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AN N UA L R E PORT 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado Phone: 303-387-0505 Fax: 303-387-0113

Douglas County Educational Foundation 2015-16 Board of Trustees Leadership Dave Weaver Douglas County Commissioner Board Chair Patrick Mooney IREA Vice Chair Wes King First Bank Secretary/Treasurer Amy Sherman Northwest Douglas County Economic Development Corporation Immediate Past Chair

Douglas County School District Douglas H. Benevento DCSD Board of Education Ex-Officio Dr. Elizabeth Celania-Fagen DCSD Superintendent of Schools Ex-Officio

Members-at-Large Nancy Bunte Westerra Credit Union John Carson Cherry Creek Mortgage Mike Cummins Kaiser Permanente Janet Lowe Vectra Bank Linda Watson Sky Ridge Medical Center Jim Yates Sterling Ranch Development Corporation


Message from the Board Leadership Dear Friends and Supporters: The Douglas County Educational Foundation successfully concluded its 25th year of service to our students, teachers and schools here in Douglas County, and I am pleased to share a number of these accomplishments here in our 2015-2016 Annual Report. Once again, DCEF was recognized by Dewey and Associates as one of the Top 25 K-12 Foundations in the United States. This time, DCEF ranked the 8th best K-12 Foundation in the nation -- moving up from 14th the previous year. With our Annual Lend-A-Hand School Supply Drive, we rekindled past partnerships and established new ones with several other community organizations in order to deliver a record number of supplies to children in need. All in all, 950 students were assisted by DCEF. We saw an increase in the number of organizations – including 8 Fortune 500 companies -- participating in our Annual Career Expo which gave 5,000+ 8th grade students greater insight into choosing an academic and/or career path. DCEF also distributed nearly $158,000 in grants and scholarship monies last year, along with an additional $28,000+ to our schools as a result of events hosted by the Foundation and our Community Partners. Lastly, we were pleased to assist our Foundation Chapters as they raised nearly $5,500,000 for their local schools and programs in 2015-16. It has been a pleasure serving on the Board of Trustees for the last ten years and as your Chairman for FY 2015-16. I look forward to the continued growth and success of the Foundation for the benefit of Douglas County Schools. Sincerely, David A. Weaver Chair, DCEF Board of Trustees 2015-2016


How Schools and Departments Benefited Apple Awards DCEF’s signature gala once again hosted an estimated 900+ guests honor​ing teachers and District staff during the ​Eleventh Annual Apple Awards, an event created to recognize excellent and innovative employees. More than 180 amazing Douglas County teachers, support staff and administrators, representing every school, were celebrated.

Career Connect - High School This hands-on program gives DCSD students the opportunity to talk with professionals in various career fields, learn about their industry and discover the educational preparation required to succeed in those careers. In the 2015 - 2016 school year, approximately 314 DCSD students and 28 employers participated.

Career Connect 8th Grade Expo This event was designed to expose students to a variety of career options and give them an opportunity to ask employers questions. Douglas County municipalities and businesses financially sponsored the event and 78 employers from Douglas County and Metro-Denver participated, hosting over 5,000 8th grade students from 19 Douglas County schools.

Community Nights Through partnerships with Denver’s premier sports teams and attractions, the DCEF engages Douglas County residents in exciting community-building activities each year. Tickets can be purchased at substantially discounted prices with a portion of each ticket going back to DCSD Schools. This program offers opportunities to enjoy professional sporting events with the Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Mammoth, Colorado Rapids, Colorado Rockies, and Denver Nuggets, as well as cultural experiences through the Denver Center for Performing Arts, and outdoor fun and entertainment with Elitch Gardens, the National Western Stock Show, and the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield. Last year, over 9,000 tickets were sold raising nearly $35,500 for DCSD schools!

Douglas County School Supply Drive The 2015 Lend A Hand Back 2 School Douglas County School Supply Donation and Distribution Drive supported more than 950 students and over 40 teachers. More than 50 organizations and individuals donated cash and school supplies; and 100+ volunteers worked more than 550 hours to pick up, inventory, pack and distribute school supplies.

Employee Appreciation BBQ DCEF values the contribution made by District employees and supports a variety of employee appreciation events including the summer bar-b-que.

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How Schools and Departments Benefited Girls and Women in Sports This event, which is held in conjunction with the National Girls and Women in Sports Day, honors female student-athletes from throughout DCSD. The event acknowledges the past and recognizes current sports achievements, the positive influence of sports participation and the continuing effort for equality and access for women in sports. School administrators and coaches nominate outstanding middle and high school athletes for their positive influence on others, excellence in academics and in their sport(s).

