Providing a quality educational experience, inspired by the Montessori approach, for children farthest from resources.

Providing a quality educational experience, inspired by the Montessori approach, for children farthest from resources.

Stone Soup 2022

Gathering Community, Nourishing Children

A Celebration of Mile High Early Learning’s 50th Anniversary!

Join us for our 2022 Stone Soup Celebration and help us celebrate 50 years of high quality early care and education provided by Mile High Early Learning!

When: Thursday, June 23, 2022
7:30am-9:00am 

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens – UMB Bank Amphitheater
1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206 

 

Mile High Early Learning Centers
Six early learning centers located throughout Denver.
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Event Sponsorship and Tickets (click on the sponsorship level or ticket link below to access payment links)

Commis Chef Sponsor ($1,500)
Program recognition & a table for 10 

Chef de Partie Sponsor ($2,500)
Program recognition, table for 10, & more

Sous Chef Sponsor ($5,000)
Program recognition, ad, table for 10, & more

Executive Chef Sponsor ($7,500)
VIP event recognition, table for 10, & more

Chef de Cuisine Sponsor ($10,000)
Premier recognition, event banner, table for 10, & more

Stone Soup 2022 Presenting Sponsor ($15,000)
Premier recognition, speaking opportunity, table for 10, & more

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR STONE SOUP!
Tickets are $150 per person. Include your name and the number of tickets with your order.

Purchase Tickets for Stone Soup

DONATE TO STONE SOUP!
Checks may be made payable to Mile High Early Learning and mailed to:

ATTENTION: Stone Soup Breakfast
Mile High Early Learning
616 East Speer Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80203

For more information, contact Nathan Harlan at nathanh@milehighearlylearning.org or 303-962-2634.

Thanks to our 2022 sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Chef De Cuisine Sponsors

Alix and John
Corboy

Gary Community Ventures

Executive Chef Sponsor

Laura Barton and William Matthews

Sous Chef Sponsors

Anonymous

Cody and Seth Belzley

Dave and Debbie Younggren

Chef de Partie Sponsors

Adele and Gerry Phelan

Pamela Harris and Brad Clemmons

The Colorado Trust

Commis Chef Sponsors

Cherry Creek Insurance

Elaine and Steve Berman

John and Barb Astuno

Kristy Adams

Rachele Espiritu and Alex Vo

Mills Snowden

Mike Johnson

Why Stone Soup?

Mile High Early Learning started with a concept developed by Anna Jo Haynes over 40 years ago. In the decades that followed, that concept – which is the stone in our stone soup – has been seasoned by partnerships, civic leaders, communities, volunteers, friends and families, enabling Mile High Early Learning to satisfy a growing hunger and need for subsidized, quality early childhood care and education.

Over the years, new ingredients have been added to our “soup” resulting in improved methods of teaching, better health and social services for our children and their families, and a growing understanding of the power of cooperation and collaboration. These ingredients are what give Mile High Early Learning the flavor that it has today. They enable our “soup” to be shared in Denver’s poorest neighborhoods and our children a chance for a successful start in school.

To continue nourishing Denver’s low-income children with the quality early childhood education they need and deserve, we need to add ingredients to this soup, enhance its flavor and make certain our pot remains full. Thank you for continuing to be a key ingredient in our success.

Visit our Stone Soup 2021 page to watch special guest readers share different versions of our favorite fable, or to see the video of our 2021 virtual event (also below)!