Stone Soup 2021: Gathering Community, Nourishing Children

Honoring our Essential Workers: Early Childhood Teachers and Caregivers


View the program for our March 2nd event

Explore the Stone Soup story with our special guest readers!

We have several videos with special guest readers sharing versions of our favorite fable from around the world. Click on the images below to watch!

Anna Jo Haynes reads Cactus Soup

Mayor Michael B. Hancock reads Stone Soup

Mary Lee Chin reads Stone Soup

Lisa Roy reads Stone Soup

Pamela Harris Quill Soup, a Stone Soup story

Verónica Figoli – Sopa de piedra

BECOME A SPONSOR! Download our 2021 Stone Soup Sponsorship Opportunities

Event Sponsorship (click on the sponsorship level below to access payment links)

Commis Chef Sponsor ($1,500)
Program recognition

Chef de Partie Sponsor ($2,500)
Program recognition & more

Sous Chef Sponsor ($5,000)
Program recognition, ad, & more

Executive Chef Sponsor ($7,500)
VIP event recognition & more

Chef de Cuisine Sponsor ($10,000)
Premier recognition, event banner, & more

Stone Soup 2021 Presenting Sponsor ($15,000)
Premier recognition, virtual 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 2021 sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Chef De Cuisine Sponsor

Alix and John Corboy

Executive Chef Sponsor

Sharon and Rob Link

Sous Chef Sponsors

Laura Barton and William Matthews


Chef de Partie Sponsors

Kristy Adams
Mary Dalton Fowler
Mike Johnson
Kate Kennedy Reinemund
Adele and Gerry Phelan

Commis Chef Sponsors

Cody and Seth Belzley
Elaine and Steve Berman
Pamela Harris and Brad Clemmons
Bruce and Heidi Hoyt
Joy Johnson
Karen Kennedy
David and Judy Koff
Greg Movesian
Mills Snowden
Tiny Bear Fund
Chris Watney and Rob Gary
Dave and Debbie Younggren

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.