alive.
Upstairs in the Seawell Grand Ballroom, guests applauded the program and an elegant dinner was presented by Epicurean. Just to satisfy the sweet tooth momentarily, HealthOne and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children obliged with pop-rocks truffles.
Tony-winning tap dancer/choreographer Savion Glover tripped the light fantastic with his electric . Photo by Amanda Tipton
Then it was downstairs to the theater for the much-anticipated performance by Savion Glover, his ensemble of dancers and the band Dance Candy. Meanwhile, the ballroom had been converted to clever dessert stations for the after-party and dancing to live music.
Earlier in the day, gracious Glover had given his time to conduct a workshop for 40 lucky students. Proceeds from SNA, which over three decades has raised an estimated $20 million to support DCPA’s extensive arts-education programs, offering theater to more than 1.5 million children.
DCPA is the largest nonprofit theatre organization in the nation.
Presenting sponsor BMW GM Edward Freehart with Gretchen Estes.
The DCPA student performance during dinner was on a raised platform in the Seawell Grand Ballroom.
Alpine Bank’s Norm Franke, flanked by his wife Lisa, daughter Jackie Devine and Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce chief Kelly Brough.
Kristina Davidson admires a fur while SNA superstar Lyn Schaffer and her daughter Sara beckon bidders to a rug at the massive silent auction. Photos by Scottie Iverson
Renowned local artist Darrell Anderson reveals his painting of Savion Glover with sponsor Erin Nichols of Always Best Care and Patron Chair Steve Edmonds.
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