Deloitte will serve as one of this year's sponsors of the Glass Half Full event in Denver - an annual fundraiser presented by Greenhouse Scholars - the firm announced last Friday. Greenhouse Scholars is a non-profit that supports, inspires and drives exemplary but under-resourced college students to become community leaders with the potential to change the trajectory of lives and communities around the globe.
All proceeds from the April 23rd event at Denver's McNichols Civic Center Building will directly benefit Greenhouse Scholars from Colorado. "Deloitte is proud to support Greenhouse Scholars and the inspiring students they develop into tomorrow's future leaders," stated Deborah Sills, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP. "Greenhouse Scholars enables some of our brightest young people to stay in school and helps them make their dreams come true, while also strengthening our communities." Glass Half Full is an annual celebration that focuses on the Greenhouse Scholars who directly benefit from the event. It looks to raise awareness and vital funds, while providing guests with the chance to sample fine wines, cocktails and bites from LYFE Kitchen, Dish Gourmet, Gozo, and Pinche Taqueria. Event attendees can also participate in live and silent auctions with prizes that include a trip to Greenland with Natural Habitat Adventures. "We are extremely thankful for Deloitte's support as a sponsor of Glass Half Full," said Pete Burridge, president and chief executive officer of Greenhouse Scholars, in a statement. "Their participation is a testament to their belief in our mission to cultivate the next generation of community leaders by providing comprehensive personal and financial support to extraordinary college students. We thank Deloitte for joining with us to be catalysts for change." Other event sponsors joining Deloitte include FirstBank, DigitalGlobe, Aerotek, Crestone Capital Advisors, and Greenhouse Partners. For more information on Glass Half Full, visit their site here. For more information on Greenhouse Scholars, visit their site here.