Burg Simpson Attorney Reeves D. Whalen Appointed to Denver Public Schools Foundation Development Committee

Top Quote Attorney Reeves D. Whalen, an associate at Burg Simpson, has been appointed to the Denver Public Schools (DPSF) Development Committee. Mr. Whalen, along with other Denver business and community leaders, will work to expand community outreach, awareness, visibility, and funding for the Denver Public Schools through work with the DPS Foundation. End Quote
  • Denver, CO (1888PressRelease) June 27, 2013 - The Denver Public Schools (DPS) Foundation was established in 1992 in recognition of the fact that public funds alone cannot adequately support the ambitious efforts to advance student achievement in Denver Public Schools. In partnership with Denver Public Schools, DPSF raises and manages funds, makes strategic program investments, and serves as community leaders so that all students have the opportunity to succeed. The DPS Foundation directed nearly $10 million to Denver Public Schools for priority programs and critical needs last year.

    On his appointment, Mr. Whalen commented, "This is a great chance to work with some really talented community leaders and education policy makers to transform DPS into the best public school system in America."

    Attorney Whalen is an established Colorado injury attorney representing victims, patients, and consumers. Reeves D. Whalen has been recognized as a Colorado Super Lawyer Rising Star, Denver Business Journal (DBJ) 40 Under Forty, National Trial Lawyers (NTL) Top 40 Under 40, and was recently awarded the 2012 American Constitution Society (ACS) Progressive Young Leadership Award. Mr. Whalen previously served on the Executive Committee for the Democratic Party of Denver (DPoD) and was appointed to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's Transition Team and Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg's Citizen Planning Advisory Committee (CPAC).

    Mr. Whalen is a Clinton Foundation Young Philanthropist, served on President Obama's 2012 Gen44 Colorado Campaign Finance Team, and was appointed to the 2012-2013 Colorado Steering Committee for the Fix the Debt Campaign. Mr. Whalen is a 2002 graduate of Dickinson College, a 2007 graduate of The University of Denver Law School, and a 2013 Graduate of Harvard University's Kennedy School Executive Education Program.

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