Highlands Ranch Business Classic Golf Outing On August 3, 2015 the Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce hosted over 120 golfers at Highlands Ranch Golf Course to benefit DCEF’s Lend-AHand Back to School Drive. Fun was had by all and an estimated 200 Douglas County School District students were outfitted with backpacks and supplies for the upcoming academic year.

Love Our Schools Gala In January 2016, this traditionally held luncheon transitioned into a gala format while continuing to benefit the Foundation’s Innovation Fund. Nearly 200 civic leaders from the public and private sectors gathered at Cielo at Castle Pines to hear Emmy-nominated actor and jobs activist, John Ratzenberger (Cheers and Pixar films) present “Made in America: Expanding Skill, Education, and Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century.” Douglas County Commissioner and DCEF Board Chair, Dave Weaver, spoke of the importance of Douglas County Schools amidst unprecedented growth in the County. KOA radio personality Mandy Connell served as emcee for the evening while guests were entertained by a musical quartet from Chaparral High School along with video presentations prepared by students from STEM Academy and Douglas County High School.

Retirement Celebration Each year, DCSD honors retiring employees for their years of service and commitment to DCSD. DCEF assists with the celebration annually.

Wacky W Cycling Event On September 13, 2015​​hundreds of community members participated in the 5 ​ t​ h Annual Wacky W Ride supporting DCEF and DCSD schools of the rider’s choice. This one day cycling experience encourages fitness, fun, and fundraising. With four ride levels to choose from, this event provides a perfect setting to see some of Douglas County’s finest landscape against an autumn backdrop. Sponsored by sports personality Susie Wargin and Wargin Events, the Wacky generate​d​o ​ ver​$​5,000 ​this past year which goes directly to DCEF’s Lend-a-Hand School Supply Drive. Nearly 1,000 students were outfitted with brand new backpacks and school supplies to get their school year started off right.



Schools and Departments Who Benefited in 2015-2016 Academy Charter School

DCSD - Purchasing Department

Pine Grove Elementary

Acres Green Elementary

DCSD - Transportation Dept.

Pine Lane Elementary

American Academy - Castle Pines

Douglas County High School

Pioneer Elementary

American Academy - Parker

Douglas County Special Education Advisory Committee

Platte River Academy

Eagle Academy

Ponderosa High School

Arrowwood Elementary Aspen View Academy Bear Canyon Elementary Ben Franklin Academy Buffalo Ridge Elementary Castle Rock Elementary Castle Rock Middle School Castle View High School Challenge to Excellence Chaparral High School Cherokee Trail Elementary Cherry Valley Elementary Cimarron Middle School


Clear Sky Elementary Cloverleaf Home Education Copper Mesa Elementary Cougar Run Elementary Coyote Creek Elementary Cresthill Middle School DCS Montessori Charter School DCSD - Administration DCSD - Choice Department DCSD - Early Childhood Education

eDCSD Eldorado Elementary Flagstone Elementary Fox Creek Elementary Franktown Elementary Fresh Harvest Food Bank Frontier Valley Elementary Gold Rush Elementary Heritage Elementary Highlands Ranch High School Hope Online Learning Academy Iron Horse Elementary Larkspur Elementary Legacy Point Elementary Legend High School Lone Tree Elementary Mammoth Heights Elementary Meadow View Elementary Mesa Middle School Mountain Ridge Middle School

Prairie Crossing Elementary School Ranch View Middle School Redstone Elementary Renaissance ELOB School Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning (RMSEL) Rock Canyon High School Rock Ridge Elementary Rocky Heights Middle School Roxborough Elementary Saddle Ranch Elementary Sage Canyon Elementary Sagewood Middle School Sand Creek Elementary Sedalia Elementary Sierra Middle School SkyView Academy Soaring Hawk Elementary South Ridge Elementary STEM School Stone Mountain Elementary

DCSD - Human Resource Department

Mountain View Elementary

DCSD - Information Technology Department

Mountain Vista High School Northeast Elementary

DCSD - Nutrition Services

Northridge Elementary

DCSD - Outdoor Education Center

Northstar Academy

Trailblazer Elementary

DCSD - PK-12 Education

Global Village Academy Douglas County

World Compass Academy

DCSD - Personalized Learning Department

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Eagle Ridge Elementary

Plum Creek Academy

Summit View Elementary ThunderRidge High School Timber Trail Elementary Wildcat Mountain Elementary

Parker Core Knowledge


Douglas County Educational Foundation Who We Are The Douglas County Educational Foundation (DCEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which works with corporations and organizations to enrich education in Douglas County to develop private resources to enrich education within Douglas County schools for the fulfillment of lifelong learning experiences of our students, citizens and community. The Foundation achieves this mission by directing support where appropriate toward the following objectives: • facilitate learner development through enhanced educational activities for all ages within the community; • enrich individual life experiences by promoting cultural activities in the arts and humanities; • support the professional growth of teaching by encouraging new and creative ideas for delivering education; and • promote school and community partnerships by encouraging individuals and organizations to share resources.

