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The Colorado Children’s Campaign Celebrates 30 Years


Our longtime partner, the Colorado Children’s Campaign, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary at its annual luncheon, which brought together hundreds of influential community leaders to explore pressing issues facing Colorado’s kids. At the luncheon, Governor John Hickenlooper recognized the Children’s Campaign for its three decades of shining a light on areas where Colorado could do better. “The Children’s Campaign’s focus on child poverty, achievement gaps and disparities in opportunity for Colorado kids has been a catalyst of meaningful change,” Governor John Hickenlooper said.

During the event, Gov. Hickenlooper and Children’s Campaign CEO Chris Watney honored Children’s Campaign founders Sam and Nancy Gary, Elaine and Dr. Steve Berman, Anna Jo Haynes, Dr. Paul Melinkovich and Barbara O’Brien for their role in laying the groundwork for a non-partisan advocacy and research organization dedicated to improving the well-being of Colorado children. Watch this video to see how what started as an idea has grown into a movement to ensure every chance for every child in the state.