Non-Profit Case Study

Our clients goals and objectives:

Our client Denver Leadership Foundation was heading into its 31st year for The Colorado Prayer Luncheon which follows a historical tradition inspired by the National Prayer Breakfast. This event was held at the Colorado Convention Center in the Four Seasons Ballroom. The past event planner was retiring and they reached out to us to plan this years luncheon with the support of the previous year’s team. With 1100 guests to include state leaders in the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of our government, such as Govenor John Hickenlooper we had a busy production schedule, nine months of planning, and many logistics to execute.

The event, was a combination of paid sponsorships, paid tickets, donated tickets along with guests tickets. Some more elements we worked on inlcuded choosing vendors, working with the AV production team, planning table/seat-assignments, taking care of sponsors, sending out host letters, recuriting and coordinating volunteers, security, registration, and budgeting, We also took care of the events database and invite list using the clients software program.

Coordinating the design and printing of the letterhead, invites, and programs were things we also did, along with organizing the run of show, speakers, and timelines. We also assisted with updating the website and facebook page. Our keynote speaker was Tamrat Layne a former Prime Minister of Ethiopia. An amazing story of a former revolutionary, prisoner, statesman who was converted to become a follower of Jesus Christ. We also had six other speakers along with a music performance by Lance Garrett.

The in-house cater, Centerplate, was used and we served a delicious Chicken Piccatta  which is a perfect meal for gluten free. The lemon marinated breast of chicken was accompanied by roasted garlic and parmesan risotto, lemon capers, and garlic sauce with grilled asparagus and oven-roasted herb tomato, and was a perfect choice for the budget.

The event was a huge success that we enjoyed working on and our clients loved our final detailed post report form documenting the event.  

Colorado Prayer Luncheon 2018

Colorado Prayer Luncheon 2018 at the Colorado Convention Center

Colorado Convention Center



“Willie Ripple was the Event Coordinator for the FIRM (Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries) Handshake Event recently at The Falls Event Center. Every detail was done with excellence. We were so proud to invite all of our Local and International friends with great confidence. I would highly recommend Willie Ripple Events for any event you might need coordinated. I wouldn’t have changed ONE thing!”

Lorrie & Larry, Shepherd’s Heart Ministry