Emerging Leaders Network

In January of 2019, the ACE Scholarships Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) was created by a group of motivated young professionals to provide underprivileged children access to quality education. Through ELN member’s belief in the ACE mission and dedication to fundraising and service, the ELN has provided scholarships for nearly an entire classroom of students. During our final fundraising efforts of 2020, the Emerging Leaders Network asks you to consider a donation towards our year end campaign.

Our contributions include but have not been limited to:

  • Raising over of $10,000, providing 20 scholarships to deserving Colorado students
  • Growing the network to over 200 young leaders, with an active Executive Committee of 25
  • Hosting a number of excellent events including:
    • Quarterly Happy Hours
    • ACE at A Basin Ski Day
    • Wash Park Field Day
    • Partner School Cookie Bake
    • The 1st Annual Golf Tournament which included 100+ participants and 20+ volunteers raising $11,500
    • 100 tickets sold at the ACE Lobster Bake
    • Broncos Game Tailgate
    • Etc!



In 2020, the ELN is excited to double its fundraising efforts to grow the network and achieve a fundraising total of $100,000 or 40 total scholarships.


The Emerging Leaders Network consists of an energetic and diverse donor base cultivated by ACE Scholarships through the Emerging Leaders Network. Network members have access to ELN-specific events to collaborate with other young professionals, entrepreneurs and growing philanthropic leaders in the Denver community.

In addition to exclusive ELN events, members will have the opportunity to engage with other ACE Scholarships board members at larger scale ACE events including the Lobster Bake, Women’s Luncheon, and Annual Luncheon. Additionally, the ELN provides access to volunteer events and community engagement opportunities.



The Executive Committee is responsible for driving the ELN’s outreach strategy and fundraising efforts by supporting the Fundraising & Advocacy, Operations, Communications & Marketing, Membership, and Community Outreach & Partnerships teams. 

In addition to ELN events, EC members have the opportunity to engage with other ACE Scholarships board members at exclusive board member only events hosted by the Associate Board, Board of Advisors and Board of Trustees. 

We are pleased to congratulate the following leaders on their 2020 Emerging Leaders Network Executive Committee positions: 

  • Operations Co-Chairs: Ellie Knott & Jamie Neely
  • Operations – Controller: Tyler Wedeking 
  • Fundraising & Advocacy Co-Chairs: Aidan Scott, Sam Bretz & Harry Williams
  • Communications & Marketing Co-Chairs: Taylor Snow & Brooke Gunzelmann
  • Community Outreach Co-Chairs: Jesse Hiss, Lauren Wood & Jackson Myer 
  • Membership Co-Chairs: Jeff Cole & Emily Buretz 

Executive Committee Founders & Chairman: Harrison Williams, Emily Buretz and Jeff Cole

If you are interested in an Executive Committee position, please apply here.

We are always looking to grow the footprint of the Emerging Leaders Network and develop long lasting relationships with members of the Denver young professionals community.

Do you live in Denver? Are you a leader and a go-getter? Are you interested in meeting impressive business leaders and motivated professionals?  Have you been looking for a way to give back that makes a tangible, lasting difference in your surrounding neighborhoods?


Join The Emerging Leaders Network

Please reach out to [email protected] — We would love to host you at our next event or have an Executive Committee member meet for coffee.

To learn more contact the ACE Emerging Leaders Network at:  [email protected]

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