Randy Roberts wants at-risk Denver children to have the same opportunities he did growing up. The Regis University and Harvard Law School graduate participates in several Denver organizations that help Denver's at-risk and underprivileged children.
One of those organizations, the Denver Active 20-30 Children's Foundation, brings together men in their 20s and 30s and raises money for Denver's youth.
"We're sort of a first step in a young philanthropist's life," Roberts said.
The foundation raises over $1 million annually for about 50 Denver charities.
Roberts also serves on the boards of Denver ACE scholarships, which provides children scholarships to attend schools they couldn't normally access, and Denver Kids Incorporated, which provides counseling services spurring at-risk kids toward high school graduation.
"No child should be a prisoner of their zip code," Roberts said. "For students who aren't privileged, to not realize their potential is a tragedy."
Roberts was a successful young Denver attorney, a Super Lawyers Magazine rising star for the last four years.
"I was good at it. I had a good practice," Roberts said.
But he decided it was time for a career change. After an amicable split with Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner, Roberts started a real estate development business, Craft Companies LLC, in January.
"Now the idea is we want to help make Denver better from a building perspective," Roberts said. "I'm excited. There's a lot of blank pages, and I'm really, really stoked to start filling them in. I couldn't have scripted it better."