Circle of Friends ENGAGE

One of the best parts of investing in a cause is the ability to participate in the efforts of an organization, network and meet like-minded individuals, and bolster the cause by inviting others to join. We created Circle of Friends ENGAGE (Everyone, Networking, Growing, Advocating, Giving, Elevating) to build a donor community with opportunities to build awareness about what makes the Colorado Children’s Campaign an organization everyone should support. Circle of Friends ENGAGE fosters more opportunities for fun for a cause and creates an inclusive space for donors and awareness builders who are interested in volunteerism in addition to their monetary contributions. 

We hope that you will ENGAGE with us! Stay up to date with events and opportunities on this page and in your Circle of Friends Newsletter. To join our volunteer list, please contact our Development Associate Charlie Veraza at 

Want to show your support or have your business highlighted as a supporter of the well-being of Colorado’s kids? Reach out to our Philanthropy Officer Brian Heider at to find out about upcoming sponsorship opportunities. 

Philanthropy is a verb with Circle of Friends ENGAGE. Act on your investment and take your giving to the next level. 



In 1996, the Circle of Friends and its passionate and committed leadership board was established as a group of Children’s Campaign ambassadors who provided financial and volunteer support for the organization and help spread the word about critical children’s issues through community events and engagement. We want to thank the incredible individuals and partners who helped elevate our work in the last 2 decades through this network. Thank you for your commitment to Colorado children and families! 


2019 Circle of Friends Leadership Board

Shannon Bell
Monica Denler
Marin Hamilton
Heather Johnson
Sharlene Keithley
Cindy Kittleson
Marianne Laborde
Jen Rettig
Niki Shah
Lauren Williams Sunderland
Dudley Williams


Past Circle of Friends Leadership Board Presidents

The Colorado Children’s Campaign is thankful for all of the Circle of Friends members and leaders who have paved the way for the work that we do today. 

Mona Ferrugia, Circle of Friends Founder and President of the first Leadership Board
Sharlene Keithley
Andrea Stevens
Lindsay Filsinger
Ashley May
Mary Miller
Jennifer Pride
Kelly Stava
Brooke Simpson
Jennifer Kandel
Liz Arnold
Diana Mead
Jeannine Hutchison
Cici Peterson
Jane Soderberg
Lisa Duke
Julie Wham
Susan Sweeney
Laurie Hirschfeld Zeller



Circle of Friends Tea 2018



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