Rob Cohen may have felt a little burned after Dream “toast”


The foundation’s executive director, Mary Hanewall, and board president Jacqueline Berardini welcomed 600 guests, including state Sen. Chris Romer, a founder of the mentoring organization’s Colorado chapter; longtime benefactors Annabel and Jerry McHugh; such board members as Rusty Wehner, Eric Sondermann, Richard Weill, Bob Hochstadt,Loan Vo and Michael Johnston, who had just been appointed to fill the state Senate seat vacated by Peter Groff; and the two whose toasts to Cohen brought a standing ovation: Comcast senior vice president Scott Binder and Joe Blake, who is stepping down as president of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce to become chancellor of Colorado State University.