Impacting our future. Together.
June 2017

BIG THANKS to our partner, Rick Avery and The Giving Back Group, who just presented us with a check for $2,487.20 from a buyer who designated the Foundation as the beneficiary! Buyers Lydia and Joe B. are moving to Highlands Ranch from Oxnard, California, and their two daughters will be attending ThunderRidge High School in the fall.

The Giving Back Group is committed to providing exceptional real estate services. Whether it's helping a buyer or a seller, their commitment re mains the same - to provide service that exceeds their client's expectations. They are also committed to our community and helping others. The Giving Back Group will donate 20% of their commission to a designated charity/nonprofit!

"Both my daughters are products of the Douglas County Schools and I am proud to donate to the Foundation on behalf of my client who is relocating to Highlands Ranch from California. I look forward to making many more donations to benefit the schools, teachers and future students in Douglas County!" - Rick Avery

Chapter Highlight: Save the Date! Fall Back to School Chapter Meeting and Vendor Fair
The Fall Back to School Chapter Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 29 at the Cherokee Ranch and Castle in Sedalia...please SAVE THE DATE!

Back by popular demand, the program will include a vendor fair offering a variety of fundraising options for your Chapter. If you are currently working with any vendors that you love and think other Chapters should know about, please email Stacey Briggs, and she will reach out to them about the meeting. You will also have a chance to tour the Castle before the program starts!

This meeting is intended for your whole board and covers a variety of topics, so please mark your calendars. The specific time and agenda will be determined at a later date. Contact Alyson Plummer for more information.

Highlands Ranch Chamber Golf Outing Benefits Lend-A-Hand
The Foundation for Douglas County Schools is once again partnering with the Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce in their 2017 Business Golf Classic to benefit the Lend-A-Hand School Supply Drive.   
This year's golf outing takes place at the scenic Arrowhead Golf Course in Littleton on Monday, July 31 beginning at 8:00 a.m. For more information about becoming a sponsor or registering to play click here.

2017 Career Connect 8th Grade Expo gears up
On   November 8, 5,000+ 8th Graders will converge on the Douglas County Event Center in Castle Rock to investigate the world of work. Will your company or organization help them find their future career?  Click here  for more employer information.  Registration opens mid July.
In This Issue
 Lend A Hand School Supply Drive
Kicks Off!
The Foundation for Douglas County Schools is excited to be in the ninth year of the Lend A Hand Back to School Supply Drive. Last year's effort  provided over 1500 students with backpacks and school supplies ranging from crayons to composition books to calculators. This year, the FDCS and their partner organizations have been working hard to do all we can to make the 2017 drive even more successful!
To request school supplies, click here.       

For Treasurers
A reminder to all that we go live with Workday on July 5th and consequently there will be NO CHECK RUN the week of July 3. Also, all 2016-17 school year invoices and expense reimbursements must be submitted to Vivian Hallberg by July 27 or they will not be paid.
Sponsored Fall
Community Events!
University of Colorado Boulder vs. CSU  
Friday, Sept. 1 - 5 pm
Sports Authority at Mile High
Tickets $25   
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!
Back to School Weekend Rockies vs. Padres
Friday, Sept. 15 - 6:40 pm 
Saturday, Sept. 16 - 6:10 pm 
Sunday, Sept.17 - 1:10 pm
Discounted Ticket Prices TBD
Take advantage of this great opportunity to enjoy a game at Coors Field while supporting your local community! 
Corn Maze - Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
Saturday and Sunday, 
October 7 & 8 - 10 am - 6 pm
All Tickets $12 (reg. $13/$14)
Wind your way through seven acres of corn. Tickets include a hayride and unlimited jumping on a giant pillow. An array of food vendors will sell favorite fall foods.  
Community Day with the Rapids vs. FC Dallas
Saturday, October 7 - 7 pm 
Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Tickets $24 (reg. $32-$65)
All students who purchase tickets will receive a Rapids promotional item (limit one per student, per school). The school selling the most tickets will receive a special perk! 

In addition to discounted prices, a portion from each ticket sold will be donated back to kids, schools and classrooms!

Links to purchase tickets will be available soon on our website: