About Us

Orchestrating change for Coloradans in need.

Who We Are

Amp the Cause is a Denver-based nonprofit organization that improves the lives of families through entertainment, annual events and community service projects.

We raise critical health and education funds, generate awareness of local charities, use monetary and in-kind donations to help children with life-threatening illnesses, and provide opportunities for kids to participate in educational programs in a safe and healthy environment.


Since Christie and Walter Isenberg founded Amp the Cause—Formerly Concerts for Kids—in 2004, the organization has distributed more than $5 million in monetary and in-kind donations to our beneficiaries.

Our Team

  • Christie Isenberg


  • Keri Kallaway

    executive director

  • Meredith Wallace

    director of events

  • Julia Simmons

    event coordinator

  • Jennifer Grillaert

    event coordinator

  • Diane Goldsmith

    volunteer & event coordinator

  • Emma Martz

    special projects assistant

2017 Board Of Directors

  • Tom Botelho

  • Molly Hughes

    Denver Post

  • Jeff Kaufman


  • Bill Myers


  • RD Sewald

    Sewald Hanfling

  • David Ehrlich

    Denver Theatre District

  • Christie Isenberg

    Amp the Cause

  • Rick Kinning

    RK Mechanical, Inc.

  • MJ Powers

    Collections By MJ

  • Karsten Riggs

    Karsten Theatricals, LLC

  • Chris Tetzeli

    7 S MGMT

  • Doug Friednash

    Govenor's Office, State of Colorado

  • Walter Isenberg

    Sage Hospitality

  • Steve Lake

    Lake Advisors, LLC

  • Denise DesMoineaux Queen

  • Bryon White

    Milender White Construction Co.

  • Ted Ott

    Colorado Barricade

  • Lisa Haldeman

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