Foundation News & Announcements

DENVER, May 9, 2017 — Forty-two of Colorado’s top graduating seniors have been selected as recipients of Boettcher Foundation Scholarships. These students have committed to attending Colorado universities where they will use their immense talents to improve our communities right here at home. “The Boettcher Scholarship aims to keep Colorado’s highest-potential students in the state by connecting them with the outstanding opportunities offered by our in-state institutions,” said Katie Kramer, CEO of the Boettcher Foundation. “Boettcher Scholars become part of a vast network of alumni and community leaders who will support and engage them throughout their lifetimes.” Established in 1952, the Boettcher Scholarship program annually awards 42 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the State of Colorado. The four-year scholarship includes virtually all expenses to attend the Colorado school of the recipient’s choice: full tuition, fees, a book allowance and an annual stipend for living expenses. Scholars are selected based on academics, service, leadership and character. The Boettcher Scholar community includes more than 2,400 individuals who have gone on to make their marks in business, politics, academia and other endeavors. Among them are a Nobel Prize winner, a MacArthur “Genius Award” recipient, multiple Rhodes Scholars, U.S. Ambassadors, CEOs, elected officials, and numerous leaders in the business, academic and nonprofit communities. “The 2017 Boettcher Scholars were selected from a pool of more than 1,400 incredibly qualified applicants,” said Tiffany Anderson, director of the scholarship program. “This year’s class includes a young woman who helps refugees by gathering and distributing donations; a young man who not only launched his own software business but also started an incubator for other student entrepreneurs; and a student who has produced more than 15 short films. We’re confident that this year’s class represents the values that the Boettcher family sought to encourage.” In 2015, the Boettcher Foundation increased the number of scholarships awarded annually from 40 to 42, thanks to a generous donation from B. Grady and Lori Durham of Denver. Scholar names and photos follow. High-resolution images available upon request. About the Boettcher Foundation At Boettcher, we believe in the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans. Every day we champion excellence across our state by investing in our most talented citizens and highpotential organization, because supporting their hard work and leadership will enable them to give back for years to come. For more information, visit www.boettcherfoundation.org. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kristi Arellano 303-285-6208 kristi@boettcherfoundation.org Jon Abrahamson Lakewood HS (CU) Daniel Barnes Basalt HS (CC) Paige Beckman Wray HS (CU) Shamik Bhat Golden HS (UCD) Camryn Daidone Denver School of the Arts (CSU) Hannah deKay Silverton HS (Regis) Ansh Desai Legend HS (CU) Lenka Doskocil Bayfield HS (CSU) Jacob Fuhrman Silver Creek HS (CU) Bridget Galaty Denver School of the Arts (CC) Leah Gibson Smoky Hill HS (CSU) Lindsey Hamblin Skyline HS (CU) Kiana Harkema Falcon HS (CU) Austin Herman Holyoke HS (CU) Katelynn Hughes Pine Creek HS (CU) Troy Jackson Lakewood HS (DU) Bradley Johnson Kit Carson HS (CSU) Dakota Kisling Lakewood HS (CU) Henry Kvietok Cherokee Trail HS (CU) Jordan Lobato Center HS (CSU) Tahlia Lucero Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts (DU) Keller MacLachlan Denver South HS (CU) Sydney Marchando Rock Canyon HS (CSM) Anastasia Mathews La Junta HS (CU) Jacob Morgan Coal Ridge HS (CU) Spencer Narowetz Jefferson Academy HS (CU) Armando Ocampo Broomfield HS (CSM) Nicholas Penzel Roaring Fork HS (CC) Benjamin Powell Conifer HS (DU) Harper Powell Salida HS (CU) Naitra Ramchander Poudre HS (DU) Anna Renkert Denver South HS (CC) Cherokee Ronolo-Valdez Denver South HS (DU) Ariel Sandoval Centauri HS (CU) Luke Srsen Wray HS (DU) Jenna Trost Castle View HS (CU) Casey Turner Meeker HS (CSM) Ryan Vandersmith Rock Canyon HS (CSM) Niketna Vivek Legend HS (CU) Elizabeth Ward Delta HS (DU) Lauren Weiss Littleton HS (CC) Hossna Yasini Prairie View HS (UCD) ...

