Denver Academy, an independent school serving diverse learners in grades 1 to 12, is proud to announce that its 2017 gala was a resounding success! The annual fundraiser benefits the Denver Academy Tuition Assistance Program, which provides funds for approximately 30% of students who attend DA each year. This year’s diamond-themed event took place on April 22 at the Brown Palace Hotel in downtown Denver.
The evening kicked off with cocktails and a silent auction featuring items ranging from autographed professional sports jerseys to spa treatments, artwork and jewelry, as well as the coveted Headmaster for a Day auction item. Dinner and a touching “Day in the Life of a DA student” program followed, presented by DA parent and student Josh and Charlie Dieringer, as well as teacher, Sara Krell. CBS 4 Anchor Jim Benemann, also a DA alumni parent, served as the emcee for the evening which continued with a live auction showcasing a Poker Party with the headmaster, a student forged garden sculpture, trips to Italy and the 2017 Coachella Music Festival, an African Safari and more. The 308 who attended gala, then enjoyed music by DJ Luke Chavez and danced the night away!
Preliminary figures show a gross revenue for Denver Academy’s 2017 Gala of $375,000, an increase of nearly $33,000 over last year’s event.
For more information on Denver Academy, visit denveracademy.org.
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