Become a Friend of the Residence

As the holidays approach, the Governor’s Residence Preservation Fund (GRPF) is giving thanks for all the support we have received in the past year. Walking around the building we can see the third phase of the 100 year-old historic perimeter wall restoration nearly complete, the historic gazebo getting a new lease on life, and the plaster in the West portico repaired. Indoors, the restoration of the George Chinnery painting is complete and we have almost raised enough funding to repair its sister. We have been awarded a grant to propertly inventory the historic Boettcher collection utilizing graduate students from the University of Colorado and Denver University.

In addition to our preservation projects we have opened the doors of the Residence to over 10,000 visitors at absolutely no charge. Over 3,200 of our visitors were 3rd and 4th grade students attending our 2015 Elementary Education Program. Please let us share with you an inspiring message from a Colorado educator who attended our program:

“The content of the Governor’s Residence Elementary Education Program exceeded my expectations. This program helps students understand the path to Colorado statehood in a way we can’t teach in our classrooms. Our fourth grade team is already making this field trip a ‘must go back every year’ field trip.”

As successful as we were in 2015, we have much still to do in the new year. Most notably, we will begin a five-year endowment campaign to build a more stable future to the GRPF and this historic home.

Your support in 2016 will help us with the following projects:

Preservation
Historic Perimeter Fence: Phase IV - $110,000
Restoration and Repair of Upper Main Entry Portico - $30,000

Programs
2016 Elementary Education Program - $16,000
2016 Cultural Events - $7,000

Sustainability
2016 GRPF Endowment Campaign - $500,000 

Please consider becoming a Friend of the Residence in 2016 and be a part of making history!

YES! I want to become a Friend of the Residence!

Please select your level of support - no pledge is too small!

Once you have selected the level at which you would like to plege, click the corresponding button below and you will be redirected to our secure credit card processing site to complete payment. If you prefer to pay your pledge with a check or money order, please send the funds via mail to: GPRF, Attn: Friends of the Residence, 400 East Eighth Avenue, Denver, CO 80203. We will contact you to arrange your benefits once we recieve you payment.

INDIVIDUAL - $50
Recognition in the GRPF newsletter and annual report
Invitation to Special Events
Friends Only 2016 Summer Ice Cream Social

FAMILY - $75
Recognition in the GRPF newsletter and annual report for 2 adults 
Invitation to Special Events for 2 adults
Friends Only 2016 Summer Ice Cream Social for 2 adults

Recognition of family in the GRPF newsletter and annual report
Invitation to Special Events (2 adults and children under 18 years of age living in household)
Friends Only 2016 Summer Ice Cream Social (2 adults and children under 18 years of age living in household)

An ornament of your choice for the family

COLORADO HERITAGE - $250
Recognition in the GRPF newsletter and annual report
Invitation to Special Events
Friends Only 2016 Summer Ice Cream Social
An ornament of your choice

COLORADO HISTORY - $500
Recognition in the GRPF newsletter and annual report
Invitation to Special Events
Two tickets to your choice of Meet at the Mansion events
Friends Only 2016 Summer Ice Cream Social
An ornament of your choice
A copy of Queen of the Hill Commemorative Book 

CENTENNIAL STATE - $1,000
Recognition in the GRPF newsletter and annual report
Invitation to Special Events
Four tickets to your choice of Meet at the Mansion events
Friends Only 2016 Summer Ice Cream Social
An ornament of your choice
A copy of Queen of the Hill Commemorative Book
A copy of "Our Governor's Mansions" coffee table book