What We Do The Foundation provides grants to schools, teachers and classrooms and assists in raising money for program initiatives such as Career Connect, field trips, scholarships, school supplies and outdoor education, to name a few. The DCEF sponsors and coordinates Community Events with the major sports teams and attractions in the Denver Metro Area. These events serve to raise money for schools and also provides discounted tickets for families to enjoy a day or evening attraction without breaking their budget. The Douglas County Educational Foundation also hosts several fundraising events such as luncheons and galas, to raise money for the benefit of our students.

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From the Executive Director Dear Friends: It was an incredibly busy day as 5,000+ 8th grade students made their way through the Douglas County Events Center visiting with 78 different companies, trade organizations, and colleges. As we were wrapping up the Foundation’s Fourth Annual Career Expo, one business executive says to me, “These students aren’t like other students.” Before I could ask for an explanation, he immediately spoke praise of the maturity and preparedness of the students. “I don’t see this at the other career fairs I attend throughout the state of Colorado. These kids stand apart.” Standing apart. What a testament to the positive impact and quality education our teachers and education professionals are providing our students here in Douglas County. And here at the Foundation we could not be more proud to support the work of our teachers and schools. I considered what it takes to “stand apart,” and it’s a bit of a dichotomy. In order for graduating students to stand apart from the crowd, it requires a lot of standing together in those formative, K-12 years. We see it in the classrooms. We see it on the athletic fields. We see it in the efforts of our DCEF Chapters who raised $5.5 million for our schools last year. DCEF just recently celebrated 25 years of existence. We are looking forward to another 25 years in service to our Douglas County Schools. I hope you’ll be able to join us.

Jason Christensen Executive Director

Alyson Plummer Finance Manager

Stacey Briggs Communications Manager

Ashley Sommers Program & Development Manager

Kind regards,

Vivian Hallberg Bookkeeper

Krista Zizzo Career Connect Program Manager

Jason D. Christensen DCEF, Executive Director


Thank you for your time, consideration and support of DCEF and our schools!


Statement of Activities Years Ended June 30, 2015 and 2014




SUPPORT Grants $30,000 $164,361 Contributions $213,817 $218,440 In-Kind Contributions $317,721 $210,745 Community Events $46,283 $59,099 Apple Awards $84,072 $102,211 Golf for Education $54,750 $41,820 Chapter Revenue $5,467,649 $5,345,750 Other Fundraising $36,782 $9,783 Total Support $6,251,074 $6,152,209 REVENUE Interest Income Other Income Total Revenue TOTAL SUPPORT & REVENUE

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$87 $208 $295 $6,251,369

$165 $162 $327 $6,152,536


2015 2014 PROGRAM SERVICES Grants & Scholarships $154,563 $482,729 Technology - $92,030 Career Connect Program $42,510 $43,844 Innovation Summit $18,795 - Community Events $25,159 $36,274 Chapter Expenses $5,716,273 $5,269,134 Total Program Services $5,957,290 $5,924,011 SUPPORTING SERVICES General & Administrative $421,923 $340,175 Fundraising Apple Awards $74,014 $84,513 Golf For Education $28,525 $27,279 Other Fundraising $35,377 $8,760 Total Fundraising $137,916 $120,552 TOTAL EXPENSES $6,517,129 $6,384,738 Change in Net Assets $(265,760) $(232,202) Net Assest, Start of Year $2,913,539 $3,145,741 Net Assets, End of the Year $2,647,779 $2,913,539


Foundation Supported Scholarships

In 2015 – 2016 the Douglas County Educational Foundation (DCEF) awarded Young AmeriTowne/International Towne scholarships to 18 schools, sending 2,200 elementary and middle school students to experience the unique appreciation of running a town or a nation for a day. To augment the program, teachers provide several weeks of classroom preparation prior to the field trip. Acres Green Elementary Arrowwood Elementary Bear Canyon Elementary Clear Sky Elementary Flagstone Elementary Frontier Valley Elementary Iron Horse Elementary Meadow View Elementary Mesa Middle School

Northeast Elementary Northridge Elementary Pine Grove Elementary Pine Lane Elementary Pioneer Elementary Prairie Crossing Elementary Renaissance Elementary Sage Canyon Elementary Summit View Elementary

Administrator’s Scholarships - these high school seniors were each awarded a $1000 scholarship to attend college after graduating from a Douglas County School District high school.

of Central Colorado


Castle View High School Grayson Anderson

Mountain Vista High School Hayley Funk

Chaparral High School Derek Rice

Plum Creek Academy Lauren Barbee Jacobsen

Douglas County High School Olivia Pettit

Ponderosa High School Ellette Dusek

eDCSD Cayla Mackey

Rock Canyon High School Eugene Kim

Highlands Ranch High School Da Eun “Deborah” Son

ThunderRidge high School Aaron Broadus

Legend High School Shea Davis


d Funds & Scholarships

How You Can Support the Douglas County Educational Foundation


The DCEF raises money each year in an effort to provide discretionary grants to the District and the classroom to enhance learning experiences. These include the following: Fill the Gap Grants Eldorado Elementary School Book Study Grant Eldorado Elementary School Math in Focus Heritage Elementary School LCD projectors in the classroom Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) Transportation grant Youth Leadership Douglas County (YLDC) Transportation grant Innovation Fund Grants Douglas County School District Eldorado Elementary School

Support the operations of the District Art Show STEM program / LEGO Robotics EV3s

Other Scholarships

Lori L. Lieberman Scholarship - The Lieberman Scholarship was established in 2013 in memory of Lori, who was a teacher in the District that taught Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, to provide scholarships to DCSD seniors who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing or wish to pursue a degree in teaching DHH students. Cynthia Lam - $500

Rick Newell -$500

Isabella Worland - $250

Student to Student Scholarship - The Student to Student scholarship is supported by students from elementary and middle schools who make donations to their high school feeder schools. The following students from Douglas County High School were award $1,000 scholarships.

Kelsey Anderson Bailey Bintner

Wyatt Kuehster Bradi King

Christian Olson Tesse Taylor

Professional Development Scholarships - DCEF awards funding to District employees to support their professional development pursuits. Kari Dunn, Iron Horse Elementary – Reading Recovery Regional Conference Paula Dutenhoeffer, Castle Rock Middle School – NSTA National Conference Sue Phillips, Learning Support Services - Courage to Risk Conference

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The Douglas County Educational Foundation (DCEF) is a Colorado 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that fundraises year-round to support programming benefiting Douglas County School students, staff and community. Donations to the Foundation may be tax deductible and are always appreciated. All contributions will be acknowledged with tax deduction information. To make a gift to the Foundation, you can: 1. Mail checks, made payable to DCEF to: Douglas County Educational Foundation, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. 2. Visit us online at to make a secure and easy debit or credit card contribution through PayPal or our partnership with and the Community First Foundation, or to set up payroll giving if you are an employee of Douglas County Schools. 3. Include us in your estate or financial planning. To make a planned gift or asset, or to learn about establishing a Charitable Gift Annuity with the DCEF, please contact Alyson Plummer at 303.387.0503. 4. Become a Foundation volunteer! Volunteers are needed to support our office, assist in program operation, and help plan events and fundraisers. If you have a special interest in our work and want to dedicate time to help us grow, please let us know by calling 303.387.0505.

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Acres Green Elementary Acres Green Elementary PTO Acres Green Elementary Janice Prahl Fund Discovery American Academy - Castle Pines American Academy PTO American Academy - Parker American Academy - Parker PTO Arrowwood Elementary Arrowwood Elementary Parent Teacher Community Organization Buffalo Ridge Elementary Buffalo Ridge Educational Alliance Castle Rock Middle School Castle Rock Middle School Parent Involvement Program Castle View High School CVHS Academic Booster Club Castle View High School CV/DC Girls Lacrosse Booster Castle View High School CVHS Sabercat Fund Chaparral High School CHS After Prom Booster Cherokee Trail Elementary Cherokee Trail Elementary Parent Student Partnership Cherry Valley Elementary Cherry Valley Elementary PTO Cimarron Middle School Cimarron Middle School PTO Clear Sky Elementary Clear Sky Elementary PTO Copper Mesa Elementary Copper Mesa Education Alliance Cougar Run Elementary Cougar Run Partners in Education Coyote Creek Elementary Coyote Creek Elementary PTO Douglas County High School DCHS Boys’ Lacrosse Booster Douglas County High School DCHS Huskies Athletics

2015-2016 Chapters Douglas County High School DCHS Huskies Success (IB Program)

