The date has changed!

A note from the Executive Director:

To all our donors, families and community,

Firefly Autism and its leadership team have remained diligent in implementing safety measures for our clients, staff and partners. We have and will continue to monitor the COVID-19 (commonly referred to as the Coronavirus) crisis to ensure we make the necessary considerations and modifications for the safety of our community. We have made the decision to move our beloved “Laugh Yourself Blue” gala, slated originally for April 16th, to the future date of June 25th, 2020. All sponsorships, table purchases and ticket sales will be honored and other than the date, nothing else changes. 

In order to still raise funds in the month of April, we will be hosting our silent auction online along with some other potential virtual surprises on April 16th. These funds are vital to the organization, so we do invite you to keep that date on your calendar and stay tuned for further information. 

We will continue to be a community partner and together we will get through this crisis and once again, come together when the crisis diminishes. Until then, stay safe, love with all your heart and help one another, especially our elderly however we can.

Jesse Ogas

Executive Director, Firefly Autism

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Seawall Grand Ballroom

at the Denver Center for Performing Arts

Cocktail Reception at 5:00 pm

Dinner & Program at 6:30 pm

9th Anniversary

Laugh Yourself Blue

June 25, 2020, 5pm

Seawall Grand Ballroom
1350 Arapahoe St. Denver, 80204

A premier comedy gala benefiting Firefly Autism

Helping them discover the world, and the world discover them

Firefly Autism’s premier gala, Laugh Yourself Blue is back again this year! Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 16 to attend this special night featuring comedians, Mike Jr. and Michael McCreary, known as the Aspie Comic. Because of the popularity of this gala, tickets sell out quickly.

Top Notch Entertainment Featuring Headliner Michael Jr.

Our headliner for the evening, Michael Jr. will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter while you enjoy the evening supporting Firefly Autism.

His television appearances include The Tonight Show, The Late, Late Show, Oprah, Jimmy Kimmel Live Comedy Central, The Tom Joyner Show, The Bob and Tom Show TV One, Bryon Allen’s Comic Unleashed, BET’s ComicView, SiTV, CNN, DayBreak USA and ComedyTV.

Check out the laughs!

And Michael McCreary,
The Aspie Comic

Check out the laughs

Michael McCreary may only be twenty-two, but he’s already well on his way to fulfilling his lifelong, albeit short, dream of becoming a stand-up comedian. The young comic, a high schoolgrad from Orangeville, Ontario, was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of five. In an act of self-preservation, combined with the desire for constant attention and the inability to stop talking, stand-up comedy seemed inevitable.

The evening will be Hosted by Tori and Al From Daily Blast Live

Sponsor the Premier Gala of 2020 and Be Seen

We Love Our 2020 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Walmart Pharmacy | Mission Yogurt


Tuan Oloa, LLP 


Tiger Rock
The Melvin & Elaine Wolf Foundation 
Mortensen Construction 
Pepsi Beverages Co 
Schomp Automotive 
Leigh Sullivan & Travis Plakke 


Gary Moore & Jane Costain 
Rubin Brown
Metro State University 
Nichole Taylor 
Liv Sotheby's 
Donna Goldin-Evans 
GHP Investment Advisors, Inc. 
Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya 
Swire Coca-Cola 
Leprino Family
Yolanda Ortega 


Eventful Productions, Inc. 
Blue Moon 
Hotel Teatro 

Event Highlights

Silent Auction

You don’t have to attend Laugh Yourself Blue to participate in our silent auction. Starting soon our online silent auction opens to the public.

Wine and Spirit Wall

At the event, wine and spirit grab bags will be available for purchase for $35. You then choose a bag that could contain a bottle for the value of the bag or more!

Do you have something you'd like to Donate to our events?

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like to donate a silent auction item or wine or spirits wall


Firefly Autism is pleased to honor the following community members

Kelly Stahlman

Firefly Luminescence Award for Children’s Advocacy


Firefly Luminescence Award for Community Impact

Chief Paul Pazen

Firefly Luminescence Award for Champions of Justice Award

Event Co-Chairs

Kelly Hodges

Leign Sullivan & Travis Plakke

Previous Year's Events

Firefly Autism is a 501(c)(3) organization registered in the state of Colorado. Donations are tax-deductible.


2695 S. Jersey Street
Denver, CO 80222

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