NEWS AND PRESS

Boettcher Foundation Press Release
Durango Herald: Boettcher program trains teachers to be successful
By Ann Butler The Durango Herald New teachers are leaving the profession at alarming rates, and colleges are graduating fewer licensed teachers, leaving many schools hurting for qualified instructors. Southwest Colorado is one of four areas in the state particularly hard-hit by the shortage.  Nationwide, about one-third of new...
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Boettcher Scholars forge connections at D.C. reception
Boettcher Foundation Staff recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit Boettcher Scholar alumni whose diverse careers and passions took them to the East Coast. While there, we had the chance to reconnect with the impressive alumni who live in the D.C. area at a reception hosted...
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Rita B. Contreras joins Boettcher Foundation
April 19, 2016 — The Boettcher Foundation is pleased to announce that Rita B. Contreras has joined the staff as executive assistant. Contreras brings more than 20 years of experience in politics and higher-education with a focus on empowering others to access resources to improve their...
2015 Year in Review
2015 was both a profound and productive year for the Boettcher Foundation. Our programs continued to identify and support the dynamic thinkers and leaders who propel Colorado forward, and we launched new efforts to support our communities right here at home. ...
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Scholarship launches businessman into diverse career in Denver
Jack Pottle, a 1973 Boettcher Scholar, has helped shape some of Colorado’s top industries—from working in cable to providing homes for some of Denver’s trendiest new restaurants. And though Jack has called Colorado home for his entire life, he likely would not still be here without...
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Two Colorado leaders join Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees
March 2, 2016 — The Boettcher Foundation is pleased to announce that two leaders from diverse regions have been elected to the board of trustees. Tony Frank, president of Colorado State University, and Pam Shockley-Zalabak, chancellor of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, will contribute...
University of Denver student named Student Leader of the Year
 Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation  DENVER—University of Denver senior Neda Kikhia was named Colorado Leadership Alliance (CLA) 2016 Student Leader of the Year at the CLA Summit on Saturday at University of Colorado Denver. The award is given by the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation and...
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Scholars help Iraqi youth “fail better”
A group of students from Iraq got a unique lesson in entrepreneurship and risk-taking when they visited Denver, thanks to a connection forged by a pair of Boettcher Scholars. Gergana Kostadinova and Kara Penn got to know one another through their involvement in the Boettcher Alumni...