DENVER, May 3, 2017 — The Boettcher Foundation is pleased to announce that Kim Alsip has joined the staff as administrative assistant. Kim recently moved to Colorado from Washington, D.C., where she worked in government relations. With her she brings more than 20 years’ experience as an executive assistant and office manager. “We’re happy to have Kim join the Boettcher Foundation team,” said CEO Katie Kramer. “Her background and willingness to jump right in and keep the office running smoothly make her a great addition.” Kim is originally from the small town of Chandler, Oklahoma. In D.C. Kim was a Girl Scouts troop leader and a Race for the Cure volunteer, and she is eager to get involved and give back to the Colorado community.   About the Boettcher Foundation: At Boettcher, we believe in the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans. Every day we champion excellence across our state by investing in our most talented citizens and high-potential organizations, because supporting their hard work and leadership will enable them to give back for years to come. Contact: Kristi Arellano 303.285.6208 kristi@boettcherfoundation.org...

DENVER, April 26, 2017 — The Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees has awarded $525,000 in capital grants to educational institutions in the state. The grant funding includes support for expansion at four higher-education institutions and continued support of the Qualistar Colorado Capital Fund, which impacts early childhood education centers. “Boettcher Foundation has a long-standing tradition of funding education in our state, and we’re pleased to do so with this group of projects,” said Katie Kramer, CEO of the Boettcher Foundation. “Each of these grantees brings communities together and prepares Colorado students for successful futures, and their expanded or new facilities will help them continue to achieve their goal of serving the state’s youth.” This year’s education grant recipients are: Colorado College – Colorado Springs, $100,000 Toward the renovation and expansion of Tutt Library, which will serve as the intellectual hub of the campus, and will help the campus achieve environmental sustainability. Colorado State University – Fort Collins, $100,000 Toward construction of the health and medical center, which will provide more efficient integrated health services for its students while also providing additional healthcare options to employees and community members. The center will also house innovative research and community programming. John McConnell Math & Science Center – Grand Junction, $75,000 Toward construction of a new facility adjacent to Colorado Mesa University, to be used both by students and the broader community. Metropolitan State University of Denver – Denver, $100,000 Toward construction of the Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building. This building will provide up-to-date technology and real-world experiences to prepare students for successful manufacturing careers in a variety of sectors including aerospace, aviation, energy, communications and biomedicine. Qualistar – Statewide, $150,000 Toward Qualistar Colorado Capital Fund for early childhood learning centers. About the Boettcher Foundation: At Boettcher, we believe in the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans. Every day we champion excellence across our state by investing in our most talented citizens and high-potential organizations, because supporting their hard work and leadership will enable them to give back for years to come. Contact: Kristi Arellano 303.285.6208 kristi@boettcherfoundation.org...

DENVER— University of Colorado Denver senior Nadeen Ibrahim was named Colorado Leadership Alliance (CLA) 20167Student Leader of the Year at the CLA Summit on Saturday. The award is given by the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation and the Boettcher Foundation annually. Ibrahim has made an impact in the community and on campus. She was named the 2016 Community Builder of the Year by the University of Colorado Denver and is the youngest Coloradan to serve on a governor-commissioned board, appointed in 2015 by Gov. John Hickenlooper to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Board of Health.  ...

DENVER, January 18, 2017 — Gregory Moore, former editor of The Denver Post, has joined the Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees. Moore brings a deep knowledge of the issues impacting Colorado’s communities as well as a commitment to advancing the state. “Greg’s experience telling the stories of our state and highlighting the people who are making a difference in Colorado make him an ideal candidate for the Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees,” said Tim Schultz, president of the Boettcher Foundation. “Greg has also displayed a strong commitment to the nonprofit community at both the national and local level, and we are excited he will be sharing his wisdom and talent with us.” Moore was editor of The Denver Post for 14 years. During that time, the newspaper won four consecutive Pulitzer Prizes. His journalism career spanned 40 years, with stops in Dayton and Cleveland, Ohio and 16 years at The Boston Globe, where he rose to managing editor. He currently teaches journalism at the University of Colorado’s College of Media, Communication and Information. “The Boettcher Foundation has had a significant impact in Colorado, and I am honored to contribute to an organization that is helping Colorado’s students, teachers, researchers and nonprofit community,” Moore said. A native of Cleveland, Greg is the oldest of five siblings. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and political science. He and his wife, Nina, have two daughters, Jasmine, 14, and Jaden, 12. The Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees also announced its new slate of officers for 2017. Russell George, retired president of Colorado Northwestern Community College, will become chair. Paul H. Chan, general counsel for the University of Denver, will become vice chair, and Theodore F. Schlegel, M.D. will serve as past chair. Sharon H. Linhart, founder of Linhart Public Relations, will continue as secretary, and Donald McG. Woods, regional CEO of USI Insurance Services, will continue as treasurer. The board of trustees also renewed the terms of Kenzo Kawanabe and Judith B. Wagner, both of whom were initially appointed to the board in 2014. Kawanabe is a partner and commercial trial lawyer with Denver law firm Davis, Graham & Stubbs LLP. Wagner founded and served as president and CEO of Wagner Investment Management Inc., which was merged into CoBiz Wealth in 2010. For detailed bios on all Boettcher Foundation Trustees, visit boettcherfoundation.org/boettcher-staff-and-trustees. About the Boettcher Foundation: At Boettcher, we believe in the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans. Every day we champion excellence across our state by investing in our most talented citizens and high-potential organizations, because supporting their hard work and leadership will enable them to give back for years to come. Contact: Kristi Arellano 303.285.6208 kristi@boettcherfoundation.org...

