September 23, 2022 - Denver Botanic Gardens

DFI Celebrates 40 Years of Impact

Stories of Impact - Celebrating 40 Years of Impact

Please join us for a celebratory evening that includes dinner, drinks, storytelling, and a keynote message delivered by mental health champion, Representative Leslie Herod surrounded by the natural tranquility of the Denver Botanic Gardens.

Proceeds will help DFI provide affordable counseling and mental health services and student scholarships with the goal of increasing the representation of therapists from historically excluded backgrounds and identities in the field of mental health.

Sep. 23, 2022

Denver Botanic Gardens - Annuals Pavilion

About Leslie Herod

Representative Leslie Herod (HD-8) was elected in 2016 as the first LGBTQ African American in the General Assembly, while receiving the highest number of votes of any candidate running in a contested election. She serves as the Chair of the House Finance Committee, Vice Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, and Chair of the Committee on Legal Services. Rep. Herod also chairs the Colorado Black Democratic Legislative Caucus and the Arts Caucus. Since her election in 2016, Herod has sent 68 bills to the Governor’s desk, marshaling through numerous pieces of legislation addressing criminal justice reform, mental health & substance abuse, renewable energy, youth homelessness, and civil rights protections. Her legislative agenda underscores her commitment to improving the lives of all Coloradans, especially those caught in the cycle of poverty or mired in the criminal justice system.

About Denver Family Institute

Denver Family Institute (DFI) has been providing hope and healing to our community since 1982. DFI provides low-fee, strength-based counseling services to individuals, couples and families from all walks of life. 

DFI also provides an intensive Marriage and Family Therapy Training and Supervision Program which mentors the next generation of relational, strength-based therapists by providing quality services in their low-fee clinics.

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Event FAQ's:

Please come as you are in whatever you feel most comfortable! If a label is helpful, we’ll say “cocktail attire” 🙂 The event is taking place at the Annuals Pavilion, an outdoor space at the Denver Botanic Gardens. A light sweater or jacket is recommended as temperatures drop when the sun goes down, as well as an umbrella in the case of rain (see below).

The Annuals Pavilion is an outdoor venue with a covered pavilion, but with limited capacity in the event of inclement weather. Please bring an umbrella in case of rain.

Yes, click on “Buy Tickets Now” above. An option will display to purchase tickets or donate. You can also donate tickets to DFI for community members who might otherwise be unable to attend using the same link.

Yes, if tickets do not sell out in advance, which we anticipate. We would prefer that guests purchase tickets online in advance so we can better plan to welcome you.

Yes, there is free parking available in the Denver Botanic Gardens parking complex between York and Josephine streets. Street parking is also available in Cheesman Park or Congress Park, where posted.

Yes, day pass access to the Denver Botanic Gardens is included with your ticket to DFI’s 40th Event. Guests may access the Denver Botanic Gardens beginning at 9:00am.

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