Mile High United Way's New Community Hub
In September 2014, Mile High United Way moved into our new building – the Morgridge Center for Community Change – in the historic Curtis Park neighborhood, the perfect location for the mission-centered, community-based work we do. The 63,000 square foot building includes the CoBank Leadership Center, a large collaboration space for Mile High United Way to convene the public, private, philanthropic and local nonprofit organizations to address the community’s challenges that are larger than any one organization can solve alone.
“The new headquarters will be much, much more than a new building. It will be a community asset – a long-term investment in the redevelopment of this unique area and in our ability to continue to partner with the Denver community to improve the lives of children, families, and individuals,” says Christine Benero, president and CEO of Mile High United Way.
So, when is a building more than a building? When it transforms a community, serves as a community anchor, creates opportunity to respond to Metro Denver’s long-term needs and provides direct services to both the community and partners it serves.
Mayor Hancock heralded the project as a “turning point” in the community, marking the beginning of a wider transformation for resident and businesses in Curtis Park and the Denver metro area.
Located across from Sonny Lawson Park, at the corner of Park Avenue West and California Street, the 63,000 square-foot building was designed by Davis Partnership Architects and was built by Denver-based PCL Construction. To date, capital support provided by the Morgridge Family Foundation, CoBank, The City and County of Denver, The Anschutz Foundation and PCL Construction in addition to New Markets Tax Credit financing spearheaded by Wells Fargo.
For press inquiries, contact Jen Morris at (303) 561-2259 or Jennifer.Morris@unitedwaydenver.org