DENVER, January 1, 2017— As part of a transition plan announced in 2016, Katie Kramer has assumed the role of chief executive officer of the Boettcher Foundation. Tim Schultz will retain the title of president until his retirement in July of 2017. “This is a step in the ongoing leadership transition that the foundation trustees set in place over a year ago,” said Russ George, chairman of the Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees. “Katie’s understanding of our foundation’s history, business structure, community relationships and her depth of experience makes her the perfect person to lead us into the future.” A Colorado native and Boettcher Scholar, Katie Kramer has spent almost 20 years in multiple roles at the Boettcher Foundation, including 15 years as vice president and assistant executive director. She has led nearly all of the foundation’s programming areas and played a key role both in directing the foundation’s day-to-day operations and establishing its long-term strategic vision. “I am very excited to guide the foundation as we build upon the legacy and impact that the Boettcher family had on Colorado,” said Katie Kramer. Kramer attended the University of Colorado Boulder, where she was a Presidents Leadership Scholar and honors graduate at the Leeds School of Business. In 2009, she completed her Executive MBA at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business. Kramer was named one of the 25 Most Powerful Women by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce in 2016. She was also recognized as one of The Denver Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” in 2014. She has served as the board chair for the National Scholarship Providers Association and the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation. About the Boettcher Foundation: At Boettcher, we believe in the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans. Every day we champion excellence across our state by investing in our most talented citizens and high-potential organizations, because supporting their hard work and leadership will enable them to give back for years to come. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kristi Arellano 303.285.6208 kristi@boettcherfoundation.org...

DENVER, December 20, 2016 — The Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees has awarded $860,000 in capital grants to 13 nonprofit organizations in Colorado. The grants will help support projects that provide social services throughout the state. “The services that each of these organizations provide help to improve our communities right here at home,” said Tim Schultz, president and executive director of the Boettcher Foundation. “From creating outdoor recreation programs for people with disabilities to providing services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness, we’re happy to support organizations that are positively impacting our state and its diverse residents each day.” This year’s grant recipients in the Boettcher Foundation’s social services category are: Blue Sky Bridge Child and Family Advocacy Center – Boulder, $60,000: Toward renovation and expansion of the facility to allow for additional capacity Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center – Breckenridge, $40,000: Toward renovation and expansion of facility to increase programming capacity Centennial Mental Health Center – Fort Morgan, $125,000: Toward construction of a new facility in Fort Morgan to provide regional mental health services Chanda Plan Foundation – Lakewood, $75,000: Toward purchase and renovation of a new facility for centralized care Colorado Discover Ability – Grand Junction, $25,000: Toward construction of a new headquarters and programming facility Community Options – Montrose, $75,000: Toward construction of a comprehensive regional administrative and programing campus Denver Housing Authority – Denver, $125,000: Toward construction of the Sun Valley Multi-Use Business and Community Center, which will house nonprofits serving residents in the new mixed-income community Greccio Housing – Colorado Springs, $50,000: Toward the purchase and renovation of a facility for the Resident Resource & Opportunity Center Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley – Glenwood Springs, $50,000: Toward construction of a permanent location for the ReStore, which helps fund the organization’s operations Mile High Ministries – Denver, $35,000: Toward renovations at Joshua Station to expand its programming and administrative space Senior Resources Development Agency – Pueblo, $20,000: Toward renovation of programming space Special Kids Special Families – Colorado Springs, $30,000: Toward purchase and renovation of the facility which houses Zach’s Place Springs Rescue Mission – Colorado Springs, $150,000: Toward renovation and construction of facilities serving the homeless About the Boettcher Foundation: At Boettcher, we believe in the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans. Every day we champion excellence across our state by investing in our most talented citizens and high-potential organizations, because supporting their hard work and leadership will enable them to give back for years to come. Contact: Kristi Arellano 303.285.6208 kristi@boettcherfoundation.org...

