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Tuesday, December 4th was COLORADO GIVES DAY, and what a day it was for Listen!   We raised over $10,000 for our families and their kids!   On their behalf,  all of us at Listen want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who donated yesterday  and joined thousands of Coloradans on this day of giving!   What a wonderful way to show the Holiday Spirit in our great state!  Of course, it's never too late to give, if you missed the day yesterday.  You can still click here to get to our page on the Giving First site!   Thanks, again, for Listening!





Horse Riding at Rosie's!
Listen was at Rosie's Ranch  in September, for the annual Fall Family Event and Picnic. Our friend and network therapist Mary Stathes is building the ranch to be a place where children with deafness or oral language challenges will expand their listening, verbal & reading skills by engaging in activities with horses under the guidance of a highly trained and qualified staff. Our own Joanna Stith talked to the adults about Social Development for Children with Hearing Loss, while for the kids there were lots and horses and volunteers on hand to give rides to let them try their hand at being in a saddle! We wish Mary and all the staff and volunteers continued success realizing their dreams and mission!
We Listened...and Laughed....and Helped Listen! Flip Orley hypnotist
Thanks to all our supporters and laugh-lovers who came to see the amazing Flip Orley at the ComedyWorks, Landmark DTC last month. Not only did everyone enjoy Flip's hilarious and hypnotic show, we raised over $700 in the process, which goes straight to helping our Listen kids! So they will be smiling too!
An Eventful Non-Event Lori Frisher
This year we are delighted to welcome Lori Frisher as our Non-Event chair. Lori herself was born with a hearing loss, and with hearing aids in place learned to listen and talk at an early age. She has since gone on to be an honor student, entrepreneur, executive, world traveler, avid tennis player - and strong advocate of people with disabilities. Lori is asking lots of people she knows to help support Listen in this non-event campaign. If you received an invitation and responded, as many of you have, we are very appreciative of your support! Thank you so much for responding to the invitation! If you would like to participate, please click on the Donate button above, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . This non-event has been one of our most successful. Thank you, Lori, for your very active chairing, and to all the people you asked to support you!
Flip-Flopping Again! J
une means Flip-Flop Ball time again!  This is an event organized by our good friends and party animals at KIFAC, who love to have a good time  - and love to help a great cause in the process!  It's an evening of suits and ties and the fanciest dresses - rounded off with flip-flop feet!  And since flip-flops remind us of vacation, what better prize to offer a lucky draw winner than a trip to Florida!   Thanks to all the KIFAC folks who attended the party and bought draw tickets - all proceeds from which straight to help Listen families!  Over 900 flip-floppers came to enjoy themselves this time - and next year, it'll be an even bigger event!   Yea!   ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Listen Welcomes Our Newest Therapist!

Krissa AVTThe Listen Foundation is excited to announce a wonderful addition to our team of Auditory Verbal therapists that belong to our Referal Network. Krissa Britsch is a certified speech language pathologist and certified auditory verbal therapist. She graduated from Oklahoma State in 2007 with a master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
It was during a graduate internship at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL that she developed an interest in working with children affected by hearing loss. Krissa pursued a job in this field which eventually led her to Hearts for Hearing in Oklahoma City. She worked in Oklahoma City and at their Tulsa satellite for 3 years where she was mentored and trained by experts in the field of auditory verbal therapy. It was during her time at Hearts for Hearing that her interest developed into a passion for working with families and children affected by hearing loss who want their children to listen and talk and participate in mainstream classrooms. In addition to individualized therapy, Krissa enjoyed teaching Listening for Littles, the parent-toddler group, and assisting in the Hearts for Hearing preschool. Krissa became certified as an auditory verbal therapist in October 2010. In September 2011, Krissa and her husband, Justin, relocated to the Denver area and now live in Berkley, just east of Arvada. Although it was hard to leave family, friends and the children she served in Tulsa, she is looking forward to new friendships and adventures in Colorado, as well as new opportunities to help families! Welcome to the neighborhood, Krissa!





Delta Blues Did someone say this was the best Cajun night ever? Just about everyone who was there! Perfect weather, the tastiest Cajun food, and the classic Blues sounds of Willie Houston and his band made this Delta Blues night one to remember. Plus there were fun activites to keep the kids happy while the adults enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres whilst mingling among the silent auction and market items.   Another massive THANK YOU goes to our good Louisiana friends Keith Lapuyade and Nanette Thompson for preparing over 100 delicious dinners, for the phalanx of volunteers who made the event go so smoothly, and to all our friends who came and supported our kids.





