Stead Family Foundation Supports DSF Through Gala and Named Scholarship

Jerre and Mary Joy Stead

DSF is excited to announce that the 2021 DSF Annual Gala is presented by Stead Family Foundation! Thanks to the foundation’s support, proceeds from the DSF Annual Gala will go directly to supporting thousands of Denver Public Schools’ (DPS) graduates in their journeys to and through college. The mission of Stead Family Foundation is to invest in the future and … Read More

The Janus Henderson Foundation Grows Partnership with DSF in Support of Scholarships

The Janus Henderson Foundation Grows Partnership with DSF in Support of Scholarships  Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is proud to establish a new named scholarship with Janus Henderson, a leading global active asset manager which seeks to benefit clients through the connections they make.   Named scholarships are generous donations contributed to DSF scholarships, named by donors and designated based on additional criteria including degree type, field of study, postsecondary institution, … Read More

Denver Scholarship Foundation Associate Board Spreads Awareness to the Community

DSF Associate Board meets virtually

Sustainability, connectivity, and visibility. These are the main pillars of Denver Scholarship Foundation’s (DSF) new Associate Board, formed in August 2020. The mission of the Associate Board is to raise awareness and funds to support the efforts of DSF. For Mike Kelly, the Chair of the Associate Board, it is also a way to be a catalyst for systemic change. … Read More

DaVita Builds on Outstanding Partnership with Denver Scholarship Foundation

Denver Scholarship Foundation

During Denver Scholarship Foundation Virtual Gala 2020: Celebrating with Spirit, we are taking a moment to celebrate a few of our partnerships that make our work possible.   Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is proud to have a longstanding 7-year partnership with DaVita, a health care provider focused on transforming care delivery to improve quality of life for patients globally. Part of … Read More

U.S. Bank Grows Partnership with DSF in Support of Students

For Marcia D. Romero, supporting Denver’s students isn’t just a passion—it’s personal. As an alumna of Abraham Lincoln High School and a first-generation college graduate, she sees the importance of Denver Scholarship Foundation’s (DSF) mission in the community. In her role as vice president and community affairs manager of corporate social responsibility at U.S. Bank, she has put her passion to work by building bridges between U.S. Bank’s community initiatives and DSF Scholars.  For the past two years, … Read More

DSF Community Raises Nearly $54,000 to Make College Possible

Denver Scholarship Foundation

Since our founding in 2006, nearly 14 years ago, Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) has pledged to help students navigate systems that were not built with them in mind. There is no more important time to navigate these systems than right now. Thanks to the generosity of our community, DSF’s spring fundraising campaign was a huge success. With the graciousness of an anonymous match, and generous gifts, together we raised nearly … Read More

VF Foundation helps make college possible for Denver’s students

It takes a community A certificate, associate, or bachelor’s degree can pave the way to a brighter future for Denver’s students and their families. At Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF), we know that it takes a community to make college possible. That’s why DSF partners with VF Foundation to provide a unique three-part program that is nationally recognized for its effectiveness. With support from VF Foundation, DSF drives … Read More

Four Tips to Thrive as a Woman in Business

Great success starts with a great purpose. Cathey M. Finlon arrived in Colorado over 40 years ago, driven by a vision of leveraging big ideas in business to create opportunities. After building her career in nonprofits and advertising, Cathey eventually took on full ownership of her advertising agency. Cathey found that leading a business not only shaped her higher mission to achieve success by helping other businesses but also ... Read More

Lola Salazar Shares Attitude of Gratitude

For Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) supporter Lola Salazar, gratitude is the ultimate north star. A native of Denver, Lola graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School. After marrying her husband Rob, also a Denver Public Schools (DPS) graduate, the two moved to the San Luis Valley of Colorado while Rob attended college. At that time, they welcomed two children into the … Read More

Career and Technical Education Helps DSF Scholars Jumpstart Their Careers

Throughout Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is celebrating the ways in which we support our Scholars in their pursuit of a certificate or associate degree. A four-year degree, while considered the most popular college pathway, is not the only way for students to prepare for a lucrative career. Alternatively, through shorter programs that focus on hands-on skills, CTE helps DSF Scholars jumpstart their entrance into the workforce ... Read More