Legend High School LHS Titans Lacrosse Booster

Douglas County School District DC Special Education Advisory Committee

Legend High School LHS Patrons of the Performing Arts

Eldorado Elementary Eldorado Elementary PTO Flagstone Elementary Flagstone Roundup Fox Creek Elementary Fox Creek Elementary PTO Franktown Elementary Franktown Elementary PTO Frontier Valley Elementary Frontier Valley Educational Alliance Gold Rush Elementary Gold Rush Educational Advisory Team Heritage Elementary Heritage Elementary PTO Highlands Ranch High School HRHS After Prom Booster Highlands Ranch High School HRHS Boys Soccer Booster Highlands Ranch High School HRHS The Fund Iron Horse Elementary Iron Horse Elementary PTO Legacy Point Elementary Legacy Point Elementary Parent Teacher Involvement Board

Legend High School LHS Titans Wrestling Booster Lone Tree Elementary Lone Tree Elementary PTO Mammoth Heights Elementary Mammoth Heights PTO

Rock Canyon High School ACE Sign & Print Shop Rock Canyon High School RCHS After Prom Booster Rock Canyon High School RCHS Baseball Diamond Club Rock Canyon High School RCHS Volleyball Booster Rock Ridge Elementary Friends of Rock Ridge Rocky Heights Middle School Rocky Heights Parent Community Alliance

Mesa Middle School Mesa Middle School PTO

Roxborough Elementary Roxborough Parent Teacher Involvement Committee

Mountain Vista High School MVHS After Prom

Roxborough Elementary Roxborough RatPak

Mountain Vista High School MVHS Cheer Booster Club

Saddle Ranch Elementary Saddle Ranch Parent Teacher Involvement Organization

Mountain Vista High School MVHS Quarterback Club Northridge Elementary Northridge Discovery Booster Club Pine Grove Elementary Pine Grove Educational Alliance Pioneer Elementary Pioneer Elementary PTO Ponderosa High School PHS Baseball Diamond Club Ponderosa High School Behn Memorial Ponderosa High School PHS DECA

Legend High School LHS After Prom Booster

Ponderosa High School Ponderosa SPRIT Club

Legend High School LHS Athletic Booster

Ponderosa High School Ponderosa Theatre Parents

Legend High School FC Legend Soccer Booster

Prairie Crossing Elementary Prairie Crossing Educational Alliance

Legend High School LHS Titans Football Booster

Ranchview Middle School RVMS PIT Crew

Legend High School LHS Girls Soccer Booster

Renaissance ELOB School Renaissance Education Alliance

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Sage Canyon Elementary Sage Canyon Elementary PTO Sagewood Middle School Sagewood Middle School PTO Sand Creek Elementary Sand Creek Elementary PTO Sedalia Elementary Sedalia Elementary PTO Soaring Hawk Elementary Soaring Hawk Elementary PTO South Ridge Elementary South Ridge Elementary Parent Teacher Community Organization STEM High Academy STEM Educational Partnership (STEP) Stone Mountain Elementary Stone Mountain Elementary PTO Timber Trail Elementary Timber Trail Educational Alliance Trailblazer Elementary Trailblazer Elementary PTO ThunderRidge High School TRHS ThunderRidge Education Partnership World Compass Academy World Compass Academy PTO

We Love Our Chapters! Douglas County Educational Foundation is pleased to work with schools that wish to form a school Chapter of the Foundation. Formation of a Chapter is contingent on adherence to DCEF guidelines and best financial practices. The Foundation’s school Chapters are created to provide resources that enrich the educational opportunities of students within their specific school. These resources may be in the form of funds (grants), materials and services. Most Chapters are parent teacher organizations, or at the high school level, booster clubs. As Chapters of the Foundation, they benefit from our 501(c)(3) status. Additionally, the DCEF provides financial oversight and services such as banking, tax and business filings and annual audit, and provides insurance for events and officers as well as resources for Chapter leaders.


