40th Anniversary Gala

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Thursday Evening
September 22, 2022

Denver Art Museum

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Just imagine everyone had a place to call home and the supportive community to achieve their dreams.

For 40 years, Mercy Housing has been at the forefront of bringing stable affordable homes to families, seniors and people with special needs. Putting residents at the center of our work continues to be the cornerstone of our mission. We provide service-enriched housing tailored to help residents achieve their dreams.

More details to come, so be sure to register for updates.

“I imagine a world where everybody gets treated with the respect and dignity they deserve”

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We are grateful to have an impressive, and still growing, host steering committee. The unique perspectives of these individuals from different backgrounds and organizations — all with a heart for housing — will add value to the 40th Anniversary Gala.

Host Steering Committee

Barry Zigas, Co Chair, Principal, Zigas & Associates

Doug Jutte, Co Chair, Executive Director, Build Healthy Places Network

Ismael Guerrero, President & CEO, Mercy Housing

Sr. Sheila Browne, Director Mission Leadership, Sisters of Providence Health System / CommonSpirit

Suzanne Swift, Retired, Buffet Concepts, Inc.

Jane Graf, Former CEO, Mercy Housing


Priscilla Almodovar, President & CEO, Enterprise Community Partners

Ellis Carr, CEO, Capital Impact Partners

Henry Cisneros, Chairman, American Triple I Partners, LLC

Eileen Fitzgerald, Head of Housing, Social Impact, Wells Fargo

Joe Hagan, Retired President/CEO, National Equity Fund, Inc

Bart Harvey, Former Chair & CEO Enterprise Community Partners

Jeff Hayward, EVP / Chief Admin Officer, Fannie Mae

Hal Keller, Former CEO, Ohio Capital Corp for Housing

Mark McDaniel, CEO, Cinnaire Advancing Communities

Joe Neri, CEO, IFF

Daniel A. Nissenbaum, CEO, Low Income Investment Fund

Pamela Patenaude, Former General Deputy Secretary, HUD, Bipartisan Policy Center

Matt Reilein, CEO, National Equity Fund, Inc

Nic Retsinas, Retired Assistant Secretary, HUD

Anne Segrest McCulloch, Chief Legal Officer & Financial Services Executive, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco

Denise Scott, President, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Steve Spears, Former CFO, Mercy Housing

Ron Terwilliger, Chairman Emeritus, Retired CEO of Trammell Crow Residential

Russ Pitto, Vice President, SIMEON Residential Properties

Gaye Woods, System Director Community Benefit, SCL Health

Mike Zoellner, Managing Partner, ZF Capital

Denver Host Committee

Yvonne Camacho

Barbara Kelley

Paul Neumann

Michele Stowe

Denver Art Museum

Denver Art Museum at night

A location like no other

Mercy Housing is ecstatic to host our 40th Anniversary Gala at the Denver Art Museum this year.

With encyclopedic collections of more than 70,000 diverse works from across the centuries and world, the Denver Art Museum, located in the Denver Civic Center, is one of the largest art museums between the West Coast and Chicago. It is known for its collection of American Indian art, as well as The Petrie Institute of Western American Art, which oversees the Museum’s Western art collection.

The gala will be held in the Sturm Grand Pavilion which is the premiere event space on level two of the Sie Welcome Center. Enclosed in a fluted glass façade, this stunning space provides sweeping views of downtown Denver and access to all galleries on the second level of the Martin Building.

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