October 4, 2016 — The Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees has awarded $840,000 in capital grants to 16 nonprofit organizations in Colorado. The grants will help support community enrichment projects throughout the state. “One of the great things about Colorado is the many organizations that aim to improve their communities right here at home,” said Tim Schultz, president and executive director of the Boettcher Foundation. “Each of these organizations is working hard to support the communities they serve, and we are happy to fund their vision.” This year’s grant recipients in the Boettcher Foundation’s community enrichment category are: Community Foundation of Northern Colorado – Northeastern Colorado, $50,000: Toward the creation of a community fund for northeastern Colorado Denver Art Museum – Denver, $175,000: Toward a comprehensive plan to complete the campus with major refurbishment to the north building and redesign of the campus grounds Denver Public Library – Denver, $25,000: Toward renovations and expansion of the Hadley Branch Library Kids Connection - City of Monte Vista – Monte Vista, $35,000: Toward the purchase and renovation of a new youth development center Lake Dillon Theatre Company – Silverthorne, $35,000: Toward construction of a new performing arts facility and cultural center Midway Theater and Cultural Events Center – Burlington, $35,000: Toward purchase and renovation of the theater and cultural events center Opera Colorado – Denver, $25,000: Toward the purchase of innovative stage technology Rocky Mountain PBS – Denver, $200,000: Toward construction of the Buell Public Media Center, the new home of Rocky Mountain PBS Rocky Mountain Youth Corps – Steamboat Springs, $55,000: Toward renovations to the existing administrative building and construction of the new field operations building Sedgwick County – Julesburg, $15,000: Toward renovations of the depot for a museum and historic byway trailhead center Steamboat Art Museum – Steamboat Springs, $20,000: Toward renovation and expansion of exhibit and program space Tabor Opera House - City of Leadville – Leadville, $35,000: Toward the purchase of the historic Tabor Opera House The Gardens on Spring Creek – Fort Collins, $35,000: Toward expansion of the visitor's center and completion of the gardens' master plan The Tank, a Center for the Sonic Arts – Rangely, $15,000: Toward improvements to make the venue available for recording artists and the general public Ute Indian Museum - History Colorado – Montrose, $50,000: Toward renovation and expansion of the Ute Indian Museum Wetmore Library and Community Center- Custer County – Wetmore, $35,000: Toward renovations to the Wetmore Community Center and Library   Download a PDF copy of this press release. About the Boettcher Foundation At Boettcher we believe in the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans. Every day we champion excellence across our state by investing in our most talented citizens and high-potential organizations, because supporting their hard work and leadership will enable them to give back for years to come. For more information, visit www.boettcherfoundation.org. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kristi Arellano 303.285.6208 kristi@boettcherfoundation.org...

