Reiman Emerging Leader Scholarship awarded to DU grad

2015 Scott Reiman Emerging Leader Scholarship Award Recipient, Ariel Cheng

2015 Scott Reiman Emerging Leader Scholarship winner and DU graduate Ariel Cheng. Photo courtesy of Ariel Cheng.

Ariel Cheng is on a mission to stop the stigma that surrounds mental health.

As one of the founders of the University of Denver’s Mind Club, Cheng helps raise awareness of this issue among her peers and the community. She also partners with local organizations to give those suffering with mental illness, a voice.

Her exceptional leadership and community involvement has earned Cheng the 2015 Scott Reiman Emerging Leader Scholarship.

Each year, the Quarterly Forum awards the scholarship to an outstanding DU student. The forum, comprised of Denver community leaders, including Scott Reiman, supports young leaders throughout Colorado.

The scholarship recipient receives $10,000 towards financial support in hopes to help students overcome any obstacles that arise during college.

Cheng graduated in May with a degree international studies and plans to take a year off before attending law school.

As namesake for the scholarship, Scott Reiman is dedicated to recognizing students like Cheng and seeing them succeed.

Salute the Stars goes for the Gold

John Lynch Foundation Salute the Stars event, sponsored by Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation

The 2016 Salute the Stars presented by the John Lynch Foundation.

The 18th Annual Salute the Stars celebration is going for the Gold – Olympic Gold.

Four-time Olympic Gold Medalist and Denver native Missy Franklin is the featured speaker at this year’s event on May 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sports Authority Field.

Presented by the John Lynch Foundation along with the Reiman Foundation and FourPoint Energy, the event recognizes student-athletes as well as some with special needs from around Colorado. Many of these students excel in academics, athletics and community involvement.

The event will also host over 1,000 students from Denver Public Schools and other school districts throughout the state to hear inspiring stories of young leaders in their communities.

Since its inception, the John Lynch Foundation has awarded over $825,000 in scholarships to 144 student-athletes including those with special needs.

To learn more about the event, visit the John Lynch Foundation.

George F. Will to speak at 2015 ACE Scholarships Luncheon

The ACE Annual Luncheon, hosted by the ACE Board of Trustees and Board of Advisors brings a national figure to town and provides community-focused businesses with an unprecedented opportunity to showcase their support for education reform, and their commitment to the most underserved children in our community.

This year, ACE Scholarships are pleased to welcome George F. Will to Denver.

Unfortunately, individual tickets are not available. For sponsorship information, please email

Scott Reiman invests in ACE Scholarships to support children’s initiatives and education in the Denver area.

Scott Reiman Supports ACE Scholarships in Denver

Denver investor Scott Reiman

Denver investor Scott Reiman

For Scott Reiman, it’s all about investing for the future. 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.

Scott and his wife Virginia learned about ACE Scholarships almost a decade ago. “I met Alex [Cranberg, ACE’s founder] at a Boy Scouts breakfast in 2005,” Scott Reiman told us during a recent conversation at the ACE offices. “I was immediately impressed with what ACE was doing and wanted to be involved.”

It comes as no surprise that Scott was introduced to ACE while supporting another non-profit in town. He’s been actively involved in the community all his life, first in Milwaukee, where he was born and raised, and then in Denver, when he moved to Colorado to attend college.
“My Dad taught us to give back at an early age and it was never something you do as an afterthought; it is part of the job,” Reiman says. “I joined the board of the Denver Dumb Friends League in my mid-twenties and I have tried to give as much of my time to charity as possible ever since.”
“Virginia and I focus a great deal on education; it’s at the heart of all our philanthropy.”
The Reiman Foundation also gives generously to programs that advance children’s initiatives, health care and the arts. In addition to serving as a Trustee of ACE, Reiman was a founding board member of the Denver Scholarship Foundation; he’s a University of Denver (DU) Trustee and sits on the board of Graland Country Day School, the Denver Art Museum, and the Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network.
In addition to instilling a sense of community in Scott, his dad also gave him the “fire in the belly,” as he calls it, to own his own business.
“My father was a serial entrepreneur,” Scott says. “He built his own publishing business from scratch and, while he eventually did very well, our childhood was not unlike that of most American kids in the Midwest.”
Scott comes from a large family. They all grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, attended public schools, and enjoyed a classic middle-America upbringing.
After attending school in Wisconsin, Scott moved to Denver to finish college at DU, where the Reiman School of Finance now bears his name. “I immediately fell in love with Colorado,” Scott says, “and knew I’d make Denver my home.”
Invest in what lasts: Scott Reiman’s commitment to civic involvement
Perhaps the most revealing window into Scott Reiman’s philanthropic philosophy can be found in his work at Hexagon, the Denver-based private investment company he founded in 1992.
Almost immediately, Hexagon began looking for projects that had the potential to reshape Denver and result in a lasting impact.
“We were early, and substantial, investors in LoDo [Lower Downtown] in the mid-90s, when it was mostly abandoned buildings,” Reiman says. “Over a ten-year period we were involved in about half the LoDo projects and we still own a significant portion of Larimer Square.”

