Thank You For Giving Your Love to Breakthrough!

Thank you for joining us for a week of virtual fundraising, awareness building and celebrating the Breakthrough at Kent Denver community! This year, attendees had the chance to bid on amazing auction items, learn more about Breakthrough, and hear from current students and alumni Teaching Fellows. Students shared the impact this community has on their college bound journey, and alumni Teaching Fellows shared the impact Breakthrough had on their journey to the classroom as quality educators.
Thank you to everyone who sponsored, donated, and purchased auction items! Your generous contribution helped us exceed our goal! We raised a total of $247,701!! Though the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically increased the already existing opportunity gap for under-resourced students, we are grateful to have a wonderful community of supporters that go above and beyond to make sure we can continue to provide safe and quality programming for students and aspiring teachers!

2021 Gala videos 

“What is Breakthrough” Informational Video

Student Perspectives: Voices of our Students 

Teaching Fellow Perspectives: Voices of our Aspiring Teachers 

2021 Gala Zoom Webinars

Topic: Get to know Breakthrough: Session #1

Date: Feb 16, 2021 06:32 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Zoom Link:

Passcode: 1zz+TUcx 

Topic: Get to Know Breakthrough: Session #2

Date: Feb 18, 2021 06:35 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Zoom Link:

Passcode: Y37z+sp4


$10,000+ Everlasting Love Sponsor

Annie Cordova* and Mark Corbett

Jennifer* and Brian Frenkel

Janice and Tim Laney 

Margot* and Marc Pinto

Debra and Ken Tuchman

Sheila Ohlsson Walker and Willy Walker

$5,000 Gigantic Love Sponsor 

Anonymous Donor

The Bergner Family

Jennifer and Paul Elliott

Merrell Aspin and Mark Fallon

Jennifer* and Michael Greco 

Lynn and Kelly Haecker 

Melinda* and Matt Karp

Lori and Peter McDermott 

Bruce McGrath 

Gretchen* and Chris McLaughlin 

 Lindsay and Brian Morgan

Lisa and Jake Mortell

Heather and Jimmy Mulvihill 

Dory and Bob Pratt

Liz and Blaine Rollins 

Elizabeth Searle and Michael Branham

Paula and Laton Spahr

Kristine* and Art Zeile 

Meghan and Evan Zucker

$2,500 Huge Love Sponsor

 Karen and Garrett Baum

Angelee and Bob Bouchard

Cindy Dash* and Trent Novak

Micah* and Eric D’Hondt

Leanne Paez-Duncan and Kevin V. Duncan

 Nhu Lam* and David Agostine

Liz and David Payne

 Jennifer* and Tony Reynolds

Terri and Jay Rolls 

Rachel Grynberg-Schepis and Rick Schepis 

Sally Scott and Kevin Kearney* 

Lisa* and Jeffrey Snyder

Elaine Weng* and Tom Malley 

Katherine and Alexander Welch

Kent Denver School Parent Association Executive Committee

(Katrina Benes, Lisa Benson, Jane Gonnella, Melinda Haymons, Liza Felman, Mary Miller, Amanda Prager, Clara Ruth, Elaine Sample, Priscilla Scobie, Kristen Wiley, Kristine Zeile)

$1,000 Big Love Sponsor 

Anonymous Donor

Christina and Zach Alderfer

Sarah and Gary Anderson

Lee and Betsy Barrow

Lauren and David Benson

Kari Canfield Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties – Your Summit County Realtor

Buffy and Michel Chonchol

Kim and Steve Davis 

David and Lolly Garcia

Heather and Jared Hobson

Carolyn and Michael Kubena

Chancy* and Zach Love

Lindsey and Chip McKeever

Kristin and Mark McKissick 

Jessica and Barry Mendeloff

Laney and Tom Pitstick

Elaine and Jack Sample

Tina* and Bill Skewes

Fan and Henry Tsuei

*  Denotes Breakthrough Board Member



$10,000+ Everlasting Love Sponsor 

$5,000 Gigantic Love Sponsor 

$2,500 Huge Love Sponsor


$1,000 Big Love Sponsor