Mark your Calendars…

for our 44th Annual Gala & Auction on Saturday, October 12, 2019!

For more than 43 years the Golden Civic Foundation’s Annual Gala & Auction has been “THE” event of the year for active members of the community who love Golden. This year’s “Giddy Up Gala, A Night of Boots, Bourbon and Beer” will take place on Saturday, October 12th at the Colorado School of Mines’ Lockridge Arena and will be emcee’d by Paul Andrews, the President & CEO of the National Western Stock Show and a fourth generation Golden ranching family descendant. The evening will include dinner, a cash bar, exciting live and silent auctions and western entertainment by Buckstein band.

As with past Galas that celebrate Golden’s past, this year the Foundation will highlight Golden’s western heritage from the 1880’s through the 1920’s and will feature stories about several very colorful characters from Golden’s past including: the ultimate tough guy, Sheriff Clarence Patee Hoyt, who eventually moved on from Golden to become the Superintendent at the Colorado State Penitentiary; two of the ill-fated members of the Musgrove gang that met their demise at the raucous Jack Hill Saloon (now the Buffalo Rose); brothers Chick and Pete Morrison exceptional horsemen/ranch hands who were discovered by Hollywood and went on to star in more than 100 Western movies between them; and, three multi-generational Golden-based ranching families who helped grow Golden into what it is today.


Become an Event Sponsor…

Join other philanthropically-minded businesses and individuals that support the Golden Civic Foundation’s mission to invest in the economic and cultural vitality of our community by sponsoring our 44th Annual Gala & Auction.

Please download our Sponsor Letter for more information on ways to support this fantastic community event or email us at

A BIG Thanks to our 2018 Sponsors…

Title Sponsor

Confluence Companies

Underwriter Sponsors

Kelley Trucking Inc.

Colorado School of Mines

City of Golden

DT Construct

Foss Family

Jeff & Carmen Goodwin

Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse

Mark & Cathy Pattridge

Gold Sponsors

Greg & Kelly Poulos

Richard & Wendy Goad

Golden Software

Bill & Mimi Hillen

Billings Investments

Silver Sponsors

RJI Professionals, Inc.

Bob’s Atomic Burgers

Bello and Blue Events

Jack & Joy Brandt

Centura Health

Colorado Business Bank

Rotary Club of Golden

Connects Workspace

Alpine Waste & Recycling

FirstBank of Colorado

Hebert Advisory Services

Buffalo Rose

Buffalo Bill Days

Lois Goad

Golden Moon Distillery

Paul & Vivian Haseman

KL&A Engineering

Sandra Llanes & Greg Fettig

Samson Energy

Sperry Commercial Global Affiliates

Scott Bristol – State Farm Insurance

Dr. & Mrs. John & Sharon Trefny

Jerry & Jamie Orten

US Bank

Bronze Sponsors

Diamond T Services

Credit Union of Colorado

Sarah and Todd Labosky

Brian Quarnstrom & Julieta Giraldez

Nancy Pattridge Waring & Dr. Bruce Waring

Joe & Deb Rillos

Red Rocks Community College Foundation

Golden View Family Medicine