Auctioneer Doug Tisdale, Esq., with Children’s Diabetes Foundation Executive Director Dana Davis.
It was a refreshing fundraiser, moving along smoothly without a hitch.
Beautifully and literally choreographed dinner service, and a terrific menu created by Footers. Mercifully, there were only four exciting live-auction items. Could the butterfly theme have been chosen because Monarch Casino Black Hawk was the presenting sponsor?
The honoree at American Cancer Society’s annual Champions of Hope gala, the Butterfly Ball, was Doug Tisdale. There was plenty of laughter when he was introduced as not liking attention drawn to him. The attorney/politician is known for liking to talk … a lot.
Michael Meyers from American Cancer Society, Arlene Mohler Johnson and honoree Doug Tisdale with the Karma Revero.
The champion of multi-tasking wears many hats and wears them well. He is executive vice president of the South Metro Denver Chamber and an elected member of the RTD Board. He serves as a trustee of the Denver Zoo, is chairman of the Colorado State Board of Registered Psychotherapists and is an accomplished singer and actor of stage and TV.
Doug is well known in the nonprofit world in Colorado and California as an emcee and auctioneer.
“It’s for Charity!” is his familiar and effective mantra.
In addition, Doug is a globally-recognized attorney, facilitator, problem solver, champion of causes and a leader in numerous governmental and charitable organizations. He is the former mayor of Cherry Hills Village and chair of the Colorado Neurological Institute Board. He served boards for Eagle Health Care Center and Vail Valley Medical Center.
Robert Golden, president/CEO of the South Chamber, presented Doug with the award and noted that he is not only energetic and passionate about his profession and volunteer endeavors, but is a popular and requested guest at chamber-affiliated events.
Champions of Hope Gala Chair Erica Ferris and General Manager Craig Pleva, both of presenting sponsor Monarch Casino Black Hawk.
President/CEO South Metro Denver Chamber Robert Golden, who also serves on the American Cancer Society Denver Board and his wife Kathy.
“The real champions of hope are the doctors, the researchers, the patients, the survivors, the caregivers, the family and friends,” Tisdale said. “My mother taught me to be tough. My father taught me to appreciate people, and my late wife taught me how to balance life.”
After his acceptance, Doug Tisdale, the honoree changed hats to become Doug Tisdale, the auctioneer.
Proceeds from the “appeal” portion of the evening are to be used for the Road to Recovery program, getting patients to treatment.
Mitch Jelniker, 7News was emcee. Steve Wiskow from expanding Ferrari, Bentley, Lotus of Denver was on hand to tout the luxurious hybrid Karma Revero (only 1,000 produced) that was offered as weekend driving experience for the live auction.
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