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2020 PUSH Gala

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650 15TH ST., DENVER, CO 80202





Purchase your sponsorship or ticket

Craig's biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual PUSH Gala, raises money to support Craig's programs and research. The 2019 PUSH raised $2 million!

Proceeds from the PUSH dinner fund Craig's unique culture of care programs like Therapeutic Recreation, Adaptive Technology, Music Therapy, Community Reintegration and education programs – which are generally not covered by insurance. PUSH funds also support research, including ongoing studies and clinical trials aimed at improving outcomes, reducing long-term complications and enhancing quality of life for those affected by spinal cord and traumatic brain injury.

The PUSH paddle auction raises funds for the Craig Foundation's Patient Assistance Fund, which helps patients with minimal income or inadequate insurance travel to and from Craig, purchase equipment like wheelchairs and shower chairs, remodel homes for accessibility, train caregivers, pay mortgages and rent, and meet other urgent needs.


PUSH depends on the generosity of individuals and businesses like you. Sponsorships are available at a variety of levels with varying promotional and access benefits. Individual tickets are also available.

NEW! – 25% Enterprise Zone Tax Credit for Sponsorships

The state of Colorado offers a special 25 percent state income tax credit to taxpayers who donate to qualifying nonprofits like Craig. This allows you to give more and make a bigger impact on Craig's future. Combined with other state and federal itemized tax deductions, this a great way to maximize your charitable giving – and make more of an impact.*

Review the sponsorship benefit levels here, and make your purchase here.

For questions relating to sponsorship levels and benefits, please contact Shannon Lowe at (303) 789-8651 or

* Anyone considering taking this credit should consult with their tax advisor as every situation is different. The information represented in this document is not offered as legal, accounting or tax advice. The services of a professional advisor should be obtained before taking action based on this information. Please see the informational sheet for more information about the Enterprise Zone tax credit.


The Hyatt is offering a discounted room rate (must book by January 31, 2020). Guests can make reservations through this link or call 877-803-7534 and mention "PUSH Gala Room Block" for the discounted rate.

Michael and Karen Long, 2020 PUSH Chairs

Michael and Karen Long are proud Coloradans and active supporters of the community and education.

Michael Long is Chairman, President and CEO of Arrow Electronics, Inc. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin and attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He is active in the Young Presidents' Organization and serves on the Board of Directors of AmerisourceBergen, UCHealth and the National Western Stock Show. Before being named CEO in May 2009, Long served as President and Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for all of Arrow's operations and business units. He also served as Senior Vice President and President of the company's Global Components business with responsibility for Arrow's semiconductor products and services businesses worldwide.

Karen Long is active in several community organizations. She supports ACE Scholarships, University of Colorado Leeds School of Business Mentorship Program and Americorps. She and Michael also support the Arrow Internship Program.

They are both equestrians and feel blessed to live in Colorado. They have four children, Brandon, Jordan, Bradley and Taylor, and two grandchildren, Royce and Brooklyn.

Event Contact

Caroline Craven, Event Manager



Presenting Sponsor

Live Auction Sponsor

Story Sponsors

  • Ellen Scott
  • Empower Retirement
  • FirstBank
  • Metropolitan Residential Advisors

Gold Sponsors

  • Jandel Allen-Davis and Anthony Davis
  • PNC Bank, N.A.
  • Jim and Carol Roddy
  • Frances and Al Troppmann

Silver Sponsors

  • Lisa and Rich Cohn
  • Richard and Maureen Graff
  • Honnen Equipment Company
  • KeyBank
  • OraLabs, Inc.
  • PCL Construction Enterprises, Inc.
  • Elaine Strauch
  • U.S. Bank

Bronze Sponsors

  • Alpine Bank
  • American Furniture Warehouse
  • Apiary Medical, Inc.
  • Bachus & Shanker Cares Foundation
  • BKD, LLP
  • Stephanie and Gabe Bodhi
  • Centre for Neuro Skills
  • Chalat Hatten & Banker PC
  • Children's Hospital
  • Coloplast
  • Delta Dental of Colorado
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Daniel and Alea Dye
  • Espire Dental
  • Ewing Law, PC
  • EY
  • Kari and Tom Goerke
  • Chris and Tracy Hadsall
  • Riki and Ashley Hashimoto
  • Ibex Investors
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Land Title Guarantee Company
  • Learning Services
  • Medtronic
  • NexGen Resource Corporation
  • Jane and Joseph O'Leary
  • Professional Interpreting Services
  • United Access
  • Quality Living, Inc.
  • Teresa Van De Bogart