Annual Luncheon

Save the date for the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center’s 2018 Annual Luncheon on Friday, October 5, 2018 at noon in the Seawell Ballroom, Denver Center for Performing Arts.

This year’s theme, #Hooked: How Technology Impacts Mental Health, will address smartphones, social media and stress. Hear from leaders in Silicon Valley and psychology about how we got here, where we are going and what we can do.

For more information and to learn more about sponsorships, please contact Melissa Staten, program coordinator, at or 303-724-4964.

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

We are grateful to have so many passionate advocates for mental health in our community. At the fall 2017 Annual Luncheon, we raised $445,000 and brought together 650 people in support of mental health care, research and community programs in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West. We look forward to surpassing last year’s goal — interested in supporting? Contact Melissa Staten, program coordinator, at or 303-724-4964.

Presenting Sponsor
Justyn and Scott Shwayder

Bridget and John Grier

Heather and Jimmy Mulvihill
The Anschutz Foundation

Kathy and Brad Coors Foundation
Frederic C. Hamilton Family Foundation
Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation, UMB Bank, n.a. Trustee
The Precourt Foundation/Amanda Precourt
Sue and Walt Rakowich
Ann and Kevin Reidy, Marcy and Bruce Benson
Mary and George Sissel

Ann Ayers and Mark Ritacco
The Buckley Family
Rachel and Tim Comfort
The Cross H. Foundation, Bill and Michele Bergner
Katey and Lee Driscoll, Ann and Dave Hanson, Lydia and John Woodard
Kathleen Eck, JD and Jack Eck, MD and Martha Head
Courtney and Mark Hughes
JPMorgan Chase & Co
Maeve and Pete Perry
Meghan and Evan Zucker and the Black Creek Group

Brown and Company


Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
Kathy Cole
Andi Freyer and Healy Parks
Carol and Dirk McDermott
Elizabeth Peros
The Robertson Family Foundation
The Scott Family Foundation/Fiona Scott Mechem
Kathy Tyree and Tolly Tate
Laura Gibson Smith, Jennifer and Sean Waters

UMB Bank

VIP Patron
Janelle and Buck Blessing
Karen and Jim Possehl

2018 Luncheon Committee
Ann Benson Reidy | Kathy Coors | Courtney Dorn Hughes | Bridget Grier | Hilary Haynes | Heather Miller | Heather Mulvihill, MS, MA, LPC  | Elizabeth Peros | Pete Perry | Susan Rakowich | Virginia Reiman | Scott Shwayder | Carol Solich | Connie Wiegers