Driven By Passion

The Denver Public Schools Foundation is a team of dedicated professionals committed to helping Every Child Succeed. We are all DPS.

Board of Directors

The Denver Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors consists of business and community leaders, and representative(s) from the DPS School Board of Education who believe that every child deserves an excellent education.
Jeanne Saunders

Jeanne Saunders

Chair

Owner, Saunders Financial

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Carmon Hicks

Carmon Hicks

Chair-Elect

Executive Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle

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Christy Crase

Christy Crase

Secretary

Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Professional Case Management

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Jacqueline Molnar

Jacqueline Molnar

Treasurer

Community Impact Leader

Bio forthcoming

Dr. Rebecca Grant Zarret

Dr. Rebecca Grant Zarret

At-Large Member

Educator, Consultant, Coach

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Kimberly Allegretti

Kimberly Allegretti

President, Venn Travel
Attorney, McCollum Crowley, Moschet, Miller & Laak

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Christine Benero

Christine Benero

President & CEO, Mile High United Way

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Jennifer Evans

Jennifer Evans

Shareholder, Polsinelli

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Brook Griese

Brook Griese

Clinical Psychologist and Co-Founder of Judi’s House/JAG Institute 

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Russell Hedman

Russell Hedman

Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells

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Manny Hilario

Manny Hilario

President & CEO of The ONE Group

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Suzanne Kelley

Suzanne Kelley

Regional Vice President of Human Resources, HealthOne

Patsy Landaveri

Patsy Landaveri

Founder & Managing Member, Impacto

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Dr. Alex Marrero

Dr. Alex Marrero

Superintendent, Denver Public Schools

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Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Vice President, United Airlines Denver Hub

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Jonathan Narlock

Jonathan Narlock

Senior Vice President, PNC Public Finance Group

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Xóchitl Gaytán

Xóchitl Gaytán

President, DPS Board of Education

Bio Forthcoming

Ruth Rohs

Ruth Rohs

Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications/Executive Director IMA Foundation, IMA Financial Group

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David Salazar

David Salazar

Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Comcast

Adam Sands

Adam Sands

Market President, First Bank of Cherry Creek

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Gloria Schoch

Gloria Schoch

Executive Director, The VF Foundation

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Kwame Spearman

Kwame Spearman

CEO & Co-Owner, Tattered Cover Bookstores

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Nancy Walsh

Nancy Walsh

Vice President of Experiences & Partnerships, Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Career Opportunities

Every day, DPS Foundation invests in accelerating progress for our schools and students; connects the community to our classrooms; and inspires confidence in the promise of public education for DPS’s more than 90,000 students. If you’re interested in joining our team, please check job openings here.

We’re currently hiring!

Capital Campaign Consultant

The Consultant will manage a capital campaign for Denver Public Schools, specifically at the Denver School of Arts (DSA). DSA has experienced capacity issues and has now approved a plan for annual incremental student growth; however, the existing location of this school cannot accommodate. Since the Johnson and Wales University vacated its Denver campus, DSA saw the opportunity to purchase. The goal is to address the expansion and renovation at the newly purchased Johnson and Wales Park Hill campus. This position will help Denver Public Schools Foundation prepare and implement a capital campaign.

Development Specialist

The Development Specialist will provide critical support in organizing our development efforts as Denver Public Schools Foundation aims to grow its impact. This position will support annual giving fundraising, manage donor stewardship events and outreach, draft donor briefings, maintain Development team systems, and support gift entry efforts. This position reports to the Development Officer and works closely with all Development and Communications/Marketing team members.

Team Members

Richard Tagle

Richard Tagle

President & CEO

Olivia Barrows

Olivia Barrows

School Partners Program Intern

Traci Brooks

Traci Brooks

Executive & Board Relations Manager

Sara Hazel

Sara Hazel

Vice President of Development

Lauren Lindgren

Lauren Lindgren

Grants Management Officer

Jenny Martin

Jenny Martin

Development Officer

Kimberly Martinez

Kimberly Martinez

Vice President of Finance & Operations

Katie Wienecke

Katie Wienecke

Corporate Engagement Manager

Ashley Muramoto

Ashley Muramoto

Marketing and Communications Director

Kimberly Reynders

Kimberly Reynders

Database Manager

Samantha Rogan

Samantha Rogan

Events and Communications Specialist

Sierra Schneider

Sierra Schneider

Events Intern

Leslie Vasquez

Leslie Vasquez

Communications Intern

1860 Lincoln Street, 10th Floor
Denver, Colorado 80203-7301
p: (720) 423-3553
f: (720) 423-3968
e: info@dpsfoundation.org