Join us for the Annual Gala 2018 – Supporting DPS students on their journeys to and through college

Featuring Former US Senator Hank Brown

Presented by Patty and Mike Starzer

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center
5:30pm   Reception
6:30pm – Program & Dinner

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Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) has changed the life trajectory of more than 6,300 Scholars since its founding in 2006. Our strategic investment in the community has provided $36 million in scholarships to graduates of Denver Public Schools who are enrolled in Colorado’s universities, colleges, and technical schools.

Join us to celebrate and connect with DSF Scholars, learn more about our nationally-recognized programs, and hear inspirational remarks from Former US Senator Hank Brown. Brown’s longstanding commitment to the state of Colorado and our education system provides unique context for his presentation on the role of education in revitalizing America.

Will you show our Scholars that the community is inspired by their dreams to discover the possibilities?

Sponsorships and tickets now available! Net proceeds will fund scholarships and, if available, will be matched by Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative. Click here to view for more event overview information.

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Annual Gala 2018

Presenting Sponsor

Patty and Mike Starzer

Future Sponsor — $50,000


Scholar Sponsor — $25,000

Cathey M. and Richard Finlon

Britney and Dick Weil

Access Sponsor — $15,000

Aimee and Jonathan Coleman

Maffei Foundation

OfficeScapes Group

Comcast Business

Colorado School of Mines

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.

The DaVita Village

Roger Bowman and Dr. Linda S. Bowman, Chair, Board of Directors, DSF

Rich Schierburg / Peregrine Group Development

Impact Sponsor — $10,000

Anschutz Foundation

Jody and Scott Nycum

Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management

Newmont Mining Corporation

AMG National Trust Bank

University of Denver

University of Colorado Boulder

Ibex Investors

U.S. Bank

Pathway Sponsor — $5,000

Mitzi and Stephen Kurtz


Gyan-i Inc.

Daniels Fund

Libby Anschutz and Jeffrey Allen

Marcy and Bruce Benson

Mile High United Way

Colorado Health Foundation


Dietrich & Company, LLC

Kristin Waters, Ph.D. and William Waters

Katie MacWilliams

Therese Ivancovich and Greg Sissel

Celia and Tom Wattles

Arrow Electronics

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Liberty Global, Inc.

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Ready Foods

University of Colorado Denver

Alpine Bank

Linda and Don Childears


Erin & Andy Miller and Copley Equity Partners

John A. Ikard

Denver Post Community

Holland & Hart LLP

Belzley / Holland & Knight LLP


Delta Dental of Colorado

Opportunity Sponsor — $3,000

Ball Corporation

Jayne Ford

Julanna Gilbert, Ph.D. and Robert D. Coombe, Ph.D.

Community College of Denver Foundation

Lockton Companies

First Western Trust Bank

Employers Council

BuildStrong Education and Green Valley Ranch Foundation

Colorado Community College System

Busse Family Foundation

Media Sponsor

Denver 7