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​April 2, 2019

The Empowerment program Named Beneficiary of CHFA’s 2019 David W. Herlinger Golf Tournament


Megan Herrera​

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) has named The Empowerment Program (Empowerment) as the beneficiary of its 2019 David W. Herlinger Golf Tournament. Empowerment is a behavioral health organization that empowers women to overcome issues of substance abuse, trauma, mental health, homelessness, poverty, unemployment, and involvement in the criminal justice system. Empowerment provides on-site education, employment training, counseling, and supportive services to decrease rates of recidivism and help women build sustainable lives. 

CHFA hosts an annual golf tournament to benefit a local nonprofit whose work coincides with CHFA’s mission of affordable housing and community development. The event is named in memory of CHFA’s former Executive Director David W. Herlinger, who passed away in 2012. It serves as a reminder of his passion for the game of golf, and for helping nonprofit organizations whose work supports affordable housing in Colorado.

This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, July 23, at Fossil Trace Golf Course in Golden. The following are our sponsors to date: Wells Fargo, Hunt Real Estate Capital, Community Development Trust, George K. Baum, and Janeway Law Firm. To participate or learn more about the golf tournament, please visit