November 4, 2021 | 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Networking Reception
  • Food and drink provided by Footers Catering, Total Wine and Ratio Beer Works
Welcome Remarks
  • Chris Ross, CBCA Board Chair; Vice President, Commercial Banking Relationship Manager, U.S. Bank
  • Christin Crampton Day, Executive Director, CBCA
  • Kathy Kranz, CBCA Board Member; CFO, Pinnacol Assurance
Emcee Introduction
  • GerRee Hinshaw, local actor
Study Introduction – History and Methodology
  • Dan Prather, CBCA Board Member; Managing Partner and President, DualDraw
Economic Activity
  • Colorado State Representative Leslie Herod
Economic Impact
  • Mayor of Northglenn Meredith Leighty
Jobs, Payroll & Attendance
  • Mayor of Lone Tree Jackie Millet
Philanthropy & Education
  • Andy Aye, Colorado Market President, U.S. Bank
Support CBCA’s Research and Advocacy Work
Panel Discussion
  • Gino Greco, Board Chair, SCFD
  • Tariana Navas-Nieves, Director, Cultural Affairs, Denver Arts & Venues
  • Malik Robinson, Executive Director, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
  • Deven Shaff, Broomfield City Council Member
  • John Tayer, President & CEO, Boulder Chamber
  • Moderator: John Moore, Veteran Arts Journalist and Founder, Denver Actors Fund
Closing remarks

Patron Tables

  • Denver Art Museum
  • DualDraw
  • Fairfield and Woods
  • Ligature Creative
  • Pinnacol Assurance
  • Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD)
  • UMB Bank
  • U.S. Bank


CM Dance

CM Dance will perform a dance number to the music “Roll Em.”

Founded in 1999, CM Dance strives to build healthy, thriving communities through world-class arts education programs that bring the global culture of both solo and partnered social dancing to youth and adults.

Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra

Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra and Colorado Chamber Players will be performing a movement from Panamanian Dances, composed by William Grant Still. Often referred to as the “Dean of Afro-American Composers,” William Grant Still was an American composer of nearly 200 works throughout the first half of the 1900s and considered part of the Harlem Renaissance.

As Boulder’s leading professional chamber orchestra, Pro Musica creates a musical dialogue that evokes the full range of human expression by bringing fresh perspectives to the music of the past, presenting the visceral immediacy of new music, and sharing new voices from ethnically and racially diverse cultures. The Colorado Chamber Players, a fully-professional mixed chamber ensemble, delivers intimate, captivating performances of classical music in locations across the Denver area.

Phamaly Theatre Company

Phamaly’s performance will feature Kennedy Isaac, starring as Alice in Alice in Wonderland. In Phamaly’s modern retelling of Alice In Wonderland, Alice is a teenage girl struggling with her own unusually high expectations of her formative years. As she travels to Wonderland after an intense panic attack which lands her in the ER, she literally forgets her identity.  In this song, composed by local band Wheelchair Sports Camp, Alice is talking to the Caterpillar while trying to remember a nursery rhyme that she used to sing to herself as a child.

Phamaly Theatre Company’s mission is to be a creative home for theatre artists with disabilities; to model a disability-affirmative theatrical process; and to upend conventional narratives by transforming individuals, audiences, and the world.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

Contributing Sponsors

In Kind Sponsors