Thanks to the support of many businesses, sponsors, and individuals, Brink had an amazing 2018. We taught 4 courses of our Frames Prison Program to 52 students at the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility. We printed 3 journals, publishing 53 writers from 7 countries and 16 states. We launched a new education initiative for low-literacy youth, a beautiful new website for our nonprofit, and expanded Tethered by Letters’ mission under a new name: Brink Literacy Project.

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This Year’s Event

We cordially invite you to our fourth annual Novel Gala! Don your mask for this year’s “masquerade” theme and join us at The Brown Palace as we raise funds and glasses for vital educational programs in Colorado and beyond!

This year’s gala will be bigger and better than ever before, with a new venue, a program of music and art, and the best storytelling in town. In support of our Frames Prison Program, funds raised will help Brink to use storytelling to increase literacy rates and close the achievement gap in the prison population.

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Join Us!

We hope you’ll join us for a night of celebration and intrigue! Space is limited so snag your tickets early.

Location: The Brown Palace, 321 17th St, Denver, CO 80202 (map)

Date: May 11, 2019 at 6 p.m.

Theme: Masquerade

Master of Ceremonies: Ed Greene

Honoring: Linda Childears will accept the Novel Philanthropic Award on behalf of the Daniels Fund


Novel Philanthropic Award

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At this year’s event, Brink is overjoyed to present the Novel Philanthropic Award to the Daniels Fund, a private charitable foundation established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, which is dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. The Daniels Fund is having an incredible impact on youth through support of early childhood education, financial literacy, and its scholarship programs.

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Linda Childears joined the Daniels Fund in 2005. She implements the Board’s strategic direction and leads all programs and operations. Prior to the Daniels Fund, Linda served as President & CEO of Young Americans Bank, Bill Daniels’ bank for kids. Bill appointed her a trustee of his estate and named her to the Daniels Fund Board of Directors. Her leadership reflects her dedication to honoring Bill Daniels’ philanthropic intent.

About the Cause

The Frames Prison Program does more than just increase vital literacy skills. Focused around an innovative graphic memior program, Frames helps students dig into their past, unearth the elements that have forged their present, and create a vision for their future.

To find out more about our prison literacy and storytelling program, please visit our program page or watch the video below.

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Learn More

For this event, we invite local and international businesses, companies, and organizations to sponsor Brink and the expansion of our education programs. For more information on our Frames Prison Program—this year’s spotlight education initiative—we have compiled a reporting package of information, data, and testimonies gathered from our first year teaching in prison.

For more information on our sponsorship tiers, please feel free to peruse our sponsorship package. We offer a number of sponsorship tiers with a range of press and advertizing opportunities, so if you are interested in sponsoring us, we’d love to hear from you! Contact our Gala Manager, Anna: asuszynski[at]

Last Year’s Sponsors

A special thank you to last year’s sponsors of the Novel Gala

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Get Your Tickets Today!

Spaces are limited, so snag your tickets today!