Every year the Reiman Scholarship is given to exceptional DU students and is awarded by the Quarterly Forum, an organization comprised of Denver community leaders, including Scott Reiman. The program is designed to support the fostering of future leaders and young minds in the state of Colorado.
Each recipient receives $10,000 towards financial support and to help lessen adversities many students face while attending college.
Cheng was accepted for her outstanding leadership and community involvement. More specifically, Cheng is recognized for starting the university’s Mind Club. The purpose of the organization is to de-stigmatize mental illness and raise awareness around campus and within the community.
Cheng coordinates weekly meetings and events to increase awareness among her peers and partners with other organizations to offer a platform for those suffering with mental illness to have a voice, be heard and explore other resources available.
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.
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.