Big Brother Big Sister of Colorado play ball with the Denver Nuggets

In honor of National Mentoring month, more than 55 matches of Bigs and Littles from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado took to the court for a basketball skills event last month with two Denver Nuggets.

Nuggets shooting guard Malik Beasley and point guard Jamal Murray joined Nuggets Community Ambassadors and officers from the Denver Police Department in a basketball clinic at Moorhead Recreation Center in Aurora, CO. The event, sponsored by Western Union, gave the BBBS Sports Buddies the chance to enhance their three-pointer skills, hang out with professional players and more. It gave each kid the opportunity to feel like All-Stars said Mike Fye, program manager.Sports Buddies is one of the several mentoring programs offered by BBBS. Program activities are designed to strengthen mentoring relationships while instilling self-confidence, goal setting, collaboration, skill development and healthy lifestyles.

The Sports Buddies Mentoring Program provides mentoring for kids often facing adversity. It offers kids from low-income families the opportunity to experience participatory and spectator sports. Many of them do not always have the chance to join sports teams or participate in the wide variety of athletics available to them through Sports Buddies.

Scott Reiman spent several years acting as a mentor for kids through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. He knows firsthand how positive relationships with adult mentors can prove to be one of the most fundamental elements of success later in life.

 

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Photo by Big Brother Big Sister of Colorado

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Reiman Foundation donates to Discovery World

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A rendering of Discovery World’s planned expansion. Courtesy of BizTimes: Milwaukee Business News.

Discovery World broke ground in downtown Milwaukee on an $18 million expansion project.

The science and technology center’s 20,000 square foot expansion project is funded entirely by private donations. The largest donation is from the Reiman Foundation.

 

The expansion includes a new pavilion that will be used year-round for special events along with converting one of the museum’s two theaters into a new entrance and exhibit gallery. There will also be a new Technology Wing with two new permanent exhibits highlighting public health, medical research, health care careers and more.

This additional space will allow more visitors including students and local schools to explore more hands-on exhibits and experiences geared towards the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

Discovery World is also home to the Reiman Aquarium where visitors explore underwater worlds and creatures from the Great Lakes, the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

Support for non-profits like Discovery World is at the heart of the Reiman Foundation’s mission. The Foundation and its CEO Scott Reiman, continue to provide significant support to hundreds of non-profit, charitable and civic initiatives throughout Milwaukee, Denver and across the United States.

Quarterly Forum appoints new CEO

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Ashley Buderus has been named CEO of the Quarterly Forum.

Ashley Buderus, a former director with the Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation, has been names CEO of Quarterly Forum.

The Quarterly Forum is a nonprofit organization that strives to connect, educate and inspire Colorado’s emerging business leaders.

Buderus has deep experience in non-profit organizations throughout Colorado in addition to the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The Forum too supports various organizations and in particular, Colorado’s youth through its scholarship programs, including the Scott Reiman Emerging Leader Scholarship, funded by Scott Reiman, a forum member. The scholarship provides funds for financial support to an exceptional University of Denver student.

Read more about the Forum and its new CEO in the Denver Business Journal.

Reiman Foundation salutes student success

Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation  raised their hand in celebration of student-athletes shining brightly both on and off the field.

Reiman Foundation sponsors Salute the Stars

The John Lynch Foundation along with the Reiman Foundation supported student-athletes at the 19th Annual Salute the Stars event.

On Friday, May 12, The John Lynch Foundation held its 19th Annual Salute the Stars awards luncheon at Sports Authority Field. Sponsored by the Reiman Foundation in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, the event recognizes student-athletes, including those with special needs, from around the state who excel in academics and athletics, as well as make an impact in their communities.

New Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph was this year’s keynote speaker and told students how success begins with service. He said “success should be measured in your happiness, not the world’s views.’’

The event awarded over $118,000 in scholarships this year and hosted more than 1,000 students from Denver public schools and surrounding school districts.

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John Lynch speaks with new Broncos Head Coach Vance Joseph at the 19th Annual Salute the Stars event.

To date, the John Lynch Foundation has awarded $1.1 million in scholarships to over 169 student-athletes.

For Reiman Foundation Chairman and CEO Scott Reiman, Supporting Salute the Stars is a given. Through their partnership with several educational institutions and community organizations, Reiman and the Foundation are dedicated to helping provide children from all backgrounds every opportunity to succeed.

Scott Reiman invests a significant amount of his time in civic and business organizations throughout Denver, including the Denver Art MuseumACE ScholarshipsGraland Country Day SchoolRocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network and the Quarterly Forum. He is also a founding member and active supporter of the Denver Scholarship Foundation.

Scott Reiman and Bellco sponsor Free for Kids at Denver Art Museum

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Photo courtesy of the Denver Art Museum. Denver muralists Jaime Molina and Pedro Barrios work to complete a mural in downtown Denver to celebrate Free for Kids.

Denver Art Museum trustee and Reiman Foundation President Scott Reiman is dedicated to providing all kids access to a world of art, history and culture.

Last May, Reiman, along with the Denver Art Museum, unveiled the Free for Kids program, providing free general admission to the museum for youth visitors under 18 until 2010.

Today, Bellco Credit Union is joining Reiman in his effort.

In a new, two-year collaboration with the museum, Bellco’s presenting sponsorship will support engagement opportunities, enhanced learning, educational resources and materials for youth visitors in addition to funding for outreach to underserved communities.

In addition to free general admission for youth visitors, the program also offers free general admission for school tours and other youth groups. In its first year, Free for Kids has seen an increase in school visits by more than 50 percent.

To celebrate the program and its new partnership, Denver muralists Pedro Barrios and Jaime Molina are creating an outdoor wall mural, funded in part by Bellco, just outside the 1515 Restaurant downtown. The mural is set to be completed soon. 

On November 22, 2016, local families grabbed their paint and paint brushes along with Barrios and Molina and Bellco and museum executives to create their own mural designs. 

Read here to learn more about the Denver Art Museum’s Free for Kids program and its new sponsor. 

DU receives rave reviews

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DU receives high marks from Princeton Review.

The University of Denver received high marks from the Princeton Review’s Annual College Rankings Guide.

The university was ranked in four categories by the college admission services company:

  • 8th for “Most Popular Study Abroad Program”
  • 18th for “Best College Library”
  • 19th for “Impact Schools” which recognizes community service programs.

DU also took 18th in “College City Gets High Marks,” due to its proximity to downtown. Students surveyed enjoy how close it is, but like how DU still feels like a campus.

The rankings are based on surveys completed by 143,000 students from 381 schools. The Princeton Review has published these rankings since 1992.

As an alumnus, Scott Reiman, namesake of the Reiman School of Finance at DU, remains an active member of the university community and supports the academic success for all Colorado students.