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 - 8:30 a.m.
Registration opens
8:15 a.m.
Breakfast and pre-visit overview

The Denver Landscape

8:45 a.m.
Rolling departure for site visits
8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Site visits
12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
Site visit debrief and Denver overview
2:00 p.m.
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Opening plenary

Educating the Workforce of Tomorrow

5:15 p.m.
Opening reception
6:30 p.m.
Donor-only salon dinners
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Registration open
7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
Breakfast roundtable discussions
8:15 a.m.
8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Morning breakout sessions
9:45 a.m.
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Morning plenary

Education Reform at a Standstill

11:00 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
Mid-morning breakout sessions
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Closing luncheon

Signs of Hope in Puerto Rico

2:00 p.m.
Closing remarks


Amy Anderson

Amy Anderson Executive Director ReSchool Colorado

Paul Campbell

Paul Campbell President and CEO Enviro Systems

Alex Cortez

Alex Cortez Managing Partner, Reimagine School Systems Fund New Profit

Christine de Leon

Christine de Leon Founder Moonshot edVentures

Mallory Dwinal-Palisch

Mallory Dwinal-Palisch Co-founder and CEO Oxford Day Academy

Catherine Fraise

Catherine Fraise Founder and Executive Director Workspace 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.

Salon Dinners

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

School Site Visits

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


The Ritz-Carlton Denver

1881 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80202

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The Philanthropy Roundtable’s 2019 National Forum on K-12 Philanthropy will take place in Denver, Colorado at The Ritz-Carlton on April 3-4, 2019.

Registration Rates
Full conference rates (includes Wednesday site visits, Wednesday programming and reception, and Thursday conference programming; does not include salon dinners)

  • Regular Registration Rate: Register before March 14, 2019: $325 per person

  • Late Registration Rate: Register after March 14, 2019: $400 per person

Click here for a full range of registration options

Registration Cancellation Policy 
Cancellations received before March 28, 2019 = 90% refund will be offered
Cancellations received after March 28, 2019 = no refund will be offered 


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.