Power of Home | Mountain Plains

September 21, 2023
6 — 9pm

The Ritz-Carlton
1881 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80202

Registration for the Power of Home is now closed.
If you would like to attend, please reach out to us by emailing laura.caldwell@mercyhousing.org.

Join us for an inspiring and fun evening celebrating the over 3,000 residents that call Mercy Housing Mountain Plains home and the supporters that make it all possible. Connect with friends and colleagues, while learning more about our efforts to expand and preserve safe and affordable housing for families and older adults. Dinner and drinks will be served. Al Jackson and Tory Shulman are the evening’s emcees,  with video message from Governor Jared Polis.

Meet the Emcees

Al Jackson

Al Jackson is an American television host, stand-up comedian, actor, and author. He co-hosts the nationally syndicated talk show Daily Blast Live, which was just renewed for a fifth season. Al regularly serves as a weekly contributor on the Bob & Tom Radio Show, which boasts 140+ affiliates nationally.

Al’s acting has been showcased on HBO’s 2Dope Queens, where he performed stand-up, and The Jim Jeffries’s show Legit on FX. He also hosted 100 episodes of his BBC Guinness Book of World Records show Officially Amazing.

Al’s hour-long comedy special “Baby Steps” was picked up by the global distributor Comedy Dynamics and his half-hour comedy special is on Comedy Central. He has appeared on several Comedy Central shows, including This is Not Happening, The Meltdown, and @midnight. He was also featured on John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Special and Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground.


Tory Shulman

Tory Shulman is a co-host of “Daily Blast Live” (“DBL”) the only national daytime talk show airing LIVE in all time zones. Tory is a UCB improviser, stand-up comic and a Washington DC insider–so basically if Amy Poehler and Rachel Maddow had a baby–you would have Tory.

Formerly a TV/Web/Radio host based in Los Angeles, her credits include LA Talk Radio, MSN, Kin Community and Reelz Channel to name a few. For “DBL,” she recently interviewed her comedic hero and idol, Carol Burnett and traveled to London to report on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s star-studded wedding.

Born and raised in Washington, DC, just blocks from the White House, Tory is always ready for a hometown debate on political events. She’s a graduate of the University of Michigan. Tory, her husband and two rescue dogs are based in Denver.

Congratulations to the 2023 Power of Home Awardees


2023 Real Estate Development Partner Award
The Rose on Colfax

Alliance Construction Solutions
Department of Housing Stability (HOST), City and County of Denver
Sugar Creek Capital
Wells Fargo

Northfield Commons

Bank of America
City of Fort Collins
Colorado Department of Housing

2023 Volunteer Partner Award
Avalon Bay

2023 Resident Services Partner Award
The Colorado Health Foundation
Mercy Care AZ

Ready! Set! Bid!

Get ready for a live auction, paddle raise, and fun games! Don’t miss your chance to win getaways, tickets, gift cards, and more!

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Overnight accommodations at the Ritz Carlton are available at a reduced rate. Reserve online by clicking the button below or call the hotel directly at 303.312.3800 and let them know you are reserving a room for the Mercy Housing Power of Home Gala 2023.

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Thank you to our sponsors


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Richmond American Foundation






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Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen
Alpine Bank
American Express National Bank
Bank of America
Bellwether Enterprise
Citi Community Capital
Colorado Gives Foundation
The Colorado Trust
Enterprise Community Partners
EXDO Development Group
Horizon Housing Foundation
PNC Bank
U.S. Bank
Van Meter Williams Pollack, LLP
Wells Fargo

In-Kind Donors

Angela Bruno
Argonaut Wine & Liquor
Cheryll O’Bryan
Colorado Rapids
Colorado Rockies
Connie Rule
Dee Walsh
Ellen Abrams
Ellen Gray and Steve Blank
Huntington Bank
Ismael Guerrero
Kroenke Sports Entertainment
Melissa Clayton
Rita and Andy Rabin
Shelly Marquez
Shelton Dunn
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
Web Brown

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