Record-Breaking at Concours 2011 and Friday Night Fights, Round II!

Monday, October 03, 2011

morgan adams concours 2011If you joined us on August 27, you were in great company along with over 1,300 other supporters of The Morgan Adams Foundation at our annual Concours d’Elegance event! Thanks to our incredibly generous exhibitors (see the event catalog for a complete list) and our brilliant sponsors Newmont Mining, Chubb, Decon Labs, Inc. and an additional list you’ll find below, we produced one of  the largest Concours to-date and are completely astounded by your participation and generosity.  Curious how we fared? Keep reading and be amazed!

Chip Auction Results

Each year, we hold a chip auction to raise funds to purchase microchips that can help oncologists differentiate cancers down to the genetic level. These chips are helping pediatric cancer patients receive highly customized treatment protocols and improve the success of those treatments. In the long term, that means fewer kids lost to cancer and better treatments from the get-go for these amazing kids when they need them most.

You stepped to the plate in an awe-inspiring fashion this year, and to-date, donations from the chip auction funded over 1,000 chips (total accounted for raise at present is $103,500 with a cost of $1,000 per microchip). On top of it all, the bartenders for the evening donated their tips back to MAF, buying an additional TWO chips with their donations! We can’t thank you enough for the role each of you played in meeting this landmark number. It makes us smile to know that in the coming year, we can offer even more of these diagnostic microchips to kids who are fighting for their lives.

Want to see what you missed at Concours? 

Be sure to stop by our photo galleries. We are fortunate enough to have several talented photographers who donate their time and services for the event. Here are the links for your viewing pleasure – and if you were there, share the links with your friends and get them inspired to join you next year!

BlackTie Colorado/LeRoy Standish’s gallery

John Waugh’s gallery

Julie Kemerling’s gallery

What’s Next at MAF? Friday Night Fights, Round II - 11.11.11!

We’re glad you asked! Our second annual Friday Night Fights event is coming up fast on November 11. Be sure to visit that event’s dedicated website (and don’t forget the pictures from last year’s event, too!). Tables for this one go FAST (last year was a sellout), and we look forward to seeing you then.

A special thanks to the following additional sponsors of MAF Concours 2011

5280 Magazine

Centennial Airport

Century Link

Hein & Associates LLP


American Airlines

Lighting Services, Inc.


CoBiz Financial

Russell Investments

Noble Energy

Multimedia Audio Visual


Xanadu Aviation


Dovetail Solutions

Airways Communication, Inc.

Ferrari of Denver

It's Time for Concours! Tickets Now On Sale

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Whether you're a long-time supporter of the Morgan Adams Foundation or new to our fight to support pediatric cancer research, our annual Concours event is just as exciting! On August 27, we gather at the Centennial Airport for an evening of finery - an exhibition of the world's most exclusive vintage aircraft and exotic automobiles, all in the name of knocking out pediatric cancer. From flyovers to silent and live auction items, it's a sellout each and every year. 

Ever wanted to see a 1954 Mercedes Gullwing from only a foot away? How about aircraft from World War II? It's all at Concours and tickets are now on sale. Go ahead and have a glimpse at the aircraft and automobiles from our previous shows and get more details about the entire evening that is Concours.

We certainly hope to see you there and don't delay on those tickets - we know some events tell you that they sell out each year, but we really do! You can even purchase your tickets directly online.

Wings up, pedal down and run - don't walk - to secure your spot at the 2011 Concours d'Elegance, Colorado's most exclusive show of vintage and exotic aircraft and automobiles.

Call for Volunteers: MAF Needs YOU!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

We have two of our most exciting events coming up, and if you're in the greater Denver/Boulder/Front Range area, we need you. Yeah, yeah - we need, but you're asking: what do I GET? Well, in addition to being a part of events that help fund life-changing research for pediatric cancer patients, you get to attend one or BOTH of these mind blowing events:

Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing/Race Against Kids Cancer

When: August 6-7

Where: High Plains Raceway (Deer Trail, CO)

How You Can Help: Volunteer for one day or both over the weekend and help us staff the entry gate, VIP tent, MAF information table and more. You tell us! 


