Goodnight Moon Gala

Friday, November 1, 2013   °    Denver Museum of Nature and Science

 Thanks to our sponsors and supporters, the Goodnight Moon Gala is SOLD OUT!

A festive evening to celebrate the mission and programs of Bright Beginnings. Featuring dynamic auction items, amusing games, live entertainment, sensational food, and fun surprises that will take you over the moon.

6:30-7:30 PM Cocktails, Silent Auction
7:30-9 PM Dinner, Presentation, Live Auction and Paddle Raise
9-11 PM After Party: Dessert Buffet, Coffee Bar, Live Entertainment


Cocktail Attire   °  Free Parking  °   Cash Bar

Honoring the early childhood contributions of Barbara Grogan, Founder of Western Industrial Contractors, Inc.

Keynote address delivered by Dr. Scott Sampson, Chief Curator at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and host of PBS Kids Dinosaur Train.  

The emcee for the evening is George Sparks, President and CEO, Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Goodnight Moon Gala Honorary Chairs

Robert Cohen
Katherine Gold
Pat Hamill
Governor John Hickenlooper
Senator Mike Johnston
Shepard Nevel
Dean Prina, M.D.
Roy Romer
George Sparks


Goodnight Moon Sponsor $10,000 Goodnight Bunny Sponsor $5,000 Goodnight Bear Sponsor $3,000
GoFish-Logo berman nancy-and-tony-accetta
Denver Investments coorstek Buescher


DMNSLogo-V2 Childrens Hospital
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Hogan Lovells El Pomar
Piton Kaiser








Ticket (incl. After Party) – $150
Patron-Level Ticket (priority seating) – $250
Table of 10 – $1,500
After Party only – $50

Thanks to our sponsors and supporters, the Goodnight Moon Gala is sold out! We invite you to participate in our online auction or make a donation to support the work of Bright Beginnings.



Gala Committee:
David Trautenberg, chair
David Alexander
Brady Alshouse
Scott Coffee
Katie Graham
Christina Hemphill
Kayla McGannon
Ernie McSpadden
Paul Mesard
Ginny Olmstead
Frank Partipilo
Patrick Pugh
Rachel Schiller
Kristin Todd
Mollie Toth