April 05, 2012 - KIPP Colorado Schools 3rd Annual "Are You Smarter Than A KIPPster?" event
Where: Cable Center, 2000 Buchtel Boulevard
When: Thursday, April 5, 2012
Time: 6 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $75 for Young Executives and $100 General Ticketing
Beneficiary: KIPP Colorado Schools
Host(s): Ann Coatney, NorthHighland and Emmanuel Torres, Student
Mistress of Ceremonies: Ann Coatney
Master of Ceremonies: Emmanuel Torres
EMCEE: Jonathon Best, KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy and Rosa Gastiaburu, KIPP Montbello College Prep
Co-Chair(s): Dia Draper, Sheila Schmidt, and Jeff Walsh
Executive Director: Rebecca Holmes, Executive Director
Committee Members: Brooke Borgen, Ann Coatney, Leigh Gordon, Hilary Gustave, Beth Toth, Piper Vitale
Introductions: Rebecca Holmes, Executive Director
Welcome: Liz Allen, KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy Teacher
Speaker: Emmanuel Torres, KIPP Denver Collegiate Student
Libations: Constellation Wines, Primo Vino, Renegade Brewery, and Volio Distributors.
Catering: Occasions by Sandy, and the Sweetest Revenge Bakery
Sponsors: Presenting Sponsors: Arrow Electronics, Bank of the West, DaVita, Deloitte, FirstBank, Inspirato, NorthHighland, Peak Resources, Western Union Table Sponsors: Canopy Advisory Group, Holland
Auctioneer: Jeff Walsh, Board Member and Andy Seth, Advisory Board Member
Hors D'Oeuvres:: Occasions Catering
Decor/Rental Company: EventRents
Board of Directors: Health Found, Nina Lopez – Vice Chair Colorado Department of Education, Special Assistant to the Com/ Director of ARRA Jeff Walsh – Secretary Friesen Lamb LLP Jim Buckley
Blacktie Photos by: JeffreyGrounds Photography
KIPP teacher Liz Allen (center) with KIPP board chair Shepard Nevel and Anna Alejo
The 2012 "Are You Smarter Than A KIPPster?" signature fundraising event raised more than $80,000 in support of KIPP students working their way to and through college. On April 5th, 275 guests including the board of directors, key donors, KIPP teachers, and KIPP students enjoyed a VIP reception, silent auction, live auction and trivia game competition at The Cable Center.
While corporate teams battled each other in the early rounds of trivia, the highlight of the evening came in the final rounds as students battled the winners of the corporate competition. For the third consecutive year, the KIPPsters beat all corporate teams for the trophy and bragging rights. Board member Jeff Walsh and advisory board member Andy Seth served as the live auctioneers, motivating the audience to bid on iconic vacation packages from Inspirato's Inspired Giving program as well as a Sonoma stay at MacArthur Place Inn and a private dining Experience from Colt & Gray restaurant in Denver.