Firefly Autism's 12th Annual

LAUGH YOURSELF BLUE

Thursday, April 13, 2023

6:30 pm at the Denver Art Museum with headlining comedian JR De Guzman

Our 12th annual fundraising gala, Laugh Yourself Blue, harnesses laughter's equalizing power to raise critical awareness and funds for autism research and support.

Join us as we pave a new path. This year marks transformational changes with our new team, mission, direction, and event venue. For the first time ever, Firefly Autism’s annual fundraising gala will be held at the Denver Art Museum because just like art, every individual on the spectrum is unique and admirable.

The evening promises to be an enriching and hilarious one as headlining comedian JR De Guzman takes the stage. The night will kick off with a beautiful social networking hour, followed by a seated dinner whereby you'll learn more about the tremendous impact of our work! As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Firefly Autism, we are joined by our event chairs Travis Plakke & Leigh Sullivan, Linda & Don Childears, and John & Shayna Griffith in making this year's gala extra special.

April 13, 2023
6:30 - 9:30 pm

Strum Grand Pavilion at the Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave. Pkwy.
Denver, CO 80204

Presented By:

Event Co-Chairs
Travis Plakke & Leigh Sullivan
Linda & Don Childears
John & Shayna Griffith

Ready to Celebrate the Spectrum?

TITLE SPONSOR................................................$100,000

PRESENTING SPONSOR....................................$50,000

LUMINESCENT SPONSOR..................................$20,000

FIREFLY SPONSOR...............................................$10,000

TABLE SPONSOR....................................................$5,000

INDIVIDUAL TICKET
...................................................$250

Luminescence Legacy Awardee

Jesse Ogas

HEADLINING TALENT: JR DE GUZMAN

Born in the Philippines and raised in California, JR De Guzman began performing comedy while working as a music teacher, which he quickly learned just meant teaching Taylor Swift songs to teenagers. He has entertained all over the world, having performed for Stand-Up Tokyo and ROR Comedy in Japan, the Jokers Ball in Indonesia, the Badaboom Comedy Series in Amsterdam, and countless other international shows. JR was the winner Stand-up NBC in 2016 & named as a prestigious "New Face" at Just for Laughs 2017. His quarter hour special on The Comedy Lineup is streaming NOW on Netflix, and he was just named one of Variety’s Ten Comics to watch 2022.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

DRESS CODE

Cocktail attire

PARKING

Pre-paid, covered parking will be available at the Denver Art Museum Parking Garage (65 W 12th Avenue).

All surrounding surface lots will be available for paid parking.

We also encourage guests to rideshare.

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

Firefly Autism is designated as a Certified Neurodiversity Workplace (CNW)

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