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

What a Summer Prototype Tau...

by Amy Anderson and Guest Author Michael B. Horn
This blog was originally published on EdSurge on November 29, 2016. Michael B. Horn, an EdSurge columnist, is a co-founder and distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute. He consulted with the Donnell-Kay Foundation in 2016 in his capacity as Principal... read more

Valor Collegiate Academy: W...

by Guest Author Alex Hernandez
This blog was originally published on EdSurge on December 17, 2015. Alex Hernandez is a partner at Charter School Growth Fund, a nonprofit that supports the growth of the nation’s best public charter schools. Charter School Growth Fund provides philanthropic... read more

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

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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