Annual Luncheon

Join us for the Ninth Annual CU Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center’s Luncheon, Shredding Stigma: Elite Athletes and Mental Health on Friday, November 1, 2019 at noon at the Seawell Ballroom. This year’s Luncheon features Jeremy Bloom, 3x World Champion, 2x Olympian, and 11-time World Cup Gold Medalist in Skiing. Jeremy is also a CU Boulder Graduate and All-American; the only person to ski in the Winter Olympics and be drafted in to the NFL.

Luncheon sponsorships are now available. Single ticket purchases will be available late summer 2019. For more information contact Melissa Staten at

We welcome sponsorships from individuals and corporations.  In light of recent IRS clarifications of charitable donation rules, the CU Foundation cannot accept sponsorships from donor advised funds or private foundations unless the sponsor waives all benefits from the sponsorship, including attendance at the sponsored event. Register now.        

2019 Luncheon Committee
Andrew Armatas | Ann Ayers | Jamie Blume | Angie Flug | Ross Fox | Bridget Grier | Hilary Haynes | Farren Henry | Courtney Hughes | Kelley Manley | Dianna May | Heather Mulvihill | Elizabeth Norton | Elizabeth Peros | Pete Perry | Susan Rakowich | Ann Benson Reidy | Virginia Reiman | Scott Shwayder | Martha Solis-Turner | Connie Wiegers | Meghan Zucker

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor
Justyn and Scott Shwayder

Bridget and John Grier
Virginia and Scott Reiman

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
Bailey-Standford Family Foundation
The Buckley Family
Rachel and Tim Comfort
The Cross H. Foundation, Bill and Michele Bergner
Katey and Lee Driscoll, Anne and Dave Hanson, Lydia and John Woodard
Kathleen Eck, JD and Jack Eck, MD and Martha Head
Cannon Y. and Lyndia K. Harvey
Courtney and Mark Hughes
Tad Herz
JPMorgan Chase & Co
Susan Milhoan
Maeve and Pete Perry



Brown and Company



Kendra and Eric Black
Caerus Oil and Gas
Cardan Capital Partners
Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
CoBiz Financial
Kathy Cole
Heather Ehret-Faircloth
Andi Freyer and Healy Parks
Hilary and Adam Haynes
Merril Lenton and Andrew Armatas
The Mental Health Center of Denver
Carol and Dirk McDermott
Elizabeth Peros
The Robertson Family Foundation
The Scott Family Foundation/Fiona Scott Mechem
Sherman & Howard LLC
Leslie and Paul Stratton
Kathy Tyree and Tolly Tate
Laura Gibson Smith, Jennifer and Sean Waters






UMB Bank

VIP Patron Benefactors
Robin Beery and Jane Ingalls
Janelle and Buck Blessing
Sherri and Buz Koelbel
Susan and Howard Noble
Karen and Jim Possehl