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The Alexander Foundation's annual Spring Fling slated for Friday June 13th

The Crawford House at 685 Emerson St. is the site of the 2014 Spring Fling
The Crawford House at 685 Emerson St. is the site of the 2014 Spring Fling
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The Alexander Foundation, one of Denver’s oldest and most respected community organizations, is pleased to announce our annual Spring Fling fundraising event will be held on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 685 Emerson Street in Denver. This annual event is held to raise funds to further the mission of the foundation which is to provide financial assistance to the LGBT community of Colorado. Year after year this annual event has been considered one of the most anticipated of the year and the kick off to the summer party season.

From 6:00p.m. until 9:00p.m. guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres provided by one of Denver’s premier caterers, Gourmet Fine Catering, as well as cocktails, and a margarita bar courtesy of Coyote Gold Margaritas. We will also hold a “progressive auction” which will offer participants the opportunity to bid on not just one item, but a collection of items. Plus, we will be making a very special announcement about the future of the foundation that will have a profound impact on our future efforts.

The residence at 685 Emerson Street has been home to a number of historic luminaries of Denver. Harry C. James built the home for his wife, May, in 1900. Mr. James, along with his father and sister, were responsible in part for the creation of the Denver Natural History Museum, now known as the Museum of Nature and Science. Later, the home was the residence of Dr. & Mrs. J.H. Tilden. Dr. Tilden was one of the most renowned physicians in the country in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

In 1967, the home was purchased by John W.R. Crawford and his wife Dana. Much of the resurgence of Denver’s “Lodo” area is owed to the efforts of Mrs. Crawford after spearheading the revitalization of historic Larimer Square. The home has been in the Crawford family for more than forty years, with the current owner being John W.R. Crawford IV, Mrs. Crawford’s son. At present this stately home is on the market and available for purchase.

Ticket prices for this event are $85 per person, $45 for students, young professionals under 30 and military personnel with proper identification. To purchase tickets follow this link.

Some of the presenting sponsors who are helping to make this event possible include Douglas D. Kerbs of Fuller Sotheby’s Real Estate, Darby Donohue of Gourmet Fine Catering, Dean McCready of DeanAllan Designs, Pam Lush of Coyote Gold Margaritas, and Out Front. There are still sponsorship opportunities available, and individuals and businesses interested in offering their support are encouraged to contact Logan Taylor, event co-chairman, at (970) 379-0873, or via email at

Advertising opportunities are also available for our event program. Inquiries should be directed to Jeffery Hoyle, event chairman, at (303) 946-8619, or via email at For additional information about the event, email the foundation directly, or for more information on The Alexander Foundation visit their website.

The Alexander Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization, and donations are tax-deductible.

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