Denver Scholarship Foundation helps local entrepreneur

Mawukle Yebuah is an entrepreneur and he credits the support from the Denver Scholarship Foundation, with his success.

At the age of only 23, Yebuah is not only working towards finishing his master’s degree at the University of Denver, where he also went to undergrad, but he has also started a small business. And as one of the co-founders of Flare & Square, a company that designs and manufactures high-end men’s accessories, pocket square and bowties, Yebuah is marking his mark.

Mawukle and his family emigrated from Ghana when he was 6 years old. The family became U.S. citizens in 2010.

A graduate from South High School, Mawukle spent a majority of his senior year at the school’s Future Center where advisors walked him through the application and scholarship process. He says with the Foundation’s support, along with additional scholarships, provided enough financial aid that actually made DU, the most affordable.

Since its inception in 2006, the Denver Scholarship Foundation has awarded more than $33 million in scholarships to 56,000 students. As a founding board member, Scott Reiman supports its mission to make sure all students succeed and graduate.

 

Ashley Buderus named CEO of Quarterly Forum

Buderus named CEO
Ashley Buderus named CEO of Quarterly Forum. Image courtesy of the Denver Business Journal.

Ashley Buderus, a former director with the Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation, has been appointed CEO of Quarterly Forum.

Buderus has an extensive background in non-profit organizations in Colorado in addition to the Children’s Hospital Foundation, including the El Pomar Foundation and the University of Denver.

The Quarterly Forum is a nonprofit organization that strives to connect, educate and inspire Colorado’s emerging business leaders.

The Forum also supports the state’s future through scholarship programs, including the Scott Reiman Emerging Leader Scholarship, funded by Scott Reiman, a forum member, to provide scholarship funds to an outstanding University of Denver student.

Read more about the Forum and Buderus in her new role as CEO in the Denver Business Journal.

DU students develop ride-sharing app Wanderlift

Students develop ride-sharing mobile app
DU students create ride-sharing app, Wanderlift.

When DU students Meredith Gee and Sam Schooler needed a ride to the mountains but didn’t have one, they had an idea to create a mobile app that would get them there – Wanderlift.

For the last nine months, the two sophomores developed their idea and expanded their team.

Juniors Daniel Farrell and Lucio Franco joined the team last fall and helped launch the app and expand the group’s efforts to the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Whether it’s a hike at Red Rocks, a ski trip to Vail or a ride out with friends, people who need a ride to their next adventure can now use Wanderlift to get there. They can also sign up to drive, post their own trips or search for someone looking to catch a ride.

Many students say it’s more affordable than other ride-sharing apps such as Lyft and Uber.

In the future, the students told 7News they hope Wanderlift helps with traffic in lessening the hourslong commute typical with heading to the hills.

The Wanderlift is available in downtown Denver, University of Denver and the University of Colorado. Find the app on the Wanderlift website and the Apple store. Soon, it will be available for Android phones.

The students credit the University for bringing them together. They all met through the schools’ living and learning communities and are involved in the Center for Sustainability and entrepreneurship club through the Daniels College of Business.

As the namesake of the Reiman School of Finance in the Daniels College of Business, Scott Reiman is a longtime member of the University community and dedicated to advancing the academic and leadership success of its students. He makes contributions to the schools’ growth and prosperity where students like Gee, Schooler, Farrell and Franco come up with their great ideas.

Reiman Foundation supplies teachers with necessary tools

Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation have always supported education and the programs essential to prepare and foster young minds.

This year, the Reiman Foundation is partnering with Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT), as its title sponsor for its annual fundraising event, Upcycle.

“By providing educators with the tools they need to create the best possible classroom experience, RAFT is helping to shape the next generation of Colorado leaders,” said Reiman Foundation CEO Scott Reiman. “I love that RAFT gives teachers the resources necessary to be successful.”

RAFT Colorado connects thousands of teachers from around the state with affordable materials and opportunities for professional development. These resources are designed to help teachers provide creative, inspiring and innovative educational and classroom experiences for all of Colorado’s kids.

DU’s Daniels College of Business among the best in the country

Daniels College of Business Logo
DU’s Daniels College of Business ranks No. 56 in the country.

The University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business is one of the best in the biz.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranked the school No. 56 in the nation for best undergraduate business schools in 2016.

As a DU alumnus, Scott Reiman remains an active member of the University community. He has served on the University’s Board of Trustees, received the Ammi Hyde Award for Recent Graduate Achievement, and is the namesake for both the Reiman School of Finance in the Daniels College of Business and Reiman Theater in Margery Reed Hall.

As a longtime advocate for education and student success, Reiman supports numerous educational programs including ACE Scholarships, Graland Country Day School and the Denver Scholarship Foundation.