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​​​​​​​​​​​​Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council

​The Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO) is a 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to promote cultural, historical and scientific activities in the city of Thornton. The TASHCO Board of Directors is appointed by the Thornton City Council. Council may appoint up to 13 members to serve on the TASCHO Board for four year terms. The Arts and Culture Division staff  serve as a liaisons to the TASHCO Board of Directors.

Each year TASHCO submits an annual grant request to the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) through the Adams County Cultural Council. These grant funds are used for various types of arts and culture programs and events throughout the city. TASHCO is currently using this funding to supoort Blues in the Schools. Youth learn all about the hisotry and influence of the Blues. They are each given a harmonica and music lessons to promote intellectual development and participate in an investigation of the human spirit. TASHCO also uses a portion of the funds to support the Young Artists Festival.

TASHCO aims to establish dynamic partnerships and sponsorships; make TASHCO a part of the city’s Infrastructure to identify Thornton as a strong arts community; support, celebrate, encourage, recognize, and present a variety of inspiring programs; and develop sound, consistent, and reliable funding sources.

The vision of TASHCO is to capture the hearts and minds of Thornton citizens and enhance the quality of their lives through exposure and involvement in the arts, sciences, and humanities. 

​​Current Board Members

  • Antonio D'Lallo
  • Nicole Fox
  • Dustin Johnson
  • Deno Kalomas (Vice-Chairperson)
  • Heather Kopas
  • Frank Newton
  • Shari Nolan
  • Stephanie Ortiz
  • Cory Thompson
  • M Jill Thornburg
  • Kenneth Wilcox (Chairperson)
  • Mary Welsch




The 1¢ on $10 SCFD sales tax collected in the 7-county metro area provides supplemental support to more than 300 metro area cultural organizations.  
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