2017 Highlights

Joy. Laughter. Gratitude. These are just some of the emotions that summarize The 2017 Succeeds Prize – an evening when Colorado educators and public schools received $137,000 for the impact they are leading locally.

We were thrilled to join forces with 9NEWS, mindSpark Learning, and Governors Hickenlooper, Ritter, and Owens to co-host The Succeeds Prize and recognize Colorado’s educators as the heroes they are.

We hope you will continue to join us in this endeavor to show educators across our state that we value their impactful work, we admire their commitment, and we are grateful for their partnership in future-building.

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The 2017 Succeeds Prize Winners

Excellence in Education InnovationDeb Harding & Tara Hardman, STEM Launch K-8

What People are Saying

"Thank you for the opportunity to refine our dream. We love our community. We love our school. We love our jobs."
Tara Hardman
Teacher at STEM Launch K-8
“We’re here to honor those of you who make history every day by developing the minds of our children and challenging them to do more than they ever thought possible.”
Ken Tuchman
CEO of TeleTech
"If your goal was to make us feel important, you really did that.
Manuel Ramsey
Principal of Bristol Elementary School
“In the country where I grew up, we called educators heroes. In the country where I live now, we call educators heroes, too.”
Hikmet Ersek
CEO of Western Union

Our Reach & Impact


to scale best practices & innovation

across business, education, and government

on 9NEWS and Facebook Live

social media impressions during the event

Plus, #TheSucceedsPrize trended on Twitter

The Succeeds Prize In the News