Boettcher Foundation in the News

By Joe Vaccarelli YourHub Reporter Josh Hamlin lost everything to addiction. He gave up college football and saw a promising surfing career disappear. When Hamlin got sober in 2008, he still felt he needed an outlet for physical activity. He found it at Phoenix Multisport when he was in Boulder. "When I started getting sober, I didn't have that physical piece. As an athlete, I needed it," Hamlin said. "It really built back my self-confidence." ...

By Yesenia Robles The Denver Post Two of Colorado's longtime teacher residency programs are joining forces to expand their reach and prepare at least 50 more teachers each year to help fill a declining workforce. The Boettcher Teacher Residency, which has been around for 12 years, and the 24-year-old Stanley Teacher Prep program are making the announcement Wednesday. The joint residency program will take on the name of the Boettcher Teacher Residency and will continue to provide a year of in-classroom training for aspiring teachers while they work toward a degree. Preparing 180 new teachers every year, with possible expansion later, will make it Colorado's largest teacher residency program. ...

By Monica Mendoza Denver Business Journal In the world of philanthropy, there is a lot of interest these days in establishing new programs and moving in new directions. Grady Durham would know. He owns a Denver-based asset management consulting firm and his expertise is in endowments and foundations. But there is something to be said for sticking with the tried and true, he said. It’s why he and his wife, Lori Durham, are giving to the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship, a program that was developed in 1952 to offer 40 Colorado students a year full-ride scholarships to any Colorado college or university of their choice. ...