Stone Soup 2023
Gathering Community, Nourishing Children
Thank you to everyone who supported Mile High Early Learning’s 9th Annual Stone Soup Breakfast celebrating the power of partnerships! Because of the generosity of our friends and partners, we exceeded our fundraising goal and raised over $125,000 in support of our three strategic initiatives: Community Building, Program Excellence, and Workforce Enhancement.
Guests learned about our partnerships with Mercy Housing, Lifespan Local, and Mile High United Way to open new early learning centers in child care deserts that will create 160 more early childhood slots. Watch this video to learn more! You can also watch this video about our partnership with Swallow Hill Music.
We also heard from some of our families, staff, and child care partners such as Sabah Omer – owner of Little Folks Learning Center. Since we began working with Little Folks in 2019, Sabah has opened two new centers to serve more immigrant and refugee families. Sabah started with just 10 children and now serves more than 70! Click here to view photos from the event!
You can still support Stone Soup!
Use the links below to make your donation!
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 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.
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 email@example.com or 303-962-2634.
Thanks to our 2023 sponsors!
Alix and John
Chef De Cuisine Sponsor
Executive Chef Sponsor
The Barton Family Foundation
Sous Chef Sponsors
Chef de Partie Sponsors
Pamela Harris and Brad Clemmons
Commis Chef Sponsors
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 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!