Integrated Family Community Services 3370 South Irving Street, Englewood, CO 80110-1816 Ph: 303-789-0501

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Denver Marriott Tech Center

About Our Event

Nibbles and Sips, An Evening to Help Us Alleviate Hunger, is a fine food and beverage tasting gala event that brings the community together to raise money in support of IFCS’ One Can Feed Campaign.

At this event, you can sample more than 300 wines, spirits and beers from around the world, coupled with wonderful offerings from local restaurants such as Alamo Draft House, Bad Daddy Burger, Polidori Sausage, Blue Bell Ice Cream, Los Dos Portillos, Corner Bakery,  Marriott DTC, The Melting Pot, Piccolo’s, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Red Bird Farms, Romano’s Restaurant, Tico’s Mexican, Torchies Tacos, Seasons 52 Fresh Grill  with more joining in. Non-alcoholic beverages are also available.

It is truly one of the feel good charity events where the community comes together to have a lively casual evening to support our struggling neighbors.

The evening includes inspirational speakers, live music, interactive games, local celebrities and many “feel-good moments” plus a large variety of silent and live auction items.

With your help, we can reach our goal of $200,000 and provide an immediate, positive impact on our many families and individuals seeking vital resources.

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020

Event Timeline

5:00 – 7:15 pm 
– Fine Food & Beverage Tasting

– Silent Auction with Mobile Bidding

– Professional Photo Booth Area

– Mystery Balloon Pop for Prizes

– Jazz Hands Foundation Band (7 Piece Horn Jazz Band)

7:30 – 8:45 pm 

– Program & Festivities

– Heads or Tails & Door Prize

– Live Auction

Committee Members: Sandra Blythe-Perry, Marty Canino, Tim Esterdahl, Todd McPherson, Linda Shaw, Mary Mathews,  Sarah Rutledge, Mary McGhee, Rick Cronenberger, and Kristin Janicek.

Entertaining Emcee

Mark Koebrich, was with 9News for more than 35+ years. He started in September 1981 at the Colorado Springs bureau and he became the station’s utility player. He’s anchored and done special reports for all the time slots. In the late 1980s he had a stint as national correspondent for USA Today’s former national TV show, and in the early ‘90s he helmed KUSA’s “Good Afternoon Colorado” in its short, heroic run. He most recently covered the consumer beat for the station, but he’s best known for his generosity of spirit and indefatigable good nature. He’s the affable uncle who gets along with everybody at Thanksgiving dinner, the guy you want to sit next to. His first brush with broadcasting was on the PA system at Kmart calling out the Bluelight Specials.

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Returning to Great Venue

We are excited to return to our new home for this excellent event. The Denver Marriott Tech Center hotel has undergone a complete transformation and we are so excited to share it with your guests. This new venue is managed by the locally renowned Sage Hospitality.

The property has a fantastic location in the heart of the Denver Tech Center, just a few blocks south of our previous venue. This beautiful new venue has become one of Denver’s hottest hotels for community events. Designed by internationally acclaimed Parker-Torres Design Inc., the event with a refreshed decor will welcome your guests with a simply stunning transformation featuring modern décor in shades of grays, browns and blues to reflect the natural beauty and rich minerals of Colorado.

Examples of Past Live Auction Items:

  • 2 tickets (50-yard-line) to a 2019 Broncos Game
  • Embassy Chef Prepared Dinner in Your Home for Eight
  • Mazatlan Getaway
  • West Metro Fire Department Package
  • 9News Tour with Personality Meet and Greet
  • SWAT! Member for a Day – A full weapons/techniques training experience
  • Red Sox Green Monster Package
  • Great American Beer Festival Overnight Getaway
  • Vail Golf Double Foursome
  • United Flight Simulator
  • Exotic Car Driving Experience

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Be A Sponsor

Make a difference in your community by committing to a sponsorship. Your sponsorship will also put your business front and center with many of the area’s leaders and consumers who attend our event.

