Join us for our
145th Annual Celebration!

The Y invites you to join us for one of the highlights of the city's fall calendar - an evening of dinner, raffles and live music in the Wild West. Put on your boots and hat and enjoy tons of fun all in support of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region.

October 19, 2023 from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Boot Barn Hall
13071 Bass Pro Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

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Celebration Sponsorship

For the last 145 years, the YMCA has been a powerful force for good in the Pikes Peak Region. While our community and the YMCA have grown and changed significantly since our founding, the Y has remained steadfast in our commitment to be for all, ensuring that everyone in Colorado Springs can access our life-changing programs and services regardless of their financial circumstances.

Your sponsorship will support the Y's commitment to the future of our region. Align your business with one of the most recognized and respected nonprofits in the community. As well as build relationships with businesses and community leaders. Join us for this fun and special evening as we honor the many volunteers, donors, community organizations, businesses and members that have helped shape and drive the impact of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region. 

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Shannon Rauen, CFRE at [email protected] or 719.329.7274.

Evening's Host

Dianne Derby


Dianne Derby is an Emmy award-winning journalist with seventeen years of compassionate experience covering major news events in southern Colorado and across the country. Upon joining the team at KOAA, Dianne said, “I am so thrilled to be part of a team that is truly committed to the issues that impact viewers the most. They care about depth in reporting, affecting change, and connecting with the community. I care deeply about those things, too, and now I get to be part of their mission.”

Her life and career have been shaped through her coverage of the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest Fires, the Planned Parenthood shooting, law enforcement funerals, interviewing families of missing or murdered children, and fighting for consumers desperate for a voice with companies that wouldn’t listen.

“My greatest satisfaction as a journalist is finding resolution when someone asks me to address a problem they couldn’t solve,” she said. “They deserve to be heard, and I’m so thankful my work gives them a voice. I am excited to offer that help in my role at KOAA.”

Dianne was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and misses the beach but not the humidity. She’s happy to trade the sunshine there for the four seasons here in Colorado Springs. Dianne has two Master’s degrees, one from Florida State University and one from the University of Miami. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Florida. She began her career as a general assignment reporter in Savannah, Georgia. She moved to Spartanburg, South Carolina next as an anchor and consumer reporter. Dianne then spent more than eight years at another station in Colorado Springs.

In her free time, she loves hiking, camping, and making memories with her family. She’s always ready for chips and salsa and a shopping spree to find antique costume jewelry.

Dianne will release her first book in Spring of 2022, a memoir about the power of mentoring, titled “Two Hundred Tuesdays: What a Pearl Harbor Survivor Taught Me About Life, Love, and Faith” (NavPress).
She and her husband have one daughter and three rescue pups.

Our History

Since our founding 1878, the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region has grown to include branch locations throughout the region and offsite locations at schools and neighborhood centers to reach over 125,000 people each year. Through partnerships and community involvement, the YMCA is reaching out in innovative ways to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

With your support and partnership, the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region can continue growing to meet the needs of our community.


Thank you to our 2023 Presenting Sponsor!


Thank you to our 2023 supporting sponsors!

Four Core Values Sponsor


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Thank you to our 2023 VIP Corporate Table Sponsors!










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