“There is a SuperHero in All of Us”
Saturday, May 6, 2017, the inaugural SuperHeroes Gala benefiting the Courageous Faces Foundation was held at the Denver Marriott City Center. The spectacular evening brought together more than 400 guests and donors introducing them to the Foundation, which brings awareness and support for quality of life opportunities for people with rare and severe medical conditions.
In stellar style, the Denver Marriott City Center was transformed into a magical SuperHeroes theme. The fanfare started as guests came down the escalator to see an authentic 1966 Batmobile replica. Cat woman, Superman, Captain America, Wonder Woman were mingled with guests looking at SuperHero Movie Posters featuring all the beautiful Faces of the Foundation, who were the real celebrities of the night.
At the silent auction, board member Francis Smith, played a baby grand piano among the light of glowing orbs and fabulous auction items, which included everything from elaborated travel packages to private dinner parties and sports memorabilia while drinks and hors d’oeuvres were enjoyed.
The SuperHeroes theme of the evening was brilliantly executed, where guests entered the Colorado Ballroom to find sparkling sequin table linens, and candlelit floral centerpieces adoring each table. A SuperHero Cape covered the back of each guest chair, as a keepsake of the incredible evening.
Cat woman, Superman, Captain America, Wonder Woman lined the Gothic-themed stage where a massive electronic LED screen lit up behind them. Chris Starkey, the emcee made his grand entrance with the sound of a siren filling the room right before Batman’s voice is heard asking the Faces of the Foundation for their help.
Honorees of the SuperHeroes Gala were Johnny Quinn, Courageous Spirit Award recipient and Robert Barron, World Humanitarian Award recipient. Faces of the Foundation filled the stage in groups titled Inspiration, Nobility, Achievement & Courage, words that truly represent their individual strengths. They shared who they are as a person, their journey and life with a rare or severe medical condition which brought standing ovations for all.
The World Classic Rockers, with former members of the iconic bands, Journey, Boston, Steppenwolf Lynyrd Skynyrd & Santana rocked the room and dance floor with hit after hit.
Faces of the Foundation joined the band on stage to sing “Don’t Stop Believin”.
Finally, guests who didn’t want the night to end were invited to attend the After Party for cocktails, and conversation. The silent auction room had been transformed in to a VIP lounge where the fun continued with some of the Faces and families and World Classic Rockers taking photos and chatting with guests. A once in a lifetime experience surprised the guests when one of the Rockers started playing the piano creating a sing-a-long.
Heartfelt thanks to our dear friend Carole, for her love and support.
With gratitude to our beautiful SuperHeroes the Faces of the Foundation and their families, our family, friends, supporters, donors, sponsors, volunteers, staff of the Denver Marriott City Center, Jay’s Valet, and Abdi of ABC Shuttle.Special thanks to our fabulous committe members: