Cocktails for a Cause™ connects women of all ages and income levels to local charities at inspiring events. We introduce hand-to-hand giving to our guests – their in-kind gifts are distributed immediately to those in need. Our innovative approach to philanthropy educates and energizes women about their impact on local needs. We believe in the power of women.

Be One of our Charities

Find out more about becoming one of the charities supported at Cocktails for a Cause™ events.

Events

Come to one of our fun networking events! We meet three times a year to share great food, wine, friendship and our donations for a worthy local charity.

Success Stories

Cocktails for a Cause founder, René Harding, pictured with staff from our June 2017 charity, Firefly Autism.

You’re invited to our next event!

Featured Women-Owned Business

Ella Bliss Beauty Bar is a long time sponsor of Cocktails for a Cause and we’re so excited to feature them as our Women-Owned Business! Two Colorado sisters founded Ella Bliss to provide high-quality services at affordable prices, including the best massage, manicure, pedicure, blowout, facial, makeup, and more. Thank you Brooke and Kelly for your help at our June event for Firefly Autism, and your continued support. Book your appointment and find out more at their website.

Cocktails for a Cause is an Everyday Hero!

Cocktails for a Cause was featured as a 7Everyday Hero. "7Everyday Hero Rene Harding had a brilliant idea some years back, and it is paying off big time for multiple charities across Colorado. She hosts big parties. The parties draw women of all ages and all income levels to focus on having fun and on giving to charity." Read the feature story here!

Event Photos!

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Ella Bliss Beauty is our New Women-Owned Business!

Ella Bliss Beauty is our New Women-Owned Business!

Firefly Directors with René!

Firefly Directors with René!

Guests Enjoy Wine at the Firefly Autism Event!

Guests Enjoy Wine at the Firefly Autism Event!

Wash Park Band Provided Music All Night!

Wash Park Band Provided Music All Night!

Guest Browse the Silent Auction at the Event!

Guest Browse the Silent Auction at the Event!

Cocktails for a Cause Volunteers Greet our Guests!

Cocktails for a Cause Volunteers Greet our Guests!

A Truck Full of Donations for Firefly Autism!

A Truck Full of Donations for Firefly Autism!

Our Exclusive Olive Club Seating Area!

Our Exclusive Olive Club Seating Area!

Dynamix is Our New Women-Owned Business!

Dynamix is Our New Women-Owned Business!

Hope House Staff and Volunteers!

Hope House Staff and Volunteers!

René with Guests at the Hope House Event!

René with Guests at the Hope House Event!

René with Board Member, Lorrie!

René with Board Member, Lorrie!

Volunteers Highlight the Olive Club!

Volunteers Highlight the Olive Club!

Filling the Truck for Hope House!

Filling the Truck for Hope House!

Olive Club Members at the Hope House Event!

Olive Club Members at the Hope House Event!

Guests Browsing the Silent Auction!

Guests Browsing the Silent Auction!

Serenitys Way is Our New Women-Owned Business!

Serenitys Way is Our New Women-Owned Business!

Our October Charity, A Precious Child!

Our October Charity, A Precious Child!

Volunteers at the Martini Bar!

Volunteers at the Martini Bar!

Gift Bags in the Exclusive Olive Club Area!

Gift Bags in the Exclusive Olive Club Area!

René Speaks at the Event!

René Speaks at the Event!

Filling the Truck for A Precious Child!

Filling the Truck for A Precious Child!

An Auction Item Highlights The Olive Club!

An Auction Item Highlights The Olive Club!

Guests Fill the Room at Our A Precious Child Event!

Guests Fill the Room at Our A Precious Child Event!

Our New Women-Owned Business is My Make Studio!

Our New Women-Owned Business is My Make Studio!

A Big Turnout for the Rise School!

A Big Turnout for the Rise School!

A Full Truck of Donations for the Rise School!

A Full Truck of Donations for the Rise School!

Custom Etched Wine Glasses!

Custom Etched Wine Glasses!

Children from The Rise School Perform to Music!

Children from The Rise School Perform to Music!

Volunteers Check Guests in at the Event!

Volunteers Check Guests in at the Event!

Guests Exploring the Silent Auction!

Guests Exploring the Silent Auction!

Staff from The Rise School Showcase Their Accomplishments!

Staff from The Rise School Showcase Their Accomplishments!

René with Board Member, Callie, in the Exclusive Olive Club Seating Area!

René with Board Member, Callie, in the Exclusive Olive Club Seating Area!

Body Bark is our New Woman-Owned Business!

Body Bark is our New Woman-Owned Business!

Gift Bags Highlight our Exclusive Olive Club!

Gift Bags Highlight our Exclusive Olive Club!

René with Father Woody’s!

René with Father Woody’s!

Guests Enjoy the Spacious Wings Over the Rockies Venue!

Guests Enjoy the Spacious Wings Over the Rockies Venue!

Cocktails for a Cause Board Members!

Cocktails for a Cause Board Members!

Founder René Harding with Guests!

Founder René Harding with Guests!

A Full Truck of Donations for Father Woody’s!

A Full Truck of Donations for Father Woody’s!

Volunteers Greet Guests at our Father Woody’s Event!

Volunteers Greet Guests at our Father Woody’s Event!

LipBar is Our New Woman-Owned Business!

LipBar is Our New Woman-Owned Business!

