40 years ago, TESSA was created in response to a volume of domestic violence-related calls to the local police department. On this Ruby Anniversary of TESSA’s inception, we’re excited to launch two new initiatives, Project LIFT and Housing First, to better serve the Pikes Peak Region.

We’re also celebrating with our 40th Ruby Anniversary Gala, and our inaugural 5K Survivor’s Run. Learn more below.

5k Survivor’s Run

October 14, 2017 | America the Beautiful Park

TESSA is excited to host our inaugural 5K Survivor’s Run. This will be a space for survivors of domestic and sexual violence to run – or walk! – together in solidarity, alongside their family, friends, and a community of supporters. Please consider joining us solo or with a team to show vocal and visible support for survivors of interpersonal violence in the Pikes Peak Region. Learn more here.

40th Ruby Anniversary Gala

September 30, 2017 | The Broadmoor

TESSA is excited to celebrate our 40th anniversary with a one-of-a-kind gala event. The evening will feature multiple performing and visual art displays sure to inspire and move all who attend. The event will also feature 40 movers and shakers who have been TESSA’s champions since our organization’s inception in 1977. Learn more here.




El Pomar Foundation

J.V. Bruni and Company

  • Glenn Montgomery
  • The Hernandez Family
Burgundy Sponsors
  • Mortgage Solutions Financial
  • The Loo Family
Crimson Sponsors
  • Anthony’s Painting LLC
  • Colorado Dermatology Institute
  • Drs. Todd and Di Thompson
  • Myron Stratton Home
Rose Sponsors
  • 15C Club
  • ANB Bank
  • Charlotte Mason
  • Children’s Literacy Center
  • Classic Homes Charitable Fund
  • Colorado Business Bank
  • Colorado College
  • Copeland Insurance
  • Davita Medical Group
  • Delta Solutions & Strategies
  • Dr. Thomas and Hon. Lisa Czelatdko
  • El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
  • Ent Credit Union
  • Fourth Judicial District Attorney
  • Gurney and Lisa Sloan
  • Howard Black and Janet Kerr
  • HUB International
  • ITS, LLC
  • Jan Webber
  • Jeff Ahrendsen
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kathy Lightfoot
  • Kirk and Kristen Solo
  • Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.
  • Modern Woodmen of America
  • Olive Real Estate Group
  • Paul Franco, CFP
  • Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
  • Richard and Anne Markley
  • Rosanne Mason
  • Sidon and Dona Harris
  • Springs Rescue Mission
  • Street Smart Auto Brokers
  • Summit Technical Solutions, LLC
  • Systems High Corporation
  • TMC Design
  • Tyrone Johnson
  • UC Health