Community Partners


In 2016, Bonfils presented six awards to seven organizations and individuals who stand out in their support of Bonfils’ lifesaving mission.

Dr. Ben Galloway Community Partner Award – Presented to Pinnacol Assurance as a community partner whose various contributions to raising awareness for Bonfils Blood Center and the importance of blood donation go above and beyond. Edie Sonn, Pinnacol Assurance Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs accepted the award. Pinnacol’s support includes:

  • Holding quarterly Bonfils blood drives
  • Encourages employees to support Bonfils through its workplace giving campaign and volunteer program
  • Supporting Bonfils’ Build a Fleet capital campaign, assisting in the purchase of two new vehicles to ensure Bonfils mobile blood drives continue to make blood donation convenient for donors all over Colorado.

Outstanding Marrow Program Partner Award – Presented to Colorado Buffaloes Football Team and Wardenburg Health Services. Bonfils is grateful for the University of Colorado Boulder's 20-year partnership with Bonfils' Marrow Program to recruit potential marrow donors to the Be The Match Registry®. 

In 2013, that partnership expanded when director of football operations Bryan McGinnis and football head coach Mike MacIntyre continued a recruitment campaign they started at San Jose State University. 

In the first three Get in the Game recruitment drives at CU, nearly 900 potential donors' names have been added to the Be The Match Registry®. Each of those drives has accounted for about 10 percent of Bonfils' Marrow Program's overall annual recruitment. Mike MacIntyre and Ginny Alder accepted the award.

Outstanding Philanthropic Partner Award – Presented to Trailhead Dental, which doubled its financial support of Bonfils this year for the GiveLIVE benefit concert. Specializing in repairing or replacing patients' teeth and facial structures due to trauma, cancer or congenital defects, Trailhead Dental's commitment to quality healthcare aligns with Bonfils' own dedication to the Colorado community. Dr. Bryan Limmer accepted the award on behalf of Trailhead Dental.

Outstanding Blood Drive Partner Award – Presented to both Peterson Air Force Base and Sports Authority. Peterson Air Force Base blood drives are often filled to capacity well in advance. 1st Lieutenant Steven M. Butcher has challenged liaisons to expand Bonfils blood drives to all of the state's Air Force bases on at least a quarterly basis by 2017. Captain Christopher Harmer accepted the award.

Sports Authority has hosted blood drives for its employees for 12 years. Over the December holidays, a particularly slow time for blood donations, the company opened up 13 public blood drives at its stores to help bring in nearly 10-percent of what Bonfils needs to collect in a given week to meet patient needs. Brad Stiles accepted the award.

Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award – Presented to Betty Palcsak who coordinates the Denver Federal Center's blood drives and continues to find new ways to recruit new blood donors. Betty came up with a rotation to move blood drives around the large campus to make donating convenient for more employees. 

Outstanding Community Blood Stewardship Award – Presented to SCL Health System hospitals, including Good Samaritan Medical Center, Lutheran Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital for their help in managing the use of O-negative blood. Managing the supply of donated O-negative blood is especially crucial, because while less than seven percent of the population has that blood type, O-negative is what can be transfused into any patient when there is not time to find out a patient's blood type first. Their medical directors and blood bank staffs worked with Bonfils to develop strategies to use other blood types whenever possible. Mike Slubowski, CEO of SCL Health, accepted the award.


Thanks to the following companies and organizations for being an important part of our lifesaving mission. Their generosity and support is appreciated by hundreds of patients every day. Collectively, their blood drives (July - Sept 2016) generated more than 37,000 units of donated blood for our community blood supply. 

