The Golden Civic Foundation’s 47th Annual Gala & Auction, came into orbit on Saturday, October 22nd at the Colorado School of Mines Lockridge Arena. A few highlights of our “Planet Golden: Next Generation Neon & Old School Alien” evening include:

  • More than 500 people who LOVE Golden attended and we raised nearly $250,000! It truly takes a village to pull off this exciting event and we couldn’t have done it without our phenomenal Event Sponsors, Auction Donors, Volunteers and, of course, our Guests! The proceeds from the event will be reinvested back into our Golden community via our “For the Good of Golden” Community Grant Program.
    • As usual, our guests REALLY brought our event theme, “Next Generation Neon and Old School Alien,” to life and didn’t disappoint with incredible costumes and enthusiastic attitudes. Check out our event photos. An enormous THANK YOU to Gabe Rovick, with F4D Studio, for volunteering to take such amazing photos!
    • Miners Alley Playhouse was our Big Ideas in Golden (B.I.G.) Paddle Raise Grant recipient this year and together, we raised more than $80,000 to fund the theater seating in the new Miners Alley Performing Arts Center. Produced by the City of Golden’s Media Production Specialist, Bob Pearce, check out this fantastic video that really helped tell the story of transforming our beloved Meyer Hardware into its “second act” as the Miners Alley Performing Arts Center:

What do the event proceeds support?

Proceeds from this stellar celebration will be used to help our special community of Golden transition into the future by supporting many important projects that might not happen otherwise. General proceeds from the Gala will benefit the Golden Civic Foundation’s “For the Good of Golden” Community Grant Program which provides grants to non-profits, schools and civic organizations that make a positive impact on the quality of life for our Golden residents. Last year, the Golden Civic Foundation invested over $228,000 into the Golden community and most of these funds were raised at last year’s Gala. Click HERE for to see our 2021/2022 Community Impact Report. Additionally, funds raised during our annual “B.I.G. Ideas in Golden” Paddle Raise will benefit the new Miners Alley Performing Arts Center development project.

A Big Thanks to this Year’s Sponsors!

“Big Bang” Presenting Sponsor

  • Coors Brewing Co.

“Cosmic” Major Sponsor

  •  Confluence Companies

In-Kind Event Partners

  • Buffalo Rose
  • Jesse Crock
  • Miners Saloon
  • State 38

Paddle Raise Matching Sponsors

  • The Bailey Co.
  • The Schaefer Family

“Supernova” Sponsors

  • ArcVera Renewables
  • City of Golden
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • The Coors Family
  • DT Construct
  • The Madison Family
  • Mesa Meadows/In Memory of Mr. & Mrs. F.A. Foss
  • Stone Strategy & Design

“Interstellar” Sponsors

  • Billings Investments
  • Eagle Strategies LLC-Joel Christman
  • The Fox Group at Compass
  • Golden Pond
  • The Hillen Family
  • Kelley Trucking
  • The Pattridge Family
  • Reed W. Ferrill & Associates, Inc – Petroleum Reservoir Engineering

“Shooting Star” Sponsors

  • Melissa Dougherty Anderson Law LLC
  • Joy & Jack Brandt
  • Scott Bristol – State Farm
  • Credit Union of Colorado
  • FirstBank of Colorado
  • KL&A
  • Launch Espresso. Food. Spirits.
  • Sandra Llanes & Greg Fettig
  • Morris & Mae Market
  • Red Rocks Community College Foundation
  • Samson Energy
  • Table Mountain Inn
  • John & Sharon Trefny

“Extraterrestrial” Table Sponsors

  • AC Development
  • Baby Doe’s Clothing
  • The Brunel Family
  • Steve & Cynthia Enger
  • The Gallery Sportsman’s Club & Range
  • Rick & Wendy Goad
  • Golden Group Real Estate Advisors
  • Golden Roots Salon
  • Laurel Property Services
  • On Tap Credit Union
  • Tony & Kim Suman

“Space Cowboys” Foundation Friends

  • Anderson Hallas Architects
  • Avanti Insurance Services
  • Conley Rose, P.C.
  • Lynn Emrick
  • Golden Mill
  • Hebert Advisory
  • Sarah & Todd Labosky
  • Joe & Deb Rillos
  • RJI Professionals, Inc.
  • Jen & Rob Theis
  • Brianna Titone