The Denver Executive Association has a commitment to the Denver and Front Range community: a commitment that is baked into our model and integrated into everything we do.
We have a dedicated seat in our group that is given to a single nonprofit for a two-year term. That group is carefully vetted and chosen through an internal process to ensure they are a good fit and a cause that our membership can feel passionate about.
Over the last 6 years, we have supported — both monetarily and professionally — Urban Peak, Providence Network, and the Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives. Our current nonprofit (through 2018) is Colorado Young Leaders (CYL).
Colorado Young Leaders provides leadership training to over 250 high school students in Colorado through community service volunteering opportunities utilizing a service-learning model. They are partnered with over 35 high schools and 45 non-profit organizations throughout Colorado and have chapters in Denver, Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson and Summit counties along with a chapter in Colorado Springs. Colorado Young Leaders’ vision is to define a new generation of leaders – young people with a clear purpose, a heart for others, and the desire to get the most out of life. As a student-driven organization, CYL is grounded in the belief that young people can change the world and be animated by the core values of community, service, adventure, leadership, and legacy. Colorado Young Leaders’ mission is to develop young people’s leadership skills through their dynamic leadership process; to inspire a sense of adventure through meaningful service-learning opportunities in the local community; and to create a community for young people to live out their discovered skills and passions.
The Denver Executive Association is proud to support the Colorado Young Leader’s mission and vision. We are a group of leaders ourselves, so the opportunity to serve and support the Front Range’s future leaders was a very natural fit.
Many of our members support their own charitable causes in addition to the one our group chooses. These charitable causes are also supported generously by group members. Our drive to be philanthropic, and not focus solely on profits, is what sets our group apart.