JohnstonWells Public Relations was 40 years old on Saturday, October 1. The firm, founded by Gwinavere A. Johnston, has made its mark in Denver and the U.S. by working with many high profile clients.
“Every day has been different, and that’s been fun and exciting,” said Johnston. “That means that every day we get smarter.”
In honor of its 40-year anniversary, the company will provide $40,000 in pro-bono public relations services to an organization close to Johnston’s heart – The HALO (Helping Art Liberate Orphans) Foundation.
Established in Denver in 2009, the HALO Center now serves as a safe haven to more than 40 children each night, fostering educational and emotional growth while equipping at risk youth with the skills to become contributing members of their communities. A variety of programming is offered after school, focusing on education, art therapy and recreation.
Known for her eclectic folk art collection and philanthropic efforts in the Denver art community, JohnstonWells’ founder Gwin Johnston sees HALO as the perfect opportunity to bridge her love of art with helping Denver’s at-risk youth. Each night the children are served a hot meal (courtesy of the Food Bank of the Rockies) and participate in an art project while being offered tutoring services.
Nikki Cady, executive director of The Halo Foundation said she feels extremely fortunate that JW has chosen Halo as the recipient of such a wonderful gift.
“The Halo Foundation is a grass roots organization and relatively new to the Denver community. We have touched the lives of hundreds of at risk youth and their families in Denver. We are extremely excited to be able to share the story of our successes with the help of JohnstonWells," she added.