Achieve Gala

Save the Date!

Achieve Gala 2025 is on Thursday, April 17th!

Thank you for joining us this year at Achieve Gala 2024. It was a night in which we put our students center stage and celebrated An Ode to Our Future. The evening began with North High School’s drumline triumphantly leading our guests into the ballroom. The evening was led by student emcees Charlotte, a senior at East High School, Jaci, a junior at Manual High School, and keynote speaker Victor, a senior at North High School.

Achieve Gala 2024 was a night filled with music and joy, with student entertainment performances from the Denver School of the Arts, our student emcee Jaci with an amazing song performance and a special speech with student emcee Charlotte and her friend Tyjuan. We wrapped up the evening by dancing along with the Northfield High School Dance Team and special guest, DPS Superintendent Dr. Alex Marrero.

Click HERE to watch our Gala Storyteller Video, featuring Jazmine from Contemporary Learning Academy, Cruz from West High School, and Jennifer and Justice from Center for Talent Development at Greenlee!

Thank you again for joining the fun and inspiration at our Achieve Gala last night. Together we raised more than $815,000 in support of DPS students and schools. To further support and make a difference in the lives of our students , click here to help us ensure our students become to leaders and societal contributors we need.


The evening was extra special as we honored former DPS Foundation Board Member and current President & CEO of Mile High United Way, Christine Benero (left photo) for her longtime dedication to DPS students and schools, as well as Fabiola Lozada Hernández (right photo), a Bilingual Special Education Teacher at Valdez Elementary School. Click HERE to watch our Gala Honoree Video!

Achieve Gala 2024 Sponsors

Thank you Achieve Gala 2024 Co-Chairs!

From left to right: Stephen Brackett, Deana Perlmutter, Michael Niyompong, and Angela Baier