8 honorees… In the 8 years since we opened our doors to teachers, their superpowers have made RAFT what it is today!
8 rafty materials… repurposed materials have transformative superpowers too!
8, drink, and be merry… with an open bar, live jazz, and fabulous food from a selection of Sage Hospitality restaurants.
This award is given to Colorado leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to teachers and an ability to unite educators, philanthropists, business and political leaders to improve education for children in Colorado.
Peter Van Veen
Libby Anschutz + Family
This award goes to a RAFT group that volunteers repeatedly over time; achieves exceptional results; and leverages its relationships to support RAFT beyond the scope of its scheduled service.
This award is presented to a RAFT member who exemplifies outstanding teaching of academics and 21st century skills using innovative materials and hands-on learning.
This award is presented to an administrator who works collaboratively with teachers and community leaders to implement an innovative educational vision designed to increase student engagement and performance.
Zack Neumeyer | Pat Hamill | Libby Anschutz | Walter and Christie Isenberg | John and Bridget Grier Family | Steve and Wendy Cohen
Steve and Wendy Cohen, 2016 Upcycle Honorees
Graland Country Day School
The Solich Fund
Lynn & Dennis Blum
Marsha & Gary Blem
Peter & Geej Forbes
Sarah & Tyler Harvey
Krista Landerholm & Michael Quinn
Liz Lynner & Jim Palenchar
RAFT Colorado Board of Trustees
Upcycle is RAFT’s primary fundraising event. When you attend, you will enjoy an unexpectedly festive, interactive environment where you, along with business leaders, philanthropists, and top-notch educators, will experience the power and fun of hands-on learning. Last year, our RAFT community raised a quarter of a million dollars to support teachers and students in Colorado!