We're excited to announce the 2019 National Forum on K-12 Philanthropy will take place April 3-4, 2019 at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Denver, Colorado.

Denver's diverse community of donors, educators, and students have been at the forefront of thinking differently about the ways students learn both in and outside the classroom. The collaboration seen in Denver and Colorado statewide has attracted national attention from funders, advocates, and teacher talent alike, resulting in creative solutions for learners in both urban and rural communities.


7:30 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast

8:15 a.m.
Pre-visit overview: The Denver Landscape

8:45 a.m.
Rolling departure for site visits

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Site visits
12:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m.
Site visit debrief

2:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.
Opening plenary

5:15 p.m.
Opening reception

6:30 p.m.
Donor-only salon dinners
7:30 a.m.
Breakfast table discussions

8:30 a.m.

12:30 p.m.
Closing luncheon plenary

2:30 p.m.
Event concludes



Amy Anderson, Executive Director, ReSchool Colorado
Christine de Leon, Founder, Moonshot edVentures
Noel Ginsburg, Founder and CEO, CareerWise 
Jon Hanover, Head of Marketplace, HopSkipDrive 
Jack Harris, President and CEO, 3DE
Rick Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
Julia Keleher, Secretary of Education, Puerto Rico
Robin Lake, Director, Center on Reinventing Public Education


Julia Keleher

Puerto Rico's Secretary of Education will speak to the devastation left by Hurricane Maria, and why she is hopeful for the future.


School Site Visits

Choose from one of five themed school site visits focusing on homegrown ventures in a marketplace hamstrung by school facility challenges.


Salon Dinners

Attendees will gather in small groups for informal, thought-provoking conversation around a specific topic as they share a meal together.



The Ritz-Carlton Denver

1881 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80202


The dress code for dinners is cocktail attire.
The dress code for site visits and meeting sessions is business casual attire. Due to varying temperatures between the outside weather and meeting areas, you may want to bring a sweater or light jacket.

The Ritz-Carlton does not provide a complimentary shuttle from the airport to the hotel. Denver International Airport offers on-site taxi cabs, ride-sharing services, and car rentals.

To reserve a car through the Ritz-Carlton, call 303.312.3800. 

The Ritz-Carlton is a 35-40 minute drive from the Denver International Airport.

During the month of April, the daily temperature in Denver ranges from 58°F to 65°F.