- We raise money. In 2014-15, we raised more than $15 million for DPS students and schools.
- We champion public education, serving as ambassadors and advocates for DPS.
- We build partnerships between the community and our schools, driving talent, resources and volunteers into our classrooms.
- DPS has the highest rate of academic growth among Colorado’s 12 largest school districts for the third consecutive year.
- In six years, DPS’ on-time graduation rate has risen by 24 percentage points, while dropout rates have been cut in half.
- DPS is the fastest growing urban school district in America and the largest school district in Colorado, posting record enrollment in the past six years. The community trusts our school system and is choosing DPS as a destination for educating its children.
- Your support has a tangible impact: better test scores, lower dropout rates and more students graduating.
- Your support has a wide reach: serving all of the district’s nearly 200 schools and more than 90,000 children.
- The Foundation is efficient and sustainable, with a 23-year track record of measurable and successful outcomes.
- The Foundation is built and sustained by the community; individuals, businesses, alumni, parents, DPS employees and others contribute to the success of our children through the DPS Foundation. We are all DPS.
School Partners Program: Prospective School FAQs
The School Partners Program also works to recognize Partners and actively looks for ways to say “thanks” and steward these important relationships. If you have a great story about a partnership in your school, please share it with us! We love to feature testimonials, photos, video and more on our website and in our emails, so please share your stories with us by contacting the School Partners Program Director.
Achieve Gala 2016 – Thursday, April 21
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Dinner and Program
Address and Driving Directions:
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
650 15th Street / Denver, CO 80202
View driving directions here: http://denverregency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/our-hotel/map-and-directions.html?icamp=propMapDirections
Hyatt Regency Denver offers both valet and self-parking options based upon availability for a fee. More information can be found on the hotel website: http://denverregency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/our-hotel/parking.html
Surface and street parking are also available around the area for a fee. Please note that many meters have a one or two hour limit.
The DPS Foundation’s Achieve Gala benefiting DPS, draws approximately 1,200 attendees including business, civic and philanthropic leaders from the Denver community. It includes a reception and dinner, opportunities for networking, performances by DPS students, remarks by civic and school leaders, and inspiring student stories.
Each year the Achieve Gala draws approximately 1,200 attendees including business, civic and philanthropic leaders, DPS school leaders, teachers, and educators.
If you would like to make a donation to the DPS Foundation in lieu of attending the Achieve Gala, please click here.
Various sponsorship opportunities are available. Click this link for more details.
Tickets to the Achieve Gala 2016 are sold out.
Tickets to the Achieve Gala 2016 are sold out.
All meal options at the event will be gluten-free. If you would like to request a Vegetarian or Kosher meal please email email@example.com by April 1st.
Denver Public Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with tax ID #84-1224325. By attending the Achieve Gala, in exchange for your charitable contribution, you have received goods and/or services estimated to be $70.00 per guest. The amount of your contribution that is deductible is limited to the excess of your contribution over the total value of goods and/or services received. Tax letters will be sent as required by law.
Click this link to join our newsletter distribution list. As a subscriber, you’ll hear from the DPS Foundation periodically on stories from DPS schools, teachers and students, special offers and events and information about the district.
I Give for Team DPS employee giving campaign
- A to Z Fund Classroom Grants
- Afterschool programs including Lights On After School, Fit, Fun & Literacy, and Prep League
- STEM and Career & Technical Education
- And much more!
Learn more about these programs and the impact of your gift by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also learn more about the DPS Foundation on this website.
The DPS Foundation is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization, so your donation may be eligible as a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax advisor about the tax-deductibility of your gift. Gifts of $100 or more for afterschool programs may be eligible for the deferred Colorado Childcare Tax Credit. Learn more at www.dpsfoundation.org/taxcredit. Note that if you win a prize for participating in the campaign you will have received goods and services as a result of your contribution, which may impact the deductibility of your donation.
DPS employees may elect to give in the following ways:
- Complete a payroll deduction form. This is the most cost-effective and lasting way to contribute.
- Give online here.
- Mail a check or money order to 1860 Lincoln Street, 9th Floor, Denver CO 80203 – or stop by to see us in person!
- Call us at (720) 423-3553 to make a donation via a major credit card.
DPS employees who have previously supported the Denver Public Schools Foundation through monthly payroll deduction and did not assign an end date to these deductions, do not need to fill out a new form. Your ongoing contributions are designated to the campaign, eligible for the matching funds and your name is automatically entered into the weekly prize drawings. If you did assign an end-date to your recurring donation, you may renew your gift by completing and returning the payroll deduction form.
If you are a current monthly contributor and would like to increase the amount of your gift, please complete and submit the payroll deduction form for the new amount. The DPS Foundation is grateful for your increased and continued support!
The red Team DPS hats are provided to all first time I Give for Team DPS donors who make a donation of at least $55. Donors who make a recurring donation are sent a hat after their cumulative donations exceed $55.
To add to the fun of the campaign, Team DPS participants are eligible for great weekly prize drawings! Prizes have been donated by local businesses and organizations and include tickets to see local games, fitness and yoga classes, and more. See a full list of prizes at www.dpsfoundation.org/TeamDPS. Prizes cannot be substituted for their fair market cash value.
By completing and submitting a payroll deduction form, making a cash contribution to the DPS Foundation, or completing and submitting a Prize Entry Form by December 9, 2016. Forms may be faxed to (720) 423 – 3968 or submitted in person at 1860 Lincoln Street, 9th Floor. All forms and contributions will be time stamped at the time of receipt. There is a limit of one prize per DPS employee or household. Must be 21 years of age or older to win any prize offered. No contribution is required to qualify. Joining the campaign early will increase your chances of winning a prize! Note that odds of winning are based on the number of entries. Please note that if you win a prize as a result of your participation in the campaign, you will have received goods and services as a result of your contribution, which may impact the deductibility of your donation.
All gifts and entry forms received by the DPS Foundation by the deadline provided at notification will be eligible to win a weekly prize. Winners will be randomly drawn, and prize winners will be notified that day regarding the prize information and details of how to accept the prize. (All DPS Foundation staff, board members and their families are ineligible.)
Winners will be notified by e-mail or phone. If no e-mail or phone number is provided, an alternative winner will be selected. Winners will have through deadline provided at notification to claim or decline the prize or another winner will be selected. If a winner declines a prize, no other prize will be offered. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to be recognized publicly. All prizes must be claimed in person at the DPS Foundation office, at 1860 Lincoln Street, 9th Floor.
First time Team DPS participants who contribute $55 or more (one-time or through ongoing payroll deductions) will receive a special Team DPS gift. Gifts will be distributed through inter-district mail within two weeks of the eligible gift being received. For payroll deduction donors, the gift will be mailed once the payroll deduction total exceeds the $55 cumulative mark. Donors who contribute less than $55 may also request the gift; however, the value of the gift may affect the tax-deductibility of the donation. Please consult with your tax advisor about the tax-deductibility of your gift.
The campaign will run from November 7 – December 9, 2016. However, DPS employees may elect to contribute to the DPS Foundation at any time. Ongoing payroll deduction contributions are made year-round, with all giving totals applied to the campaign and the match.
The DPS Foundation does not fundraise for individual schools. We recognize that Parent Teacher Associations (PTA), alumni organizations, teachers and principals, and local businesses strive to meet the individual needs of every school. The DPS Foundation supports programs that reach students across the public school system and meet over-arching needs to drive achievement and provide enrichment in all schools.
We are here to answer them! Please contact the DPS Foundation at (720) 423-3553 or email@example.com at any time!