For Love of the Land

In celebration of 40 years and forever to come!

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
The Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for Performing Arts

5:30 PM VIP Reception for Patron ticket holders and sponsors
Hors d’oeuvres and open bar in a heated tent outside of the Seawell Ballroom

7:00 PM Dinner and Program

Dress is Colorado Cocktail

Keynote Speaker – Kirk Johnson

This year’s Keynote Speaker, Kirk Johnson, is the Sant Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and former Vice President and Chief Curator of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Known for his scientific articles, popular books, museum exhibitions, documentaries, and collaborations with artists, Kirk will offer a unique perspective on the land we work to preserve. His recent documentaries include Ice Age Death Trap (2012), Making North America (2015), The Great Yellowstone Thaw (2017), and The Day the Dinosaurs Died (2017). You may also know Kirk from his current show, NOVA’S Polar Extremes, which premiered on PBS in 2020.

Want to learn more about Sponsorship opportunities?

Please contact Alyssa Acosta, Director of Philanthropy, at or 303.989.2372 ext. 216 to set up a discussion about the best sponsorship opportunity for you.

Honorary Host Committee

Lise Aangeenbrug
Pam Beardsley
Susan Daggett
Ken & Rebecca Gart
A.J. Grant & Kate Fay
Robert & Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst
Jim Kelley & Amie Knox
Gail & Dr. Jack Klapper
Larry Kueter
Dottie Lamm
Jim Lochhead
Sydney & Tom Macy
Daniel Pike & Shelley Morton
Dan Ritchie
Governor Bill & Jeannie Ritter
Sue Anschutz-Rodgers
Brian & Debby Ross
Gail Schoettler
Tim Schultz & Debbie Jessup
Will Shafroth
Harris Sherman & Tina Staley
George Sparks & Dr. Shandra Wilson
Dr. Pamela & Robert Troyer
Senator Mark Udall & Maggie Fox
Ed & Jackie Warner
George & Judy Writer
Marty & Laurie Zeller



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Susan Fox Pinkowitz and Ted Pinkowitz


George and Judy Writer
Jim Kelley and Amie Knox


Colorado Public Radio
Robert Deline Family
Michael P. Dowling
Wendell Fleming & Stephen Cunningham
Jack & Nathalie Fox
Ford & Ann Frick
Ken & Rebecca Gart
Gaily & Jack Klapper
Charlie Kurtz Family
Pete & Lindsey Leavell
Paul Phillips & Susan Zimmermann
Martha Records & Rich Rainaldi
Wes & Marty Segelke
David & Stephanie Tryba
Ruth and Ken Wright


For Love of the Land is Colorado Open Lands’ premier annual celebration of those who care about land conservation in Colorado. The event brings people together to connect and find inspiration in protecting Colorado’s land forever.


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