Stone Soup: Gathering Community, Nourishing Children

See photos and our recap of the event!


Featuring Rachel Albert, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Lebanon Valley College
and Director of the Lebanon Valley College Baby Lab. Dr. Albert studies how infants learn to talk and her research has been featured on National Public Radio’s Hidden Brain and in Scientific American.

Friday, March 15, 2019
7:30 am to 9:00 am
The Curtis (downtown Denver)
1405 Curtis Street, Denver, CO

Event Co-Chairs: Kristy Adams and Alix Corboy

Presenting sponsor

Anna & John J. Sie Foundation

Sponsorship and Event Tickets

Download our 2019 Stone Soup Sponsorship Opportunities

You can donate to Stone Soup, purchase tickets, or become a sponsor through PayPal:

Donate to Stone Soup

Individual Tickets
Single Ticket: ($150)
Multiple tickets: Please enter amount for number of tickets you are ordering (2 tickets: $300 / 3 tickets: $450 / 4 tickets: $600 / 5 tickets: $750, etc.)

Event Sponsorship

Commis Chef Sponsor ($1,500)
Table for 10 / name in program

Chef de Partie Sponsor ($2,500)
Table for 10 / program ad & more*

Sous Chef Sponsor ($5,000)
Table for 10 / program ad / event recognition & more*

Executive Chef Sponsor ($7,500)
VIP table for 10 / full page ad / event recognition & more*

Chef de Cuisine Sponsor ($10,000)
Premier table for 10 / full page ad / event banner & more*

Stone Soup 2019 Presenting Sponsor ($15,000)
Premier table for 10 / full page ad / podium address & more*

Checks may be made payable to Mile High Early Learning and mailed to:
ATTENTION: Stone Soup Breakfast
Mile High Early Learning
1799 Pennsylvania Street, 4th Floor
Denver, CO 80203

For more information, contact Nathan Harlan at or 303-962-2634.

Thanks to our 2019 sponsors!

Chef de Cuisine sponsors

Alix and John Corboy
Laura Barton and William Matthews

Sous Chef Sponsors

Barb & John Astuno
BuildStrong Education
Mary Dalton Fowler
David & Judy Koff
Sharon & Rob Link
Plante Moran
Kathryn Ryan
Lise Woodard & John Reilly

Chef de Partie Sponsors

Cindy Abramson
Kristy Adams
Anschutz Foundation
Seth & Cody Belzley
Brooke Brown
Carnick & Kubick
Joy Johnson
Karen Kennedy & Kate Kennedy Reinemund
MidWest One Bank
NAI Shames Makovsky
Syntrinsic Investment Counsel

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.