The Tennyson Center for Children (TCC) recently celebrated full ownership of the campus at 29th and Tennyson where their facilities have been located for over a century. The center’s outdoor amphitheater had a festive air as ULC was honored during the building dedication and mortgage burning ceremony.
In 2005 TCC’s building was put up for auction on short notice leaving the center scrambling for a way to continue serving the community. After an intensive process, ULC worked out a deal to purchase the campus and lease it back to TCC with no interruption in programming.
This was ULC’s first preservation project and represents the essence of our mission. Thanks to TCC’s amazing fundraising efforts, they purchased the campus from ULC in 2011 bringing the preservation of a community asset full circle.
The celebration was a fun and meaningful event as we were able to celebrate the success of TCC and reflect on the benefits of our six year partnership. Tennyson Center CEO, Bob Cooper, expressed his gratitude for ULC’s role in assuring the legacy of service to children. Denver philanthropists and ULC founders, Sam Gary and Ron Williams, were specifically thanked for making the purchase of Tennyson Center possible.
This beautiful plaque was posted and dedicated in the garden to commemorate the organizations’ joint effort to continue serving children in need for generations to come.