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Helping Orphans by Providing Essentials

16th Annual Spring is a Time for HOPE Brunch

Saturday, April 22, 2023 - 11:00 am to 1:00pm

University of Denver- Fritz Knoebel Events

2044 E. Evans Ave, Denver
Tickets: $100 each

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Our speaker is Grace Imathiu
A native of Kenya, her father, retired presiding Bishop Lawi Imathieu, has served on the Center’s International Advisory Board since our beginning. Grace knows the needs and people of Kenya.  She currently serves as senior pastor of the historic First United Methodist Church near Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, but previously served churches in Kenya and Wisconsin.

Master of Ceremonies: 
Justin Levy
, Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications, Newman Center,  Univ. of Denver.

Music by Daryl Walker, Music Minister at Park Hill United Methodist Church.

Chair: Clietta Terry

Kenya “Big 5” Sponsorships Available: 
Elephant Sponsor ($5,000+): Named event sponsor and table of 10 guests
Lion Sponsor ($2,000+): Support for 5 orphans and table of 10 guests
Leopard Sponsor ($1,500+): Support for 4 o
rphans and table of 8 guests
Rhinoceros Sponsor ($1,000+): Support for 2 orphans and table of 4 guests
Cape Buffalo Sponsor ($200+): Sponsor __ child(ren) for a year at $200 each for total of $_____

Graphic photo by  Ray Hennessy on Unsplash

From Last Year's Spring is a Time for HOPE Brunch

Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally renowned AIDS doctor and researcher, spoke at our recent "Spring is a Time for HOPE" brunch. Head of Global Medical Directors for ViiV Healthcare, London, UK, Young not only is an expert about AIDS in Africa and the USA, but is closely linked to physicians and persons living with HIV in war-torn Ukraine. Rev. Nathan Adams, Lead Pastor, Park Hill UMC, Denver, was honored as “Hero of the Year.” 


Ms. Clietta Terry chaired this year’s “in-person” event.  Benefit helps support 361 AIDS orphans in Kenya.

Music by popular Denver soloist Mary Louise Lee & well-known musician Daryl Walker. Rev. Megan Burg, Vice Chair of Center Board & Associate Pastor, Arvada UMC, provided invocation. Justin Levy, Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications, University of Denver Newman Center was our Master of Ceremonies.

2022 Spring is a Time for H.O.P.E. images courtesy of Ahmad Terry

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