4th Annual Cherrity Pie Festival Raises $30,000+ for Anchor Center for Blind Children

Arvada, Colorado – November 4, 2014 – The fourth annual Cherrity Pie Festival hit a new record, raising more than $30,000 for Anchor Center for Blind Children, a Denver-based nonprofit serving more than 400 children a year.

The event’s success brings the cumulative total benefiting Anchor Center to nearly $100,000 since it started in 2011 by Pie Consulting & Engineering.

Cherrity Pie 14- Paul and MikeThe Cherrity Pie Festival is Pie’s hallmark community fundraiser and last year raised more than $26,000 for early intervention center-based programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. This year’s efforts set a new record for the annual event and brought the cumulative total to nearly $100,000 for Anchor Center.

“I couldn’t be more proud of all the sponsors, volunteers, and community support we’ve had to make this year’s Cherrity Pie Festival the biggest ever,” said Paul Duncan, president of Pie, a global forensic and building sciences engineering firm. “Anchor Center is a special place that provides early intervention and professional support and empowers kids to soar.”

This year’s event, co-sponsored by the law firm of Holland & Hart, featured fun family activities and a silent auction. It drew nearly 200 attendees.

The auction alone raised more than $6,300, including a signed Peyton Manning Broncos framed jersey drawing that topped $2,000 with more than 500 entrants.

Cherrity Pie 14- TrainOur generous sponsors contributed $22,500, making this year’s festival the most successful one yet. Our 2014 corporate supporters include Andarko Petroleum Company, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Village Inn, ASR, Harmon Inc, SPCS, Ponderosa Petroleum, RE Reconstruction Experts, Lerch Bates, Fiore & Sons, Samora, J.R. Butler, Smalley & Company, T.A.M.P.A., Hayes Construction Company, Blue Sky, Jansen Strawn, PiChai, Wadell & Reed, Rogue Architecture, Corsela Dorken Delta, Saunders, Grace, Palace Construction, R.W. Specialties, Inc., New York Deli News, Sign-a-Rama, and Gravity Play.

“When you see first-hand the positive impact that the Anchor Center early intervention has made on so many Colorado families, it’s easy to see why our company, staff and partners generously support this important event, year after year,” Duncan added.

Cherrity Pie 14- Pieeating“We want to thank Pie Consulting & Engineering for giving back to the community via the Cherrity Pie Festival now in its fourth year. The principals and all the employees have been so generous with their time in planning and putting on the event,” said Anchor Center’s development director Kristine Wolfe. “The funds donated by sponsors and attendees have helped Anchor Center provide services to children with vision impairments throughout the state. They have become a part of the Anchor Center family and the friendships that have been formed are near and dear to our hearts. We value the partnership and are extremely grateful for the success of this year’s event.”

Founded in 1982, Anchor Center for Blind Children is a nationally recognized, private, non-profit agency providing services for blind and visually impaired children. The only organization in Colorado providing early intervention and education services for children from birth to five years old, Anchor Center currently serves about 400 children a year.

If you’d like to donate to the Anchor Center, visit www.coloradogives.org/anchorcenter and please put “Cherrity Pie” in your donation comments.

About Pie Consulting & Engineering
Pie Consulting & Engineering is a leading global provider of building and forensic science experts who provide a comprehensive and diverse range of engineering, rehabilitative design, consulting, enclosure commissioning (BECx), construction management, and field performance testing services. Founded in 1999, we service our development, design, construction, insurance/claims, and legal professional clients globally from our headquarters in Colorado and multiple regional offices strategically positioned throughout the nation. To learn more, visit www.pieglobal.com.

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About Holland & Hart
Holland & Hart LLP delivers integrated legal solutions to regional, national and international clients of all sizes. Since its inception in 1947, Holland & Hart’s more than 470 lawyers in 15 locations who have consistently been recognized by leading national and international peer and industry review organizations for innovation and dedication to the practice of law. For more information, visit www.hollandhart.com.

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About Anchor Center for Blind Children
Anchor Center for Blind Children is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing early intervention/education to blind and visually impaired children throughout the state of Colorado. The staff of highly trained vision specialists, therapists and teachers strive to foster the full potential of children who are blind by providing exemplary education, therapy and family support services. For more information, or to make a donation visit www.anchorcenter.org.

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