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Sold-out Denver Public Schools Foundation Achieve Gala on April 12
Raises Over $925,000 for Denver Public Schools
DENVER, APRIL 15, 2011 – The Denver Public Schools (DPS) Foundation raised more than $925,000 for Denver Public Schools at its annual Achieve Gala on Tuesday, April 12. Now in its ninth year, the event drew a sold-out crowd of 1,300 people in support of DPS.
The annual Achieve Gala, presented by UMB, was both a celebration of Denver Public Schools and a fundraiser to support Denver’s students, teachers, and classrooms.
The 2011 event, chaired by Cille and Ron Williams, featured the Archuleta Elementary School Choir, Denver School of the Arts Department of Dance & Movement, Manual High School Choir, and the Montbello High School Drum Line. The evening’s program included remarks from Governor John Hickenlooper, Mayor Guillermo “Bill” Vidal, and Superintendent Tom Boasberg. Two DPS high school seniors – Musu Sirleaf from Montbello High School and Tyler Quintana from Denver Center for International Studies – delivered the keynote address.
Photos and video from the 2011 Achieve Gala can be viewed online here.
The 2011 Achieve Gala was sponsored in part by The Anschutz Foundation, Marcy & Bruce Benson, The Gary-Williams Energy Company, The Piton Foundation, Martha Records & Rich Rainaldi, Kristin & Blair Richardson, and United Launch Alliance. The featured performers were underwritten by Elaine Gantz Berman & Stephen Berman, FirstBank, Greenberg Traurig, and Hogan Lovells.
About the Denver Public Schools Foundation
The DPS Foundation raises and manages funds in support of various programs that drive student achievement for Denver’s 79,000 students. Through strategic program investments and community leadership, we support Denver Public Schools in creating a district where outstanding educational achievements are the norm and all children have hope of a great future. For more information, gala details, and ticket sales, visit www.dpsfoundation.org.
Denver Public Schools Foundation
Director of Marketing & Communications