Cocktails and Marketplace Willie Houston and bandDelta Blues Evening    




Flip Flop Fun!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Flip Flop Ball last month! It was a night of great music, dancing and having a good time in one's flip flops! And our drawing meant a lucky lady won our cruise prize, and Listen kids won because we raised some money from all that fun!




My Kind of Musical!



CHICAGO is a big hit!

Littleton Town Hall Arts Center put on a special matinee performance of their 2011 show Chicago for Listen families and supporters. Set in prohibition-era, vaudeville Chicago, this musical is still running on Broadway after nearly 6,00 shows - and ran on Saturday April 9th for an audience that loved its characters, its music, and its stunning staging. Listen would like to thank all those who helped make this fundraiser such an enjoyable sucess, including our sponsors:  


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Red Hot

We would like to thank all those who planned, prepared and participated in our Red Hot Poker Night at Red and Jerry's! It was a great night out, a lot of fun...and a successful fundraiser for Listen! Arapahoe Sertomas presented this poker night event, and we are very grateful for all their support, and for choosing Listen to be included as a beneficiary of the night's fundraising! See photos and more by clicking right here! We also thank our event sponsors - you can thank them too by your support of these businesses (click on the logos to find out more!): _  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________


A Great Day at Rosie's!

A great day was had at Rosie's Ranch  - read all about it here



Listen is Front Page News!

Listen is on the front page of the south Denver local newspaper The Villager this week. Reporter Gary Massaro spent time at the Listen office with Executive Director Pat Greenway and therapist Nancy Caleffe-Schenck and reported his visit in this wonderful article. Thanks Gary for the time you spent with us, the great photo, and the stimulating piece on what we do at Listen: Villager Article Villager Article ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Winnie Moss - Listen Hero!

Winnie Moss Did you hear about our star volunteer Winnie Moss - she's a 9News Hero! See for yourself: View Winnies Video Here

Here's some goings-on at the Listen Foundation from 2009:

Cannibal Run - We came, We ran, We won!

Cannibal RunnersWhen we heard that Littleton Rotary Clubs were putting on an event to benefit local non-profits, Listen listened! Executive Director Pat Greenway and most of the Listen board took part in the 3rd Alferd Packer Cannibal Run and Tribute to Giving last Sunday (August 16th) and raised more money than any other local non-profit! In fact, we had the top team and the top fundraiser (see here). So a HUGE thanks from Listen to the Littleton Rotary for putting on this wonderful event, a very fun way for local charities to raise thousands of dollars for their organizations. It's not too late to support our runners - and of course our Listen families - by sponsoring them! All you need to do is click here, and choose which worthy participant you want to sponsor. Thanks for Listening!


40 Years of Listen Bash: Lannie's a big hit!

Lannie Garrett Lannie Garrett was the big star at the 40 Years of Listen celebration at the Infiniti Event Center. And she and her 6 piece band put on a sparkling show that everyone enjoyed- including guest MC Bertha Lynn of 7News, who afterwards said she "loved it"! Click here for more pictures of the event! The celebration was the gala fundraising event of the year for Listen and brought together Listen families both current and past as well as teachers, therapists, members of the South Denver Chamber of Commerce, Sertomas, and lots of long-time Listen supporters!

Plaque Presentation

Cherry Creek Has Heart!

Pat Greenway and Naomi Cohen of the Listen Foundation present a plaque to the Cherry Creek Has Heart Committee at the Merrill Lynch office in Cherry Creek. The committee is made up of independent financial advisors who have donated $15,000 to sponsor three children for a year. Listen Foundation greatly appreciates this generous and thoughtful contribution.

Plaque presentation 2017 

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the El Pomar Foundation

Award for Excellence 


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Listening and Spoken Language Practice

1. Working toward the earliest possible identification of hearing loss in infants and young children, ideally in the newborn nursery.  Conducting an aggressive program of audiologic management.

2. Seeking the best available sources of medical treatment and technological amplification of sound for the child who is deaf or hard of hearing as early as possible.

3. Helping the child understand the meaning of any sounds heard, including spoken language, and teaching the child's parents how to make sound meaningful to the child all day long.

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