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Scholars’ Stories from Costa Rica Service Trip

In August 2012, The Challenge Foundation went on its third annual service trip. Thirteen high school scholars traveled to Chilamate in Costa Rica for ten days to help build a community center and stay with families. The Challenge Foundation partnered with World Leadership School to provide a rich experiential learning curriculum. In addition to service work and homestays, the students developed leadership skills and learned about the rainforest ecosystem.

To view photos and read stories from the trip, visit our blog:

Challenge Foundation Costa Rica 2012

Annual Fundraising Breakfast

The Challenge Foundation recently held its annual fundraising Breakfast in June. It was a fantastic event, and we want to thank those who were able to attend, or who supported the event in some way. We feel very fortunate to have such strong support in our community. You can view a short video of Challenge’s Breakfast 2012 highlights below.

Our New Website Has Been Launched!

The Challenge Foundation is thrilled to present our new website! Challenge worked with Denver-based web design company BrainSpark Media and photographer Trevor Brown to create our new web presence. We hope you’ll visit often for updates and to learn about the work we are doing with our scholars.

One of the most exciting changes on our new site is that Challenge is now able to accept donations online through, a third-party donation service that works specifically with non-profit organizations.

We hope you enjoy the new site!

Breakfast Event: June 20, 2012

Please join us to learn more about the inspiring work of The Challenge Foundation.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
7:30 am – 8:30 am
The Daniels Cable Center at University of Denver
2000 Buchtel Boulevard, Denver, CO 80210

This is a FREE fundraising breakfast event. There is no minimum or maximum gift required. It will be up to The Challenge Foundation to inspire and educate you. We look forward to providing a lively program for your enjoyment.

The program starts at 7:30 am and will end by 8:30 am. Ample free parking available. Doors open at 7:00 am.

Please RSVP to:

Laurie Marvin
Breakfast Coordinator

CASE Announces Winners of 2012 Independent Schools Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has announced the recipients of its 2012 Independent Schools Awards. The two individuals and one foundation were selected for their commitment and service to primary and secondary independent school education.

They will be honored during an awards presentation Feb. 6 at the annual CASE-NAIS Independent Schools Conference, which takes place Feb. 5-7 in San Francisco.

The 2012 award winners are:

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People: First in Her Class

Latrice Lee–a Schoolgirl from the Projects–Was Don McFall’s Inspiration to Help Dozens of Disadvantaged Kids Get Through School. Lee Is College Grad No. 1

Don McFall still remembers Latrice Lee when she was 7 years old, a little girl with a big smile from the Denver projects who liked to write stories. Even then, McFall and his cousin Theresa Kinealy, who together had created an after-school program that Latrice attended, saw that she was smart, spirited, a leader. As McFall–a drywall contractor who had gotten into real estate investing–formed a bond with Lee and her younger sister Sonya over the years, he began to think about what more he might do for them and others like them. “Latrice has that personality and strength that’s amazing,” McFall, 64, says. “I saw with her that kids, with support, could make it.” Continue reading “People: First in Her Class” »