Achieve Gala

Save the Date for Achieve Gala 2024!

Thursday, April 11, 2024

More details to come.

A recap of Achieve Gala 2023: The theme for Achieve Gala 2023 was A World of Possibilities. This year’s gala was on World Heritage Day! Thank you for joining us in celebrating the rich diversity and cultures of Denver Public Schools students! We also honored DPS Foundation Board Chair Jeanne Saunders at this year’s event for her longtime dedication to DPS students!

Achieve Gala 2023 was a night in which we put our students center stage and celebrated A World of Possibilities. The evening began with Denver North High School’s mariachi band providing music during our cocktail reception, followed by the DMLK Early College drumline triumphantly leading our guests into the ballroom. Guests then enjoyed the evening’s menu which was inspired by family receipes from East High School student, Eddie Jackson. The evening was led by student emcee Grace, a senior at South High School and keynote speaker Adrian, a senior at Respect Academy.

Achieve Gala 2023 was a night filled with music and joy, with student entertainment performances from Valdez Elementary with a special black light theater production followed by a powerful poem performance by East High School juniors, Elias and Elijah. We wrapped up the evening by singing along with the Bear Valley International school choir to the song Wavin’ Flag by Somali-Canadian artist, K’naan.

Thank you again for joining the fun and inspiration at our Achieve Gala last night. Together we raised more than $910,000 in support of DPS students and schools. To further support and make a difference in the lives of our students so they may all have A World of Possibilities, click here to help us ensure that Every Child Succeeds.

Click Here to watch East High School juniors and twin brothers, Elias and Elijah Goss’ performance of their original I Am poem.

Click Here to watch Adrian Juarez’s, a senior student at Respect Academy, keynote speech at Achieve Gala 2023.

Achieve Gala 2023 Sponsors

Thank you, Achieve Gala 2023 Co-Chairs!

George Sparks & Dr. Shandra Wilson

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A look back

Year after year, Achieve Gala gives our students a stage.