Urban Peak’s Maverick Thinkers Dinner 2014
The 2014 Urban Peak Foundation Maverick Thinkers Dinner took place at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel. As stated on Urban Peak’s Website:
Urban Peak’s annual evening gala designed to honor those who have made a substantial impact in helping youth who are experiencing homelessness in Colorado through their relationship with Urban Peak.
Each year, Urban Peak recognizes the outstanding efforts of Maverick Thinkers in four categories: an individual; business; a civic/faith organization; and a former Urban Peak participant whose recent successes have inspired us to dream bigger, work harder, and persevere against all odds.
I was honored to photograph this event for the second year, alongside fellow photographers Laura Pearson, Kristina Rice and Julie Kemmerling. The evening staring with guests having the opportunity to pose with signs telling common reasons for teen homelessness in Denver. While solemn, it was a good reminder of just why we were all there.
This year’s honorees included Individual Honoree David Youngren, Business Honorees Jen and Josh Wolken and Civic/Faith Honoree St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. The Keynote speech was given by a former Urban Peak participant whose moving story left not a dry eye in the house, including his own. After hearing his story, which mirrors that of so many teens and young adults in our community, it was hard to ask for donations during the paddle raiser.
Urban Peak is one of CMH Photography’s four Non-Profit Organizations chosen recipients of 5% of our wedding packages. Read more here to learn about our efforts to make a difference.