Development & Giving

Investing in Opportunities for an Exceptional, Enriching Education
Colorado Academy’s Development Office identifies and secures resources that enable our school to provide exceptional educational opportunities for children within a supportive, enriching environment. To meet our financial needs, we rely on the generosity of alumni, parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, faculty and staff, friends, corporations, and foundations.

CA has established a series of structured gift programs that offer donors a simplified way to funnel their contributions to a specific school need. Our established gift programs include the Annual Campaign, capital and endowment campaigns, special event fundraisers, and planned giving. Donors may specify that contributions benefit several areas of need within the CA community.

Please explore the many ways you can invest in the lives of our students, enhancing their growth and development. Or go directly to Giving Options.

Meet Our Staff

List of 7 members.

  • Bob  Schmitz 

    Director of Development
    Regis University - B.S.
    Regis University - Master of Non-profit Management
    At CA Since: 1996
    Bio
  • Chris  Barnard 

    Colorado Academy
    Development Operations Manager
    Arizona State University - BS
    At CA Since: 2007
    Bio
  • Susan  Burleigh 

    Alumni Director
    DePauw University - B.A.
    At CA Since: 2002
    Bio
  • Renee  Rockford 

    Director of Communications
    University of Wisconsin - B.A.
    At CA Since: 2009
    Bio
  • Jennifer  Voros 

    Director of Annual Campaign
    University of Puget Sound - B.A.
    Case Western Reserve University - M.N.O. Nonprofit Management
    At CA Since: 2012
    Bio
  • Tricia  Wales 

    Special Events Coordinator
    Colorado State University - B.A.
    University of Denver - M.A.
    At CA Since: 2002
    Bio
  • Anne-Claire  Siegert 

    Digital Media Specialist
    The University of Tennessee
    At CA Since: 2014
    Bio

Leadership Societies

List of 6 items.

  • Leadership giving at CA is vital to the success of the school.

    Membership in one of these societies demonstrates a high level of commitment to our students, programs and mission.

    Annual cumulative giving of $2,500 or more to certain funds received during CA's July 1 to June 30 fiscal year qualify donors for membership.  Qualifying funds include the Annual Campaign, Horizons at CA, capital/endowment funds and other selected programs.  Special event/auction sponsorships and purchases of auction items are not included.  Please contact the Development Office if you have questions.
  • Second Century Club: $25,000 or more

    When a donor joins the Second Century Club, they receive invitations to the Alchemist Dinner, the Board of Trustees Holiday Dinner, and a special event hosted at the Head of School's home. The donor is also acknowledged in the Annual Report.
  • Leadership Roundtable: $10,000 to $24,999

    When a donor joins the Leadership Roundtable, they receive invitations to the Alchemist Dinner and the Board of Trustees Holiday Dinner. The donor is also acknowledged in the Annual Report.
  • Head of School’s Club: $5,000 to $9,999

    When a donor joins the Head of School’s Club, they are invited to the annual Alchemist Dinner and the Board of Trustees Holiday Dinner. The donor is also acknowledged in the Annual Report.
  • Alchemist Club: $2,500 to $4,999

    The donor is invited to the annual Alchemist Dinner, where the Head of School delivers the state of the school address, and is acknowledged in the Annual Report.
  • Special Alumni Levels

    1906 Founder's Club: $1,000 to $2,499
    Mustang Club: $500 to $999
    Torch Club: $100 to $499