Katie Kramer


Katie Kramer - Boettcher Foundation

Katie Kramer is CEO of the Boettcher Foundation and is responsible for all operational aspects of the $300+ million Colorado-based philanthropic foundation.

Katie has come full-circle with the Boettcher Foundation—she was selected as a Boettcher Scholar in 1993 and has been at the foundation in various roles since 1997. From July 2014 to July 2015, Katie served as the interim executive director of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation on an executive loan, while still serving as vice president of the Boettcher Foundation. Katie was recognized as one of the Denver Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” in 2014, and by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce as one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women of 2016.

A fourth-generation Colorado native, Katie 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.

Her extensive community involvement has included leadership positions on many national and local boards including serving as past-president of the National Scholarship Providers Association and immediate past-chair of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation. Katie currently serves on the board of governors for the Denver Metro Economic Development Corporation and the boards of the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business and Denver Civic Ventures.

Katie is a harmonica-playing, trout-catching, Star Wars-watching, country-dancing, scuba-diving, elk-hunting, Grand Canyon-rafting, mountain-hiking, family-loving, outdoor enthusiast. She lives in Arvada with her husband, Joe, and two young sons, Connor and Kyle.

Community Involvement:

  • National Scholarship Providers Association; past-president
  • Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation; board chair; Leadership Denver class of 2006
  • Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, board
  • University of Colorado Leeds School of Business,  board

Favorite Colorado Experience:

I love archery hunting and fishing with my family and doing most anything in the Colorado outdoors.

Fun Fact:

From Dinosaur to Walsh, Ovid to Mancos, Katie has been to every county in the state of Colorado and has also traveled extensively on an international level.