24th Annual Earthen Vessel Dinner a Success

Left to right: CLC President and CEO Terry Rogers, Earthen Vessel Award recipients Jana Vente and John Smith, and CLC Board Chair Greg Terry

More than 350 guests gathered at the Denver Marriott South last week for CLC’s 24th Annual Earthen Vessel Dinner. The evening, themed “The Rhythms of Life,” featured renowned Colorado photographer John Fielder presenting a breathtaking collection of photos from his current book A Colorado Winter paired with piano accompaniment from residents Peggy Neville and Phyllis Dye.

As a part of his presentation, John shared his touching story of his wife’s early-onset dementia journey. Because of this personal connection, he generously donated 30 percent of the evening’s book sales to our new Rhythms Dementia Services program.

The evening also recognized and celebrated long-time CLC volunteers John Smith and Jack and Jana Vente as recipients of the Earthen Vessel Award. Both John Smith’s and the Vente’s story spoke of their dedication and devotion to CLC and lifelong pursuit of growth and service.

Thanks to the generosity of many, including our Presenting Sponsors Lantz-Boggio Architects and Pinkard Construction, the event grossed more than $110,000. Proceeds from this year’s event support the continued development of Christian Living Communities innovative Rhythms Dementia Services, which centers on supporting and adapting to each person’s natural rhythm of life. Donations will help fund the creation of an educational video series, online learning resources and programs for the greater community.   

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