About Us

Who We Are
The Friends of Historic Riverside Cemetery is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and promoting preservation of Denver’s oldest cemetery. Volunteer run and supported by donations, the members of the Friends of Historic Riverside Cemetery represent a broad spectrum of the community, including local historians, family members, artists, and neighbors.

Board of Directors
The current board of directors is as follows:
Sue Weatherman– President (email)
Lesley Watson – Vice President
Kristy Alexander – Secretary/Treasurer
Kate Barnes – Preservation, Doc-A-Block (email)
Sandy Marvin – at large
Wayne Watson – at large
Dan Hennesy – at large

Interested in volunteering? Let us know by email at friends@friendsofriversidecemetery.org or visit our Get Involved page.

Organizational Goals

Here is a description of our organizations goals:

Promoting Awareness of Riverside
The Friends of Riverside Cemetery is dedicated to promoting awareness and education of the historical and cultural value of Riverside through our website (friendsofriversidecemetery.org).

Improving and Maintaining the Environment at Riverside
Because Riverside Cemetery has limited access to water, the environment has suffered dramatically in the past several years. The Friends are dedicated to improving and maintaining the horticulture and other environmental features at Riverside. The maintenance of the cemetery will continue to be handled by the cemetery’s owner, Fairmount Cemetery Company.

Raising Funds from Private Foundations and Governmental Organizations
Riverside was recently named one of Colorado’s Most Endangered Places for 2008 by Colorado Preservation, Inc., a designation that shows the importance of the cemetery to Colorado’s heritage. Friends of Historic Riverside Cemetery hopes to engage with both private foundations interested in historic preservation as well as local, state, and federal government-funded preservations programs.

As a non-profit organization, our activities are primarily supported through generous individual donations of time and money. We encourage you to get involved in whatever way you can.

Contact us through our email address at friends@friendsofriversidecemetery.org