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Thanksgiving Service Helps CHCS
Thanksgiving Service Helps CHCS


The KDS community played a significant role in helping Capitol Hill Community Services (CHCS) provide a festive Thanksgiving meal for homeless men, women and children in downtown Denver.

On November 25, sixth-graders made more than 80 pies and decorated placemats for the CHCS celebration, and their families donated more than a dozen cooked turkeys. The food and decorations were delivered to CHCS and served by coaches and players from Kent Denver's basketball program the day before Thanksgiving.

For the past 30+ years, Kent Denver sixth-graders have volunteered weekly at CHCS's soup kitchen, and the tradition of the basketball team serving Thanksgiving dinner goes back at least 25 years, according to sixth-grade teacher and varsity boys' basketball coach Todd Schayes!




Meet our Communications Team

Jan Thomas

Jan Thomas
Class of 1976
Titles: Director of Communications
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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.

Lisa Mortell

Lisa Mortell
Titles: Assistant Director of Communications
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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 a wide range of communications, including social media, online newsletters, website content, print and digital publications and Summer at KDS marketing.

Amy Vucci

Amy Vucci
Titles: Communications Specialist
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B.S. - Biology

"I love to capture the amazing things happening at Kent Denver—this community is endlessly inspiring!"

A videographer, graphic designer and past member of the communications department at Johnson & Wales University, Ms. Vucci provides her creative expertise to Kent Denver in video, photography, graphic design, writing and editing.