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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.

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]

Nov. 30, 2018 – Archuleta Committee Jingle & Mingle Party

Friday, Nov. 30, 5:30 PM

The Clubhouse @ Pagosa Luxury Properties

431 Talisman in Pagosa Springs

 

Come celebrate with the Archuleta Committee the continuing impact of the Community Foundation serving SW CO.

RSVP to Jan Johnson @ 970-485-0573

 

September 20, 2018 – Community Taste

Come out and enjoy the Community Foundation’s ninth annual Community Taste dinner. Guests will dine on signature dishes prepared and contributed by local chefs and area food purveyors. Complimentary beer and wine will be provided. Dancing will follow dinner, with live music from Tim Sullivan & The Narrow Gauge Band.

Click here to purchase your tickets.

June 14, 21, 28 and July 5,12,19 – 19th Hole Concerts on Thursdays in Pagosa

Join us for the 19th Hole Concerts 2018 at the Pagosa Springs Golf Club, Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:30 PM, benefiting six Archuleta County nonprofits.

  • June 14 – Bob Hemenger: Dixieland, jazz, blues, soul & pop
    • Chimney Rock Interpretive Association
  • June 21 – Brooks-i Band: original party rock-n-roll dance music
    • San Juan Outdoor Club
  • June 28 – The San Juan Mountain Boys: country, folk, pop & old rock
    • DUST2
  • July 5 – 13th Hour: original rock
    • Archuleta Seniors, Inc.
  • July 12 – Songs of the Fall: americana
    • Aspire
  • July 19 – J-Calvin’s Soul Sessions: soul-abducting jazz funk
    • San Juan Headwaters Forest Health Partnership

June thru August 2018 – Community Concerts on Wednesdays in Durango

Save your summer Wednesday evenings, 5-7 PM, for local music benefiting local nonprofits at the Rochester’s Secret Garden in Durango.

June 27 ~ Community Foundation serving SW CO ~ Lost Souls

July 4 ~ SASO ~ Cannondolls

July 11 ~ Durango Nature Studies ~ Lisa Blue Trio

July 18 ~ Women’s Resource Center ~ Music in the Mountain’s Julius Quartet Chamber in Residence

July 25 ~ iAM MUSIC ~ J-Calvin’s Funk Express

August 1 ~ Durango Education Foundation ~ La La Bones

August 8 ~ Mountain Studies Institute ~ Stillhouse Junkies

August 15 ~ Durango Adult Education Center ~ The Durango Orquesta de Salsa

August 22 ~ La Plata Youth Services ~ Lawn Chair Kings

August 29 ~ Durango Arts Center ~ Six Dollar String Band

August 2, 2018 – Giving Strategies Seminar in Pagosa Springs

The Archuleta Committee of the Community Foundation serving SW Colorado has scheduled a seminar, “Maximizing the Benefits of Your Generosity,” Thursday, August 2, at 5:30 PM, at the EcoLux Hotel Conference Room.

This event will bring Jeff Gott, Chief Operating Officer of Petra Financial Advisors, to Pagosa Springs. Mr. Gott has an MBA from Vanderbilt University, is a Certified Financial Planner, and comes with a rich history in the nonprofit sector.  Petra Financial Advisors is a fee-only financial advisory firm in Colorado Springs. Mr. Gott will be addressing questions related to:

  • Giving strategies that take the new tax laws into consideration
  • Advantages of establishing a Donor Advised Fund
  • Maximizing the impact of your generosity

Chair of the Archuleta Committee, Jan Johnson, says, “This will be an opportunity not often available locally. Nonprofit organizations depend on the generosity of the men and women of our community, and having the knowledge to give wisely is imperative. I am looking forward to hearing how planning ahead and developing giving strategies will lead to more significant impact of my generosity.”

Following the presentation, Mr. Gott will answer questions and will be available for private 15-minute meetings to address personal situations. Reservations are requested, as space is limited.  Please call Jan Johnson at 970-485-0573 to secure your place.

Mr. Gott is a sought-after speaker, having presented to the Denver and Colorado Springs Estate Planning Councils, the Colorado Bar Association Estate Planners, Advisors in Philanthropy and multiple radio programs.  Previously, Jeff was an Executive Vice President of a Colorado Springs-based community foundation, a Marketing Vice President of a major publishing house, and a strategy consultant with an international consulting firm.

Sept. 12-14 – 2018 Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days in Cortez

This opportunity only occurs once every four years in the Southwest region, so mark your calendars for the unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with funders, participate in professional development opportunities and network with other community leaders in the region. Southwest RPD, serving Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan counties, will take place in Cortez, Colorado on September 12 – 14, 2018. 

For more information, please contact:

Kristi Smith, Event Coordinator
[email protected] or 970-422-2631 or visit www.southwestrpd.org

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