By Amy DiPierro
Twenty-three years ago, Katie Kramer received a full-ride scholarship from Colorado nonprofit the Boettcher Foundation. Now she’s in charge of handing them out.
On Sunday, Kramer was named the next executive director and president of the Denver-based Boettcher Foundation. As the fifth person to lead the nonprofit since its founding, Kramer, 40, will watch over assets valued at over $300 million, according to 2014 tax documents.
When the Boettcher Foundation started in 1937, it funded primarily major construction projects for nonprofits. Today it funds not just capital campaigns, but also biomedical research, undergraduate scholarships for in-state students and a five-year education program for aspiring teachers.