April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Join me in supporting The Kempe Foundation, a leader in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. The Kempe Foundation funds The Kempe Center in Denver. As a Board Member of The Kempe Foundation and Chair of the Imagine 2017 Dinner, I promise an inspiring and rewarding evening as we honor the founding of The Kempe Center as a Center of Excellence by Dr. C. Henry Kempe.  Dr. Kempe brought the problem of child abuse to the forefront with his paper “The Battered Child Syndrome”. Dr. Kempe recognized that the injuries children presented in emergency rooms and pediatrician’s offices were inconsistent with reports from parents or guardians.

Dr. Kempe brought the problem of child abuse to the forefront with his paper “The Battered Child Syndrome”. Dr. Kempe recognized that the injuries children presented in emergency rooms and pediatrician’s offices were inconsistent with the explanations given. Dr. Richard Krugman, a protege of Dr. Kempe will offer the Keynote Address.  The evening will include a performance by Yiorgo Ioannou, Opera Baritone from Cyprus who has embraced the Kempe Mission.

Kempe Dinner 2017 Save the DateYiorgos IoannouYiorgo Ioannou was discovered five years agon at the age of 14 on “Greece’s Got Talent”


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“On Common Ground” An Excellent Publication of the National Association of Realtors

A free, semi-annual magazine published by NAR, On Common Ground presents a wide range of views on smart growth issues, with the goal of encouraging dialog among REALTORS®, elected officials, and other interested citizens. http://www.realtor.org/…/smar…/publications/on-common-ground

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Habitat for Humanity – South Metro Denver Realtor Association

Habitat Check Presentation June 2015

So proud of the South Metro Denver Realtor Association and all the hard work of SMDRA Philanthropies (Formerly SMDRA Charities), Realtors and Affiliates who have raised $21,250, and RE/MAX Professionals, for donating another $21,250 for Habitat For Humanity Half-A-House build. Together, we presented $42,500 to Jeannie Frischetti from Habitat for Humanity at our Friday Morning Marketing Meeting! We are excited to participate in this house build! Pictured: Melissa Phillips Maldonado CEO of SMDRA, Victoria Gartelos, Chair SMDRA Philanthropies, Jim Hatfield, RE/MAX Professionals, Jeanne Fischetti, Habitat for Humanity, Brad Whitehouse, RE/MAX Professionals and , Steve Konecny, SMDRA Chair.


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Life at The Landmark!!

Life at The Landmark!  As a resident and Realtor specializing in re-sales and able to sell new product at The Landmark, I can attest to the fact that “Life is Good at The Landmark”!!

The following Denver Post article by Mark Samuelson is testimony to the value of buying a luxury condominium at The Landmark! Thinking of Buying?
Please Call Victoria Gartelos 303-740-8100!


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5455 Landmark Place #903
Stylish one bedroom, one bath 9th floor condo!
Resort Style Living at its best!

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Paying It Forward…2015!

January 2nd! Back to work! And sharing my “Paying It Forward” 2015 Plan. Please remember me to anyone considering a move this year. I will be making a donation in your honor for each transaction/referral to the organizations I believe offer much to our community: Project Aspire, Excelsior Youth Center, The Kempe Foundation, Bessie’s Hope, Invisible Disabilities Association. Together we can make a difference!

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John Rebchook: Inside Real Estate News Interview: The Landmark


It was a pleasure speaking with John Rebchook about The Landmark!

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Paying It Forward…Project Aspire, Excelsior Youth Center, Kempe Foundation, Bessie’s Hope

     I would like to share a little “paying it forward” with you.  Thankfully, this part of  my world is growing and I thought I would share the organizations I will be serving again in 2015.  Each of these organizations is worthy  in  their purpose, seeking to better the lives of others:   children,   seniors and students.   In 2015, I  will  be making a donation in your honor to one of these organizations for each transaction or referral.  If you are thinking of buying, thinking of selling or know someone who is, please call Victoria Gartelos 303-930-2213.ProjectAspire_Horizontal-300x133 The Project Aspire Scholarship Foundation was Founded by Marney Andes, and I serve on the Board as Vice President.  Project Aspire’s Mission is to “provide encouragement and financial support toward the pursuit of education to those women in Colorado who are seeking to better enhance their lives mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually”. Scholarships  are awarded to women at the University of Denver-Colorado Women’s College. Project Aspire has established the Project Aspire Scholarship Endowment at the University of Denver for the benefit  of students at DU-CWC. Please visit: http://www.myprojectaspire.org
pa group 3Pictured at our Annual Luncheon: L to R: Dr. Cile Chavez, Chavez Consulting, Luncheon Keynote Speaker, Marney Andes, Founder and President, Giovanna Carriero-Contreras,  Secretary Treasurer, Dr. Lynn Gangone, “2014 Aspire to Inspire Honoree”, and Victoria Gartelos, Vice President
Excelsior  Youth Center “supports youth  and  their  families  through  a  continuum of treatment and  educational  services to  enhance  success  within   their  homes, schools  and  communities”.  For over 41 years Excelsior Youth Center has provided behavioral healthcare and educationally related  mental health services for  adolescent girls, both locally  and  nationwide, who  have  struggled  with  serious social  and  emotional  challenges.   Excelsior believes  that  all  girls  can overcome challenges, develop their skills and resources, and be healthy members of their families and communities.  Over the course of their 41-year history, Excelsior has helped over 4,000 girls accomplish their treatment goals. This year, I  am also serving on the  Committee for Excelsior Youth Center’s 2015 “Triumphant Faces”  Gala.  Please visit:  http://www.excelsioryc.org
KEMPE LOGOThe Kempe Foundation is a “world leader in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect”.  Every hour, a child somewhere in Colorado is being abused or neglected. Every dollar raised can help ensure they receive the best treatment available and prevent further maltreatment. This donation will allow  a  foster  parent  to  work one-to-one with  a Kempe clinician to learn how to help  their  new  child cope  with complex,  emotional issues. Every   day,   Kempe   brings   together   leading  research   and   treatment  professionals, policy makers and community members to make sure every child has  the  opportunity  to  develop and grow in a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment. Please visit: http://www.kempe.org
The Mission of Bessie’s Hope is to “enhance the quality of  life  for nursing home and assisted living elders and bring generations together in mutually  rewarding  relationships  by honoring the human spirit and creating  life-enriching  volunteer opportunities  for  youth,  families, individuals, community organizations and businesses”.  The work of Bessie’s Hope transforms the  lives of  the too-often forgotten elders, and misdirected  “at-risk” youth  by  bringing  them together.  This year, Bessie’s Hope  celebrated  the 20th Anniversary of  serving  Seniors  and Youth  at their Annual Gala.  Please visit: http://www.bessieshope.org
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Create a Place for Sweet Dreams!

Enjoy this lovely post by The Scout Guide!



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The Landmark – SOLD!


Take a tour of my listing at 5455 Landmark Place #612 at The Landmark!
Distinctive one bedroom with beautiful western mountain view!

More new developer units available!  Call Victoria 303-930-2213!

Enjoy the tour!

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Why I love my Denver!

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