 $10,000 Diamond Sponsor$5,000 Platinum Sponsor$2,500 Gold Sponsor$1,000 Silver Sponsor
Recognized as Diamond Sponsor with opportunity to have a booth at event and hang small bannerYYNN
Opportunity to display banner at Thanksgiving Food Distribution and have up to 10 volunteers help pack baskets on assembly eveningYNNN
Invitations to Nibbles and Sips201064
Special mention by Emcee during Evening ProgramYYNN
Ad in programFull Page3/4 Page1/2 Page1/4 Page
Recognition as a sponsor on Nibbles and Sips InvitationDiamondPlatinumGoldSilver
Company Name/Logo on premier event signs and other signage print/electronicYYYY
Mention in Traditional Public Relations Outlets and Social MediaYYNN
Recognition in IFCS Annual ReportYYYY
Company Name/Logo on IFCS' website YYYN

Click here to check out our sponsorship packet.

Contact Todd McPherson, IFCS Development Director at (303)789-0501 x111 or ToddM@IFCS.org for information on sponsoring at the event.

Please Note: All Logos and Program Advertisements are due by December 13, 2019 for inclusion on
all marketing materials.

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Be A Table Captain

Invite 10 of your friends to get together to help raise much needed funds for your community. It is really easy and they are sure to have a great time!

What do I need to know?

Early Bird Table Special – purchase your table of 10 before February 10, 2020 for $900.  After February 10, 2020, table price will be $1,000.

How do I get started?

  • Think of friends and colleagues who have a desire to help end homelessness and hunger in our community.
  • Make a list of people whom you think would want to learn more and be part of the solution.
  • Send them a “Save the Date” email or postcard with a little note from you. An electronic email template will be supplied to you.
  • Follow up with a phone call or a note to personally invite them to sit at your table.
  • Once guests accept your invitation to join your table, send us a list of your invited guests (click button below), by February 1, 2020.

Click here to check out our packet for more information.

How do I confirm my guests’ attendance?

  • Your guests are considered “confirmed” when we receive their name on the list or have registered online, with payment.

What happens at the event?

At the event, your guest will:

  • Have fun!
  • Sample dozens of wine and food vendors
  • Bid on Silent and Live Auction items
  • Learn more about IFCS and how the organization provides critical resources to alleviate homelessness and hunger.
  • As a table captain, you will be recognized in the event program.

Tickets: As part of your table, you will receive one free ticket with the other 9 at $90 per ticket when you purchase your table before February 10, 2020.

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Buy A Ticket

Early Bird ticket price is $100 if purchased by February 10, 2020.  After February 10, 2020, ticket will be $110.  Don’t miss the fun and buy your ticket today!

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Donate an Auction Item

There are many ways to make an impact including donating an item to our live/silent auction. This is a great way to make an in-kind donation without having to write a check. Plus it is exciting to watch people bid on your item.

Examples of auction items needed:

  • Hotel lodging and restaurant certificates
  • Sporting event tickets and suites
  • Airfare certificates including donating miles
  • Unique items or priceless events such as: shadowing an equine practitioner for a day, fire engine ride-a-longs

Not sure what to donate? Ask. Often we get miscellaneous donations that we turn into great-selling auction baskets.
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Volunteer At the Event

Don’t let the fun happen without you! Come on out and volunteer at the event. We have many needs that you might be perfect for.

Volunteer

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2019 Nibbles and Sips Sponsors

A BIG thank you once again to our sponsors.

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Platinum Sponsors

Christian Brothers Automotive
Craig Hospital
Felsburg Holt & Ullevig
O’Tooles Garden Center

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Sarah &Javon, Arapahoe Community College Dean of Students sharing excitement for the Food Bank. We visited last week to learn more about the school's programs for students in need and to explore opportunities for collaboration.

Thank you to Rotary Club of Highlands Ranch for their continuous support of our Hunger Alleviation Programs. We are proud to partner with them. Thank you for being a Gold Sponsor of the October 26th Boo-athon Halloween Bowling event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a73gFR5PoDo#action=share

One week in and Holiday Program registrations are filling quickly. Interested families be sure to come in any Tuesday or Thursday by October 31. https://www.ifcs.org/need-help/holiday-programs/

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