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Denver Scholarship Foundation’s Annual Gala features founder of Harlem Children’s Zone

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Posted at 2:04 PM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 14:41:54-04

Denver Scholarship Foundation presents its Annual Gala, an evening with Geoffrey Canada – featured prominently in Waiting for Superman, and founder of Harlem Children’s Zone – on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Learn more about Canada on DSF’s blog here. Denver7’s Anne Trujillo will emcee the event and the station is a proud supporter of DSF.

Proceeds from the Annual Gala will make it possible for thousands of Denver Public Schools’ graduates to complete a college degree. DSF collaborates with donors, supporters, educators, families, community colleges, universities, and technical colleges to build partnerships that drive resources and talent to support students on their way to the commencement stage at college graduation.

Thanks to the long-standing and generous support of the event’s anonymous presenting sponsor, all event costs are underwritten, and every dollar raised will go directly to scholarships.

Additionally, every dollar donated to the DSF Scholarship Fund will be matched as available by the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative, a program administered by the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

DSF’s Annual Gala has raised millions of dollars to make college possible for thousands of students in Denver. Since 2007, Denver Scholarship Foundation has awarded $38 million in scholarships to more than 6,300 DPS students. Along with the featured speaker, the evening’s program will also highlight the inspirational stories of several DSF Scholars.

The event takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.

About the Denver Scholarship Foundation
Denver Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity whose mission is to inspire and empower Denver Public Schools’ students to achieve their college goals. A direct service provider, DSF provides college and financial aid advice to Denver students and families and offers a renewable, need-based scholarship to support Scholars throughout their college careers. DSF also partners with colleges across Colorado to implement retention strategies that help Denver students complete their college education. DSF aims to create systemic change to prepare Denver’s youth to succeed in today’s evolving workforce. For more information, www.denverscholarship.org or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.denverscholarship.org.