Non-profits providing education for children in our community


Spark Change (through Young Americans Center for Education) empowers students to make a change with "change" through philanthropic giving and youth service learning.  In 2016-2017, Spark Change raised $50,029.25 for 68 charities and funded 41 service projects.  As a third grader, Evan was a Spark Change Student Leader.

Escuela De Guadalupe's nationally recognized Pre-K to middle school independent, dual-language Catholic school was founded in 1999 in north Denver as a response to the community's determination to confront increasingly frequent incidents of youth violence, teen pregnancy and high dropout rates.  Dick is a current board member.

North High School Alumni Jon Holtzinger Scholarship Fund honors Jon's commitment to mentorship in the community he so loved.  Jon passed away on June 12, 2012, and we miss him and remember his amazing life lessons every day. 

Park Hill Elementary PTSA provides in-classroom and school support to over 600 students who otherwise would not benefit from these extra resources.  Evan has been a student since Kindergarten and every year, we have benefited from the school's supportive community. 

The Children's Center at Park Hill United Methodist Church has provided play-based childcare in the Park Hill neighborhood for generations.  When our family was facing our hardest challenges, the support of the Children's Center community was invaluable.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo connects people with wildlife and wild places through experiences that inspire action.

Museo de las Americas educates the community about Latino Americano art and culture from through innovative exhibitions and programs. 

The Nature Conservancy - Colorado helps protect the lands and waters that make Colorado the place we love to play, work and live. 

Denver Cherry Creek Rotary Foundation partners with a small local Rotary Club to make huge impact, supporting literacy for local students (among many other projects).  Dick has been a member since 2001 and Lindsey since 2011.

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