Dear KIPP Colorado Community Members, Partners, & Supporters,
I’m beyond excited to share the news that KIPP Colorado has been selected as a recipient of a $6,000,000 gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott! This is the largest single donation in our 20-year history and the largest gift that philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has given to a Colorado charter network to date. We are deeply honored by the incredible gift and excited about the opportunity to further invest in our students and communities.
With this transformational investment, we will be able to deepen our commitment to our KIPPsters over the next several years. We have a powerful vision: KIPP Colorado will be an organization that is built to last with an acute focus and commitment to equity grounded in providing every student with an exceptional school experience every day.
We are so proud to be nationally recognized–this gift is a testament to the hard work of every member of our staff, students, and their families. We know that MacKenzie Scott has tens of thousands of organizations to choose from and are inspired that we were selected. This gift will help us get closer to our mission of working in partnership with families and communities to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.
Chief Executive Officer, KIPP Colorado Public Schools