On Saturday, Nov. 7th, a group of Distinguished employees had the privilege of attending Cocktails with Class in Denver, Colorado. The event benefits the children of Morgridge Academy, a free, Colorado Department of Education-approved facility school that serves children in kindergarten through 8th grade who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness.
Located on the campus of National Jewish Health hospital, the school serves children with severe asthma and allergies, diabetes, sickle cell anemia, eczema, cystic fibrosis and HIV. The only school of its kind on a medical campus in the country, Morgridge aims to provide a safe, friendly, and healthy school environment committed to whole-child development. With a dedicated team of teachers, nurses, child advocate, school counselor, P.E. teacher, and fine arts teacher, the students receive a quality education, all while learning to manage their illness.
Festivities from the evening included a silent auction, cocktails, live music, and a presentation given by our very own Brian Parks, Associate Vice President with Distinguished Specialty. Brian serves as the chair of the Morgridge Academy Board and sits on the Development Committee of National Jewish Health. The night was a huge success, raising more than $70,000! A sincere thanks to our employees who attended and helped the cause.