Scott Reiman, Education

Scott Reiman at ACE Scholarships

“It was incredibly satisfying to watch downtown Denver grow and know we played a small roll in its renaissance,” Scott recalls. “There is a great deal of history and beauty in our downtown. Each building tells a story, and I wanted to help preserve as much of that historic architecture as possible.”

“I’ve known Scott for a long time and am incredibly proud of everything we have accomplished together,” said Dan Ritchie, chairman of the Denver Center for Performing Arts. “From our work at the University of Denver to the Denver Art Museum and many more, I applaud Scott’s service and genuine dedication to the good of our community.”
Invest in what works: For Scott Reiman the ACE model is right
Scott and Virginia Reiman have invested significantly in ACE Scholarships over the last decade. Most recently the Reiman Foundation joined the Anschutz Foundation and the Stabio Family to make a matching donation challenge at the 2014 ACE luncheon with Dr. Condoleezza Rice.“It was tremendously gratifying for Virginia and me that we could maximize our gift and generate new revenue for ACE at the lunch,” Scott says.
It worked. ACE raised close to $2.9 million at the event.
“There are many deserving organizations, like ACE, that Scott and I have supported together over the years,” said Fred Hamilton, chairman emeritus of the Denver Art Museum. “But it’s our shared commitment to investing in the future and empowering individuals through education that I’m especially proud of.”
“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.”
“Scott Reiman has been a stalwart champion of ACE over the last decade,” Alex Cranberg told us. “But beyond ACE, Scott and Virginia have a great heart for kids, and are truly committed to investing to make our community a better place to live and to work.”
“Virginia and I, and our kids, are in Denver for the long-haul, so it’s important to us that we do our part to make our city and our state the very best it can be,” Scott said. “That’s why we support ACE. It’s why we’ll continue to do so for years to come.”

Western State Colorado University Offers New Scholarships to Denver Students

scott reiman denver scholarship foundation

Scott Reiman serves on the advisory council of the Denver Scholarship Foundation.

GUNNISON, CO – Western State Colorado University is partnering with the Denver Scholarship Foundation to waive all tuition and fees for 25 high school students from Denver every year. The new program, which is being offered for the fall 2014 incoming freshmen class, will make college possible for high school students from Denver Public Schools who may not have otherwise been able to afford it.

The Economic Impact of ACE Scholarships in Colorado

ACE Scholarships logo pic ACE Scholarships aims to empower individuals to attend the educational institutions of their choice and thereby increase the graduation rate of students throughout Colorado. The state’s high dropout rate makes a significant impact on the economy by limiting the potential productivity of the state’s population.

Research has shown that high dropout rates can cost communities around the country millions of dollars. In fact, each high school dropout costs the community nearly $300,000 over the course of a lifetime in lost wages, limited earning potential, and reduced tax payments. In addition, high school dropouts tend to rely more on government assistance programs. These figures do not account for higher incarceration rates or rates of drug use among people who have dropped out, which would push the figure even further.

In Colorado, about 8,000 individuals from low-income backgrounds drop out of high school each year. The ACE Scholarships model works to change that. By allowing students greater choice in their education, ACE has effected a 90 percent graduation rate among program participants. If the ACE program expanded, Colorado could realize potential savings in excess of $2 billion by significantly limiting dropout rates.