How My Passions Collided to Raise $43,000

A College Experience Going to college was one of the best experiences of my life.  It was a hugely transformative period of time, and I had a blast at the University of Oregon (GO DUCKS!).  I have also seen the positive impact a college degree has on life and career.  So, I suppose that’s partly [...]

By | August 30th, 2013|Philanthropy|

LGA Gives Day: Operation Hope – Banking on the Future

You could hear a pin drop as we sat down in front of ten teenage foster children. It was 9am and these teens were still rubbing the sleep from their eyes, less than enthused to hear what we might be able to teach them about basic finances. However, these teens were about to leave the [...]

By | July 12th, 2013|Philanthropy|

Sponsoring Minds Matter’s 9th Annual Casino Night

We are once again sponsoring Casino Night to raise money for high achieving, low-income students to go to college. Last year, we helped raise a record $52,000 net. This year, we will once again head to The Ritz-Carlton, Denver for the most fun night of the year. Tickets are available here if you'd like to [...]

By | March 8th, 2013|Philanthropy|

Capturing the Holiday Spirit

I picked up ‘Dan’ (name withheld to protect identity) at 6:30 in the morning on a Saturday.   He’d been looking forward to the day’s activities so much that he said he’d barely slept the night before. Regardless his eyes were bright with excitement, and away we went… I became a member of Denver Active last [...]

By | December 19th, 2012|LotusGroup Blog, Philanthropy|

A Record-Setting Golf Tournament

We are proud to be one of Minds Matter's many many Sponsors who helped make this year’s Minds Matter Golf Tournament BY FAR the most successful they’ve ever had.  With sponsor’s and player’s generous support, we were able to help them raise just under $33,000 for Minds Matter of Denver, shattering their previous best year by nearly double!!  This [...]

By | August 23rd, 2012|LotusGroup Blog, Philanthropy|

Chef Jeff as Keynote Speaker at Minds Matter Casino Night

Last year, I was honored by being named volunteer of the year finalist nationwide. I had the privilege of sitting next to the keynote speaker at the event who is a NY Times bestselling author, TV personality, motivational speaker, philanthropist, businessman, and I’m proud to say… he is now my good friend. His name is [...]

By | March 1st, 2012|LotusGroup Blog, Philanthropy|