A 20th birthday party to celebrate.

 Please join us on March 3, 2021, 6-7:30pm MST, for a VIRTUAL Celebration of our 20TH Anniversary.

Bringing our community together under the theme Many Stars - One Universe, we invite you to join us in fostering change in the lives of victims of domestic and sexual violence.

This celebration is the highlight in a 2020/2021 year of events that commemorate our founders, shine a light on the profound impact that the Center has made in ending interpersonal violence, and build strong new partnerships for the future of anti-violence work.


Register for the Free Virtual Celebration!

Don't miss the Silent Auction.

40+ Offerings including Getaways, Education, Gifts, Food, and Experiences!


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About the Chris Bradford Awesomeness Award


Chris Bradford was a student in the Center on Domestic Violence’s Program on Gender-Based Violence. A member of the program’s eleventh cohort, Chris completed his studies in July of 2012.


Chris died suddenly and tragically on July 13, 2017. In the wake of his death, alumni from his cohort created the Chris Bradford Awesomeness Award to honor students and alumni who embody Chris's passionate spirit.


Successful nominees for this award include students and alumni who:

  • Use their privilege as allies to support others and advocate for justice;
  • Work for change using creative innovation and humor;
  • Increase awareness within faith communities; and/or
  • Are inspiring and supportive to others, especially to fellow students and colleagues


The 2021 award recipient will receive formal recognition at the Center’s Champions for Change virtual gala 6:30-7:30pm MT, March 3, 2021.

Read more about Chris and the award created in his honor.

About Brooke Ely-Milen





The pre-show will include music by Sreeja - a local R & B singer songwriter. Sreeja will be accompanied by guitarist Brandon Craven.


Leopold Brothers Distillery, a locally owned and operated small batch distillery located in north Denver, has created a specialty drink to help us celebrate this auspicious occasion. The Blackberry Bramble is purple in color in honor of the domestic violence awareness ribbon. Leopold mixologist, Alex, will demonstrate how the Bramble is made.


Make a little something special to toast the Center on our 20th anniversary!


The Blackberry Bramble.





Our Thanks to this amazing team for their hard work on this event.

Anita Drasan

Mary Pat DeWald

Carla Ficke

Stephan Ghadaifchian

Lara Maerz

Jeanette Marquess

Alan O' Hashi

Edith Okupa

Barbara Paradiso

Cheryl Simas

Rita Smith

Betty Wytias

Katie Wells



Keri Christiansen and Kelli Kindel




Thank You to our In-Kind Supporters

Robert Sobel

Will Wytias-Sobel


Leopold Brothers Distillery


Special Recognition to the Video Wizards

Tyler Holme


Marty Pack



Thanks Again to Our Generous Lead Sponsors





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