Morgan Adams Concours d'Elegance

When: August 27

Where: Centennial Airport (Centennial, CO)

How You Can Help: The possibilities are endless - attend the Rocky Mountain region's most exclusive vintage and exotic automobile and car show at Centennial Airport. We need help in all of the following areas:

ATTRACTION CHECK-IN (checking in car/plane/motorcycle exhibitors -- experienced volunteers preferred!)
BARTENDER (must be professional bartender, tips trained)
GENERAL VOLUNTEER (food servers, chair set up, trash crew, etc.)
GREETER (greet guests at entrance and direct to ticket takers or will call)
PARKING ASSISTANT (provide parking directions and shuttle drivers to car on golf cart)
PERIMETER MONITORS (monitor the event area and guests)
TICKET TAKERS (take guest tickets and provide credentials)
WILL CALL GREETERS (locate will call tickets and provide credentials)
AUCTION (set up auction tables, tear down tables when they close, help guests get their purchases)
SET UP (Friday evening)
SET UP (Saturday during the day)
TEAR DOWN (Sunday morning) 


Let us know! If you can lend a helping hand at either (or BOTH) of these events, we're forever grateful. Your time means more dollars towards helping us fund the research that makes a difference in pediatric cancer.

Contact Julie King here at the MAF offices to secure your preferred volunteer opportunity. YOU are why the children of the MAF are here - and THEY love you for the time you share to help make a difference.

Julie King: email her

Office: 303-758-2130 

Rev it Up and Get Ready! RMVR's Charity Road Race is Coming Up!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Feel the need for speed? We do - if you know anything about Joan, one of the founders of our organization, nothing makes her happier than being behind the wheel of a car with paddle shifters! Here's your chance to get a piece of the action by securing your tickets to the upcoming Rocky Mountain Vintage Road Racing 2011 charity race on August 6 and 7, benefitting the Morgan Adams Foundation. Held at the High Plains Raceway in scenic Deer Trail, Colorado, you'll get to witness two entire days of exciting vintage roadsters battling it out to fight pediatric cancer.

Get more information on tickets here (and get yours soon!). It's a great way to warm up for Concours coming up on August 27 (another not-to-be-missed event filled with vintage and classic aircraft and cars out at the Centennial Airport).

We'd love to see your smiling faces in the sunshine at the raceway and on the tarmac at these spectacular events that are all a part of the bite we take out of pediatric cancer each year. We make it fun for you to contribute and participate in the fight - after all...there's no way we could do this without you.

Connect With the Morgan Adams Foundation Around the Web

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

We're delighted to have you stop by the brand new website for The Morgan Adams Foundation! We have so many exciting events coming up throughout the year that we want you to know exactly where to get all of the latest and greatest information.

No matter where you live online, The Morgan Adams Foundation is ready and waiting. Here's how you can connect with us on your terms, and we're grateful for each and every one of you and your support of our quest to take a bite out of pediatric cancer, one research grant at a time.

Follow us on Twitter: @MorganAdamsFdn

Like our page on Facebook: The Morgan Adams Foundation

Be sure to join our sister causeThe Stinkbug Projecton Facebook

Bookmark our blog

Check out our Events page for every possible update on our incredible and lively events throughout the year.

Follow us, chat with us, be our Facebook friend - news on Concours, Friday Night Fights, artma and more! Every step you take helps us share our message and reinforces the fact that you are the most important part of The Morgan Adams Foundation. 

Morgan Adams Concours “Wings Chair”

Thursday, February 17, 2011
Morgan Adams Concours “Wings Chair”, Joe Thibodeau featured in Denver Magazine

2010 Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance

Thursday, February 17, 2011
Denver Post 2010 Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance

2009 Morgan Adams Concours d'Elegance photo gallery on Blacktie Colorado

Sunday, February 01, 2009
2009 Morgan Adams Concours d'Elegance photo gallery on Blacktie Colorado

2009 Morgan Adams Concours d'Elegance in The Denver Post

Sunday, February 01, 2009
2009 Morgan Adams Concours d'Elegance in The Denver Post

2008 Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance photo gallery on Blacktie Colorado

Friday, February 01, 2008
2008 Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance photo gallery on Blacktie Colorado