Mortenson is thrilled to announce that our 2022 Community Impact Partner will be Cleo Parker Robinson Dance (CPRD), a nonprofit dance company based in Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood that is on a mission to infuse vitality, innovation and education into every community they touch—around the corner and around the globe.
“After such a challenging year, our mission to connect people across all races and champion social justice through art and dance has never been more vital,” said Cleo Parker Robinson, founder, artistic director, and choreographer of the 51-year-old Cleo Parker Robinson Dance. “Our partnership with Mortenson will allow us to expand our reach and bring our programming and our advocacy efforts to more people in our community. We welcomed the Mortenson leadership team at our Equity Bootcamp and are proud of senior vice president Maja Rosenquist as a new Dancing Star in the 2021 Dancing with the Denver Stars gala. We deeply appreciate this partnership and look forward to working – and dancing – with the Mortenson team in the coming year.”
For the last six years, Mortenson has selected partners in the nonprofit community in Denver to be the beneficiaries of our yearly charitable events and volunteer efforts. This year, we raised $85,000 for our 2021 Community Impact Partner, Minds Matter, through our annual charity golf tournament.
“Mortenson was founded on the idea that together, we can build a better world, and we’ve always recognized that our mission goes beyond our work in the built environment,” said Brian Fitzpatrick, Vice President and General Manager of Mortenson Denver. “We’re here to uplift communities. Nonprofits, and particularly those in the arts space, were dealt a devastating blow over the past year. Cleo Parker Robinson Dance is a beloved institution in Denver, and we are proud to support their inclusionary cross-cultural approach to creative community development.”
Founded in 1970, CPRD has evolved from its origins as a professional ensemble and academy into five operational pillars and is an SCFD arts organization. Today, CPRD stands for uniting all people, honoring the African Diaspora, fighting for social justice, and celebrating life through movement.
Last year alone, we donated over $250,000 to local organizations, and our team members volunteered nearly 1,200 hours to local charitable organizations. Learn more about Mortenson’s commitment to the Denver community HERE.