Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Announces Two New Trustees

Denver-based Bonfils-Stanton Foundation is proud to announce the appointments of two new board members, Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler, Chief Catalyst and Founder of The Equity Project, LLC; and Michael E. Bock, Managing Director of Petrie Partners.


Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler is the Chief Catalyst and founder of The Equity Project, LLC, an organization designed to support organizations and communities in building diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and the HR Shop, LLC, a boutique human resources firm designed to support non-profits and small businesses. She is the former senior vice president and Chief Inclusion Officer for Children’s Hospital Colorado and the former executive director of the Office of Human Resources for the City and County of Denver. Dr. Mosby Tyler, a consultant accredited by the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence, is nationally recognized for her equity work with non-profit, community, government and corporate organizations. Dr. Mosby Tyler holds a doctorate in the field of organizational leadership, a Master of Arts degree in management and a Bachelor of Science degree in education.

Michael E. Bock is a managing director of Petrie Partners, an investment bank specializing in the energy industry. Prior to co-founding Petrie Partners in 2011, Bock was a managing director of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Global Energy & Power Investment Banking Group. Bock earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, in American History and Literature from Harvard University in 1987. He is a CFA charter holder and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Denver Society of Securities Analysts. Bock has served on the Board of Directors of Opera Colorado since 2011, including a 3-year term as chairman from 2014-2017. Bock was raised in Denver.  
For more information visit, Bonfils-StantonFoundation.org.


Four DPS Schools Named in Top 10 Best High Schools in CO

Denver Public Schools (DPS) announced 12 DPS high schools have received national recognition on the 2018 U.S. News and World Report’s list of “Best High Schools in America.” The rankings included data on more than 20,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. The top 500 best public high schools in the nation earned gold medal status. Four DPS schools attained gold medal status.

The annual report recognized 72 Colorado schools among the U.S. News Best High Schools, including 11 gold medal schools, 31 silver medalschoolsand 30 bronze medal schools.


Following are the 2018 Best High Schools and Colorado Rankings for DPS’ High Schools: #2 KIPP Denver Collegiate High School – Gold Medal; #5 DSST: Stapleton High School – Gold Medal; #6 Denver Center for International Studies – Gold Medal; #8 Denver School of the Arts – Gold Medal; #12 East High School – Silver Medal; #15 DSST: Green Valley Ranch High School – Silver Medal; and #29 Thomas Jefferson High School – Silver Medal. Additional nationally recognized DPS’ High Schools include DSST College View High School – Bronze Medal; Denver School of Innovation and Sustainable Design – Bronze Medal; DSST: Cole High School – Bronze Medal; KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy – Bronze Medal; and Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy – Bronze Medal


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