Community Support

Community Support

NVC strives to support various organizations and initiatives that enrich the local communities we serve through a combination of financial donations and volunteerism.  Following are some examples of our efforts to participate in strengthening our community:

 

Biking Across the U.S. in Support of our Community, August – October 2021 

On August 18th, NVC’s CEO and Founding Principal, Larry Stark, set out on a 3,800 mile journey from Portland Oregon to Portland Maine. As Larry physically and mentally challenges himself, he will also be raising money and awareness for two invaluable organizations: Treeline Pass and Tennyson Center for Children.

Please consider making a donation to support these wonderful nonprofits that serve our community by clicking on the links below:

Treeline Pass:  Empowering adults with autism and developmental disabilities to cultivate lives rooted in purpose, joy, and growth.  Donate to Treeline Pass

Tennyson Center for Children: Working with every child and family impacted by trauma to realize their infinite possibilities.  Donate to Tennyson Center

You can also follow Larry’s progress on his journey at www.strava.com (Follow Larry Stark).


7th Annual X Drive Classic Golf Tournament, July 2021

So happy to see the annual X Drive Classic golf tournament back at Pradera Golf Club for its 7th year, providing support to The Joshua School and Treeline Pass. NVC was back in the swing again this year serving as a title sponsor, with many staff members participating in the tournament, fundraising dinner and silent auction.

NVC’s President, Matt Ansay and his wife Kari founded the X Drive tournament in 2014 to support The Joshua School (TJS) which serves school-aged children with autism and other developmental disabilities.  After reaching the age of 21, students lose the specialized support and structure they received at the school, with no equivalent state or federal program available for adults.  In response, Matt and Kari worked with other TJS parents to found Treeline Pass, a non-profit adult day program that provides support and allows these adults to become vital, contributing members of the community.

This year’s event raised more than $53,000 with a record 140 golfers and more than 40 dinner guests, bringing the fundraising grand total to over $280,000 since the inaugural event in 2014.


Landscaping Service Project – Tennyson Center for Children, June 2021

NVC and its employees kicked off the summer season on June 1st by completing a service project supporting the Tennyson Center for Children – an organization that serves Colorado’s most neglected, abused and traumatized children. Under the leadership of Senior Managing Director Greg Sutton, MAI, enough money was raised to cover the cost of the landscaping project and provide an additional donation to the Center.  With activities such as planting, pulling weeds, spreading mulch and trimming bushes, the Center looks better than ever!


First Annual NVC Putt-Putt Golf Championship Benefitting The Joshua School and Treeline Pass, September 2020

Every year, NVC staff members look forward to hitting the links to help support the special needs community by participating in the X Drive Classic golf tournament.  The mission of this annual fundraiser is to raise awareness of Fragile X Syndrome and to support organizations that assist children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities by providing much needed funding for student programming at the Joshua School and daily operations at Treeline Pass.

Unfortunately, continued safety concerns and social distancing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic forced this year’s golf tournament to be cancelled.  However, this did not deter NVC staff from finding a creative option to continue to offer their support through the First Annual NVC Open at the Club at Burns & Wilcox (our Denver HQ office building). Staff members teamed up to design a creative and challenging 9-hole putt-putt golf course, made contributions to “sponsor” a hole and donated an entry fee to play.  It was a lot of fun and a big success, raising nearly $9,500 in the process.


Downtown Denver Cleanup, June 2020 A group of 15 NVC volunteers donated their time to help pick up debris and remove graffiti in downtown Denver following several days and nights of protests taking place here and in cities throughout the country. The event, organized by the Downtown Denver Partnership, provided a great opportunity for our firm and employees to make a positive impact and continue support of our local communities.


“Feeding the Frontlines”, May-June 2020 – NVC partnered with local restaurants in Denver, Atlanta, Dallas and New Jersey to deliver more than 500 meals to hospital workers and first responders within our communities.  Just one small gesture to show appreciation for all that these workers do to assist on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic, while putting their own health at risk.  The initiative also served to help support local restaurants, which suffered drastic reductions in revenue due to social distancing guidelines.


Salvation Army – Thanksgiving Meals and Project Angel Tree – November 2019 Over the past five years, NVC employees have participated in the Salvation Army’s annual Angel Tree Program which puts new clothes and toys under the tree for more than a million children who otherwise would have to go without Christmas gifts.  For the first time this year, NVC expanded our holiday giving program by also collecting and donating Thanksgiving Food Bags that provided full Thanksgiving meals to local families in need.


Habitat for Humanity – June 2019 NVC employees volunteered with Habitat for Humanity at a local home under construction and inside the Denver Re-Store. One group of employees spent the day working on scaffolding and putting up siding, while others helped in the Re-Store by unloading truckloads of donations, stocking shelves and assisting customers.  It was a great day of giving back to the community.


X-Drive Classic Benefiting The Joshua School and Treeline Pass – July 2019
NVC and many of its staff members participated again this year in the 6th Annual X-Drive Classic Golf Tournament at Pradera Golf Club.  The tournament’s mission is to raise awareness of Fragile-X Syndrome, and support organizations that assist children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities. This year’s tournament raised more than $40,000, which will be split between The Joshua School (TJS) and Treeline Pass – a new non-profit founded by three TJS parents to offer programming in the Denver area for individuals age 21 and over with autism and developmental disabilities.