Biggest Ever Cherrity Pie Festival Raises $36,000 for Anchor Center for Blind Children

Pie Consulting & Engineering is excited to announce its sixth annual Cherrity Pie Festival raised a record $36,000 for Anchor Center for Blind Children, a Denver-based nonprofit serving more than 400 children a year.

img_8052“We are overwhelmed with the community support for this year’s Cherrity Pie Festival,” said Paul Duncan, president of Pie, a global forensic and building sciences engineering firm. “We are humbled by the generosity of our sponsors and so many people to ensure Anchor Center can continue to provide vital programs and support to hundreds of Colorado families.”

The Cherrity Pie Festival, which began in 2011, is Pie’s hallmark community fundraiser and supports early intervention center-based programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. This year’s event drew more than 300 attendees – a 33% increase in attendance from last year.

“Pulling off one of our biggest events ever was only possible with the collective support of our corporate sponsors, volunteers and families who came out to support this worthy cause,” Duncan said. “We are grateful for the opportunity to make a positive impact on our community.”

This year’s festival featured fun family activities, including live music, a beer garden, face painting and, of course, a “pie” walk. A silent auction raised more than $9,000, and the event also featured drawings for an award-winning locally made quilt and an all-expenses paid trip to Panama.

Festival sponsors contributed $23,000 to this year’s fundraiser. Our 2016 corporate supporters included Ponderosa Petroleum, Rogue Architecture, J.R. Butler, Blu Sky, ASR Companies, Integrative Mastery Programs, Mortenson Construction, Lerch Bates, AAA Waterproofing, American Hydrotech, Benson Korrane Storz Nelson, Black Roofing, Burg Simpson, DRS Engineering Contractors, Emergenetics International, Fiore & Sons, Fransen Pittman, Gillians Land Consultants, GCP Applied Technologies, , Integrity Electrical Solutions, MAXX Properties, McWhinney Real Estate Services, Smalley & Company, T.A.M.P.A., Western Specialty Contractors, Saunders Construction, Wadell & Reed, Palace Construction, Samora, Wilkins Reinicke & Co., and Village Inn.

“Anchor Center is a magical place that provides early intervention and professional support and empowers kids to soar,” Duncan added. “We look forward to continue to expand this event and strengthen the awareness of its important work.”

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.

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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 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.