Denver Public Schools 100 Year Fundraiser

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This fundraising event featured support from Dianna DeGette, Ken Salazar and many others in support of inproving inner city public schools. The event raised $100,000 for scholarships to cover chidlren in summer camps, summer school, etc.

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Denver Public Schools 100 Year Fundraiser

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  2. 3. 100th Anniversary Celebration A sold-out celebration of the school district’s 100th anniversary in downtown Denver last night raised more than $500,000 for the newly re-energized DPS Foundation, foundation chairman Bruce Benson and vice-chair Cole Finegan announced during the gala event. “That’s an amazing achievement given the state of the economy over the last year,” said Benson. “But I think it shows recognition that we all have to get involved in our public schools…a school district is only as strong as the community it serves. By the same token, the community is only as strong as its school district. You can’t separate the two.” The event brought together a wide variety of community leaders, state and local elected officials, teachers, principals, five former DPS Superintendents, former members of the DPS Board of Education, dance and theatrical luminaries, college presidents, alumni, members of the broader philanthropic community, government officials, candidates for City Hall, and many other supporters of Denver Public Schools. Also in attendance were the first Latino female principal in Denver Public Schools, Lena Archuleta, and the first African-American female teacher in Denver Public Schools, Marie Greenwood. U.S. Congresswoman and Denver Public Schools graduate Diana DeGette made a special trip to Denver for the event. Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar and Lieutenant Gov. Jane Norton were also in attendance. “We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support shown tonight,” said current Board of Education President Elaine Gantz Berman during the event. “This is the first time Denver Public Schools has ever attempted an event of this magnitude and nearly 1,000 of you are here tonight. This is a true tribute to your outstanding support of DPS.” The event was held at the downtown Marriott Hotel. The evening featured upbeat performances from John F. Kennedy High School cheerleaders, the George Washington High School Barbershop Quartet, Denver School of the Arts violinist Zoë Aqua, the Keith Oxman combo, and the High School Citywide Choir. The choir closed the event with a moving song written by Rishel Middle School music teacher Stephen Nye especially for the celebration. The DPS Foundation’s mission is to support arts, athletics and after-school activities in order to improve academic achievement throughout the district. Board President Berman said the foundation’s efforts will provide direct support to classroom learning. “The more that students see school as an inspiring, challenging and inherently interesting place to be - a place that offers them a variety of activities and experiences - the more their hunger for learning will grow,” she said. “As better students, they will also aim higher. And that fits right back with Superintendent Jerry Wartgow’s over-arching goal for the district - setting high expectations for students, parents, teachers, and all of us.”
  3. 4. Denver Marriott City Center January 22, 2003 <ul><li>Denver Public Schools Foundation Celebrates </li></ul><ul><li>100 Years of Denver Public Schools </li></ul>
  4. 5. DPS Foundation: President Noel Ginsburg Chairman Bruce Benson Vice-chair Cole Finegan
  5. 6. Lobby
  6. 7. The Arts, Sports and Music
  7. 8. Politics of Dancing
  8. 10. The Politics of Oh! Feeling Good
  9. 11. DPS Superintendents Past and Present Dr Jerry Wartgow, Irv Moskowitz, Dr Evie Dennis, Dr James Bailey, Dr Joseph Brzeinski Special Thanks for all your outstanding effort for Denver Public Schools
  10. 12. Color Guard, Introduction by Anna Alejo
  11. 13. All DPS Talent Entertainment
  12. 14. List of Tables AKIN, GUMP, STRAUSS, HAUSER & FELD, LLP ANTHEM BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD BENSON MINERAL GROUP BLAKE TABLE BOIGON TABLE BOOKHARDT & O,TOOLE BROWNSTEIN, HYATT & FARBER, P.C. CALCON CONSTRUCTORS, INC. CENTURA HEALTH CO CREDIT UNION LEAGUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF DENVER CONNECTIONS ACADEMY, INC. & SYLVAN EDUCATION SOLUTIONS CORDILLERA ASSET MANAGEMENT COUNCIL TREE COMMUNICATIONS # 1 COUNCIL TREE COMMUNICATIONS # 2 CRANBERG/MORRICE TABLE CRL & ASSOCIATES DANIELS FUND DAVIS, GRAHAM & STUBBS DENVER BOARD OF REALTORS DENVER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS DENVER CLASSROOM TEACHERS ASSN. DENVER KIDS, INC DPS CREDIT UNION DPS LEGAL DEPT. DPS TABLE #1 DPS TABLE #2 DPS TABLE #3 DPS TABLE #4 DR. PAUL MELINKOVICH & DR PATRCIA GABBOW DUNCAN & OSTRANDER ED & DEANA PERLMUTTER ERNA D. BUTLER TABLE FIRSTBANK HOLDING CO. OF COLORADO GAIL & JACK KLAPPER GARY & TERESA YOURTZ FOUNDATION GARY-WILLIAMS ENERGY CORP. / THE PITON FOUNDATION GEORGE K. BAUM & CO. GREAT WEST LIFE & ANNUITY INSURANCE CO HAMILTON MIDDLE SCHOOL HOLBEN, COOPER, CHRISTIAN, HAY INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY/UCD INTERTECH PLASTIS J.E. DUNN CONSTRUCTION J.P. MORGAN SECURITIES JONES INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY LOCKHEED MARTIN MR. & MRS WILLIAM GOLD OAKWOOD HOMES LLC PEBC RALPH SCHOMP AUTOMOTIVE RBC DAIN RAUSCHER RICH RAIN ALDI /MARTHA RECORDS RICHARD & PAMELA BARD RIVERFRONT PARK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ROBIN JOHNSTON/COORS BREWING ROBINSON DAIRY, INC. ROBYN & BOB LOUP/ LORNA & JERRY GRAY ROSE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ROSE MEDICAL CENTER/STRATEGIC ASSET MANAGEMENT SALAZAR FAMILY FOUNDATION SEMPLE, MILLER & MOONEY P.C STANFORD FINANCIAL GROUP STAPLETON FOUNDATION STEPHANIE & JAMES MEJIA STEVE BERMAN & ELAINE GANTZ BERMAN STIFEL NICOLAUS/HANIFEN IMHOFF TAYLOR KOHRS/SRG CONST. THE BANK OF CHERRY CREEK THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL THE COLORADO TRUST THE DENVER POST/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS TIAA-CREF US BANCORP/PIPER JAFFRAY U S BANK UBS PAINE WEBBER UMB BANK – COLORADO UNIVERSITY OF DENVER WARTGOW TABLE #1, #2, & #3 WASHINGTON MUTUAL WELLS FARGO BANK WEST N.A. WESTERN DAIRY COUNCIL XCEL ENERGY YOUNG AMERICANS CENTER FOR FINANCIAL EDUCATION
  13. 15. Steve Gonzales and Company Thanks for the Entertainment
  14. 17. Powerpoint and Photos by James B. Bailey II
  15. 18. Congratulations Denver Public Schools 100 Years!

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