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Be a Part of It! Students, Families & Faculty Support the Community
Be a Part of It! Students, Families & Faculty Support the Community


Kent Denver students gave back to their communities in numerous ways during the early days of the holiday season.

In October, Kent Denver organized the annual, school-wide "Cans for Kristin" Food Drive to support the Thanksgiving Basket Program run by Integrated Family Community Services (IFCS) in Englewood.

After the food donations were delivered, five Upper School students, along with Jason Mundy, Director of Equity and Community Engagement and Binbin Wei, World Languages teacher, joined nearly 100 other volunteers at IFCS to help assemble Thanksgiving boxes that would be filled with food and distributed to families in our community.

With a wonderful excitement and energy, KDS students had fun and celebrated milestones together–100 boxes, 200 boxes, 300! The honor of completing the last box was given to the one senior in attendance, with cheers of accomplishment all around.

"It's nice for the kids to see that the food we collect in a food drive really does go to people, and that we are part of a community effort," said Mr. Mundy.

During the recent 2017 Grandparents and Special Friends Day, sixth-graders and their guests prepared 80 pumpkin and apple pies, which were later baked in the Dining Hall. Sixth-grade families also donated 28 cooked turkeys. Kent Denver boys' and girls' varsity basketball teams then took the holiday fare to Capitol Hill Community Service's downtown Denver soup kitchen on Wednesday, where they served a pre-Thanksgiving meal to those in need.

Kent Denver extends a generous thank you to all of the students and families who contributed to our Food Drive and to preparing turkeys and pies.

Meet our Communications Team

Lisa Mortell

Lisa Mortell
Titles: Assistant Director of Communications
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School: (303) 770-7660 x324
Biography:
B.A., English

"I love telling Kent Denver's stories. The amazing work of my colleagues and the accomplishments of our students provide endless inspiration!"

Since joining Kent Denver in 1998, Ms. Mortell has worked in various roles in the school's communications and development offices. She currently focuses on parent communications, editing the Connection and Parent Community News online newsletters and supporting the website and other publications.

Jan Thomas

Jan Thomas
Class of 1976
Titles: Director of Communications
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School: (303) 770-7660 x295
Biography:

B.A. - Mass Communications
B.A. - Political Science
M.A. - Public Communications 

"As a student, Kent Denver changed the trajectory of my life. Working here allows me to support the school as it offers that same transformative gift to others."

Ms. Thomas has an extensive background in higher education and corporate communications and marketing. Additionally, she formed, owned and operated a communications company for several years.

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