The Denver Urban Scholars Class Act – Auction and Dinner Event, held on Saturday, November 9th at the Ritz-Carlton in Denver was indeed a “class” act, an wonderful evening of inspiration, education, food, fun and, of course, an outstanding auction to support the Denver Urban Scholars mentoring programs.

About Denver Urban Scholars

Denver Urban Scholars is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping metro Denver students with the greatest need graduate high school and enter higher education with a meaningful life plan for success. The students served by Denver Urban Scholars are those who have potential, but are at risk of dropping out or getting lost in the current system. A significant commitment is required from each student in their programs, and in return, students who choose to be a part of their programs are empowered and inspired to succeed through mentoring, case management, academic support and financial assistance.

Over 400 guests enjoyed a cocktail reception and browsed a wide variety of silent auction selections.  Following the close of the silent auction, guests retired to the ballroom where the dinner program began.  Mistress of Ceremonies, Kyle Dyer, 9News Anchor, welcomed guests and made brief remarks.   Then, the Board of Directors helped Kyle Dyer demonstrate how the ‘heads and tails’ game works, so that guests would be prepared to play this game at the end of the evening.

Following dinner, Kyle Dyer thanked the sponsors of the evening, and then awards were presented to honorees Tom Kimball and John Craig.   The live auction with the Fitsum Family, a Scholars Auction and the Heads and Tails Game further raised funds to support the Mission of the Denver Urban Scholars:  Denver Urban Scholars facilitates academic achievement and positive social development among underserved urban youth, empowering them to fully engage in and contribute to our community. Our holistic approach addresses the unique and complex needs of disadvantaged youth by coordinating teams of student, family, mentor and school to ensure the success of our youth.