Ascend Performing Arts Joins Colorado Nonprofit Association in Celebrating Colorado Nonprofit Week

DENVER, CO – From March 16th through March 20th, Ascend Performing Arts, is joining the Colorado Nonprofit Association and its fellow members and supporters across the state to celebrate Colorado Nonprofit Week, an annual event that recognizes the vital contributions nonprofit organizations make to our communities.

ColoradoNonprofit_logoThe purpose of Colorado Nonprofit Week is to educate the public and create a better understanding of the value and importance of the nonprofit sector to our state.

Ascend is participating in a number of Colorado Nonprofit Week activities designed to increase visibility of the work its organization performs in the community. Ascend will highlight its mission and vision, provide a tribute to its volunteers and board members, acknowledge the dedicated staff which works so hard year-round, and thank those who donate to and support the organization.

“Nonprofits serve our communities in ways we don’t always recognize,” said Renny Fagan, president and CEO of Colorado Nonprofit Association. “From health and human services, to arts and education, the work of nonprofits is integrated into the daily lives of Coloradans. Our hope for Colorado Nonprofit Week is to illustrate how these organizations create the wonderful quality of life we enjoy here in Colorado.”

“This week is a great opportunity for Ascend Performing Arts to tell our story,” said Mark Arnold, Executive Director, Ascend Performing Arts. “I am very proud of the efforts of everyone involved, from our volunteers and staff members to our donors and supporters.”

For more information on how to get involved in local events related to Colorado Nonprofit Week, please visit or visit

About Ascend Performing Arts

Since 1958, Ascend Performing Arts has become a multi-faceted, youth performing arts organization dedicated to elevating life performance through the pursuit of excellence.  We are recognized as the Rocky Mountain region’s most visible performing arts organization–from U.S. Presidents to international performances.  Programs such as the internationally acclaimed Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps and the 4-time Winter Guard International Champion Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble play an important role in providing high-caliber performance ensembles for thousands of youth performers each year.  Ascend Performing Arts also produces the Broncos Stampede Drum Line and Broncos Brass to entertain tens of thousands of NFL fans at Denver Broncos home games every season.  Educational programs such as the BKXperience allows students of a variety of performance levels to learn from the best educators in the marching arts activity.  Ascend Events, such as the Drums Along the Rockies and Corps Encore drum corps shows and the Friendship Cup high school marching contests, provide a stage which showcases the world’s top young musicians to perform at the highest level.  For more information, please visit or call (303) 777-1937 or email

Support Ascend by scheduling your Colorado Gives Day donation by December 7, or donate on December 8.

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