DPS Foundation Blog

Donor Spotlight: Mary Brauer, donor since 2009

“Education is the foundation of everything we hope for the future. This is not a controversial statement. Education deserves much more support than what public financing and government funding can support.” Mary initially got involved with the DPS Foundation in 2009 when she did some legal work with DPS. “I was immediately impressed with the […]

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Achieve Gala 2018: Sneak Peek

The Achieve Gala is the DPS Foundation’s annual fundraiser to support the more than 92,000 students and nearly 200 schools in DPS. We invite you to join us for Achieve Gala 2018 when Denver Public Schools students – more than ever before – take center stage. See a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the […]

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DPS Foundation Announces Fall A to Z Fund Grant Awards, with the Most Applicants Ever in a Single Cycle!

The A to Z Fund provides grants to individual schools for programs and activities that go beyond schools’ limited budgets. Through this program, the DPS Foundation provides support for educational materials, athletic equipment, enrichment classes, competition fees, field trip expenses and more. In this fall cycle, we awarded nearly $112,000 to 80 schools and also […]

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Team Runs for DPS Foundation to Put Students First

CFC is a construction company based in Golden that works on projects throughout Colorado. The team of relay runners decided to run for the DPS Foundation due to the recent uncertainty in public education funding. Everyone agreed that children and education are incredibly important in ensuring a successful community for years to come. Dennis Polmateer, […]

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A Recap of Achieve Gala 2017’s Ensemble Performance

In honor of the DPS Foundation’s 25th Anniversary, Achieve Gala 2017 featured a musical ensemble unlike ever before. The DPS student groups that took the stage were DCIS Montbello rock band Ride, DSA Jazz Band, East Angelaires, and Kunsmiller Creative Academy Dance Troupe. These groups have all performed at the gala individually in previous years and this year they […]

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I want to literally build a future not only for me, but also for my community.

Achieve Gala Senior Student Speaker, Elijah From the moment you meet Elijah Beauford, you feel he is someone special. His passion—for learning, for bettering himself and for helping those around him—is contagious. While he’s just 18 years old, you can’t help but feel he has something incredible to teach you. A student from Manual High […]

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From the Notepad of Verónica Figoli

This year, the DPS Foundation is celebrating a milestone: our 25th Anniversary. I’ve always believed this is an exceptional organization; it’s what attracted me to want to be part of it nearly a year ago. But as my team and I have worked to create the celebrations for the year ahead, we’ve been inspired anew. In a […]

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