Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation: Making 'Free for Kids' Possible at the Denver Art Museum
Scott Reiman believes that all children should have access to high-quality cultural experiences and educational opportunities. These two values come together perfectly through the Reiman Foundation's support of the Denver Art Museum's Free for Kids program.
In March 2015, the Denver Art Museum and Scott Reiman unveiled Free for Kids. Designed to welcome a broad spectrum of the community, this family-friendly program aligns squarely with the Reiman Foundation's mission. By funding general admission fees for all youth visitors and capping the entry fee for ticketed exhibitions, the program fuels creativity, imagination, and learning for children of all ages and backgrounds.
In addition to making the Free for Kids program possible, Reiman has been a longtime and valued member of the Denver Art Museum community. Since 2000, he has provided the museum with invaluable leadership and guidance through his service as a Denver Art Museum trustee. The Reiman Bridge that connects the Denver Art Museum's Hamilton Building and North Building is named after him.
As a dedicated supporter of Denver Art Museum fundraising efforts, Scott Reiman has chaired and co-chaired numerous events, including Uncorked and Collectors' Choice. His wife Virginia Reiman also actively supports the Denver Art Museum and was co-chair of the 2015 Uncorked Wine Tasting.
"Scott Reiman's gift is extremely generous both to the Museum and the entire community," said Frederic C. Hamilton, Chairman Emeritus of the Denver Art Museum. "He has opened the door to provide free access to the museum for youth under 18 which is so important to the young people and our entire community in the future."
Outside of his work with the Denver Art Museum, Reiman is the founder and CEO of the Denver-based private equity firm Hexagon. He is also president of Hexagon's nonprofit Reiman Foundation and serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Denver, Graland Country Day School, and ACE Scholarships, as well as the Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network's Board of Directors.
"Scott [Reiman] and his family have once again made a deeply significant gift to the long term benefit of Colorado. By making a contribution to the Museum that allows free admission to everyone 18 and under, they have created several positive results at once," said Colorado Governor John W. Hickenlooper. "By allowing children in free, more families will come. Secondly, the kids who come, as many studies show, will likely do better in school. And lastly, these kids will become the supporters of the Museum and other cultural institutions in the future. It is the classic 'gift that keeps on giving.' Thank you Scott and Virginia!"
Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation are proud to support the Free for Kids program and provide all children with access to the Denver Art Museum's world-class art, facilities, and educational programming.