It was a picture-perfect Colorado day. The sky was crisp blue and the sun was shining over Sports Authority Field. It was the perfect setting for this year’s 18th Annual Salute the Stars luncheon.
Every year, the John Lynch Foundation along with the Reiman Foundation and Four Point Energy, host the event to celebrate outstanding student-athletes, including those with special needs, from around the state for their contributions and achievements in the classroom, on the field and in their communities.
Also inspired by these incredible student-athletes was another young athlete and this year’s featured speaker, four-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin. She told recipients she was proud of their hard work and determination.
“With this generous underwriting of youth admission from Scott Reiman and Kaiser Permanente Colorado, we can further lower barriers to entry and welcome all children to experience our art collections and creative educational programming,” said Christoph Heinrich, the Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM. “Young people who frequently encounter the arts experience greater quality of life, and we’re delighted that these generous donors share our goal to bring the arts to all youth in our community.”
Scott Reiman believes that all children should have access to high quality cultural experiences and educational opportunities. These two values come together perfectly through the Reiman Foundation’s support of the Denver Art Museum’s Free for Kids program. Designed to welcome a broad spectrum of the community, this family-friendly program fuels creativity, imagination and learning for children of all ages and backgrounds.
Governor John W. Hickenlooper commented on the impact of the program on Colorado children, families and cultural organizations like the DAM, “By allowing children in free, more parents will come, driving up admissions. Secondly, the kids who come, as many studies show, will likely do better in school. And lastly, these kids will become the supporters of the Museum and other cultural institutions in the future. It is the classic ‘gift that keeps on giving.’ ”
In addition to making the Free for Kids program possible, Reiman has been a longtime and valued member of the Denver Art Museum community. Since 2000, he has provided the Museum with invaluable leadership and guidance through his service as a Denver Art Museum trustee. He is also the namesake of the Reiman Bridge that connects the Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton and North buildings.
“Scott Reiman’s gift is extremely generous both to the museum and the entire community. He has opened the door to provide free access to the museum for youth 18 and under, which is so important to the young people and our entire community in the future,” remarked Frederic C. Hamilton, Chairman Emeritus of the Denver Art Museum and namesake of the Hamilton Building, about the long term impact of the program.
Denver, Colo. (September 17, 2014) – Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network, which includes Rocky Mountain PBS, KUVO jazz public radio, and I-News, is proud to welcome Scott Reiman to its Board of Directors. A highly respected Colorado businessman and longtime civic leader, Scott Reiman’s professional and philanthropic skills will be a tremendous asset to Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network.
“It’s a pleasure to welcome such a talented executive and respected individual to our leadership team,” said Doug Price, CEO of Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network. “Scott Reiman’s business acumen and lifelong commitment to giving back to a multitude of arts and education efforts will be instrumental in shaping the future direction of our organization.”
Scott Reiman is the founder and CEO of Colorado-based Hexagon. A private equity firm with offices in Denver and Milwaukee, Hexagon manages a balanced portfolio of investments across a variety of industry sectors. Under Scott Reiman’s leadership, Hexagon’s executive team has facilitated the development of some of downtown Denver’s most visible real estate.
Scott Reiman also serves as the president of the Reiman Foundation. Since 1986, the Reiman Foundation has supported the courage and dedication of those working to improve the quality of life in many different communities. Scott and the Reiman Foundation primarily focus on children’s initiatives, education, health care and the arts.
About Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network
Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network is Colorado’s statewide public media network comprised of Rocky Mountain PBS, Rocky Mountain PBS I-News and KUVO jazz public radio.
Rocky Mountain PBS celebrates its 58th anniversary, with stations in Denver (KRMA), Pueblo/Colorado Springs (KTSC), Steamboat Springs (KRMZ), Grand Junction (KRMJ) and Durango (KRMU). Learn more at rmpbs.org.
Rocky Mountain PBS I-News fills a void in serious public-service journalism by delivering in-depth news to millions of Coloradans through television, newspapers, radio, computers and digital devices. We produce news that makes a difference at rmpbs.org/news.
KUVO/KVJZ jazz public radio, serving the community since 1985, provides distinctive music, news, and information programming reflecting the values and cultural diversity of its listeners. The station is on 89.3FM Denver, 89.7FM Breckenridge, 88.5FM Vail, kuvo.org, and your mobile device through KUVO’s app.
Launched in July 2014, the Colorado Impact Fund supports local community involvement through Colorado companies that generate positive social impacts and consistent financial returns. This $63 million private equity fund invests exclusively in Colorado companies and provides a valuable network of strategic business advisors and cost-efficient capital.
“The Colorado Impact Fund is a great program for Colorado,” said Scott Reiman, Hexagon founder and president. “It helps local entrepreneurs grow their companies, as well as build the infrastructure they need to be successful and give back to their local community.”
This innovative program is already having an impact on Colorado businesses that generate both positive economic and social returns.
FourPoint Energy and the Reiman Foundation sponsored the event, featuring Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s keynote address, as well as award presentations from John and Linda Lynch and Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock.
Nearly 1,800 students from local school districts were invited by the John Lynch Foundation, allowing them to share in the inspirational stories of their student-athlete peers. The night before the event at Mile High Stadium, the John Lynch Foundation Kick Off Party took place at the Denver Tech Center’s Venice Ristorante. The memorable evening featured entertainment from Matt Mauser, the Frank Sinatra Tribute Band, and raised over $410,000 through a live auction to support many of Colorado’s inspiring student-athletes.