FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016

DENVER, CO 80237

Silent Auction: 10 to Noon
Luncheon: 11:30 to 1:30

Keynote Speaker:

Bo Reichenbach

Bo Reichenbach (click for Bio)

Guest Speaker:

Ceal Barry

Ceal Barry, Senior Associate Athletic Director University of Colorado

Reservations Accepted Now

Title Sponsor – $50,000
Presidential Sponsor – $25,000
Platinum Sponsor – $10,000
Gold Sponsor – $5,000
Silver Sponsor – $2,500
Corporate Table – $1,750
Individual Tickets – $125

To place reservations or for more Information Contact The Shaka Franklin Foundation for Youth:

(303) 337-2515
8101 E. Dartmouth Ave. #11
Denver, CO 80231

Benefitting our scholarship funds, counseling services, suicide prevention & Intervention, SHAKA I.C.E. and SHAKA ON THE MOVE (for quality Mental Health)

When? Friday, April 29th – Luncheon from 11:30a.m.-1:30p.m. – Silent Auction from 10a.m.-12p.m.
Where? Renaissance Hotel: 3801 Quebec StreetDenver, CO


We would love to have you at our largest event of the year!

As a non profit organization in Denver Colorado we depend a lot on donations and revenue from our fundraisers to keep our cause going. Our main focuses are youth suicide and self destructive behavior prevention and intervention, depression and education. On April 29th we are going to have our largest fundraiser of the year and we want you to be a part of it. the youth of Colorado depends on your participation!


What does our biggest event look like?

Go here to View pictures from our 2010 Love our Children Luncheon

What’s so special about this one?

Special guest Susan Stafford

Susan Stafford (original hostess of “Wheel Of Fortune”) will be attending and promoting her new book, “Stop The Wheel, I Want To Get Off!”. Susan was the considered the First Lady of daytime television and was the first woman ever nominated for an Emmy on a game show. She has also devoted her time to philanthropy. Most notably serving on the Emergency Response Teams for both the Columbine and Virginia Tech school shootings.



Electrifying entertainment by Maestro Hughes

Born in Denver, Colorado, twenty-six year old violinist and producer, Jeffrey Hughes, combines classical violin, soul, funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop to create a unique and original sound. Driven by his twenty-two-year study of classical violin, Maestro seeks to expand the versatility of the violin and diversify its audience…


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When? Friday, April 29th – Luncheon from 11:30a.m.-1:30p.m. – Silent Auction from 10a.m.-12p.m.
Where? Renaissance Hotel: 3801 Quebec StreetDenver, CO
Why? To support the programs & projects of The Shaka Franklin Foundation forYouth
Guest: Susan Stafford, M.A., Ph.D. Served on Continue reading

Today there is so much concern & awareness about the future of our planet.  Not a day goes by that there is not something in the news media about being conciuos of how we conserve energy, water, natural resources and the disposal of waste.

On August 14th The Shaka Franklin Foundation, R2 Stewardship Electronic Recycling and Urban Survival Fitness will present Conscious” – the First Annual Community Wellness and Recycling event at Shaka’s Place Youth Technology Center, 5929 E. 38th Ave. in Denver.

Recycling is the process of taking a produc at the end of its usefull life and using all or part of it to make another product.  Recycling is a simple process we can all engage in to help the environment and help preserve natural resources. Continue reading

Keynote Speaker - Love Our Children Luncheon

Actor John Amos, famous for his performances in the television sitcoms “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and”Good Times” and Kunta Kinte as an adult in “Roots” will be the special guest speaker at the 20th Annual Love Our Children Luncheon, Friday April 30th at the Infinity Park Event Center.

John Amos will join Master of Ceremonies, Darryl Collier; Jay Mattioli, magician from America’s Got Talent; comedian Shedrick “Shed” Garrett; former Denver Bronco Mark Jackson and the Montbello High School Drum line for a star packed afternoon of entertainment.

Tables and tickets are available now by contacting The Shaka Franklin Foundation for Youth at 303-337-2515 or