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About the Awards

Presented by EY and PNC Bank, the Business for the Arts Awards celebrate innovative partnerships, generous philanthropy, creative businesses and stellar leadership across the state.

The call for nominations for the 2020 Business for the Arts Awards honorees is now closed. The 2020 honorees will be announced in December 2019 and celebrated at the annual Business for the Arts Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

Advertise in the Awards Luncheon Program Book

CBCA’s Business for the Arts Awards luncheon offers business and nonprofit partners significant visibility, as well as targeted exposure and tremendous value with program book advertising space. Click here for more information and pricing.  Ad space confirmation deadline is January 6, 2020.

View the 2019 Awards luncheon program book here. 

Table Descriptions

Vision Table – $3,500

Celebrate CBCA’s 35th anniversary with the purchase of a Vision Table. In addition to receiving an added level of benefits, funds from the Vision Tables help support CBCA’s strategic initiatives and future growth.

Benefits:

  • Invitation for the table to attend a VIP reception at the Limelight Lounge (admission for 10 people)
  • Highlighted logo recognition in the Awards Luncheon program, distributed to 700 luncheon guests and other CBCA partners throughout the year
  • Celebratory table decor
  • Recognition in the event slideshow
  • Company logo on your table sign
  • Top tier table placement in the ballroom (10 tickets)
  • Two tickets to CBCA’s 35th Anniversary event (date TBD, summer 2020)
  • Choose the strategic initiative that you’d like to support:

– Diversity, equity and inclusivity efforts of the Leadership Arts program through the Deborah Jordy Leadership Arts Scholarship Fund that helps ensure an inclusive community of arts advocates and inspired board members

– Development of a professional training program for artists and creatives to advance their professional practice, business skills and economic opportunities

– Expansion of CBCA’s advocacy and programming efforts across the state of Colorado for greater impact and reach

Patron Table – $2,500

Benefits:

  • Highlighted recognition in the Awards Luncheon program, distributed to 700 luncheon guests and throughout the year in CBCA informational packets
  • Recognition in the event slideshow
  • Company logo on your table sign
  • Tier two table placement in the ballroom (10 tickets)

Regular Table – $1,500

There are a limited number of regular tables available in 2020

Benefits:

  • Recognition in the Awards Luncheon program, distributed to 700 luncheon guests and throughout the year in CBCA informational packets
  • Company name on your table sign
  • Tier three table placement in the ballroom (10 tickets)

Past Business for the Arts Awards Winners

2019
Bank of America
City of Lakewood / 40 West ArtLine
Colorado Harvest Company
Dairy Block
Meredith Hutson
The Independence Center
Kaiser Permanente Colorado
Mariner Kemper
Dave Ratner
Armando Silva

2018
Bellco Credit Union
Cecily Cullen
Dazzle
Delta Dental of Colorado
Downtown Artery
Gensler
Caroline R. Kert
Hal Logan
Kate Perdoni
RTD & City of Aurora
Stanley Marketplace
Xcel Energy

2017
TRG Arts
Jackson Stevens
Sage Hospitality
Tim Schultz
Noble Energy

2016
Share Denver
Will Chan
Crestone Mercantile
Illegal Pete’s
Former Mayor, Bob Murphy

2015
Boulder Digital Arts
General Services Administration
Katie Kruger
Janus Capital Group
Bill Marino

2014
Arrow Electronics
Robert & Judi Newman
AspenPointe
Rakun
Gates Family Foundation

2013
CBS4
Chuck Morris
Denver International Airport
I Heart Denver Store
Newmont Mining Corporation

2012
Aspen Skiing Company
Battery621
Frederic C. Hamilton
The Westin Denver Downtown

2011
First Western Trust Bank
Platte River Ventures
VISIT DENVER
Walter Isenberg

2010
No Awards for CBCA’s 25th Anniversary. Created the John Madden, Jr. Leadership Award

2009
4240 Architecture, Inc.
Cathey Finlon
East West Partners, Riverfront Park
Pinnacol Assurance
Westword Newspaper

2008
Anchor Center for Blind Children
GE Johnson Construction
Company
Kaiser Permanente
ripcord, LLC

2007
Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture
Corporex Colorado & Mile High Development — Museum Residences
Gates Corporation
Gunnison Country Times
Mercy Regional Medical Center

2006
Cleworth Architecural Legacy Project of the Denver
Architectural Foundation
Continuum Partners — Belmar Development
St. Mary Land & Exploration Company
Zeppelin Development — Taxi

2005
Alpine Bank
Ellen Bruss and Mark Falcone
Fine Arts Foundation
JohnstonWells Public Relations
Lockheed Martin
Pinyon Mortgage Corporation

2004
Carol Ann and Gary Hixon
Garlic Mike’s Italian Cuisine
Lowry Foundation
OppenheimerFunds
Pueblo Bank & Trust

2003
Berger Funds
City of Englewood
HealthONE
Jim Copenhaver
JohnstonWells Public Relations

2002
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Lester “Dusty” Loo
Northern Trust Bank
Starz Encore Group
Wells Fargo

2001
Daily Camera
East West Partners, Riverfront Park
John Hickenlooper, Wynkoop Brewing Company
StorageTek

2000
Brookfield Properties
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Kathryn Paul, Kaiser Permanente
The Denver Post

1999
Downtown Denver’s Courtyard by Marriott
SullivanHayes
Tesser LLC

1998
Colorado National Bank
Penguin Studio Press Inc
The Peak 96.5 FM Radio
The Westin Hotel

1997
Allegro Coffee
Colorado Springs Gazette
Telegraph
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Senn Lewis Visciano & Strahle PC
Target Stores

1996
Boogies Diner, Aspen
Estes Park Trail-Gazette
Public Service Company of Colorado
Syntex Chemicals
The Denver Foundation

1995
Bank One
CW Electronics
INVESCO Funds
Reynelda Muse, KCNC-TV
Denver
Telluride Times-Journal
Wilson/Johnson Creative

1994
Charles M. Schayer & Company
Douglas County Education
Foundation
McClain Finlon Advertising
Minorco USA
NationsWay Transport
Norwest Bank
Silvertree Hotel, Aspen/Snowmass
The Mission Viejo Company
United Airlines

1993
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of
Colorado
First National Bank in Trinidad
The Denver Post
The Little Nell
The Rocky Mountain News
US West

1992
Amoco Production Company
Brooks Brothers
Denver Area Honda Dealers
Association
First National Bank of Wray
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation

1991
Associated General Contractors of Colorado
AT&T
Fort Collins Coloradoan
Robinson Dairy Inc
US West
West Pines Hospital

1990
Colowyo
Dauer Architects
First Interstate Bank of Denver
Mervyn’s
Newmont Mining Co.
Security Life

1989
Apache Corporation
Continental Airlines
Everitt Companies
Martin Marietta
Phelps Inc
West Pines Hospital

1988
American TV &
Communications Corp
Aspen Skiing Company
Otero Savings, Colorado Springs
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company
Target Stores
Wano/Coors Company Inc