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Put charity into action at spring fundraisers

Denver’s Catholic schools and ministries are welcoming springtime in the Rocky Mountain region with fundraisers and events that support their ongoing mission to educate and spread the faith. Listed below is a list of some of the upcoming events hosted by Denver Catholic schools and local ministries.

Seeds of Hope Charitable Trust
Don’t miss this year’s featured student Kiara Johnson at the Hope Springs Eternal Luncheon 11 a.m. April 3.

The Annunciation School eighth-grader will receive the Journey of Hope Scholarship during Seeds of Hope Charitable Trust’s annual luncheon. Johnson will share her story about overcoming obstacles to achieve a Catholic education at the Denver school.

“We are thrilled about this year’s Hope Springs Eternal luncheon,” said Natalie Mesko, director of Seeds of Hope. “We have a terrific group of volunteers who have worked hard to design an irresistible array of silent auction items, and we have an outstanding program to highlight the very best of Seeds of Hope and the students and schools we support.”

This year’s luncheon will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 7801 E. Orchard Road, in Greenwood Village. The luncheon will be led by CBS4 News Anchor Jim Benemann and former NBA player and coach Bill Hanzlik.

Attendees will kick-off the night with mimosas and a silent auction followed by lunch and speakers. Speakers will include Sarah Grey, assistant principal at Annunciation School, and John and Terri Schuster, donors of Seeds of Hope.

Donations support the education of students unable to afford tuition at archdiocesan schools. The cost is $75. Visit www.seedsofhopedenver.org or call 303-715-3112 for details.

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 St. Bernadette School

Join the St. Bernadette community for its annual silent auction “Diamonds and Denim” 5 p.m. April 26. The auction will be held in Doherty Hall at the church, 1100 Upham St., in Lakewood. Tickets are $25 per person or $50 for a couple. For more information, call 303-458-7975.

 St. James School

Be inspired at St. James School’s next spring dinner and auction at 6 p.m. May 2 at the school, 1250 Newport St., in Denver. A portion of the funds raised will be used to remodel its community area. Tickets are $50 each. For details, email inspirestjamesdenver@gmail.com or call 720-312-3358.

Dominican Sisters Home Health Agency

Put charity into action during this in-home health agency’s “Wine & Dine Around” fundraising event 6:30 p.m. April 29 at Palazzo Verdi, 6363 South Fiddlers Green Circle, in Greenwood Village. The night’s Kentucky Derby-themed festivities include a race for the best gourmet slider chef and award for the best celebrity chef. Tickets are $100 per person or $175 per couple. RSVP at kelsie@thestarboardgroup.com or 720-524-7332, ext. 104.

Regis Jesuit High School

Support the mission of Regis Jesuit High School at its dinner-auction “LARKORADO” from 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m. April 12 in the Stadium Arena at the National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., in Denver. Mike Doherty will be honored for his 32-years as head coach of the boy’s swimming team. The evening includes Mass, cocktails and dinner. Tickets are $150 per person. Call 303-269-8040 or visit www.regisjesuit.com/LARKAuction for details.


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