Wednesday, March 30, 2022
2022 Annual Dinner
March 30, 2022
at the Denver Art Museum
Jerry Rotenberg and Amity & Marc Cooper
Nathan Schweid (2012)
Clarissa & Blake Cohen
Scott H. Reisch
Our Annual Dinner is our biggest fundraising event of the year.
Our Annual Dinner is a community-building event that brings together Denver Jewish Day School parents, faculty, staff, alumni, alumni parents, and community supporters. Held in the spring each year, our Annual Dinner is an important opportunity to celebrate the members of our community who have made a lasting impact on our school.
In recent years, funds raised through the Annual Dinner have enabled the school to enhance our mathematics and science curriculum, invest in technology, provide financial aid to families, and ensure opportunities for continued professional growth for our faculty.
What happens at the Annual Dinner?
The Annual Dinner is an adults-only evening with cocktails, dinner, and a silent auction. Proceeds support the school’s Annual Campaign, which covers the 25% of the budget not covered by tuition revenue.
When does the Annual Dinner take place?
Starting in the fall, parents, along with friends of the honorees were asked for their support as volunteers, table captains, and underwriters, and by procuring high-value auction items. The 2019-20 Annual Dinner, held on March 12, 2020, was altered at the last minute and switched to a virtual dinner. The 2021-22 Annual Dinner is scheduled to take place in-person on March 30, 2022.
Who supports the Annual Dinner?
The Annual Dinner is a partnership between the Denver JDS Development Office and dedicated volunteers. This annual fundraising event draws support from Denver JDS families, local businesses, and beyond. The 2020-21 Annual Dinner was co-chaired by Blake and Clarissa Cohen, and Jonathan (class of 2000) and Natalie Sar. For the 2021-22 Annual Dinner, our co-chairs are Blake and Clarissa Cohen, and Scott H. Reisch.
Come together for a fun evening in celebration and support of the wonderful generosity of our community
Interested in volunteering for or making a donation to the Annual Dinner?
Contact our Special Projects Coordinator Maya Mintzer at
(720) 449-9549 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rose Medical Center
Keshet of the Rockies
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Shreck
Rich & Lisa Cohn
D.A. Davidson & Co. - Special Districts Group
Fox Rothschild LLP
The Kelly & Wohlner Group
The Madison Group, Inc.
Evi & Evan Makovsky / Shames Makovsky
Atlas Metal & Iron
MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation
Melissa & Joe Schweid
Mark & Leslie Sidell
Michael K Cooper Trust: Bette Cooper, Cami Cooper and Kim Hyland
Modena Cherry Creek
Norris Design & Innovative Land Consultants Inc.
Otten Johnson Robinson Neff Ragonetti PC
Perlmutter, Cook & Dansky Families
Strear Family Foundation
Chai Five Club
($50,000 per year)
Jeff & Jocey Kraus
Every Jewish Child
($25,000 per year)
Marshall & Helene Abrahams
Rich Cohn & Lisa Reckler Cohn
Marc & Amity Cooper
Dr. Art & Irit Waldbaum
Sponsor a Mensch
($10,000 per year)
Herb & Arlene Buchwald
Blake and Clarissa Cohen
Vern & Lisa Engbar#
Ezra & Lily Gardner
Rachel & Tal Goldhamer
Dr. Peter & Gabriela Gottlieb
Don (OBM) & Henny Kaufmann
Bernard & Roberta Naiman
Neil & Kami Pomerantz
Barbara & Mickey Silberman
Strear Family Foundation