Corporations, Foundations and Organizations The Douglas County Educational Foundation would like to express their sincere thanks to the following sponsors, donors, supporters and in-kind contributors for their very generous gifts. Assistance from these organizations allows the DCEF to continue to provide necessary funds to achieve our mission by developing private resources to enrich education within Douglas County schools for the fulfillment of lifelong learning experiences of our students, citizens and community. A sincere thank you to the following organizations: 105 West Brewing Company ABC Fundraising Inc Academy Charter School ACE Primer Lettering & Design Allegiance Benefit Plan Management Al’s Formal Wear AmazonSmile Foundation American Academy - Castle Pines American Cancer Society Amgen Anadarko Petroleum Corp ANB Bank Animal Emergency & Specialty Center Arapahoe Community College (ACC) ACC - Art and Design Center ACC - Automotive Technology Dept ACC - Computer Technology Dept ACC - Music Audio Technology Dept ACC - Office of Admissions Arapahoe Philharmonic Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network Arapahoe/Douglas Youth in the Works! Arrowwood Elementary Arvada Center for the Arts Baxter International Bellco Credit Union Ben Franklin Academy Benevity Black Hills Energy Black Tie LLC Brilliant Outdoor Media, LLC Brinker International Buffalo Ridge Elementary Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce

Castle Rock Civitan Club Castle Rock EDC Castle Rock Fire & Rescue Castle Rock Middle School Castle Rock Police Department Castle Rock Recreation Center Castle View High School Catholic Charities Central Colorado Centennial Water Central Colorado Area Health Ed Center Centura Health Challenge to Excellence Charter School Chaparral HS - FBLA & DECA Charles Schwab Chase Cherry Creek Mortgage Cherry Hills Community Church Chick-Fil-A Children’s Hospital Colorado - South Campus Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc Cigna Cimarron Middle School City of Lone Tree Civil Air Patrol - Douglas Squadron Colorado Agricultural Leadership Fdn Colorado Air National Guard Colorado Army National Guard Colorado Avalanche Colorado Bar Association Colorado Bureau of Investigation Colorado Community Media Colorado Film School Colorado Mammoth Colorado Parks and Wildlife


Colorado Rockies Colorado School of Mines Chemistry Dept Colorado School of Mines Comp Science Dept Comcast Community College of Aurora Community First Foundation Cornerstone Church Costco-Parker Cougar Run Elementary Cresthill Middle School CSG Systems Inc CU Denver - Recording Arts Program D.R. Horton DCSD - Facilities/O&M Delta Dental of Colorado Denver Area Veterinary Medical Assn Denver Botanic Gardens Denver Center for the Performing Arts Denver Nuggets Denver Outlaws Denver Plumbers Local #3 Denver Transportation Club Denver Zoological Foundation Douglas /Elbert Task Force Douglas Cty Board of Commissioners Douglas Cty Community Development Douglas County Coroner Douglas County Deputy Sheriff’s Assn Douglas County FFA Douglas County Fire Chiefs Assn Douglas County Government Douglas County High School Douglas County Libraries - Parker Douglas County Libraries Fdn

Douglas County Library Douglas County Open Space Douglas County School District (DCSD) DCSD - Administration Bldg DCSD - Choice Programming DCSD - Nutrition Services DCSD - B.A.S.E. Program DCSD - Board of Education DCSD - Business Services DCSD - Communications DCSD - Community Relations DCSD - Development and Innovation DCSD - East Terminal DCSD - Facilities/O & M DCSD - Health Services DCSD - Homeless Coordinator DCSD - Human Resources DCSD - IT Department DCSD - Learning Support Services DCSD - Nutrition Services DCSD - PK-12 Education DCSD - Special Education DCSD - Superintendent DCSD - Sustainability Program DCSD - Transportation DCSD - West Support Center DCSD - World Class Education Douglas County Sheriff Douglas Elbert REALTOR® Assn Douglas Elbert Task Force EchoPark Automotive Edge Sports & Entertainment Elitch Holdings, LLC eLoan Rates, Inc


Empire Beauty School ESA Foundation Fidelity Charitable First Bank First Giving Flagstone Elementary Foundation Epsilon Sigma Alpha Franktown Animal Clinic Fred Astaire Dance Studios Fresh Harvest Food Bank FreshPoint of Denver Gabriel’s Restaurant & Tuscan Bar GE Foundation George & Louise Thornton Charitable Fdn Great-West Financial H+L Architecture Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce Highlands Ranch Community Assn Highlands Ranch HS - FCCLA Highlands Ranch Metro District History Colorado Center IKEA Ingersoll Rand / Trane IREA James H. Krause, AIA Jewish Colorado Johnson & Wales University Jon D. Williams Cotillions, Inc Jostens JP Morgan Chase Jumpstreet Kaiser Permanente Kambeitz Chiropractic Health & Wellness Ctr KitsforKidz Kroenke Sports & Entertainment Larkspur Fire Protection District Liberty Mutual Group Linda Berry, Colorado Women’s Press Club Littleton Equine Medical Center Lockheed Martin Engineering STEM Program Lockton Companies Lodge Casino Lone Tree Arts

