2018 Nightingale Luminary Awards Gala
CU South Denver
10035 S. Peoria Street
Lone Tree, CO 80134
Saturday, May 12, 2018 At 6 p.m.
6:00 PM Silent Auction, Reception, Cash Bar
7:00 PM Welcome, Luminaries Presentation & Dinner Served
7:30 PM Silent Auction Closes
8:15 PM Nightingales Presentation
Ticket & Table Sponsorship:
- Individual ticket price: $169 (ticket sales close on May 4)
- Table Sponsorship includes 10 tickets: $1,800 (table and sponsorship sales close on April 30)
Dress code: Although the event is cocktail attire, ladies will be comfortable in both floor and street length evening-wear. For men, business attire or black-tie is suggested.
Parking: Parking is available anywhere within the provided parking lots south of the building and is free of charge. When there is a large community event scheduled on a day when CU classes are in session, part of the lot may be blocked off for CU student parking only. When this occurs, the area designated for CU students will be identified with signage and in some cases, personnel will be directing cars to the appropriate section.
Photographer: A photographer will take table pictures and candid photos throughout the evening as well as photos of the award presentations. This includes every Luminary and Nightingale recipient. Some photos will be printed and available for free by the end of the evening. All photos will be available for purchase on a special website after the event. There will also be a special photography area for personal photos with friends and family. This area will be located in the same pre-function area as the cocktail party.
Silent Auction: The silent auction closes at 7:30. You’ll need to pick up and pay for any items you won before leaving the party.
Hotel Information: If you will need a hotel near CU South Denver, here are several nearby options. Please call the hotel directly to make your room reservation.
- Hilton Garden Inn Denver South Park Meadows Area (4 minute drive; 1.7 miles)
9290 Meridian Boulevard, Englewood, CO 303-824-1550
- Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows (8 minute drive; 2.5 miles)
10345 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree, CO 80124 303-925-0004
- Courtyard by Marriott (9 minute drive; 3.5 miles)
8320 S Valley Hwy, Englewood, CO, 80112 888-734-8507
- Hyatt Place Denver South/Park Meadows (10 minute drive; 4.4 miles)
9030 E Westview Rd., Lone Tree, CO, 80124 888-724-6413
Donate to the silent auction!
Let us know what item(s) you are donating by completing this form.
Enter the Gift-Basket Challenge!
Gift-baskets will be raffled during the dinner. Please make arrangements to have your gift-basket delivered prior to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018, to the foundation's offices at 2851 S. Parker Road, Suite 1210, Aurora, CO 80014:
- Categories: Hospitals and other health-care facilities; nursing schools; nursing nonprofits
- One entry per institution, school or organization (other baskets welcome in Silent Auction).
- Multiple entries; Chief nursing officer, nursing school dean/director or president of nonprofit designates Official Entry
- Judged for uniqueness/originality, creativity, selection of items included, overall presentation.
COMPLETE THIS QUICK ONLINE FORM TO LET US KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DONATING!
A Tale Of 10 Months — The Journey To The Statewide Gala
The journey to the Statewide Nightingale Luminary Awards and Gala begins the preceding summer with the creation and acceptance of the State Nomination Form.
Beginning in November and continuing through January, nominators make their luminary nominations; deadlines vary among the AHECs and regions so that the most applications may be received in the desired time frame.
In January and continuing into February, AHEC and regional selection committees choose Nightingale luminaries from among hundreds of nominations.
In February and continuing into March, the AHECs and regions host regional Nightingale awards ceremonies that draw scores of attendees and nursing supporters to evening banquets or fun-filled celebrations. At approximately the same time, the Statewide Selection Committee meets in Denver each spring to select twelve Nightingale Award recipients from among the 60 annual luminaries.
The process concludes every May at the conclusion of National Nurses Week. The State Nightingale Luminary Awards Gala is held this year on May 12, the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Don’t miss it!
Luminary Awards will be presented to regional recipients and Nightingale Awards will be presented to twelve Luminary award recipients on this special evening.
The program will recognize nurses in two categories: Nurses in Clinical Practice and Administrators, Educators, Researchers & Non-Traditional Practice Roles. Each category will be recognized in one of three areas: Advocacy, Leadership, and Innovation. By structuring the program in this manner, many more nurses are being recognized for excellence in Colorado.
The Nightingale Luminary theme of “Excellence in Nursing Professional Engagement & Citizenship” reflects the CNF Strategic Initiative to reframe the profession of nursing and the professional engagement of nurses.
Special Thanks To Our Sponsors
Luminary Welcome Event Sponsor
Red Carpet Sponsor
Nightingale Award Showcase Sponsors
Colorado Technical University
Institute for Life & Care
Peer Assistance Services, Inc.
Pickens Technical College
Nightingale Award Presenter Sponsor
Aims Community College
Linda and Lawrence Satkowiak
Arthur L. Davis Publishing Company
Management by Civica.