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Events

19th Hole Concerts

The 19th Hole Concerts benefit the Archuleta County nonprofit community and promote Southwest Colorado’s talented music scene by featuring a different nonprofit and music talent every Thursday evening June 13 through July 25 at the Pagosa Springs Golf Club.  A cash bar and food from the grill will be available for purchase.

The cover charge for each concert is a $10 donation to support the six nonprofits selected. Proceeds from the cover charges will be pooled and distributed equally to the six featured organizations. In 2018, $1,400 each was awarded to the six selected nonprofits.

2019 Concert Schedule

Community Concerts in the Secret Garden

Our popular summer concert series at the Rochester Hotel is now in its fifth year.

The Community Concerts benefit 10 La Plata County nonprofits and promote Southwest Colorado’s local music scene by featuring a different nonprofit and music talent on Wednesday evenings June 26 through August 28, 5 – 7 PM in the Rochester’s Secret Garden.

The cover charge is a $10 donation to support the 10 nonprofits selected. At the end of the series, all proceeds will be pooled and distributed equally to the 10 featured organizations. In 2018, each participating nonprofit earned $1,750 from the concert series. The Community Concerts are sponsored by the Rochester Hotel, Four Corners Community Bank and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

Community Taste Fundraising Dinner – 9.12.19

In our 20th year as a Community Foundation, we are celebrating our 10th anniversary Community Taste, set for September 12, 2019 at the Ridgewood Event Center at Blue Lake Ranch.

Chefs from across Durango prepare favorite dishes to create a memorable evening with dinner, drinks and dancing, all in support of the great work of the Community Foundation. We can’t thank our guests enough for supporting the Foundation throughout the years. Don’t miss out this year — tickets will go on sale in July!

Monica Lewinsky is our next Making A Difference Speaker

Join us for a conversation with Monica Lewinsky about cyberbullying, depression and suicide. Our evening event will include a panel of local experts to discuss resources and efforts related to important mental health issues in our region. The luncheon will be an opportunity to continue the conversation. Seating is limited.

Tuesday, April 23, 7 PM at the Community Concert Hall at FLC. Buy tickets here.

Wednesday, April 24, 12 PM at the Henry Strater Theatre. Buy tickets here.

Monica Lewinsky is a social activist, a global public speaker, a consultant and Contributing Editor to Vanity Fair . She advocates for a safer social media environment and addresses such topics as digital resilience, privacy, cultivating compassion, overcoming shame, and equality for women. In 2014, Lewinsky authored an essay, titled “Shame and Survival”, for Vanity Fair in which she overlapped her personal experiences and cultural observations (June 2014). The piece was nominated for a National Magazine Award. In March 2015, she was a speaker at the annual TED Conference in Vancouver. Her speech, “The Price of Shame” has been viewed over 12 million times. She has also spoken at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit and gave the Ogilvy + Inspire Lecture at Cannes Lions.  For 2017’s National Bullying Prevention Month, Monica created the #ClickWithCompassion campaign and released a now award-winning PSA in collaboration with BBDO New York which asked people to rethink their online behavior in an offline social experiment. “In Real Life” was trending on YouTube, has been viewed over 25 million times and has been nominated for an Emmy in 2018. She is a founding board member of the Childhood Resilience Foundation and on the advisory board of Project Rockit. Monica is an Ambassador for The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Program and Bystander Revolution, as well as supporting numerous other organizations in the space.

Tax Savvy Strategies April 17

Join us for a discussion about the impact of tax law changes, April 17, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, presented by KSUT Public Radio and the Community Foundation.

Space is limited and advance registration is required. Email Tami Graham ([email protected]) to confirm your attendance.

Nonprofit Financial Training April 4-5

Nonprofit Financial Training Scheduled for April 4-5

Registration has opened for a comprehensive two-day training on nonprofit financial operations and best practices, April 4-5 in Durango. Financial Focus: Mission and Money will be facilitated by the Nonprofit Financial Fund, a nationwide consulting group for nonprofits. The seminar will help nonprofit leaders understand their organization’s business model, operating performance and financial health. Participants will leave feeling equipped to make strategic decisions informed by their own financial story.

This training is designed for executive directors, finance directors and board treasurers.

Registration for the two-day training costs $150 and includes lunch both days. This is a bargain and would cost $500 anywhere else! Click here to register for the workshop.

Nonprofit organizations most likely to benefit will have an ability and willingness to think strategically over the long term and will have basic financial systems in place, with the ability to produce reasonably clear, reliable financial data.

Sponsored by the Ballantine Family Fund and LPEA, whose generosity allows us to keep the registration fees as low as possible.

Michael Franti Meditation, 12.18.18 @ 11 AM

Purchase tickets here for the Mediation Program featuring Michael Franti.

December 18, 11am @ the Durango Dharma Center

 

Michael Franti is a musician, humanitarian, and filmmaker who is recognized as a pioneering force in the music industry. Franti believes in using music as a vehicle for positive change and is revered for his high-energy live shows, inspiring music, and worldwide philanthropy efforts. As a long time health and wellness advocate, Franti is a well-respected yoga practitioner and owner and founder of Soulshine Bali, a yoga and wellness retreat and boutique hotel in Indonesia, attracting the yogis throughout the world. To find out more, visit www.michaelfranti.com.

 

Michael Franti: Making a Difference Speaker Series 12.18.18

         

The Community Foundations proudly presents funk, reggae, soul, and hip-hop artist Michael Franti who will debut his self-directed film, STAY HUMAN, and perform an acoustic set on December 18 at 3 p.m. (TICKETS AVAILABLE) and 7 p.m. (SOLD OUT) at the Community Concert Hall.

Franti spent the last 4 years putting together a documentary entitled STAY HUMAN that explores the connection between people around the globe and what it means to be human.

“My new film, STAY HUMAN, takes us on a journey through music and stories of some of the most inspiring individuals on the planet. Amazing people that I’ve met on my travels around the globe, who have chosen to overcome cynicism with optimism, hope, tenacity, music, and love – and remind us all what it means to STAY HUMAN. It’s inspirational soul food during these challenging times and I can’t wait to share it with you,” said Michael Franti.

In a quest to find a path to STAY HUMAN and hold on to humanity in the craziness of the world we live in today, Michael Franti’s film will take us on an experiential journey. The film shares the tales of:

  • Robin Lim, a midwife who opened a birthing clinic in the aftermath of a devastating typhoon in the Philippines
  • Arief Rabik, an environmental scientist in Bali who perfected a method to make industrial and household products with bamboo to curb deforestation
  • Sive Mazinyo and Busisiwwe Vazi, who help inspire their community of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, through music and education.

“I hope to inspire people to become changemakers by utilizing creativity, tenacity, and heart to face our daily challenges as individuals, and together as citizens of our planet to STAY HUMAN,” said Michael Franti.

Michael Franti has been creating music alongside his fellow talented and passionate musicians under the name Michael Franti & Spearhead since 1994. The barefooted singer’s chill vibe turns every live performance into a music event not to be missed.

“The Community Foundation is proud to bring a message of hope and optimism through stories of everyday people and music this holiday,” said Briggen Wrinkle, Community Foundation serving SW Colorado.

Tickets are $39 & $57. Tickets can be purchased online at DurangoConcerts.com or at the Welcome Center on NE corner of Main Street and Eighth Avenue. Those interested in a VIP package or would like to be a Corporate Sponsor, contact Briggen Wrinkle at [email protected]

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