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.
Priya Burkett

Priya Burkett

Chair

Community Leader

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Jeanne Saunders

Jeanne Saunders

Chair-Elect

Owner, Saunders Financial

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Russell Hedman

Russell Hedman

Secretary

Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells

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Cedric Buchanon

Cedric Buchanon

Treasurer

Market President, Metropolitan Denver, 5Star Bank

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Rebecca Grant Zarret

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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Linda Campbell

Linda Campbell

Restorative Justice Practitioner

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Susana Cordova

Susana Cordova

Superintendent, Denver Public Schools

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Christy Crase

Christy Crase

Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Professional Case Management

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Jeff Dolan

Jeff Dolan

Vice President, External Affairs, Comcast Cable

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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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Manny Hilario

Manny Hilario

President & CEO of The ONE Group

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Carmon Hicks

Carmon Hicks

Executive Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle

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Dr. Carrie Olson

Dr. Carrie Olson

President, DPS Board of Education 

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Benjamin Kuruvila

Benjamin Kuruvila

SVP/Commercial Real Estate, U.S. Bank

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Ruth Rohs

Ruth Rohs

Vice President of Corporate Communications, IMA Financial Group

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Patsy Landaveri

Patsy Landaveri

Senior Community Affairs Advisor, Noble Energy

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Anne Bye Rowe

Anne Bye Rowe

Community Leader

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Laura Leffler

Laura Leffler

Head of Communications and Culture, BPX Energy Inc.

Adam Sands

Adam Sands

Market President, First Bank of Cherry Creek

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Sarah McCarthy

Sarah McCarthy

Ambassador Engagement, Project C.U.R.E.

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Gloria Schoch

Gloria Schoch

Executive Director, The VF Foundation

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Jacqueline Molnar

Jacqueline Molnar

Chief Compliance Officer, Western Union

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Nancy Walsh

Nancy Walsh

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

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Alyssa Whitehead-Bust

Alyssa Whitehead-Bust

Partner, Attuned Education Partners

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Dee Wisor

Dee Wisor

Attorney, Butler Snow LLP

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Team Members

Verónica Figoli

Verónica Figoli

President & CEO

Traci Brooks

Traci Brooks

Executive & Board Relations Manager

Sara Hazel

Sara Hazel

Vice President of Development

Libby Hodgin

Libby Hodgin

Events Manager

Lauren Lindgren

Lauren Lindgren

Grants Management Officer

Kimberly Martinez

Kimberly Martinez

Vice President of Finance & Operations

Ashley Muramoto

Ashley Muramoto

Marketing and Communications Director

Kimberly Reynders

Kimberly Reynders

Database Manager

Katie Wienecke

Katie Wienecke

School Partners Program Manager

Zahra Abdulameer

Zahra Abdulameer

Communications Intern

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.

Development Associate

We are seeking an individual who is excited and eager to learn all aspects of development while gaining skills in relationship building, stewardship, communications, donor database work, and events. No previous fundraising or development experience required; merely a drive and willingness to jump in and learn! We are looking for an individual with an ability to create, manage, and sustain relationships with staff and donors; has a proven ability to prioritize, organize, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and is able to work independently and collaboratively and adapt to changing priorities.

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