Annual Dinner

2019 Annual Dinner

March 14, 2019
Grand Hyatt Denver
1750 Welton St., Denver, CO 80202
Cocktails at 5:30 p.m., Dinner and Program at 6:30 p.m.
Honorees: TBD
Alumni Speaker: Jason Auerbach, Class of 2000
Event Chairs: Lisa Engbar and Nancy Kaufman

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?

The 2018-19  Annual Dinner will be held downtown on March 14, 2019, at the Grand Hyatt Denver. Starting in the fall, parents, along with friends of the honorees, will be asked for their support as volunteers, table captains, and underwriters, and by procuring high-value auction items.

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. This year’s Annual Dinner co-chairs are Lisa Engbar and Nancy Kaufman, both members of our Board of Trustees.

Come together for a fun evening in celebration and support of the wonderful generosity of our community

Help us raise $400,000 or more for financial aid and faculty excellence

Interested in volunteering for or making a donation to the Annual Dinner?

Contact our Assistant Director of Development Brandi Pelz at (720) 449-9549 or

Thank you
to our 2018 Annual Dinner Partners

Title Partner

Rose Medical Center

Presenting Partner

The Vinnik Family

Dinner Partners

Considine Family Foundation

Jeff & Jocey Kraus,
Spectrum Retirement

Silver Partners

Atlas Metal, Mike & Ilene Rosen

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Navin & Rita Dimond, Stonebridge Companies

Guaranty Bank & Trust Company

Kesher Foundation

Evan & Evi Makovsky

Micky & Louann Miller

Doug Pluss

Dr. Scott & Debra Primack

Strear Family Foundation

Dr. Art & Irit Waldbaum


We appreciate the generosity and support of our year-round partner agencies:
ACE Scholarships
Keshet of the Rockies
Rose Community Foundation
Rose Medical Center