ACE Scholarships delivers hope and educational support for low-income families and their children experiencing difficult times.
With a passion for their mission and critical work empowering countless children and families, Hexagon CEO Scott Reiman is an avid contributor and supporter of ACE Scholarships.
Hope, a single mother of three recently shared that ACE Scholarships has been her “saving grace” because it helps meet her family’s immediate needs and continues to provide educational opportunities for her children.
Scott Reiman is one of Colorado’s foremost business leaders. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hexagon, a Denver-based private investment firm and Hexagon’s non-profit Reiman Foundation.
At Hexagon, Reiman directs a diverse asset portfolio, specializing in energy and minerals, private equity funds, direct investments and real estate.
Under Reiman’s leadership, Hexagon has established a significant portfolio of energy exploration and production investments, as well as strong industry partnerships. While minerals, oil and gas are a primary focus, Hexagon also invests significantly in renewable energy and other natural resources.
The CIF is a Denver-based equity fund that supports Colorado companies that generate a positive impact – both on their communities and in consistent investment returns.
The Fund invests in areas of community health, education and workforce development, natural resource conservation and economic development. It supports female and minority entrepreneurs and core industries in Colorado that hold exemplary best practices.
Funded by Colorado investors, exclusively for Colorado companies, this private equity fund provides entrepreneurs with cost-efficient capital and a network of strategic business advisors.
Since its inception in 2014, the fund has invested in 10 companies to develop and expand throughout Colorado. Together, these companies employ 648 individuals and have created 161 new jobs. Their business leadership is diverse with 50% having female founders and 20% having minority founders. These companies are also located in emerging communities where 70% are headquartered in low to middle income areas.
From empowering teachers, administrators and school-community stakeholders to boost educational outcomes with Schoolrunner, to improving cost efficiency and patient satisfaction with the healthcare system through Cirrus MD, every organization in the CIF portfolio is able to leverage the capital provided by the Fund to ultimately give back and make an impact on their community and beyond.
Imagine a tool that offers schools and its teachers insight into everything they care about with their students while providing them with more time in the classroom. Denver-based Schoolrunner does just that.
This all-in-one student data system allows educators to track grades, academic standards, attendance, behavior and family contact information. It integrates with the school’s existing Student Information System (SIS) and provides resources to help with analysis of the collected data through graphs, pivot tables and dashboards. Teachers can also set up logins for students so they can track their own progress.
Launched in 2012, Schoolrunner focuses on helping schools foster strong communities centered on actionable data. Currently, the platform serves more than 50,000 students in 50-100 schools around the country.
The program is supported by the Colorado Impact Fund, which encourages local community involvement through Colorado companies.
The Reiman Foundation and Hexagon, Inc. supports the Fund and programs like Schoolrunner that aim to provide educators with the tools they need to better serve students in their classroom room and improve student success.
Invest in what lasts: Scott Reiman’s commitment to civic involvement.
For Hexagon CEO, Scott Reiman, it’s all about investing for the future. Scott recently sat down with the ACE Scholarships team to talk about his long-time support of and involvement with the Colorado non-profit focused on low-income scholarships and school choice programs.
“What we love about ACE is that the model is right,” Scott Reiman said. “ACE lends a hand, but more importantly they put entire families in a position to succeed because the parents have skin in the game.”
From his early investments in Denver real estate to his support of ACE Scholarships, and myriad projects in between, the motivation is the same: invest in what works and in what lasts.