Gold Silver   Bronze  
24 Hour Fitness - Parker-Arapahoe Super Sport Adams State University Colorado Leprino Foods National Jewish Health Trails Recreation Center
Advanced Circuits Adperio/Colorado Center Longmont Community Lockheed Martin - Boulder Transwestern Regency Plaza
Bethel Lutheran Church AECOM Longmont Starbucks - Hover Street Loveland Public Library Downtown Denver Bus
Boulder Manor Allegion Longmont Starbucks - Main Street Littleton United Methodist Church St. Mary of Littleton Catholic Church
CableLabs Anythink Library - Brighton Longmont United Hospital MillerCoors Littleton United Methodist Church
Callahan Management-1560 Broadway Arapahoe County Administration Louisville Recreation and Senior Center SEAKR Engineering Plaza Tower One
Canon City High School Arrow Electronics McGuckin Hardware TIAA Travelport
Chaparral High School Audit Logistics Medtronic HEBGC Community Kiwanis of Columbine
Coal Creek Canyon Improvement Association BACKCOUNTRY BREWERY Metropoint I Lockheed Martin - Waterton Loveland Police Department
Colorado Department of Transportation Belmar Library - Lakewood Community Mojo Fitness 11th and Court Pikes Peak Community College - Centennial
Colorado Mental Health Institute - Fort Logan Bethany Lutheran Church Mortenson/Welbro Fort Morgan Community Denver International Airport
Colorado State University Breckenridge Grand Vacations/Beaver Run Resort Blood Drive MSUDenver Nursing Club Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office City of Lakewood
Comcast Joliet Broadway Station Oracle - Broomfield Avaya Inc. - Highlands Ranch Longmont United Hospital
Coram, Inc. Broomfield United Methodist Church Oracle DTC Bear Creek High School Calvary Church - Longmont
Department of Corrections Colorado Springs Buckley Air Force Base Platte Valley Medical Center Black Creek Capital Colorado College
Department of Health Care Policy and Financing Burlington Community Prime West Cascades Building Mountain View Fellowship
Detective Dan Brite Blood Drive - Highlands Ranch Butterfly Pavilion Rangeview High School Cherry Creek High School Rocky Ford Community
Detective Dan Brite Blood Drive - Parker PD Byron Rogers Federal Office Building Rocky Mountain Eye Center Church Ranch Office Park Fremont Correctional Facility
E-470 Public Highway Authority Calhan Community Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Colorado Access / Kaiser Denver Highlands Alem International
Eagle Scout Project/Isaak Castro Callahan Management- 410 17th St. Saunders Construction Comcast - Dry Creek Facility Anadarko Petroleum
Eagle Scouts Blood Drive Canon City Community Schneider Electric FHWA CenturyLink - Zuni
Evergreen Library CCD-Integrated Nursing Pathway South Metro Denver REALTOR Association Pikes Peak Community College - Downtown City and County of Broomfield
Family in Christ Community Church Centura Health St. Michael the Archangel Pulte Mortgage City of Aurora Central Library
FirstBank Charles Schwab Sterling Community St. Anthony North Health Campus Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Community
Frasier Meadows Retirement Community City of Thornton Temple Sinai The Integer Group iLending Direct
Gold's Gym - Loveland CoBank Ten West at Westmoor Technology Park Callahan Management - Tabor Center Micro Motion
Hadley Graham Replenishment Drive Colorado Department of Human Services Terrace Tower Sierra Nevada Corp. Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center
In Honor of Beckett Burns Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Terumo BCT Lamar Community Sundyne Corporation
Intelligent Software Solutions Colorado School of Mines The Denver Post Smoky Hill Library TransFirst
Johns Manville - Littleton Colorado State University Bus Tri-State Generation & Transmission - Westminster Pueblo West Community Pikes Peak Community College - Rampart
Kutak Rock Concordia Lutheran Church U.S. Engineering Company 5th and Court Belmar Library - Lakewood Community
