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Our Montessori dual-language curriculum is incredibly unique; its financial needs are greater than your average school. Amigos de la Academia Sandoval raises money to bridge the gap between what Sandoval needs and what DPS provides.
Our mission is to raise money for educational purposes so that Sandoval can deliver a high quality public education to our student population. Historically, we have raised money for tuition assistance, teacher salaries, paraprofessional salaries, professional development for teachers, field trips and school supplies. During the past 10 years, Amigos has raised over $1,000,000!
Amigos de la Academia Sandoval is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization; our tax ID is 73-1627986.
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Monthly Giving (9 month subscription):

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One Time Donation:


Have you donated yet? The dual-language Montessori curriculum at Sandoval is not possible without your donations. Your donations fill the gap between what Denver Public Schools provides and what our school requires to implement this unique curriculum. Please take time to donate today!

Through October 1, generous anonymous donors in our community will match your donation dollar for dollar. This offer is good for one-time donations and monthly subscriptions, but only for this very limited time. BONUS: If you donate more than $180 or subscribe for $20/month (or more), you will be entered into a raffle for some great prizes:

  • 4 tickets to a Su Teatro event of your choice
  • 4 tickets to “Granny Dances to the Holiday Drum” by Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
  • 2 10-packs kid’s yoga classes at The Freyja Project (each pack raffled separately)
  • $50 gift certificate to Avanti
  • $50 gift certificate and a bottle of wine from the Midwest Tavern
  • 2 adult lift tickets for Loveland Ski Area
  • $100 Home Depot gift card

Already donated? If you donated online, check your email and make sure you got confirmation from PayPal. Let Amigos (Ann at know if you need a receipt to submit for a match from your employer. Donations to Amigos de Sandoval 501(c)(3) are tax deductible.


Girls’ Night In
October 6, 2017
7 pm
Location to be shared privately
Contact Cara Thornton (303-859-6983 or with questions

Please use the Donate button below to register. Minimum required donation to attend is $40.

Meet Amigos’ leadership for the 2017-2018 school year

Ann Widmer (


Ann is a co-chair of Amigos.  She has two children at Sandoval, one in 5th grade and one in kindergarten.  Ann was impressed with the high level of emotional and learning support that Sandoval’s paraprofessionals consistently provide to our children and joined Amigos to keep paraprofessionals in our classrooms.  Outside of Sandoval, Ann is a wildlife biologist, travel enthusiast, gardener, artist, and youth soccer fan.


Tracy Pineda (


Tracy is a co-chair of Amigos. Native to Wisconsin, moved to Colorado in 2002. She has a BS in Dietetics and a passion for public health, healthy eating and active living.  Over 10 years of experience working with the Latino community and promotores programs. Spouse, mother of 2 children and triathlete.