Author:

Linda Navarro

Charity Events Columnist

Linda has been a Gazette journalist for nearly 50 years. She has been a writer and editor and has covered beats including police, courts, television and features. She has also been a news researcher and for several years wrote a column answering readers' questions, "Did You Ever Wonder?" Since 2006 she has been both writer and photographer for "Around Town" events, many of them charity fundraisers raising millions of dollars for many of this area's 2,000 nonprofits.

Slide The City brought it's giant water slide to Colorado Springs Saturday, August 15, 2015. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Greeting guests at An Evening in Tuscany, from left, Shawn Seaford, Carly Hoff and Chris Carlson from the Regional Business Alliance.
072816 Photo by Linda Navarro
Greeting guests at An Evening in Tuscany, from left, Shawn Seaford, Carly Hoff and Chris Carlson from the Regional Business Alliance. 072816 Photo by Linda Navarro
Dirty Dash at PPIR Saturday August 16. 2014.  Photo by Jeff Kearney
Dirty Dash at PPIR Saturday August 16. 2014. Photo by Jeff Kearney
The soft sounds of Judy Folsom's harp welcomed guests to a tea for the Colorado Springs Symphony Guild given by the Youth Symphony at the home of Paula and Dave Munger.
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The soft sounds of Judy Folsom's harp welcomed guests to a tea for the Colorado Springs Symphony Guild given by the Youth Symphony at the home of Paula and Dave Munger. 080916 Photo by Linda Navarro
People's Choice Driver's Award recipient Melvin Smith, Amblicab, and wife Kim.
072616 Photo by Linda Navarro
People's Choice Driver's Award recipient Melvin Smith, Amblicab, and wife Kim. 072616 Photo by Linda Navarro
Host Rich Schell greets Linda Purl at the garden party forThe Resource Exchange at his Historic Old North End home.
072216 Photo by Linda Navarro
Host Rich Schell greets Linda Purl at the garden party forThe Resource Exchange at his Historic Old North End home. 072216 Photo by Linda Navarro
Patty and Dan Winter were hosts for the Energy Resource Center Winter in Summer Soiree.
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Patty and Dan Winter were hosts for the Energy Resource Center Winter in Summer Soiree. 063016 Photo by Linda Navarro
072016 Urban Peak Off the Street breakfast:  A crowd of more than 900 under the Colorado Avenue bridge listens intently to stories of homeless youth.
Photo by Linda Navarro
072016 Urban Peak Off the Street breakfast: A crowd of more than 900 under the Colorado Avenue bridge listens intently to stories of homeless youth. Photo by Linda Navarro