René and Board Members with Gateway Staff!

René and Board Members with Gateway Staff!

Guests Enjoying Themselves at Our Gateway Event!

Guests Enjoying Themselves at Our Gateway Event!

Guests Brave the Rain with Their Donations!

Guests Brave the Rain with Their Donations!

Guests Explore the Silent Auction!

Guests Explore the Silent Auction!

Gift Bags from Our Gateway Event Highlight The Olive Club!

Gift Bags from Our Gateway Event Highlight The Olive Club!

Our Custom-Etched Gateway Wine Glasses!

Our Custom-Etched Gateway Wine Glasses!

The Denver Tea Room is our New Woman-Owned Business!

The Denver Tea Room is our New Woman-Owned Business!

Gift Bags for our Fantastic Guests!

Gift Bags for our Fantastic Guests!

A Truck Full of Donations for Tennyson Center!

A Truck Full of Donations for Tennyson Center!

Volunteers Check-In Guests!

Volunteers Check-In Guests!

René with Olive Club Members and Guests!

René with Olive Club Members and Guests!

Tennyson Center Staff at our Event!

Tennyson Center Staff at our Event!

Our Custom Etched Wine Glasses!

Our Custom Etched Wine Glasses!

Show of Hands Is Our New Woman-Owned Business!

Show of Hands is Our New Woman Owned Business!

Guests Enjoy Some Wine in the Custom Etched Glasses!

Guests Enjoy Some Wine in the Custom Etched Glasses!

Talking about MaxFund!

Talking about MaxFund!

The Olive Club Members at a Reserved Table!

The Olive Club Members at a Reserved Table!

Our February 2015 MaxFund Event is Packed!

Our February 2015 MaxFund Event is Packed!

Members of MaxFund and Morgan Stanley at the Event!

Members of MaxFund and Morgan Stanley at the Event!

Our Generous Guests Brave the Snow to Drop Off Donations!

Our Generous Guests Brave the Snow to Drop Off Donations!

Cocktails for a Cause Volunteers at Check-In!

Cocktails for a Cause Volunteers at Check-In!

Just ShutterUP is Our New Woman Owned Business!

Just ShutterUP is Our New Woman Owned Business!

Members of Families First Attending Our Event in Their Honor!

Members of Families First Attending Our Event in Their Honor!

Olive Members and Volunteers with Founder, René Harding!

Olive Members and Volunteers with Founder, René Harding!

Our Unique Custom Etched Glasses!

Our Unique Custom Etched Glasses!

Volunteers Check in Guests at Our October Event!

Volunteers Check in Guests at Our October Event!

Enjoying Cocktails with One of Our Board Members!

Enjoying Cocktails with One of Our Board Members!

One of the Families First Pigs Blends in at an Olive Club Table!

One of the Families First Pigs Blends in at an Olive Club Table!

Some of Our Generous Guests Bringing Donations!

Some of Our Generous Guests Bringing Donations!

Enjoying the Photo Booth by Just ShutterUP!

Enjoying the Photo Booth by Just ShutterUP!

Our October 2014 Event for Families First is Our Biggest Yet!

Our October 2014 Event for Families First is Our Biggest Yet!

Wild Blue Boutique is our new Women Owned Business Sponsor!

Wild Blue Boutique is our new Women Owned Business Sponsor!

René with Board Members!

René with Board Members!

Volunteers at our June 2014 Excelsior Youth Event!

Volunteers at our June 2014 Excelsior Youth Event!

Networking with Olive Club Members!

Networking with Olive Club Members!

Guests Enjoy our Excelsior Youth Event!

Guests Enjoy our Excelsior Youth Event!

Our biggest event yet!

Over 400 attendees!

Executive Director of Excelsior Youth, Joan Gabrielson & Staff

Executive Director of Excelsior Youth, Joan Gabrielson & Staff!

A full truck of donations!

A full truck of donations for Exclesior Youth!

A Happy Door Prize Winner

A Happy Door Prize Winner

Serendipity is Our New Catering Sponsor!

Serendipity is Our New Catering Sponsor!

Volunteers Welcome Guests at Our Feb 2014 Event

Volunteers Welcome Guests at Our Feb 2014 Event

Fabulous Auction Items

Fabulous Auction Items

Doncaster Clothing is our Woman-Owned Business!

Doncaster Clothing is our Woman-Owned Business!

Enjoying our Urban Peak Event

Enjoying our Urban Peak Event

PCL Employees and CFAC Sponsors

PCL Employees and CFAC Sponsors

Enjoying our Urban Peak Event

Enjoying our Urban Peak Event

Enjoying our Urban Peak Event

Enjoying our Urban Peak Event

Supporting CFAC by Purchasing a Wine Glass

Supporting CFAC by Purchasing a Wine Glass

Loading the truck for Urban Peak

Loading the truck for Urban Peak

Bringing Items to the Urban Peak Event

Bringing Items to the Urban Peak Event

Bringing Items to the Urban Peak Event

Bringing Items to the Urban Peak Event

Olive Club Members

Olive Club Members

René with Staff of Urban Peak

René with Staff of Urban Peak

Checking out at the Silent Auction

Checking out at the Silent Auction

Table decorations for Max Fund Event

Table decorations for Max Fund Event

Olive Club members enjoy the event

Olive Club members enjoy the event

Filling the van for Max Fund

Filling the van for Max Fund