MaxFund’s 25th Annual Puttin’ on the Max “Celebrating 25 Years” ~~ SOLD OUT!!

As of October 30, we are completely SOLD OUT of tickets to attend Puttin' On The Max. THANK YOU for supporting MaxFund by attending this great event! If you didn't get to purchase tickets, you can still help! A limited number of raffle tickets are still available here, for $20 each or 6 for $100, and you need not be present to win. Also, please peruse our silent auction items here. You can even bid on the items right now!

NOTE: Date and location change!

Event Details

Saturday, November 2, 2013
Brown Palace Hotel & Spa
321 17th St, Denver, CO 80202

5:30 Cocktails & Silent Auction
7:30 Dinner & Entertainment

To purchase your tickets online, visit and enter event code: MaxFund112 (all one word, not case sensitive).

Mark your calendars for MaxFund Animal Adoption Center's annual black-tie fundraiser event! Along with a fabulous meal, silent and live auctions, and the ever popular pet parade, this year we welcome Gary Shapiro of Channel 9 news as our emcee and some fantastic live music from a local swing band! 

This year MaxFund is proud to be celebrating the 25th anniversary for the shelter and what better way to celebrate than with the most dazzling and exciting event of the year for the shelter. The Brown Palace Hotel will once again be the beautiful and historic location for this event and we are more than excited for this year's theme " The Great Catsby"! (a play on the ever popular Great Gatsby)

Join us for a new and exciting dinner menu, more amazing silent auction and live auction items, meet some of the most special animals of MaxFund and of course support the shelter! Tickets and sponsorships are now available, we hope to see you for this tail waggin good time!

Please peruse the fabulous items up for bid on our silent auction page here! This year, we've opened up early bidding, and you are able to bid now on these great goodies, whether or not you plan to attend! We're adding more items every day, so check the page often!

Details for Guests

Dining and Guest Information
Attire is black-tie optional.

Dinner Menu
Baby Iceberg Wedge, Crispy Bacon, Tomato, Blue Cheese Crumble with Herb Buttermilk Dressing

Dinner Choices
Seared Filet of Beef with a Wild Mushroom Reduction
Herb Crusted Chicken Breast with Caramelized Shallot Marsala Reduction
Grilled Vegetable Napoleon Polenta with a Smoked Gouda Fondue

Dark Cherry Stuffed Cheesecake, Mascarpone, Chocolate Straw with Cherry Sauce

Parking for the event is available for $10 or $31 to park overnight. Valet parking is available at the hotel entrance.

Overnight packages
The Brown Palace Hotel is offering the following special room prices for POM guests:
Classic Queen: $169 + tax
King or Queen: $189 + tax

To book your room, contact the Brown Palace Hotel at 1-800-627-7468.

For additional event details and to purchase your tickets online, visit and enter event code: MaxFund112 (all one word, not case sensitive).

Event & Raffle Tickets

Individual                                $100
Table (seats 10)                      $1000

Individual Raffle Ticket             $20
Pack of 6 Raffle Tickets           $100

Click here to purchase event or raffle tickets through Blacktie Colorado

Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a 7-night stay in San Francisco (complete with winery tour), a 7-night stay in Breckenridge or a dinner at Elway’s Cherry Creek! Raffle tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100 and are available for purchase both before and at the event. The winner will be announced during the live auction and does not need to be present to win. This is a great way to support MaxFund, even if you cannot attend the event!

Have a question about event or raffle tickets? Contact Shannon Van Dzura at Shannonatmaxfunddotorg  (Shannonatmaxfunddotorg)  .

This Year’s Sponsors

Puttin’ On the Max would not be possible without the support of this year’s sponsors. Thank you for making this year’s event a success!


We know if you own a business or restaurant, you will want to be part of this exciting evening. Please consider donating merchandise or a gift certificate. Besides helping a good cause and getting a tax write-off, your business will get lots of goodwill advertising. We’ll be happy to display any cards or flyers with your donated item. We're also looking for some sponsors! Please view and download this informational flyer for more information: POM Sponsor Flyer

Please contact Shannon Van Dzura at Shannonatmaxfunddotorg  (Shannonatmaxfunddotorg)   or visit our Blacktie site for more information on how your business can participate in this great event!

Silent and Live Auction

This year’s silent auction has something for everyone and every budget! From gift certificates to local restaurants and experiences in Colorado to art, gift baskets and so much more! Place a bid for any item that catches your eye to support the many animals MaxFund helps. We are offering a sneak peek of a few of the this year’s items:

6 Day/5 Night Trip for Two to Santorini, Greece 

santorini1The most romantic island in the world! Situated on the rim of the Caldera, Iconic Santorini features 22 luxury bedrooms carved out of the volcanic mountainside. With stunning views day and night, the hotel is considered the gem of the island. Located in mesmerizing Imerovigli, the luxury private 5 star hotel offers guests personalized service and facilities including an open air restaurant, amazing pool and individual rooms, furnished to the highest standard.

Mark Stevens Photography Package
Live Auction: Win a deluxe photo session with Mark Stevens Photography for your family and/or pets. Your session can be in our studio or outdoors just about anywhere in the metro area. We'll spend an hour photographing your family (up to nine people and 4 dogs), then we will present your photos with a glass of wine in our studio. Select your favorite image as a 16x20 museum quality canvas. Package value = $689

Silent Auction: A signature photo session with Mark Stevens Photography for your family and/or pets. Your session takes place in Mark’s downtown studio and can be used for up to three dogs, your family of up to 9 people or any combination of the two. After your session we'll present your photos with a glass of wine and provide a $100 credit towards any prints from the session. Package value = $350

Two Night Stay at the Four Diamond Rated Keystone Lodge and Spa

keystone1With three unbelievable mountains, tons of outdoor adventures, lodging and dining all in two unique villages, it’s clear that Keystone is the best place to experience the best of the Rocky Mountains. The fun and excitement is all in one convenient location. Right here!

Two Tickets to The Book Of Mormon, VIP Evening – November 14, 2013

Mormon-ChoirEnjoy a fabulous evening at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, beginning with cocktails and dinner by Epicurean at the Seawell Grand Ballroom and followed by the award-winning production, The Book of Mormon at the Buell Theatre.

Photos from past Puttin’ on the Max

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