For nearly a quarter century, Les and Marianne Franklin, through their Shaka Franklin Foundation for Youth, have devoted substantial efforts and resources to helping underserved Metro Denver youth develop self-esteem, life skills and the goal of pursuing higher education.
The Franklins’ goals will outlive them at the University of Colorado Denver, where they are making gifts that will establish three endowed scholarships and programs for at-risk youth that extend the Shaka Franklin Foundation’s mission of mentorship, character-building and suicide prevention. Read more
DENVER- May 10, 2013 – Four months after graduating from the University of Colorado Denver Business School in December 2012 with a degree in Information Systems, Steve Golter established the program’s first named scholarship fund. The Steve Golter Scholarship Fund will help recruit and retain top students in the Information Systems program. Read more
DENVER – The University of Colorado Denver Business School is poised to dramatically expand its entrepreneurship education, research, programmatic reach, and caliber—thanks to a $10 million pledge by Jake Jabs, founder and CEO of American Furniture Warehouse, to CU Denver. Read more