Impacting our future. Together.
August  2017
Meet the Foundation's New Executive Director
My name is Meaghan Sullivan, and I am thrilled to introduce myself as the new Executive Director for the Foundation for Douglas County Schools.

Amazing things are happening every day within Douglas County Schools and it is my great honor to join the dedicated board and talented staff at the Foundation to support this success. Providing the top-notch educational opportunities Douglas County School District is known for requires the support of a village of people from business leaders to community leaders to donors, families, and parents. Working together with our community, the Foundation will explore challenges and focus resources where they can make the biggest difference for our students. We will spotlight the people, practices, and ideas that are driving innovation. We invite you to join us in our mission as the Foundation evolves to better support our students and build a bright and impactful future.
Fall Back to School Chapter Meeting
Chapter Officers please join us for a fun and informational evening, Tuesday, August 29 at the scenic Cherokee Ranch and Castle in Sedalia.  

This meeting is intended for your whole board and will cover a variety of topics. This year the event will kick off with an exciting  Vendor Fair  where you will have the opportunity to speak personally to Foundation Partners about the products and/or services they offer to enhance your fundraising efforts. There will be promotional giveaways, samples, and a drawing for incredible items such as a 2-hr photo booth from Shutter Time Photo Booth Co., a 1-hour Colorado Raptor and Reptile Educational Program from Nature's Educators , Afternoon Tea for Two at Cherokee Castle . . .and MUCH more! RSVP here.
Partner Highlight: Fit36 - Highlands Ranch
Foundation partner, FIT36, hosted three days of field trips for Cougar Run 5th graders last Spring. Students were learning about heart health in class and visited FIT36-Highlands Ranch for a fun AND educational workout! The kids had a great discussion about heart health with Trainer Lisa, who explained how heart rate monitoring works to target your heart rate so you can see when to push and when to breathe. Results of the workout are displayed on four TV screens inside the gym while you work out.  After the workout, students enjoyed a healthy snack at Whole Foods and walked back to school. If your school is interested in hosting a field trip to FIT36, please contact them here
FIT36 specializes in adult group HIIT training. They have locatio ns in Highlands Ranch and Parker.
Career Connect Expo: Calling All Employers
Could your company or organization help spark interest in the next generation of Douglas County employees and business owners? The 2017 8th Grade Career Expo is set for Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the DC Events Center.  

All fields are welcome, but the following are in high demand from our student population: entrepreneurial business owners, architecture, journalism/media, counseling, psychology, computer gaming and technology. Interested or know of a company we should recruit? For more information or to register click here.
Annual Supply Drive provides record 1,500+ backpacks to DCSD students in need.
A big, THANK YOU to our amazing Douglas County community! Because of your support and efforts, the Foundation's annual  Lend A Hand School Supply Drive was a huge success.

Our sincere thanks to our 2017-2018 Lend A Hand Partners: Cherry Hills Community Church, Catholic Charities Central Colorado, Children's Hospital Colorado - South Campus, Douglas County Libraries, Douglas County School District Homeless Coordinator, Douglas Elbert Task Force, Fresh Harvest Food Bank and Waste Management.
HR Chamber Golf Tourney supports School Supply Drive
The Foundation was honored to be the designated community partner for the Annual Highlands Ranch Chamber Business Golf Classic on Monday, July 31 at the breathtaking Arrowhead Golf Course in Roxborough Park.

Funds were raised for the Lend A Hand Back to School Supply Drive and other Foundation programs through the Ball Drop and an opportunity to buy a drive. Thank you Highlands Ranch Chamber for your continued support!

Friday, Sept. 1 - 6:00 pm 
Sports Authority Field
Tickets $30 Promo code: 2017FOUNDATION.

The 2017 Rocky Mountain Showdown will be the 17th edition of the rivalry to be played in Denver since it shifted to the Mile High City as its primary home in 1998. A portion from each ticket sold will be donated back to Douglas County Schools.   
Co Rockies
Friday, Sept. 15 - 6:40 pm 
Sat., Sept. 16 - 6:10 pm
Sun., Sept. 17 - 1:10 pm
Coors Field 
In appreciation of DCSD's support this season and to kick off the new school year, the Colorado Rockies invite our community back out to Coors Field! A portion of each ticket sold will be donated back to Douglas County Schools.     
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
"The Snowy Day" 
September 21 - November 18
Denver Center for the Performing
Arts Complex
Tickets $15 - Enter promo code: DCSDFUND.
This production kicks off the new Theatre for Young Audiences program, which focuses on performances especially tailored for youth audiences. Bring your little ones to their first theatre experience and relive the moments of your childhood through their eyes.
Community Night with the Colorado Rapids vs. FC Dallas  
Saturday, October 7 - 7 pm
Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Students 8th Grade and under who purchase tickets will be given the opportunity to participate in the Halftime High 5 Squad and receive a FREE Rapids T-Shirt!