Dear Friends and Supporters,

Thank you for your incredible support of the CU Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center Annual Luncheon. Over 300 people came together virtually and raised over $500,000 to support our community! With your support, thousands of individuals and families have the services and care they need to live meaningful and productive lives.

We are continuing to build our capacity to provide mental healthcare. Our center is dedicated to the eradication of stigma associated with mental illness, particularly depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety. Your support is the fuel for the engine that drives the pioneering mental health treatment, research, and community engagement.

For more information about the CU Johnson Depression Center, to join us for a tour, and to learn more about our work to improve the lives of individuals with mood disorders, please contact Melissa Staten at 303-724-4964 or

We are grateful for your extraordinary partnership and all that you make possible through your support.

With sincere gratitude,
Your Friends at the Johnson Depression Center

If you did not get a chance during the luncheon to support us, you can still make a donation here!  

Please make checks payable to the CU Foundation and note Johnson Depression Center 2021 Luncheon on the memo line.

Remit payment to:
CU Anschutz Office of Advancement
Attn: Melissa Staten
13001 E. 17th Place, Suite WG 112 MS A065
Aurora, CO 80045

Over the next year, the Johnson Depression Center plans to use luncheon funds to expand community and workplace education programs, research and implement more advanced clinical therapeutics, and support those who cannot otherwise afford specialty mental health care.

Examples of how your donations directly impact our work include:

$1,000 supports one workplace suicide prevention training.

$3,000 supports a scholarship for one person to receive care.

$25,000 supports expansion of workplace suicide into a new industry.

$50,000 supports a part-time community trainer.

$100,000 supports a part-time clinician-researcher in advanced therapeutics.


2021 Luncheon Committee Chairs:

Angie Flug & Connie Wiegers

2021 Luncheon Committee

Trish Bragg, Tim Collins, Ali Fallon, Marylou Houston, Susan Oh, David Orlovsky, Virginia Reiman, Robin Snidow, Martha Solis-Turner

We expect this event to sell out. To secure your sponsorship, call Melissa Staten at 303.724.4964 or email

World Champion Sponsor

Olympian Sponsors

Bridget and John Grier

Sue and Walt Rakowich

Virginia and Scott Reiman



Gold Medal Sponsors

Heather and Jimmy Mulvihill

The Salah Foundation

Dr. Sheila Ohlsson Walker

Silver Medal Sponsors

Buckeye Ranch

Jennifer Cunningham and Chad McDaniel

Flug Family Foundation

Frederic C. Hamilton Family Foundation

Sharon and Lanny Martin

Nessinger Family Foundation

Justyn and Scott Shwayder


Bronze Medal Sponsors

Ann Ayers and Mark Ritacco

Janelle and Buck Blessing

The Buckley Family

Kirsten and Tim Collins

Kathy and Brad Coors Foundation

Nathalie and Jack Fox

Courtney and Mark Hughes

JPMorgan Chase & Co

Marc & Suzanne Lippitt / UNIQUE PROPERTIES

McDermott Family Foundation

David Orlovsky and KC Veio

Maeve and Peyton “Pete” Perry

Margot and Marc Pinto

Louise and Graham Powers

Coleman Shwayder

Julia Shwayder

Ann and Douglas Sparks

Robin and Todd Snidow




Champion Sponsors

The Colomina Life Company

Rachel and Tim Comfort

Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus

Susan Drumm

The Equity Group

Ali Fallon and Joya Wolf

John and Andi Freyer and Laura and Don Wolf

Erica Johnson of Ambler | Keenan | Mitchell | Johnson

Drs. Gretchen and Charles Lobitz

Patrick Thomas McKee Foundation

Mental Health Center of Denver

Elizabeth Peros

Lisa and John Robinson

Nanette Santoro

Sarah Schnabel

Martha Solis-Turner and James Turner

Spratlen Family

VIP Patron

Kathleen and Jack Eck

Kelly and K.C. Gallagher

Randall Ohlson

Lisa and John Robinson

2020 Annual Luncheon Recapclick here

2019 Annual Luncheon Recapclick here

2018 Annual Luncheon Recapclick here

2017 Annual Luncheon Videoclick here