Foundation News & Announcements

Jan 30, 2014 — Katie Kramer, vice president and assistant executive director of the Boettcher Foundation, has been re-elected as president of the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA).  “I am proud of the accomplishments we made last year related to the NSPA’s staffing and governance infrastructure,” Kramer said. “As we move into the second year of implementing our strategic plan, we intend to strengthen the programs and services we offer to NSPA members and advocate more effectively for the scholarship industry through enhanced research, analysis and a stronger national voice.” The Boulder-based NSPA is a nonprofit, membership association that advances the collective impact of scholarship providers and the scholarships they award. The association has 320 member organizations, and its annual conference has grown to 350 scholarship professionals from postsecondary institutions, private foundations, public charities, community foundations and corporate and government programs. Kramer brings to her position a wealth of knowledge and background in an industry she is particularly passionate about. Her role at the Boettcher Foundation includes oversight of the Boettcher Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship that annually awards 40 full-ride scholarships for Colorado students to attend the in-state college or university of their choice. 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...

October 4, 2013  — The Boettcher Foundation Board has announced the election of a new trustee. Comprised of twelve Colorado business and community leaders, trustees are responsible for the oversight of the Boettcher Foundation, including support and preservation of its vision and mission. Christine Marquez-Hudson, CEO/Executive Director, Mi Casa Resource Center Christine Marquez-Hudson joined Mi Casa in 2008 and immediately led the organization through a comprehensive strategic process that redefined Mi Casa’s mission. As a result, Mi Casa is now a Colorado leader in sector-focused job training, women and minority owned business development, youth and family development programs. Marquez-Hudson is a recognized community leader. Along with many other awards, she is the 2013 9News Leader of the year, a prestigious honor awarded to an emerging leader who has made a significant contribution to the well-being of Colorado. She is a 2009 Bonfils-Stanton Livingston Fellow, A Colorado Trust Fellow, and an alumna of the National Hispana Leadership Institutes’ Executive Leadership Program. She received her undergraduate degree from UCLA. She then went on to receive her Masters of Nonprofit Management from Regis University. For more information and to find a complete list of Boettcher Foundation Trustees, visit www.boettcherfoundation.org. 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...

July 17, 2013 — The Boettcher Foundation Trustees are pleased to announce the selection of 21 Colorado nonprofits to receive the 2013 Boettcher Foundation Community Enrichment Capital Grant Awards. For 75 years, the Boettcher Foundation has awarded capital grants to Colorado nonprofits for the purchase, construction or major renovation of buildings. Specifically, the Community Enrichment Grants exist to improve communities throughout the state both by supporting arts and cultural facilities, community resource / multi-purposes spaces and youth-serving organizations. “It is our intention for these awards to make it possible for the outstanding organizations selected to further serve their respective communities by enabling them to make critical improvements to their facilities,” said Tim Schultz, Boettcher Foundation President and Executive Director. “We have been so impressed with the community support and collaborative efforts of these nonprofits, that it’s an honor to be a small part of their continued good work on behalf of the residents of Colorado.” The following 21 organizations received 2013 Community Enrichment Capital Grants: Organization Location Award Amount Community, Recreation and Senior Centers Fort Collins Senior Center Fort Collins 25,000 Paradox Valley Charter School & Community Center Paradox 10,000 Summit County Library Breckenridge 40,000 Pikes Peak Library District Colorado Springs 30,000 Pueblo City-County Library District Pueblo 30,000 Garfield County Public Library Carbondale 20,000 High Plains Library District - Weld County Evans 20,000 Youth Development Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver Commerce City 100,000 Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado, Inc. Colorado Springs 50,000 Young Americans Center for Financial Education Denver, Lakewood & Wray 10,000 Arts & Culture Colorado Ballet Company Denver 100,000 Colorado Nonprofit Rural Theaters Digital Projector Conversion Project Statewide 5,000 per qualifying nonprofit theater Pueblo Memorial Hall Theatre & Performing Arts Center Pueblo 50,000 The Avalon Theatre Grand Junction 50,000 Telluride Film Festival/Town of Telluride Telluride 25,000 Sheridan Opera House Telluride 10,000 Fort Morgan Heritage Museum Fort Morgan 10,000 Platte Valley Festival Band/City of Fort Morgan Fort Morgan 10,000 Aspen Historical Society Aspen 10,000 Magic Circle Players Community Theatre Montrose 10,000 Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum Denver 10,000 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...

February 15, 2015 — The Boettcher Foundation has named Lynnea Louison the new operations manager. Louison graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish and later completed a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Denver. She has since specialized in the human resources field. Prior to joining the Boettcher Foundation, Louison worked in human resources at Denver-based Tony’s Market. “We are so excited that Lynnea is joining our staff. She has the perfect mix of skills and experience to be successful in the unique position that is the Boettcher Foundation’s operations manager,” said vice president of the Boettcher Foundation, Katie Kramer. As Operations Manager, Louison will assist in the Boettcher Foundation’s 75th Anniversary celebrations, as well as manage human resources, communications, special events and projects. 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...

February 15, 2013 — Katie Kramer, vice president of the Boettcher Foundation, has been elected president of the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA). “It has been an honor to serve on the NSPA Board for the past six years and with this new role as board president, I am excited about the launch and execution of the NSPA’s new strategic plan. It will allow us take our organization to the next level and better serve our scholarship provider members across the country and ultimately the students we all support,” Kramer said. The NSPA’s mission is to “advance the collective impact of scholarship providers and the scholarships they award.” Similarly, Kramer’s role at the Boettcher Foundation involves awarding four-year, merit-based scholarships to students in the State of Colorado. Her passion for granting scholarships to deserving candidates stems from her own experience as a student. “I know personally the profound impact that receiving a Boettcher Scholarship for my education has made in my life and for my family,” Kramer said. Kramer hopes to serve the members and visions of both the NSPA and the Boettcher Foundation who provide the financial support to ultimately make a difference in the lives of scholarship recipients. 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...