With Enterprise recognizing our national 40th anniversary across the country this year, the Rocky Mountain office was pleased to host a Celebration of Partnership and Rouse Day of Service with the support of gold sponsor Colorado Housing Finance Agency and silver sponsor U.S. Bank. See the full photo gallery.

As Jennie Rodgers shared at the event: “We work to make home and community places of pride, power and belonging. Very importantly, we never do this alone. We do this with you.”

With much appreciation for their impact, we recognized seven individuals who have helped Enterprise in breaking barriers and building communities.

Impactful 4 | Colorado honorees

State Senator Julie Gonzales

Both before and since being elected to the legislature in 2018, Sen. Gonzales has championed particularly Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), immigrant and working-class Coloradans’ right to safe, healthy, stable homes. She has secured more than $500 million for statewide affordable housing production and preservation, helped keep many of those hurt most by the Covid pandemic stably housed, and advanced meaningful and lasting renter protections.

Denver City Councilwoman Robin Kniech

Councilwoman Kniech has prioritized access to housing and homelessness services during her tenure on the Denver City Council. With her leadership, Denver has established its first-ever dedicated affordable housing fund, expanded rights and resources for renters, directed significant funds to reducing homelessness, and spearheaded a policy requiring market-rate development to contribute to the City’s affordable housing supply.

Eleni Angelides

Eleni Angelides is the deputy legislative director for Governor Jared Polis. Previously, she worked as a policy advisor to the governor covering housing, labor, economic development and economic security issues. Throughout, Eleni has been a thoughtful, strategic and stalwart champion for affordable housing and housing stability throughout Colorado.

Melinda Pollack

Melinda Pollack is currently the managing director for Portfolio Strategy & Management with Blue Meridian, serves on the Denver Housing Authority Board of Directors and is a former Enterprise Market Leader for the Denver office. Melinda’s vision and leadership led to the creation of the Denver Transit Oriented Development Fund, the Denver Social Impact Bond, and the creation of Mile High Connects and the SPARCC initiative.

“What an amazing partnership to be able to work alongside… the entire team at Enterprise, and this broad coalition of folks who understand that access to secure, stable housing is transformational. Is foundational.  And so, here’s to the next 40 years!” 
Colorado State Senator Julie Gonzales 

Impactful 40 | National Honorees

Three people from the Rocky Mountain region were also recognized as part of our national Impactful 40.

Maricendi Jaimes, Community Navigator, West Denver Renaissance Collaborative 

Hassan Latif, Founder, Second Chance Center 

John Parvensky, President and CEO, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Learn more about all the Impactful 40 honorees.

Rouse Day of Service

Group of Women

Our Day of Service was held in honor of Jim and Patti Rouse, who founded Enterprise in 1982. Enterprise staff and partners were invited to spend the day at Habitat for Humanity Metro Denver’s production shop. Those that attended painted, wrapped and grouped various components to build affordable homes at the Aria Development in Denver. Our volunteers appreciated the opportunity to give back in honor of and in alignment with the Enterprise mission.

Thank you to the Colorado Housing Finance Agency, our gold sponsor, and US Bank, our silver sponsor, who made these events possible.

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