Annual Dinner

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

2022 Annual Dinner

March 30, 2022

at the Denver Art Museum


Jerry Rotenberg and Amity & Marc Cooper

Alumni Speaker

Nathan Schweid (2012)

Event Chairs

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

2022 Annual
Dinner Sponsors

Gold Partners


Rose Medical Center

Keshet of the Rockies

Silver Partners

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Shreck

Rich & Lisa Cohn

D.A. Davidson & Co. - Special Districts Group

Fox Rothschild LLP

Independent Financial

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.


Occasions Catering

Otten Johnson Robinson Neff Ragonetti PC

Perlmutter, Cook & Dansky Families

Strear Family Foundation

Chai Five Club

Visionary Leaders
($50,000 per year)

Jeff & Jocey Kraus

Every Jewish Child
($25,000 per year)

Marshall & Helene Abrahams
Rich Cohn & Lisa Reckler Cohn
Bette Cooper
Marc & Amity Cooper
Dr. Art & Irit Waldbaum

Sponsor a Mensch
($10,000 per year)

Sharlene Baum
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
Joshua Rubenstein
Barbara & Mickey Silberman
Strear Family Foundation