Golden Civic Foundation Annual Events

For nearly 50 years, the Golden Civic Foundation has helped to build a lively downtown, thriving economy and strong connection with our community. In addition to this community support, the Golden Civic Foundation hosts two primary fundraising/friend-raising events per year:

Annual Gala & Auction

This event is the primary fundraiser for the Golden Civic Foundation’s Grant Program and more than $6.1 million that has been raised over the past 49 years has been reinvested back into the Golden community to support charitable organizations, public schools, museums and cultural centers in the greater Golden area.

The Golden Summer Jam

This summertime event is designed to connect with Golden families and residents, promote community involvement and celebrate Golden’s small town friendly atmosphere. This “friendraiser/fundraiser” is held annually at the Colorado Railroad Museum and features live music by local Golden bands, food and fun for all ages!

“The Golden Civic Foundation was instrumental in the purchase and renovation of our beautiful building, and has given each of our organizations a home we can be proud of.  But more than that, over the years, the Foundation has supported all of us with grants that have enabled us to grow our membership, enhance our library, expand our museum, and purchase tools to maintain the trails we love so much.  Supporting the Golden Civic Foundation supports all of us.”

Shelby Arnold

Executive Director, American Mountaineering Museum