BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER
Over 600 supporters of the Cherry Creek Schools Foundation (CCSF) attended the 6th annual Invest in Success gala, “A Night to Ignite Education,” at the Marriott DTC in Denver on March 5. Former Denver Bronco Reggie Rivers served as host.
In addition to the dozens of overflowing gift baskets on display for the silent auction, the hotel lobby was filled with examples of unique and creative work being done by Cherry Creek students across the district.
Five third graders from Meadow Point Elementary, with the help of their teacher Anne Chapdelaine and seamstress Sharon Gould, used grant money to buy materials to construct insulated lunch boxes. They will do science experiments on the lunch boxes to determine how well they maintain heat and cold.
Students in the advanced manufacturing, hospitality, tourism, IT, STEAM, automotive, infrastructure engineering and business services pathways at the Cherry Creek Innovation Campus displayed everything from food to car parts that they made.
Founded in 1994 to provide resources and partnerships to create meaningful educational opportunities for students and educators, CCSF has awarded over 1,000 educator initiative grants and raised more than $8.5 million for educational programs from elementary school literacy, to middle school engineering, to high school leadership programs since its inception.
In the year 2018, $925,000 raised by CCSF impacted 32,000 students and 700 educators through 150 initiative grant awards.
Gold and silver sponsors of the event were Enterprise Rent-A-Car, HealthONE, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, JHL Constructors, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation. Aon, Arrow Electronics, Butler Snow, DLR Group, FirstBank, Plante Moran, M.A. Meyer Construction, JP Morgan, Alpine Bank, Jacobs Project Management, Saunders Construction, Southshore Community, Arapahoe County, and Cigna Healthcare of Colorado.
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