Welcome to DK

The Donnell-Kay Foundation aims to improve public education in Colorado through research, policy, creative dialogue, and critical thinking. We invest in projects, programs, and people who seek systemic solutions to strengthening the experience of learning for kids from birth to career.

What We’re Working On

First Steps Towards Agency:...

by Colleen Broderick
Imagine. You’re ten years old. You like basketball, music, art, and reading. Actually, you really LOVE reading – 22 books in the last two months alone! You dream of seeing the Eiffel Tower and if you could get a string fixed, you would play your violin more. How... read more

Hot Lunch Helps Us Think Bi...

With this season’s Hot Lunch in full swing and more popular than ever, we have been reflecting on how our speakers add perspective and value, both to the current issues and opportunities we see in our education system and to the particular work the DK staff is... read more

Building the Agency of Lear...

by Rebecca Kisner
Last week, EdNavigator visited Denver for DK Hot Lunch and shared lessons from their work supporting families with school in New Orleans. The energy was high, and those who joined us were visibly excited by the clear potential of the EdNavigator model. People... read more

Who We Are

Our innovative projects are driven by our team members, whose experiences, interests, connections and areas of expertise all inform the work we engage in.

About Us

Upcoming Hot Lunch Speakers

The Donnell-Kay Foundation is a well-known convener of diverse groups of people across the education sector. In addition to presenting at local and national conferences on a range of topics, DK often hosts events for the local education community, including our monthly Hot Lunch speaker series that began in 2005.

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DK Newsletter: quarterly emails about recent work by our team and the broader education community.
Hot Lunch: monthly emails about the upcoming Hot Lunch speaker and how to request an invitation.

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