Major Milestone Reached for New Headquarters
New Headquarters Update: March 2014
Mile High United Way Celebrates Major Milestone for the new
Morgridge Center for Community Change
On Tuesday, March 25 Mile High United Way celebrated an exciting moment in the construction of their new headquarters - The Morgridge Center for Community Change – due open in August 2014. Nearly 200 staff, construction workers and donors attended the ceremonial “topping off,” a tradition dating back to 700 A.D., marking the placement of the final piece of structural steel. According to custom, everyone signed the steel beam before it was hoisted 45 feet in the air and placed atop the building, “Today signifies a major milestone in the construction of our new headquarters,” said Christine Benero, president and CEO of Mile High United Way. “We are one step closer to realizing our vision of creating a space where together as a community, we can create social change.”
Amongst the crowd were Carrie Morgridge of the Morgridge Family Foundation, the lead donors and namesake for the building; Christine Benero of Mile High United Way; Shaun Yancey of PCL Construction; Mary McBride of CoBank; Ted Harms of The Anschutz Foundation; Brian Jackson of Linden Lane Partners; and Brande Micheau of District 8 Councilman Brooks’ office.
“This United Way building is the catalyst for positive change in the Five Points neighborhood,” said Carrie Morgridge, Morgridge Family Foundation, “Thank you Mile High United Way for stepping up to the community needs!”
The new headquarters located across from Sonny Lawson Park, at the corner of Park Avenue West and California Street, is a long-term investment in the collaborative community work Mile High United Way does to improve the lives of children, families and individuals. The 63,000 square-foot building was designed by Davis Partnership Architects and is being built by Denver-based PCL Construction. Watch the real-time progress on the construction.