Friends of Cory

Thank you to the entire Cory community for making the 2016 Friends of Cory Annual Giving Campaign such a success.  As of October 20th , we have raised $69,813.25 with record-setting 87% household participation. Your generous donations truly make a difference for our students and teachers. Thank you for “Growing Together”  with Friends of Cory!

“From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.”  four-seasons no text


On behalf of the Cory Parent Teacher Association (PTA) welcome to another exciting school year full of the potential for achieving great things!   Cory Elementary is an exceptional community of devoted parents, teachers and staff dedicated to growing young people that are academically and socially prepared for middle school and beyond.  This year, support our extraordinary community that is committed to “Growing Together” by participating in the Friends of Cory (FOC) Annual Giving Campaign

About the Friends of Cory 2016/2017 Annual Giving Campaign

The standard school district budget covers only basic operating costs and teacher salaries and benefits.  In order to achieve the learning outcomes needed to continue Cory Elementary’s tradition of growing excellent young people, the Cory PTA raises an average of $200,000 annually-approximately 10 percent of the school budget. The Friends of Cory Annual Giving Campaign, the Cory Annual Auction, and other fundraising efforts provide Cory with…


  • Paraprofessional educators in each classroom-to make sure that all our kids receive the attention and differentiation they need to learn most effectively
  • Full-time Art, P.E. & Music Teachers-DPS funds part-time only
  • Enrichment experiences-field trips, school garden, learning nights and community events
  • Classroom technology upgrades and learning tools-to provide a modern classroom
  • Special events such as the Annual Fall Carnival!  Click this video re-cap to see how much our children love this annual event!

The 2016/2017 Friends of Cory Annual Giving Campaign will run from September 12-October 14. The goal for this year’s annual giving campaign is $65,000. The goal for student family participation is 100%

The Friends of Cory Fund operates with no overhead, so every dollar donated goes directly into programs that benefit all Cory students and your donation is 100% tax-deductible.  There are no volunteer hours and no door to door selling. This is the easiest way to give to Cory without spending additional time!

What Can You Do?

You can participate. Every dollar counts. Past donations have ranged from $10 to $10,000. Please give as generously as your budget will allow. Your participation truly makes a difference. In the past, the FOC Campaign has had 51-71% participation.  Can you imagine what we could do with 100% participation?

We can only achieve our goals by “Growing Together”.
Thank you for your generosity and support!



Why Give? Click the video to find out

Donate Today!


Click the “Donate” button below to make a one-time donation.*

Click the “Subscribe” button below to  set up a recurring monthly donation.

Select monthly donation amount (will auto end after 10 mo.)

Please remember to put your child(rens) name, teacher(s), room number(s) and your name in the “Add special instructions to seller”  field on the final donation page or complete and return the Friends of Cory Contribution Form to the Friends of Cory box in the school office.

By Check

Complete the Friends of Cory Contribution Form. Make checks payable to “Cory PTA” with “FOC” in the memo line. The completed form and check can be returned to the Friends of Cory box in the school office or mailed to Cory Elementary School | Attention Friends of Cory Annual Fund, PTA Treasurer |1550 S. Steele St. | Denver, CO 80210.

Company Match

Did you know that 65% of all companies offer some sort of donation match? This is an easy way to double or even triple your donation.  Check our list of companies that match.  Please note that even if you don’t see your company, double check with your human resources department.  If your company does match, please contact Haven Smith or Dana Kang.
If you have any questions or comments about the Friends of Cory Annual Giving Campaign or other fundraising opportunities, please contact Haven Smith or Dana Kang.