United Way 60th Anniversary Celebration Brunch

Grand Junction, Colo. – United Way of Mesa County is celebrating its 60-year anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, United Way is hosting a 60th anniversary brunch at CMU in the University Center Ballroom. It’s happening July 21, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. Enjoy a delicious brunch, a Mimosa or Bloody Mary (one drink included in ticket price), and great company all while supporting United Way of Mesa County. Tickets are $60 and on sale now at 970Tix.com.

The event will feature speaker Karen Loucks Rinedollar, Founder & Denver Coordinator of Project Linus. This nonprofit has provided 7.5 million handcrafted security blankets to children in need of comfort around the globe over the past 23 years.

She is the Board Chair of Hide In Plain Sight, a nonprofit that is breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty through education. They provide scholarships for college, technical and vocational students who are homeless and/or in poverty throughout the state of Colorado. Karen enjoys making a difference in the lives of others by giving a hand up, versus a hand out.

Karen founded and is the Executive Director of Denver Speakers Bureau which provides pro athletes, Olympians and subject matter experts as professional presenters to inspire, educate and entertain at conferences and events. Former Oprah guest and author of Working for Peanuts: The Project Linus Story, Karen is a motivational speaker inspiring corporate, nonprofit, educational and healthcare audiences to make a positive difference in our world.

The proceeds from this event will be invested in local school readiness and youth success programs that work to help children reach their full potential. United Way of Mesa County is currently providing critical funding to 40 local, non-profit programs that work to improve the health, education and self-reliance of Mesa County residents.

Thanks to our sponsors who make this event possible. Our Game Changer sponsor for the event is Alpha Spectra, Inc. Difference Maker media sponsors are THE VAULT 100.7, KNZZ 1100 am and 92.7 FM. Our  Action Taker sponsor is Horizon Sunrise Rotary. Hand-Raiser sponsors includeAlpine Bank, Bank of the San Juans, Community Food Bank, Enterprise Holdings, Hilltop Community Resources, Networks Unlimited, JG Management Systems, Inc., Rocky Mountain Health Plans, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Xcel Energy and Colorado Mesa University.


Brunch Menu Includes:
[one_third last=”no”]One Mimosa, Virgin Mimosa or Bloody Mary
Seasonal Fresh Fruit
Individual Yogurt Parfaits with Granola and Fresh Berries
Mini Croissants
[/one_third][one_third last=”no”]Potatoes O’Brien
Smoked Salmon on Rye Chip with Popped Capers
Crispy Bacon
Southwest Vegetarian Frittata – green chili, bell peppers, diced onions, spinach
[/one_third][one_third last=”yes”]Traditional French Toast with Blueberry Compote – served with maple syrup and butter
Iced Tea



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