25th-anniversary event to recognize five-time award recipients August 12, 2016 — Forty-two Colorado teachers will be recognized this evening for the significant impact they have had on some of Colorado’s top students, while two others will receive special honors for being multi-year recipients of the award. The Boettcher Foundation is hosting its 25th annual Teacher Recognition Awards Program this evening at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The program allows each recipient of the 2016 Boettcher Foundation Scholarship to acknowledge the teacher who has impacted him or her the most. At the event, each Boettcher Scholar will deliver remarks about his or her teacher, and each teacher will receive a $1,000 grant from the foundation to be used toward an educational program or project to benefit students at his or her school. “These 42 teachers have played a significant role in shaping the educational experiences of our Boettcher Scholars,” said Tiffany Anderson, the Boettcher Foundation’s scholarship program director. “We are proud to honor these individuals for championing excellence in their classrooms.” In addition to celebrating the 42 teachers, the Boettcher Foundation will honor two teachers who have each been recognized five times over the 25-year history of the Teacher Recognition Awards. Richard Ransome, a retired teacher from Pueblo South High School, and Peter Mehlback from Lakewood High School, will be recognized at the event. In their honor, the Boettcher Foundation will make a donation to the Colorado nonprofit of each teacher's choice. “It is a significant achievement for a teacher to be recognized as the most influential educator in a Boettcher Scholar's life,” said Tim Schultz, president and executive director of the Boettcher Foundation. “In its history of recognizing roughly 1,000 teachers, only a small number of teachers have been honored more than once, so it is truly remarkable for a teacher to be recognized five times.” This year's Teacher Recognition Award recipients are: Teacher School District Nominating Student Cindy Calder Horizon High School  Adams 12 Five Star Schools Leilani Osmundson Steve Lash Horizon High School  Adams 12 Five Star Schools Lina Osmundson Amy Stern Legacy High School Adams 12 Five Star Schools Lauren Plomer Adrienne Pere Adams City High School Adams County 14 Fernando Chavez Tammy Strouse Rangeview High School  Adams-Arapahoe 28J Alexis Wall Megan Noonan Aspen High School Aspen 1 Harriet Pryor Nathaniel Smith Grandview High School  Cherry Creek 5 Camilla Hallin Courtney Hendricks Cherokee Trail High School Cherry Creek 5 Janaye Matthews Eric Eidson Overland High School Cherry Creek 5 Jasmine Middleton Jim Techau Smoky Hill High School Cherry Creek 5 Eric Paricio Michael Mazenko Cherry Creek High School Cherry Creek 5 Grace Rooney Bette Anterra Colorado Springs School Cheyenne Mountain 12 Michael Gohde Hayley Raitz William Mitchell High School Colorado Springs 11 Jessica Perea Will Forrest Paonia Senior High School Delta County 50 (J) Chelsea Meilner Laura Marschke Southwest Early College Denver County 1 Cesar Caraveo Keith Oxman Denver East High School Denver County 1 Ethan Greenberg Michael Wylde George Washington High School Denver County 1 Maureen McNamara Lisa Nolte Chaparral High School Douglas County RE 1 Kellyn Dassler Staci Stech Mountain Vista High School Douglas County RE 1 Pranathi Durgempudi Brian Wood Mountain Vista High School Douglas County RE 1 Noah Hirshorn Lindsey Pahs Chaparral High School Douglas County RE 1 William Holtzmann Tina Stroman Legend High School Douglas County RE 1 Erin Jones Emily Franks Highlands Ranch High School Douglas County RE 1 Paula Pulido Robert Hazlehurst Castle View High School Douglas County RE 1 Kelly Winn Laurie Schlekeway-Burkhardt  Elizabeth High School Elizabeth C-1 Marianne Hughes Penny Grasmick Fowler High School Fowler R-4J Brennan Bates Marguerite Yowell Genoa-Hugo High School Genoa-Hugo C113 Kaeli Humphrey Charlotte Camp Crested Butte Community School Gunnison Watershed RE1J Benjamin Swift Eric Friesen Columbine High School Jefferson County R-1 Peter Heller Julie Dill Arvada West High School Jefferson County R-1 Korissa Straub Kait Cumsille Palmer Ridge High School Lewis-Palmer 38 Tanner Bobak Julie Larsen York International High School Mapleton 1 Kali Horn Jennifer Dickson Eyler* Grand Junction High School Mesa County Valley 51 Mari McCarville Nancy Jirka South Park High School Park County RE-2 Jesus Banuelos-Rivera Brad Beauprez Poudre R-1 Poudre High School Gillian Breuer James Glenn Rocky Mountain High School  Poudre R-1 Analise Iwanski Tony Filpi Pueblo South High School Pueblo City 60 Kaylene Khosla Andrew Roberts Niwot High School St. Vrain Valley RE 1J Rohan Baishya David Lavender Telluride High School  Telluride R-1 Madison Alexander Gregory Morrison Loveland High School Thompson R-2J Richard Ortecho Lori Birch West Grand High School West Grand 1-JT Jill Wilkinson Kelley Rebis Wray High School Wray RD2 Lauren Soehner   * Jennifer Dickson Eyler teaches at North Fork Community Montessori School. She is being honored by a student who graduated from Grand Junction High School. About the Boettcher Foundation At Boettcher we believe in the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans. Every day we champion excellence across our state by investing in our most talented citizens and high-potential organizations, because supporting their hard work and leadership will enable them to give back for years to come. For more information, visit www.boettcherfoundation.org.About the Boettcher Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kristi Arellano 303.285.6208 kristi@boettcherfoundation.org...