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At ISDenver, we are proud to have a unique and generous culture of philanthropy. We encourage your donations of time, talent and resources when they are most meaningful to you and your family. Both education and philanthropy make the world go round. Join us in helping ISD to grow!
Philanthropic support strengthens our programs and enriches the student experience.
At ISDenver, we take a conservative approach to budgeting to ensure our basic operating expenses are covered by tuition. Instead of fundraising to cover a gap between revenue and expenses, ISD fundraises for growth. In addition to generating near-term impact, every gift is tax deductible and many gifts qualify for the Colorado Childcare Contribution Tax Credit.
Last year, private gifts helped us to expand academic technology, augment significantly our STEAM program, increase our campus signage and security, and enhance the outdoor experience with the construction of a new K3 / 1st grade playground.
Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.
Last year, ISDenver received over $66,000 from 75 families through coloradogives.org on Colorado Gives Day – in just 24 hours!
This year Colorado Gives Day was December 6, 2016. All donations made through coloradogives.org will be directed to the stated priorities for the year. Additional benefits of giving through Colorado Gives Day include the ability to make recurring credit card payments, and bolstering our benefit from an incentive fund that kicks back our proportional share of a state-wide, $1M incentive fund. Stay tuned for details on Colorado Gives Day 2017!
Gala is ISDenver’s most popular party and largest single-day fundraiser.
Each spring, our parents, families, friends, faculty and staff enjoy an evening of bidding on live and silent auctions that focus on adventure and experience, take part in a contagious paddle raise that brings the entire room together in support of ISDenver, and kicking up their heels to a live band.
With a sold-out crowd of over 350 guests on a shared mission to send ISDenver full STEAM ahead, the 2016 Gala raised over $450,000. Gifts funded the installation of a new K3-1st playground and the design and construction of the new STEAM hub (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) in the Peacekeeper Building. Additionally, recent galas have supported the purchase of a new compressed natural gas school bus and have taken technology in the classroom to a new level, across all grades.
Did you know that there are over 720 companies that will match your gift to ISDenver?
Will your employer match your gift? It’s easy to find out.
Click here and enter you company name to find out and you could double your donation. ISD is particularly grateful to the parents and staff who regularly direct their (or their spouses) matching gifts from Wells Fargo, Kaiser Permanente, Newmont Mining, and others.
ISDenver is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Please contact Jeni Palmer, Advancement Associate, via email or at (303) 340-3647 x 111 with any questions regarding donating your time, talent or resources that will benefit ISDenver today!