Stone Soup: Gathering Community, Nourishing Children


Please note: Our March 20, 2020 Stone Soup Breakfast has been canceled.

After careful consideration and thorough discussions, we have made the challenging decision to cancel the event, due to concerns about COVID-19. We are saddened by this decision, but as always, we work diligently to safeguard the health and well-being of our Mile High Early Learning community—including our guests, staff, speakers, sponsors, children, and families. We plan to honor Walter and Christie Isenberg and recognize our sponsors at an event later this year.

You can make a donation in support of Stone Soup using the links below. Thank you for supporting Mile High Early Learning!

Sponsorship and Event Tickets

Download our 2020 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 2020 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 sponsors!

Presenting sponsor

Anna & John J. Sie Foundation

Executive Chef Sponsor

Laura Barton and William Matthews

Sous Chef Sponsors

John & Barb Astuno
BuildStrong Education
Alix and John Corboy
David & Judy Koff
Sharon & Rob Link

Chef de Partie Sponsors

Cindy Abramson
Mary Fowler
Karen Kennedy & Kate Kennedy Reinemund
NAI Shames Makovsky
Plante Moran
Syntrinsic Investment Counsel
The Colorado Health Foundation
The Wells Partnership
Transform Wealth

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.