2014 Goodnight Moon Gala

Join us for the starriest night of the year.  And don’t miss our secret unveiling!  Elegance and fun will come together to support Bright Beginnings’ early childhood programs and help us give children a shining start in life.

Over the next year, your support can make a difference for the 20,000+ families and children we will reach with our educational programming. Provided at no-cost to participants, we equip families with the tools they need to foster social, emotional, and cognitive growth during their child’s critical first 3 years.



Friday, November 7th
6:00-7:15 PM Cocktails, Silent Auction
7:15-9:00 PM Dinner, Presentation, Live Auction and Paddle Raise
9:00-11:00 PM After Party: Dessert Buffet, Coffee Bar, Live Entertainment



2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205


Colorado’s Early Childhood Leadership Commission (ECLC)
  • Lt. Governor Joe Garcia
  • Barbara Grogan
  • Anna Jo Haynes

The Early Childhood Leadership Commission works to improve outcomes for young children ages birth to eight and their families by advancing the alignment, coordination, and efficiency of programs and services.


Sarah E. Watamura
Director of the CHaD lab. She is an Associate Professor at DU. After training with Dr. Megan Gunnar at the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development she received her Ph.D. from the Department of Human Development at Cornell University. She has long-standing interests in children’s physiologic regulation, their development within care giving contexts, and relations between physiologic regulation and developing physical and psychological stress. She has recently expanded her work to include the unique stressors and buffers that may be important for physiologic stress among families experiencing poverty and among newcomer Mexican-origin families.



Steve Berman, M.D. and Elaine Berman Senator Mike Johnston
Robert Cohen Elaine Kelton
Pat Hamill Doug Price
Mayor Michael Hancock Governor Roy and Bea Romer
Governor John Hickenlooper Dean Prina, M.D.
George Sparks and Shandra Wilson, M.D.



If you would like to get involved, there are many ways you can help:

For more information, please contact Jean McSpadden:
303.433.6200 x23 or jean@brightbeginningsusa.org



We need your help! Bright Beginnings has a variety of volunteer opportunities to help make the Goodnight Moon Gala a huge success. From soliciting auction items, assisting with event set up or staffing the event, there are many ways you can help. Sign up here to volunteer on this link and we will contact you with more information:

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