Laser Technology Condit Exhibits UCHealth EKS&H Longmont Starbucks - Hover Street
LenderLive Copic Insurance Co. UCHealth Broomfield Hospital Fort Morgan Community NREL - Denver West
Littleton Elks Lodge 1650 Crop Production Services UCHealth Peoria ADF-C Sterling Community
Loaf N Jug Crop Production Services United Launch Alliance All Saints Lutheran Church Celebration Community Church
Lockheed Martin - Orion Crossroads Community Church University of Colorado at Boulder - Engineering Center Beulah Fire Protection & Ambulance District Express Scripts
ME Engineers CWA/Women of AT&T University of Denver Colorado Mental Health Institute of Pueblo Farr Regional Library
Most Precious Blood DCP Midstream University of Northern Colorado Creekside Bible Church Gateway Christian Church
Nationwide Denver Health Hospital Vineyard Christian Fellowship Ellie Rolfs Replenishment Drive Saint Peter Lutheran
NREL/NWTC Denver School of Nursing Western State Colorado University Faith Lutheran Church Smoky Hill United Methodist Church
PACE Center DigitalGlobe - Longmont Westminster High School Hayden Community St. Luke's United Methodist Church
Pfizer Boulder Dish Network WhiteWave Foods Spirit of Christ Catholic Church Whole Foods Southglenn
Pinnacol Assurance Division of Water Resources Xcel Energy - LDC CH2M Hill Jeppesen
Plexus Corp Eagle Vail Pavilion YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park City of Westminster DigitalGlobe - Longmont
Pueblo West High School Eastern Hills Community Church   Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Elizabeth Library
Red Rocks Community College Emergenetics International   Columbine Library Markit on Demand
Rocky Vista University Envysion   Denver Public Library - Bear Valley Branch Terumo BCT
Rose Medical Center Erie Nutrition   EchoStar U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Ryan Lieber Memorial Blood Drive Evans Army Community Hospital   Greenwood Village City Hall University of Colorado - Denver - Music Saves Lives
Saint Frances Cabrini First Data Corporation   I H S Markit Latter Day Saints - Castle Rock Stake
Santander Consumer USA First Lutheran Church - Colorado Springs   Immaculate Conception Church Denver Department of Human Services
St. Anthony Summit Medical Center Fisher Honda-KIA, Inc.   KPMG UCAR/NCAR - Center Green
Standley Lake Library FlightSafety   Mile Hi Church Xcel Energy - LAR
Sterling Correctional Facility Ford Credit Service Center   Qualcomm Regis University
Tallgrass Energy Frankiln-Skyline Medical Buildings   The TriZetto Corporation Level 3 Communications, Inc.
The Promenade Shops at Briargate Gates Corporation   ViaSat Celestial Seasonings
Travelers Good Samaritan Medical Center   Lockheed Martin - Waterton Comcast - Inverness
Trinity United Methodist Church HEBGC Community   Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus CU Direct Connect
UC Synergetic Highlands United Methodist Church   Charter Communications Environmental Resource Associates
University of Colorado at Boulder - Buffalo Bus In-Situ   City of Boulder Public Safety Jefferson County Government Human Services Building
University of Colorado at Boulder - Staff Council Interior Business Center   Colorado PERA Lutheran Medical Center
University of Colorado at Denver Jefferson County Public Schools Administration Building   Colorado Serum Company MGMA
Valley High School Kaiser Permanente - Lowry Campus   Costco - Westminster North Suburban Medical Center
Warren Tech Kaiser Permanente - Rock Creek   Developmental Pathways Platt College of Nursing
Westminster Christian Church Lafayette Community Peach Festival   Lincoln Community Hospital Polycom
XO Communications Land Title Guarantee Company   Living Earth Church Westwind Management
Yampa Valley Medical Center Legacy Partners   NetApp Grace Place
        Immaculate Heart of Mary
        St. Andrew United Methodist Church
        Bryan Cave LLP
        Denver Public Library - Main Branch
        Monument Library
        Denver International Airport
