Commerce City Chamber of Commerce Elects President
T.H. Mack, Sr. has been elected the first president of the Chambers of Commerce in Commerce City.
A native of Denver, Mack brings vast knowledge of business experiences to the Chamber, including a career in finance, security, and construction. After leaving a career in law enforcement, he owned businesses both domestically and internationally in Hong Kong, China, and Cameroon and Guinea, Africa. From land development to the importing of electronics and several other international ventures, Mack also executed successful businesses in the Western hemisphere which includes Mexico, Canada, and South America.
In addition, Mack has served on a multiple boards and commissions, including AmeriBuild Training School, Men Who Care, Inc., Sims-Fayola International Academy, the Adams County Workforce Investment Board for Youth, Tri-County Youth Council, Arvada InternationalSister Cites, Adams County Workforce Investment Board for Youth, Tri-County Youth Council, Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Five Points Business Recovery and Development, and several government economic panels.
Most recently, Mack has served as a gubernatorial appointee for the State of Colorado Department of Revenue Disabilities Board. In the private sector Mack is the CEO of MFS Corporation, currently specializing in high end collateral lending.
The Denver Foundation Announces 2017 Community Leadership Awards
The Denver Foundation presented Eric Duran, Angela Cobián, and Carlos Martinez as winners of the 2017 Community Leadership Awards during a reception on Monday, Nov. 6 at The Denver Foundation.
Eric Duran, Managing Director at D.A. Davidson in the Public Finance Division of Investment Banking, received the 10th annual John Parr and Sandy Widener Civic Leadership Award.
Angela Cobián, currently the Manager of Organizing Strategy for Denver-Memphis with the Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) and recently elected member of District 2 School Board of Education, received the Swanee Hunt Emerging Leadership Award.
Carlos Martinez, Executive Director of the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado (LCFC), an initiative of Rose Community Foundation, received the Swanee Hunt Leadership Award.
About The John Parr and Sandy Widener Civic Leadership Award
John Parr was the co-founder of Denver-based Civic Results, served as president of the National Civic League from 1985 to 1995 and was a board member of the Downtown Denver Partnership. Parr also worked to help elect Dick Lamm, Governor of Colorado in 1974 and, in 1983 served as the transition director for Denver Mayor Federico Peña. His wife, Sandy Widener wrote for the Denver Post and co- founded Westword. John, Sandy, and their daughter, Chase, tragically lost their lives in 2007. Their friends established The John Parr and Sandy Widener Civic Leadership Award to recognize people exemplifying John and Sandy’s commitment to, and passion for, improving the Metro Denver community.
About The Swanee Hunt Individual and Youth Leadership Awards
Created by Ambassador Swanee Hunt, chair of Hunt Alternatives Fund and the Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, The Swanee Hunt Individual and Youth Leadership Awards recognize outstanding Metro Denver leaders. Swanee Hunt created these awards to honor women and men who spend their lives making life better for others, and young people who have showed the promise of leadership. The awardees are selected by a committee of community leaders including several former employees and trustees of the Hunt Alternatives Fund.
For more information, visit www.denverfoundation.org.
Denver Foundation President and CEO Among Country’s Leading Nonprofit Innovators
Christine Márquez-Hudson, Denver Foundation President and CEO, has been named one of the country’s most innovative philanthropic leaders by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the largest and most influential publication in the nonprofit sector.
Márquez-Hudson is one of 15 leaders featured in in The Chronicle’s December cover story, “The Innovators: People Quietly Changing the Nonprofit World.” The story celebrates individuals who are “making headway on society’s toughest problems.”
In shaping “The Innovators,” The Chronicle put out a call for nonprofit movers and shakers, people flying under the radar yet having a big impact. The influencers highlighted in the issue—along with more who appear online—were drawn from a pool of more than 300 nominations.
In its profile of Márquez-Hudson, The Chronicle notes that when she joined The Denver Foundation in 2016, she joined “the small but growing ranks of Latinos who lead large foundations.”
Alongside Márquez-Hudson, the group includes leaders of foundations, directors of nonprofit organizations, and social entrepreneurs, among others. Though the backgrounds and missions of the 15 leaders vary, their profiles reflect a shared commitment to creating change at the community level through an inclusive approach to philanthropy and programming.
Delta Eta Boulé Recognizes Morgan Stanley Denver Office with Award
The Denver office of Morgan Stanley contributed $24,000 toward the Delta Eta Boulé Foundation’s scholarship program; the local organization then presented Morgan Stanley with a recognition award. The Delta Eta Boulé Foundation presented the Denver offices of Morgan Stanley with an award this month in recognition of the firm’s continued support of the scholars of Delta Eta Boulé.
Currently in its fourth year of renewal, Morgan Stanley’s partnership with the organization has funded Delta Eta Boulé scholarships for many scholars, as well as professional development training. This year, Morgan Stanley donated $24,000 toward the scholarship program.
Delta Eta Boulé supports 34 students in top colleges around the nation such as Yale, MIT, Santa Clara University and the University of Colorado Boulder through scholarships, mentorships, internships and professional development seminars. Delta Eta Boulé is the Denver chapter of Sigma Pi Phi, the oldest African American fraternity in the United States.