The Journey

The Journey 2023 Event Information

We are excited to announce that Shannon Miller, Olympic Gymnast and Gold Medalist, is our keynote speaker for The Journey 2023! The event will be held Friday, February 24 at the University of Denver Magness Arena. Click here to learn more about our speaker.

Introducing Our Entertainment: Wash Park Band
Be sure to bring comfy shoes! After the program, dance the night away to Wash Park Band! This award-winning band was voted as Denver A-List’s #2 Band in Colorado. Wash Park Band has been delighting crowds since 2009, playing for many prestigious clients including the Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Heart Association, Raise the Future (formerly the The Adoption Exchange), Denver Autism Society and now the Junior League of Denver!

We are excited to announce that Romi Bean, recently named lead sports anchor for CBS Colorado, will serve as our emcee for the evening. Unlike most in the business, Romi did not go to school for communications or journalism. Her career at CBS News Colorado started by covering the Broncos on CBS Colorado Mornings on a part-time basis. After two years of working mornings part-time, Romi landed a full-time position as the Weekend Sports Anchor in 2018. In January 2023, Romi was named CBS Colorado’s lead Sports Anchor. She is the first woman to be named main sports anchor in Denver TV history. Most recently, Romi was named Colorado Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association.

Just a few key 2023 event details: 

  • In addition to our keynote speaker, the event will include a cocktail hour, dinner, silent and live auctions and a paddle raise. Both auctions will feature incredible items from local Denver businesses. Oh, and don’t plan on turning in early because we will have a live band and dancing after the program concludes!
  • General Admission tickets are $175, available until February 20 or until sold out.
  • VIP tickets are $225 and include access to the Meet & Greet with Shannon Miller. In addition to General Admission perks, VIP attendees will have the opportunity to meet Shannon and have a professional photo taken with her!
  • Attire is cocktail

Please Consider Serving as a Table Hostess for The Journey 2023!

Click here for more information on being a Table Hostess.  If you’re interested in serving as a Table Hostess or have questions about tickets, please email Ticketing & Table Hostess Co-Chairs Jenny Simpson and Caroline Wilson at

Thank you in advance for supporting The Journey 2023 and our Mission to train women to become civic leaders and impactful community volunteers. Proceeds also support our community work to disrupt the cycle of systemic poverty for women and families in Denver.

We’re Here to Help!

  • General event questions? Email co-chairs Abby Herlein and Jessica Kibble at
  • Interested in sponsoring The Journey 2023? Email Ericka Patten at Click here to download a sponsorship packet.
  • Interested in donating auction items? We are always looking for new and exciting items! Email
  • Have questions about tickets or tables? Email