DFI Celebrates 40 Years of Impact

Stories of Impact - Celebrating 40 Years of Impact

Thank you for joining us on September 23rd at the Denver Botanic Gardens in celebration of DFI’s 40 years of impact. Whether you attended in person or in spirit, your presence was felt. It was a magical evening and our community relished this beautiful reunion, celebration, and gathering. 

Proceeds from this event will help DFI provide affordable counseling and mental health services, student scholarships, clinic upgrades, and more. 

Stay tuned for photos, videos and stories to come. We will be celebrating this milestone for the rest of 2022!

A few photos from our celebration:

Thank you to Lynette Marie Photography for taking and sharing most of these photos!

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.

Live Poetry Reading from our Celebration Evening

The event would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors.

Healing Sponsors:

Change Sponsors:

Community Sponsors:

In-Kind Sponsors:

Thank You's

Music by: Barbara Lepke-Sims (website)

Storytelling and Poetry by: Abby Templeton Greene and Courtney Morgan, Sidewalk Poets (website)

Catering by Catering By Design (website)

AV by Tony Cummins – Sound Master Entertainment (website)

Day-of Coordination by Alec Hatlestad (website)

The biggest possible thank you to our planning committee – this event would not have been possible without you!
Gwen Bonilla, Emily Dorn, Elizabeth England, Sarah Fishman, Athena McCullough, Lynn McGregor, Colleen Ryan, Catherine Tenedios-Hayes, Susanna Yudkin

Event Volunteers:
Ray Cox, Amity Kaminski-Frankel, Sophie Gomez, Kara Moseley, Jeremy Price, Anna Samsonova

Special thanks to our speakers and storytellers:
Gwen Bonilla, Neil “Nelly” Cannon, Abby Templeton Greene, Representative Leslie Herod, Michael Lopez-Jensen,  Courtney Morgan, Julie Rada, Susanna Yudkin

Special thanks to Michelle Johnson and the DFI class of 2016 for the gift of the thank you video! This video was produced by DFI grad K. Michelle Johnson, who is co-director of the Love, Sex, and Gender in Boulder center that specializes in sex therapy and ketamine therapy. She is now a volunteer video producer for DFI, collaborating on upcoming video projects we have in the works.