Louis R & Dorothy Meister Fdn Macaroni Kid – HR, CR, Parker Mc Donald’s MDC Holding Microsoft Mile High United Way Miller Ventures Group, LLC Monty Nuss Photography Mountain Vista HS - Tech Student Assn MW Golden Constructors Network for Good Newmont Mining Corp Northwest Douglas County EDC Office Depot PACE Center Park Meadows Improvement District Parker Chamber of Commerce Parker Chorale Parker Police Department PDQ Printing Phillip S. Miller Park - MAC Pikes Peak Community College Pikes Peak Community Fdn Polished Nail Spa & Salon Raytheon Company RBC Capital Markets, LLC Red Rocks Comm College - Water Quality Regional Transportation District (RTD) Renaissance ELOB School Renaissance Learning, Inc Rocky Vista Univ College of Osteopathic Med Romano’s Italian Restaurant Sage Canyon Elementary Schomp Automotive Sheraton Downtown Denver Sherman & Howard Siemens Industry, Inc Skate City Colorado, Inc Sky Ridge Medical Center Smart Cow South Denver School of Nursing Arts South Metro Denver Chamber South Metro Denver Small Business Dev

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South Suburban Parks & Recreation State Farm Insurance, Agent Scott Rice Sterling Ranch Subaru of America Swank Motion Pictures Tagawa Garden Center Tarbell Family Giving Account Tattered Cover Book Store The Denver Foundation The Friedman Foundation The Meadows Neighborhood Co The Outlets at Castle Rock The Town of Castle Rock THETA ETA of ESA Thornton Charitable Foundation ThunderRidge HS- ProStart Culinary Tokyo Joe’s Town Hall Arts Center Town of Parker Transwest Trucks / Freightliner Tri County Health Department U.S. Army Union an American Bistro United Airlines United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Navy University of Colorado - Denver University of CO School of Pharmacy Vaughn Law Offices PLLC Vectra Bank Volunteers of America Wargin Events & Wacky Bike Ride Waste Management Wells Fargo Foundation Westerra Credit Union White Construction Group Whole Foods Market Women’s Transportation Society



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Karen Carey Heather Casey Frances Cason Erin Chandler Benson Chang Shirlene Chewning Jason Christensen Sarah Christensen Lenore Christensen Matthew Chumrau Taylor Clark Jessica Clonts Brian Coberly Jami Cope Rachel Corbett Carmen Cross Elisabeth Crowell Zada Cunningham Korky Cunningham Sarah DeBacker Melissa Deeks Melina DePasse Sabrina DeRamus Jimmie DeRamus Linda Diehnelt Don Dischner Darryl Dobbins Leah Dobbins Amber Dobbs Susan Dolman Maria Dosher Sabrina Downward Kathryn Droz Brooke Dykstra Sean Eaton Laura Edmonstone Steven Edwards Matt Fagen Jon Fazekas Todd Fender Jennifer Flaherty Mindy Franklin


Teresa Friess Laurie Garcia Kenneth Garry Paulette Gavin Dale Getchell Karen Gibbens William Gleghorn Romel Glorioso Nanci Goldin Danielle Good Greg Gotchey Kimberly Goulding Kyle Douglas Grass Kristin Gregory LeDawn Gries Sandra Griffin Rebecca Griffith Pamela A Haas Rhonda Haas Eric Hall Jeanne Hammetter Kim Harja Jennifer Hart Christopher Hartzog Alexis Harvey Angelique Hausner Claire Headley Wendy Hernandez Mark Hernandez Merrick Hidalgo Melanie Holbrook Fred Hornick Jana Houtz Lisa Huber Eugene Hughley Yanick Imhof Kelly Lott Merrill Jacobson Abigail Jansen Tyler Johnson Joshua Johnson Monica Johnson

Pam Johnson Brianna Johnston Beth Jones Coty Jones Raymond Jones Susan Jordak Eddie Katsumoto Ellington Jennifer Kelsey Kyle Kirkpatrick B.J. Kissling Stephanie Klein Jason Knopinski Annette Komperda Vicki Krieger Kelly Lamoreaux Sejal Lange Elizabeth Larson Jarrod Lassen Sheri Leiphon Paula Lieberman Jordana Lokken Paul Loulis Charlotte Loveland Billie-Jean Lowsley Ashley MacDonald Barbara Machen Cynthia Maguire Erin Maronick Joan Marshall Daniel Matthews Ann McCarragher Tracy McConner David McCormick Carrie McGuinnes Elizabeth McMillan Daniel Mellette Robin Mickle Pam Miller Judith Miller Valeria Miller Bruce Miller Kristina Mohn

