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2018 Denver Kids Annual Breakfast Gala

May 2 @ 7:30 am - 8:45 am

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Denver Kids Annual Breakfast Gala on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018!

Join us at our Annual Breakfast Gala on May 2, 2018, at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts as we highlight the impact of our program through a high energy morning of inspiring student testimonials, live entertainment, and meaningful discussion. As Denver Kids’ largest fundraising event of the year, drawing 800 attendees, the Annual Breakfast Gala helps raise the necessary capital to maintain our critical dropout prevention programs and services.

While there is no cost to attend, the Annual Breakfast Gala is a fundraiser and guests will be asked to make a financial contribution. All event costs are generously paid for by our underwriters so that 100% of the donations received at the Breakfast will directly support our program.

The Annual Breakfast Gala starts promptly at 7:30 a.m. Please give yourself plenty of time to park, register, and take your seats.
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Our 2018 Annual Breakfast Gala will welcome special guest, Dr. Victor Rios, an award-winning author, speaker, and sociology professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Raised in dire poverty in some of the worst projects of Oakland, CA, Rios dropped out of school for the first time in eighth grade. At 14, he joined a neighborhood gang for protection and was often living in stolen cars for months at a time. However, thanks to the guidance and dedication of a caring and interested adult, Rios began making a slow transformation that ultimately led to him to graduating on time with his high school class. Rios will discuss his journey from gang member to academia. He will also share his extensive research findings on the role that race, inequality, and class have on educational outcomes.

WATCH: Doncey Albin, Denver Kids alumnus, speaking at the 2017 Annual Breakfast.



    Attend the Annual Breakfast Gala! Whether you’re joining us as a guest of Table Captain or a general attendee, we appreciate you taking the time to stand with other passionate supporters to learn more about Denver Kids and how you can help DPS students stay in school and graduate. Please complete the form below as registration is required to attend.
    As an underwriter of the Annual Breakfast Gala, your company can receive recognition of its support for Denver Kids and combating the dropout crisis in our community. We are pleased to offer various levels of giving, starting at $1,200. Each level provides unique opportunities for brand-building visibility and exposure benefits. View 2018 Breakfast Underwriting opportunities.

For questions about the Annual Breakfast Gala, including table captain and underwriting opportunities, please contact Michelle Maldonado, Director of Development, at 720-423-2481 or michelle_maldonado@dpsk12.org.


Thank You to our 2018 Event Underwriters:




May 2
7:30 am - 8:45 am
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Denver Kids Young Professionals Council


Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts
1400 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80204 United States
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