Dumb Friends League expands services

Rendering of the new Dumb Friends San Luis Valley Animal Center

The Denver Dumb Friends League has set its sights on a new location, expanding and starting construction a few weeks ago in Alamosa, CO. The new Dumb Friends San Luis Valley Animal Center expects to rescue and care for 2,500 lost, stray and abandoned pets annually.

Not only will the Dumb Friends League expand their services to south-central Colorado, but they also have been busy reuniting owners and their pets after the chaotic Fourth of July weekend fireworks.

CBS Denver covers Denver Dumb Friends League efforts to reunite pets with owners

The Denver Dumb Friends League is utilizing Finding Rover, a website where individuals can upload pictures of missing or found pets in order to bring them back home.

Scott Reiman is an avid longtime supporter of the Denver Dumb Friends League. Without the compassionate support of community members like Reiman, it would not be able to expand, serve and care for so many animals.

ACE Scholarships “saving grace” during COVID-19

ACE Scholarships provides a choice

ACE Scholarships delivers hope and educational support for low-income families and their children experiencing difficult times.

With a passion for their mission and critical work empowering countless children and families, Hexagon CEO Scott Reiman is an avid contributor and supporter of ACE Scholarships.

Hope, a single mother of three recently shared that ACE Scholarships has been her “saving grace” because it helps meet her family’s immediate needs and continues to provide educational opportunities for her children.

ACE Scholarships recently published a list of free resources for families and children, including COVID-19 specific information such as SAME Cafe’s pay-what-you-can meals. Click here to see the ACE Scholarships COVID-19 resource list.

Learn more about Scott Reiman and his philanthropy here.

Help homeless pets this holiday

Help homeless pets this holiday

It’s the season of giving and this includes giving back to our four-legged friends.

Through December 31, the Denver Dumb Friends League is taking donations to reach its goal of $1 million to help transform the lives of homeless and neglected pets throughout Colorado.

Donations make a real difference in the lives of these furry friends. In 2018, these contributions helped the DDFL bring in and care for more than 21,000 animals and provide services for over 25,000 dogs and cats.

The DDFL is the largest community-based animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region—providing a strong, compassionate and steadfast voice for those who cannot speak for themselves and works with the community to help homeless pets and end animal suffering.

Scott Reiman has been a longtime supporter of the DDFL. Without the compassionate support of community members like Reiman, it would not be able to serve and care for so many animals.

100 Years of Mentoring Youth with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters Colorado 100th Anniversary Logo
Image courtesy of Big Brothers Big Sisters Colorado

This year marks the hundredth anniversary of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado mentoring programs.

Since 1918, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado has offered programs that match adults (Bigs) and youth (Littles) for ongoing mentoring relationships. Currently, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado provides programs that are community-based, sports-centric, and/or academics-focused. Bigs and Littles build their relationships through regular meetings and participating in events and activities together.

Through these programs, Littles are able to build self-confidence, improve academically, and create healthy habits. These positive results are also shown to continue into the adult lives of former Littles, demonstrating the lasting impact of Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring.

On October 18, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado will be marking their centennial at the Big Night Out Gala, which will gather community leaders, philanthropists, and current Bigs and Littles. The event will honor volunteers and corporate partners as well as celebrate a century of guiding youth to a bright future.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado has a special place in the heart of Scott Reiman, who spent several years volunteering as a mentor through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. He congratulates Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado on 100 years of guiding youth toward a bright future.

Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn comes to Denver

One of the world’s most recognized artists is making his mark on Denver.

Rembrandt van Rijn
Self-Portrait Leaning on a Stone Sill, 1639. Etching, with touches of drypoint; image height: 8.07 x image width: 6.45 in. Bibliothèque nationale de France. Image courtesy of BnF.

On view now through January 6, 2019 at The Denver Art Museum is Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker. The DAM is the sole venue in the U.S. to display Dutch Master Rembrandt van Rijn’s work and offers visitors a peek into his life and career of printmaking. The exhibition also coincides with the 350th anniversary of the artist’s death (1606–1669).

Nearly 100 prints from Rembrandt’s 40-year career showcase his approach to printmaking and how he combined the three principle methods of intaglio: etching, drypoint and engraving. Works on view include self-portraits and portraits of prominent Dutch figures as well as biblical, still life, allegorical, genre and landscape artworks.

The Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker exhibit is on view at the Denver Art Museum through January 6, 2019.
Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker is on view at the Denver Art Museum through January 6, 2019.

Although the exhibition centers on Rembrandt’s printmaking, 17 drawings and several paintings are also on view.

The exhibition is included in general admission and thanks to the Free for Kids program, is free for youth ages 18 and under. Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation sponsor the Free for Kids program and support initiatives that offer kids access to art and cultural experiences.