        Greenwood Corporate Plaza
        Newmont Mining
Gifts between January 1, 2016 and May 31, 2016  
Innovator ($10,000+) MONTHLY LIFESAVERS  IN-KIND
AEG Live LLC Anonymous 5280 Magazine
Fresenius Kabi Mrs. Patricia Barga AEG Live LLC
The Hewit Charitable Trust Mr. Kenneth Carlson Alice 105.9
Trailhead Dental Mrs. Stephanie Carpenter Arta Tequila
Virginia W. Hill Charitable Foundation Mr. Joseph DeBrohun C & D Printing
Champion ($5,000 - $9,999) Mr. Thomas E. Fallows CBS4
Anonymous Mr. Marc Miller Denver Broncos Football Club
Blood Systems, Inc. Marien Nesladek Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Cerus Corporation Gina S. Ramirez Pamela Duys-Hammer
Colorado Business Bank/COBIZ Financial Ms. Meg Storey-Simpson Earls Kitchen + Bar
Community First Foundation Marianne and John Virgili Frame De Art II
Connecticut General Life Insurance Company Ms. Lois Walton Gnat Jewelry Atelier
Delta Dental BELLE BONFILS LEGACY SOCIETY Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver
Pamela and Debbie Duys-Hammer Anonymous (3) Ink Lounge
Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman, P.C. Estate of Wilda Alice Berry* Kroenke Sports and Entertainment
Dr. and Mrs. William "Ben" Galloway Ben F. and Kristen M. Bye Live Nation
HealthONE Sheldon Chrysler Mendocino Wine Co.
Mrs. Cleta McCann Estate of Bertha J. Davidson* Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
Merrill Lynch Harold C. and Myrtle Dowell Trust Jeffrey B. Sporkin
Orangetheory Fitness James A. and June E. Englehorn The Woodhouse Day Spa
OrthoColorado Hospital Estate of Norrene Harker*  
Terumo BCT Kenneth and Shauna Levinson  
Sustainer ($1,000 - $4,999) Ms. Lori A. Miller  
Anonymous  Mrs. Jodi Muser  
Community Health Charities The Estate of Douglas J. Pimple*  
Cresa Partners-Denver, Inc. Larry Richards  
FirstBank Edith von Kaulla*  
Hays Companies Estate of Margery Monfort Wilson*  
Integrated Interiors and Construction, LLP *Deceased  
Schlessman Family Foundation Tribute Gift Made By
Dr. Richard G. Spurlock In Memory of Marylyn Armbruster Mr. Roger A. McCafferty
The Woodhouse Day Spa In Memory of Dr. Daniel G. Bills Anonymous
Guardian ($500 - $999)    
Anonymous (2) In Memory of Richard L. Brown Ms. Tracey Kelnhifer
Mr. Mark Carapella   Mr. and Mrs. Neil Quigley
Mr. Michael Corbin    
Mr. and Mrs. John Diak In Honor of Tiffany and Howard Cantor Michelle F. Barton
Mr. Michael Dolan    
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Farrell In Honor of City of Lafayette Staff and Community Members Mrs. Elizabeth Stroomer
Mr. Robert Imel    
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan A. Krueger In Honor of Columbine Lodge #147 AF & AM Mr. Samuel J. Howard, Jr.
Ms. Jessica L. Maitland    
Ginger and Trey Oliver In Honor of Meyer Eizenga Ms. Michele Huston
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Sporkin    
Mr. James Swayze In Memory of Mary Erhart Mr. and Mrs. Randall J. Erhart
Ronald and Carol Waeckerlin In Memory of Margaret M. Feltham Mr. Andrew A. Feltham
Ms. Jennifer Ward    
Nancy L. and Fred Wollen In Honor of Will Fritz Mr. William Murphy
  In Honor of Dr. William "Ben" Galloway David W. and Kim C. Route
  In Memory of Luke Grider Ms. Deborah Canada
    Ms. Gayla Jones
    Mr. and Mrs. David Killen
    Ms. Patricia Principi
    Mr. and Mrs. Jim Spencer
  In Member of David D. Hartman Anonymous
  In Honor of Jon Alan Hudson Ms. Diana Brock
    Mr. Kenneth Lathrop
    Mr. Tommy Lathrop
  In Memory of David Laliberte Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kaye
  In Memory of Barry McCann Mrs. Cleta McCann
  In Honor of Alisha Nichols Ms. Erin R. Poszywak
  In Memory of Stanton Perry-Sant Mr. and Mrs. William Oliver
  In Memory of Richard T. Pino Mr. Walter W. Heline
  In Honor of Dick Schulte Ms. Gali Beh
  In Memory of John Lee Switzer Anonymous
    Mr. Randy C. Alexander
    Mr. Kenneth Andow
    Mr. Raymond C. Hauschel
    Mr. Clay Schulz
    Mr. Cary Stitt
  In Memory of Rose and Adolph Weber Mr. John J. Erger