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Half-million dollars raised for abused, neglected children

Mount St. Vincent Home in Denver, a leading provider of clinical treatment for children who suffer from abuse, neglect or mental illness—run by Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth—raised more than $500,000 at the agency’s Silver Bell Ball Nov. 22.

“The proceeds from the evening ensure our ability to serve children and their families,” said Kay Mcdowell, director of development. “Both now and in the future.”

More than 500 supporters attended the gala at the Grand Hyatt Denver to celebrate 130 years of caring for children. The event featured live and silent auctions, dinner, dancing, music by Denver icon Hazel Miller, and emcee 7NEWS chief meteorologist Mike Nelson.

“All of this is made possible through the generosity of those who share our passion to help these young children,” Mcdowell said.

Longtime volunteer Gloria Volpe received the Spirit of St. Vincent Award for her service to the agency for more than 50 years.

“The event was a huge success, thanks to our presenting sponsor, SCL Health System, and all our wonderful friends and supporters,” said Mcdowell. “We exceeded all fundraising expectations this year, and are so thankful and blessed to be a part of such a supportive network.”

Mount St. Vincent, founded in 1883 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, provides treatment and education for children who are victims of abuse, neglect or suffer with mental health issues. The agency, a leader in the application of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics and trauma-informed care, is one of only four organizations worldwide designated as a flagship site for NMT, an honor bestowed by the ChildTrauma Academy of Houston, Texas. Mount St. Vincent’s offers residential treatment, day treatment, in-home treatment, parent education, a kindergarten through eighth-grade school, and community early learning center. For more information, visit www.msvhome.org.


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