Jeffrey Morris Christine Mudron Zachary Mueller Lisa Murdoch Brian Naylor Courtney Neale Trisha Nelson Ingrid Nielsen Joanne OHiggins John Oliver Zoe Olson Robert Owens Karen Parker Suresh Patel Michael Pelley Kelly Peters Melissa Petrone Zavaras Trinh Pham Alyson Plummer Elma Ponder Paul Prosper Eric Prouty Wanda Purnam Nichole Putnam Thomas Putnam Paul Rakovich Susan Ratcliffe Florence Reed Janice Reed Richard Reed Kenneth Rees Tiffany Risdon Vincent Rivera Janet Rogers Justin Rogers Yvonne Rogers-Blakeman Julianna Rosen Paul Royer Dorothy Ruth Jolene Saiz Donald Salyards Willam Sanders

Aaron Schachter Megan Schembri Jennifer Schlecht TL Schneiderman Kathryn Schroeder Jessica Schroeder Paige Schultz Melanie Sedalnick BL Shea Sandra Shea Cynthia Sheahan Amy Sherman Hye Yeong Shin John Showers Chris Silberman Kimberly Silva Kathleen Skinner Tiffany Smith Lonnie Smith Barbara Sokolowsky Kristen Spera John Spera Ann Stanz Willa Mae Stein Kristen Swanson Jill W Swenson Sandra Tabaka Kelly Tabaka Kelly Taylor Susan Thayer Kimberly Theobald Cheryl Thomas Kristen Thomsen Bryan Thurman Molly Timmerman Leslie Tourangeau Robert Tucker Brynn Turnbaugh Jami Turner Kimberly Turner Sonia Tyhurst Debbie Underhill


Justin Vaughn Curtis Verwolf Dawn Villalva Charles Wallace Monica Wasden Michael Washburn Richard Watts Dave Watts Brian & Janice Weiss William Whitley Jason Wigfield Kathryn Wilhelm Audrey Will James Willard Randy Williams Elizabeth Willoughby Heather Wingate Michael Worcester Jessi Wysocki Maureen Wysocki Suzanne Yotter Krista Zizzo

Volunteers Without these caring individuals DCEF would not be able to facilitate, enrich, support and promote the Douglas County School District– its students, families, employees and community. Joy Amicarella Cory Anderson Lauren Anderson Megan Anderson Tiffany Anderson Carlease Austin Dillion T. Bakr Douglas Anderson Alex Berry Alianna Berry Cameron Briggs Melissa Buerge Nancy Bunte Brandi Butticaz John Carson Debbie Charlton Mike Cummins Carole Dagnon Marion Dahlem Nate Dahlem

Deb Dawson Kristen DeBeer Debbie Demis Susan Duffy Cheryl Dunn Beth Efird Pollock Family Jennifer Flaherty Amanda Ford Alex Forkenbrock Becky Gerringer Emily Glynn Lisa Glynn Kara Goode Wendy Gossett Amy Grantowitz Ashley Hackett Lisa Hackett Todd Hallberg Janice Harper

Dorinda Hedin Stephani Heppenstall Jill Holland Sherrie Huffman Jill Jenkins Clare Johnson Sharon Johnson Stephanie Jones Rene Katial Nichole Kessler Wes King Kim Klug Jack Kuzio Carrie Leonard Mrs. Lijewski Brianna Lijewski Caitlin Lijewski Gretchen Lopez Janet Lowe Susan Lucyk

Laura Marlowe Kathy Marsilio Megan Marsilio Patti Marsilio Mary Jo Mathias Gina Mead Anna Mendus Sarah Mendus Jonathan Mollandor Pat Mooney Susie Morella Bea Navarrete Marie O’Donnell KimBerly Owen Denise Perre John Perre Julie Petersen Eric Plummer Carolyn Plummer Carrie Raben

Mia Raben Luke Raffa Jan Reagan Katrine Rennaker Randy Riepe Ruth Riepe Jamie Rivera Lynn Robert Sara Schumacher Nicolas Schwindt Dawna Searcy Amy Sherman Cindy Shimpa April Slavey Christina Smith Jennifer Smith Chris Sommers A Spencer & Family Marilyn Spetoskey Janice Stone

Craig Stulz Cathy Sullivan Reed Sundine Alissa Tenorio Julie Thenell Abby Thomas Jill Thomas Kim Torres Martha Torres Victoria Torres Emily Vatter Suzie Walker Linda Watson Bonnie Weaver David Weaver Jim Yates Jen Zander Steve Zizzo Sophia Zizzo



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