DDR’s Charity Challenge

$25,000 and Counting…

At Destination Denver Realty, giving back to our community is engrained in who we are and how we do business. Every year—as part of our Charity Challenge—staff members engage in a bit of friendly competition to see who can raise the most money for their chosen charity during the months of October and November. Whoever earns that honor also earns something else: A matching donation from Destination Denver Realty.

So come join the fun of this spirited competition that promises to leave everyone smiling while doing something good for our community. The 2018 Charity Challenge ends on Friday, November 30.

This year’s charities include:

The Action Center


Destination Services Specialist Amy Murphy is raising funds for The Action Center, a nonprofit focused on providing an immediate response to basic human needs and promoting pathways to self-sufficiency for Jefferson County residents and the homeless. Amy has volunteered at its food bank and clothing center, and has seen firsthand its positive impact on the surrounding community.

Bicycle Colorado


To say that Broker Associate/Vice President of Technology & Operations Doug Demaree is passionate about cycling is an understatement. So it comes as no surprise that this year he is raising funds for Bicycle Colorado, a Denver-based nonprofit that aims to encourage and promote bicycling, increase safety, improve conditions, and provide a voice for people who ride bicycles in Colorado.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado


President/Employing Broker Laura Demaree is supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, a nonprofit now in its 100th year of supporting one-on-one mentoring relationships between youth and adult volunteers. She admits to having a big ol’ soft spot for our area’s at-risk youth and looks forward to one day being a Big Sister herself!

Denver Dumb Friends League


Broker Associate Christy Krause is once again supporting the Denver Dumb Friends League, an organization that’s near to her heart since her own family adopted their dog, Buffett, from a DDFL facility in 2007. Not only has Buffett enriched their lives here in Colorado, but he also played a vital role in easing the family’s transition during their own relocation to England years ago. And while they’ll never know why the young Golden Retriever was left in DDFL’s overnight drop box, they are grateful for the charity that continues to provide options for people who can’t take care of their pets while simultaneously helping to find loving families that can.

The Denver Hospice


When her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer years ago, Broker Associate Amanda Lupo witnessed firsthand the benefits that Hospice care programs provide—not only to patients themselves but to loved ones, family members, and round-the-clock caregivers as well. As a result, Amanda is once again raising funds for The Denver Hospice.

Macular Degeneration Research


Destination Services Specialist Michelle Ariel is raising funds for BrightFocus Foundation’s Macular Degeneration Research Program. Her dad’s own struggle with the disease gave Michelle a firsthand look at its many devastating effects and has stoked her desire to help do something about it.

Tennyson Center for Children


This year, Vice President of Relocation Dolores Mozer is supporting the Tennyson Center for Children, a local charity dedicated to empowering children who have experienced abuse, neglect, and trauma to bravely and safely change their life stories.

To participate in the 2018 Charity Challenge, simply make a donation via any of the above websites and note “Destination Denver Realty” in the memo or comment area.

Thanks so much for your support, and keep an eye out for updates to see who raises the most funds this year!

Since its inception, Destination Denver Realty and its associates have raised more than $25,000 to benefit local charities.