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Denver Art Museum Honors Charlie Gallagher at Collectors' Choice 32

The museum’s black-tie fundraiser includes cocktail hour, seated dinner and entertainment

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced today that it will honor long-time museum trustee and local businessman Charlie Gallagher at its 32nd annual Collectors’ Choice fundraising gala on November 29, 2012. The glamorous affair is one of the museum’s largest fundraisers. This year funds will help support the DAM’s dynamic exhibition schedule and ongoing education programs.

“For nearly two decades, Charlie Gallagher has served on the museum board, helping to guide the institution,” said Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM. “We’re thankful for the generosity and vision of the Gallagher family and want to celebrate their ongoing commitment to the DAM.”

A constant friend to the museum, Charlie has been a steadfast supporter of the museum’s programs and mission. Joining the DAM Board of Trustees in 1995, Charlie has served as Co-Vice Chair of the Board since 2001. In honor of contributions made by Charlie and his wife Diane to the Frederic C. Hamilton Building Capital Campaign, a 6,000-square foot exhibition space located on level one of the Hamilton Building was named the Charles P. and Diane Gallagher Family Gallery. Charlie and Diane also offer ongoing support of museum exhibitions and programming through the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign and endowment.

As one of Denver’s premier entrepreneurs and deal-makers, Charlie gives back extensively through service and philanthropy in both arts and education. Charlie and Diane founded the Diane and Charles Gallagher Family Foundation in 1997 with a primary focus on educational opportunities and college scholarships for inner city youth. The Foundation has been a major contributor to many community charities, universities, hospitals and the arts.

Event co-chairs are Marilyn and Pete Coors, Cindy and Ted Halaby, Jane and Fred Hamilton, Verna and Bill Pauls and Marcia and Dick Robinson. For ticket information, interested parties should contact Gravely Wilson at gwilson@denverartmuseum.org or call 720-913-2763.

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