Urban Nights Launch Party
By Amy Shanahan
Urban Nights presented by Infiniti of Denver, a fundraiser to benefit Urban Peak, will hold its annual event this summer on August 29 at Mile High Station in Denver. In its third year, Urban Nights has quickly become an esteemed fundraising event featuring a high-end fashion show, entertainment, a silent auction, pre- and post-parties, and testimonials from youth who have been helped by the outstanding people and services at Urban Peak. The event was started by Castle Pines Village (CPV) residents Gary and Cheryl Joseph, along with their sons Justin and Jeff on behalf of their Joseph Family Foundation.
In order to build momentum for the event, the Urban Nights committee will be holding a launch party on June 6 to introduce the attendees to Urban Peak, a non-profit organization in Denver that provides a full range of services for youth ages 15-25 who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. Additionally, the committee will bestow their Urban Legend award upon honoree Carrie Morgridge, vice president of the Morgridge Family Foundation, for her exceptional community leadership and philanthropic support of underserved populations.
The launch party is being sponsored by Tempus Aircraft, thanks in large part to the company’s vice president of business development Phil Jordan. Jordan is a CPV resident who was introduced to the cause by his friend and fellow country club member Gary Joseph.
Jordan explained, “This will be our third year to be involved with Urban Peak and the Urban Nights event. I have stayed engaged with Urban Nights and Urban Peak because I have a lot of respect for the Joseph Family Foundation and also because our company, my family, and I have been active in volunteering for Urban Peak. The first night I attended Urban Nights and saw the work they were doing for the at-risk young people of Denver, I knew I had to get more involved. I challenged everyone at our company and they are all making a commitment to Urban Peak by either giving their time or a financial gift. We organize a group of four-to-six employees every month who cook breakfast for the kids at the shelter on Sundays. It is a blessing to each of us and the appreciation we receive from the kids makes us all smile.”
The Joseph family is extremely grateful for the support of Phil Jordan and Tempus Aircraft, and the many Castle Pines residents who support Urban Peak. “I am filled with gratitude for the support Tempus is providing to help make our event a success,” remarked Gary Joseph. “Many of those who provide and continue to provide financial support or volunteer their time and talents at Urban Peak, come from our Castle Pines community and their generosity is truly amazing.”