DPS Foundation Blog

From the Notepad of Verónica Figoli – Gratitude

Dear friends, Since I moved to the U.S., Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday. It includes three of the activities that I enjoy the most—cooking, eating and shopping! On a more serious note, I love celebrating Thanksgiving because it is a day to gather family and friends and acknowledge the things for which we’re grateful. […]

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From the Notepad of Verónica Figoli

Dear Friends and DPS Supporters, Yesterday when I checked my mailbox, I received the white envelope with wavy blue stripes and stars, my mail-in ballot for the 2016 election. Seeing it reminded me of the right of voting and the greatest gift of democracy. As a naturalized citizen, I take voting very seriously and consider […]

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From the Notepad of Verónica Figoli

The first day of school brings feelings of excitement and nerves for so many of us. As a mother of two DPS students myself, I was overwhelmed with emotion as I dropped them off for their first day of school. My oldest son, John, is attending his first year of middle school at DSST Byers, […]

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Bridgepoint Education – A True Champion for DPS Students

When University of the Rockies, one of Bridgepoint’s academic institutions, moved from Colorado Springs to Denver, it was important for them to immediately get involved in the Denver community. Bridgepoint Education, which is the parent company of Ashford University and University of the Rockies, places education as a top priority. Many Ashford University, Bridgepoint and […]

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Keep Denver’s Children Engaged This Summer

Because you’ve Raised Your Hand and supported DPS students, we have a very special opportunity for you. For a limited time, we are offering discounted Rocky Mountain Showdown tickets to our DPS supporters. Tickets will sell out fast, so be sure to act soon! Check out this offer and others here. Summer Slide: When the […]

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From the Notepad of Our President & CEO

Dear DPS Supporters, The Denver Public Schools Foundation has had an exciting few months! With the school year now over, it is a time of reflection. I am so grateful for the continued support of our dedicated staff, Board of Directors, and community members. Without all of you, it would be impossible to reach our […]

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Third-Grade Students Gifted New Bikes Thanks to Generous School Partner

Shouts of excitement and delight filled the auditorium of Valverde Elementary School as an entire class of third-grade students received brand new bikes and helmets just as the summer season was about to begin. This joyful moment was made possible by generous donations and coordination from Bikes for Kids Foundation’s Denver Chapter, State Farm, Walmart, […]

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Generous Red Zone Partnership with Noble Energy and the Denver Broncos Helps Ensure Every Child Succeeds

During each Broncos home game in 2015, Noble Energy made a commitment to donate $1,000 to the Denver Public Schools Foundation each time the Broncos’ offense entered the red zone (the area on or inside the opponent 20-yard line). The Broncos made 32 red zone appearances in 2015, resulting in the $32,000 donation to the […]

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