Annual Gala 2017: An evening with Jamie Dimon hosted by Kent Thiry and Presented by JPMorgan Chase, DaVita and Patty and Mike Starzer.

September 26, 2017

Exclusive VIP Event: 5:30 p.m.
General Event Reception: 5:30 p.m.  | Dinner & Program: 7 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center
650 15th St, Denver, CO 80202

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Denver Scholarship Foundation is making an impact on our community. We’ve changed expectations for students in Denver. No matter their background or financial situation, students and their families now understand that college is possible. Fueled by the achievements of our amazing graduates, we’re more committed than ever to make college possible for Denver students. Our annual gala will celebrate our accomplishments through an evening of thought-provoking discussion, inspiring student interaction, and entertainment.

Make a difference today by providing equal access to college, and a pathway into Colorado’s workforce for Denver’s low income students.

Annual Gala 2017 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Patty and Mike Starzer

Media Sponsor

Future Sponsors — $50,000


Scholar Sponsors — $25,000

Anschutz Foundation

Cathey M. and Richard Finlon

Margot and Marc Pinto

Britney and Richard Weil

The Patricia Crown Family

Therese Ivancovich and Greg Sissel

Access Sponsors — $15,000

Linda S. Bowman, Ph.D. and Roger Bowman

Aimee and Jonathan Coleman

Dana and Barry Dorfman

Tami Paumier and Glen C. Warren, Jr.

Kristin Waters, Ph.D. and William Waters

Impact Sponsors — $10,000

Mitzi and Stephen Kurtz

Joe Blake

Kelly Jean Brough

Renee and John Elofson

Sharon and J. Landis Martin

Jody and Scott Nycum

David Scanavino, M.D.

Libby Anschutz and Jeffrey Allen

Marcy and Bruce Benson

Christie and Walter Isenberg

Sharon and Greg Maffei

Mrs. Frederic C. Hamilton / Frederic C. Hamilton Family Foundation

Merrill Aspin & Mark Fallon

Emily and Jamie Henkel

Pathway Sponsors — $5,000


Shannon Gifford and Jerrold L. Glick

Mary and George Sissel

Jayne Ford

Nancy and Skip Miller Family

Katie MacWilliams

Linda and Richard Schierburg

Michelle and John Hanley

Ann and Harold Logan

Debra and Donald Silversmith

Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman

Opportunity Sponsors — $3,000

Greg Movesian and Jack Finlaw

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

Achievement Sponsor — $1,000

Daniel L. Ritchie

Burgess and Mark Goodman

Marcia & Dick Robinson, Susan & Eddie Robinson

Sue and Paul Zoby

Richard A. Geller

Patricia and Donald Cook

2017 Gala Committee Members

Honorary Members 

  • Governor John Hickenlooper and Mrs. Robin Hickenlooper
  • Senator Michael Bennet and Ms. Susan Daggett
  • Senator Cory Gardner and Ms. Jaime Gardner
  • Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Ms. Mary Louise Hancock
  • Mike and Patty Starzer
  • Tom and Carin Boasberg

Committee Members 

  • Jayne Ford, Chair
  • Jeffery Allen
  • Libby Anschutz
  • Seth Belzley
  • Kelly Brough
  • Tim Collins
  • Bob Coombe
  • Bob Deibel
  • Ken desGarennes
  • Barry Dorfman
  • Jack Finlaw
  • Cathey M. Finlon
  • Marc Goodman
  • John Hanley
  • Gregory Movesian
  • Scott Nycum
  • Richard Schierberg
  • Don Silversmith
  • David Thomson
  • David West
  • Martha Wofford