Gayor Geller is a long-time supporter of Denver Rescue Mission, a real estate broker, concert promoter and father of two amazing children (Maddie and Asher).

What is The Last Waltz – Revisited event?

The 15th Annual Last Waltz – Revisited will be held at the Historic Fillmore Auditorium on November 27. This event showcases members of Polytoxic together with 50+ musicians from across Colorado. The show has become an annual tradition, bringing the community together to kick off the holiday season. The musicians will perform the music of The Band and recreate its historical performance, The Last Waltz. To celebrate the past 15 years, we have added special guests and additional songs that have not been performed in previous shows.

In addition to donating a portion of the show’s proceeds to the Mission, The Last Waltz supports the Mission through its Holiday Canned Food and Desired Hygiene Items Drive.

Why did you choose the Mission as the concert’s charitable partner?

It was a perfect fit to include the Mission as the show’s nonprofit partner. The second annual show was held at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Five Points. Given our relationship and the proximity of Five Points to the Mission, it was a natural fit. We wanted to make a difference and help the community by assisting during the holiday season with the hope that our efforts would result in ongoing impact throughout the remainder of the year.

How have you been personally impacted through this partnership with The Mission?

I feel extremely proud of our annual donations to the Mission and of the partnership we have built. We carry our giving beyond the show. My family, including my two young children, have started a tradition of volunteering on Christmas day at JEWISHcolorado’s Christmas Mitzvah Project, where we create care packages, homemade blankets and other items and bring them to the Mission. We are trying to instill values in our children about giving back to the community by not just making a donation, but also giving their time. In line with the Mission’s vision, we want them to understand that interactions are just as important to individuals who need assistance.

Why does Denver Rescue Mission matter to you?

If everyone in the world took a few moments in time to smile at someone less fortunate, assist someone in need or do a small good deed, then the world would be a better place. We are honored to be associated with the Mission and play our small part in its good work.

This post is a part of November’s Changing Lives Newsletter. This month features our Thanksgiving Turkey Drive and how we distribute 15,000 turkeys to people in need.