Steinberg donation helps Women's Voices Fund reach milestone

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Denver Center trustee Jim Steinberg has given an additional $30,000 gift to the Denver Center’s Women’s Voices Fund in tribute to retiring Vice President Dorothy Denny. Photo by John Moore.

 

By John Moore

The 2014 Swing Time Golf Fundraiser tournament raised a record $50,000, primarily for Denver Center education programs, on Monday at the Lakewood Country Club. And the day was capped by a surprise announcement:

Denver Center trustee Jim Steinberg has given an additional $30,000 gift to the Denver Center’s Women’s Voices Fund, in tribute to retiring Denver Center Vice President of Development Dorothy Denny. Steinberg’s gift represented $1,000 for every year of service Denny has given as an employee of the Denver Center. (Read our retrospective on Denny’s career here).

Steinberg’s gift helped the Women’s Voices Fund surpass the $1 million mark. The Fund was co-created by Denny and Denver Center Theatre Company Producing Artistic Director Kent Thompson to support productions by female playwrights and directors.

Steinberg administers the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Charitable Trust, which was founded by his late father in 1986 for the sole purpose to support the American theater. It is the country’s second-largest theater funder in America, behind the Shubert Foundation. (Read my 2009 Denver Post report on Jim Steinberg’s contribution to new American plays.)

The winners of the golf tournament’s Championship Flight were Shawn Fowler, Kyle Quincey, Jonathan Marisco and Dan Clark. The winners of the Rally Flight were Devin Schubert, Jim Richmond, Stephen Plog and Greg Walarius.

To go to our complete album of downloadable photos from the 2014 Swing Time Golf Fundraiser, click here. Here are some excerpts. Photos by John Moore:

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Denver Center President and COO Randy Weeks, second from right, poses with his team on the Harley that would have gone to anyone who hit a hole in one on No. 10. No one did.

 

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Hole 15 offered a prize for the drive that landed closest to Shakespeare.

 

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Hole 17 afforded a photo op for golfers with the RMS Titanic, a clever connector to the Denver Center Theatre Company’s upcoming “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.” It fit: By Hole 17, many golfers were going down with the ship.

 

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The winning Championship Flight team: Shawn Fowler, Kyle Quincey, Jonathan Marisco and Dan Clark.

 

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Here, golfers who could land a chip in an inflatable raft won a $100 prize. One golfer did!

 

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From left: Denver Center Director of Media and Marketing Jeff Hovorka with a crew from Entercom Radio: Account executive Jane McNellis, Murphy Huston of KOSI’s “Murphy & Denise” show, Director of Sales   Joby Koren, and B.J. Harris of Alice’s “B.J. and Jamie” show.   

To go to our complete album of downloadable photos from the 2014 Swing Time Golf Fundraiser, click here. Photos by John Moore.

 

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