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At the DPS Foundation, we recognize the passion and power of our alumni and we work to engage them in meaningful ways to contribute to the success of current DPS students.

If you are a DPS graduate, this is an exciting way for you to leave a legacy of support that will last for all the generations to come.

We’re in the process of planning a DPS alumni engagement strategy which will provide opportunities to reconnect with your classmates – from your own school and from across the entire district – and will offer you the chance to learn more about what’s happening in DPS today.

Check back soon for more information and news about alumni engagement. In the meantime, please take a moment to raise your hand proudly as a DPS alumnus/alumna by filling out this short subscription form. Please be sure to indicate your status as an alumni, and DPS the school(s) you attended in the indicated fields.

If you are interested in learning more or being involved in the planning and visioning process for DPS alumni engagement, please email Elyse Williams at ewilliams@dpsfoundation.org or call our team at (720) 423-3553 today.


Achieve Gala 2020

Our yearly Achieve Gala is a powerful way to support students and the important initiatives we fund. 

Colfax Marathon

When you participate in any of the Colfax Marathon races, be sure to choose the Denver Public Schools Foundation as your charity partner.

Films for the Future

We showcased our second documentary screening in October 2019, a sold-out event promoting learning and growing together.  

Shakespeare Festival

More than 5,000 DPS students celebrate the works of Shakespeare at a day-long festival in downtown Denver.

Special Offers

The Denver Public Schools Foundation is the beneficiary of many fundraising events and special offers throughout the year with community partners.  Proceeds from these events help fund our important work for teachers and students.

success stories

alumni feature story

A native of Colorado, Leslie L. Juniel is passionate about making positive contributions to the community. She is a part of a large family whose history and legacy are deeply rooted in the Denver community, and knows she has an obligation to leave the world a better place than how she found it.

Have a great story? Submit it and have it featured on our blog.

The impact of giving to Denver Public Schools Foundation goes beyond our schools. It is exciting, empowering and rewarding for funders, too.

From Early Childhood Education (ECE) through graduation, read how teachers and students have experienced the promise of public education thanks to your generosity.

volunteer opportunities


Volunteers read with a DPS first-grade student once a week for 30 minutes without ever leaving their home or office. Tutors connect with students using a telephone and an innovative shared-screen online tutoring program.

Power Lunch Literacy

This collaboration between our foundation, Mile High United Way, the Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE), and DPS allows businesses to adopt a DPS second or third grade classroom and read to students once a week.

Spread The Love

Share this page with your/a company that wants to have an impact this year!

Our Stories

Denver Public Schools Foundation has had a tremendous impact on so many students, educators and community members. Read their stories here.

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