Author: Boettcher Foundation

By D.J. DeJong The Mountain Mail Salida High School chemistry and physical science teacher Todd Bright was honored when Boettcher Scholarship finalist Fin Petit nominated him for a Boettcher teacher recognition award recently. The Boettcher Foundation began recognizing “teachers who have dedicated themselves to providing Colorado students with an outstanding education” in 1992. Each student who makes it to the finalist level of the Boettcher Scholarship application process is asked to nominate a teacher who contributed significantly to their success. ...

By Luke Lyons La Junta Tribune Many know Taylor Harris’ prowess on the basketball court. The Pueblo West High School senior led the Cyclones in scoring while helping guide the team to the Class 4A Final Four. But what many may not know is that Harris takes that same hard work, dedication and perfectionism into the classroom as well. “My philosophy growing up has always been that I am a student-athlete and not an athlete-student,” Harris said. As much as I love the game of basketball, I understand that ball will stop bouncing at some point in my life and I will rely on my education to start a career.” Harris was named the recipient of the esteemed Boettcher Scholarship. In addition to being awarded the scholarship, Harris has committed to playing basketball and pursuing his studies at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. ...

By Jon Pompia The Pueblo Chieftain Taylor Harris, a high-achieving student athlete from Pueblo West High School, has been named a recipient of the 2020 Boettcher Foundation Scholarship. Boettcher Scholarships recognize Colorado’s top graduating seniors with a full ride, four-year endowment to any institution in the state. The award covers tuition and fees, and offers an allowance for books and living expenses. According to Katie Kramer, president and CEO of the Boettcher Foundation, Scholars are selected based on academic achievement, outstanding character, and service and leadership in their schools and communities. ...

By Shannon Weiman Keystone Symposia At Keystone Symposia we engage researchers from around the world in our global research conferences, but we are also intimately connected with our local scientific community. With a plethora of academic and industry powerhouses located just down the hill on the front range, Colorado offers an expansive biomedical and biotechnology landscape. Founded on the frontiers of the West, Colorado is now pioneering the frontiers of science and medicine. Here we highlight one of our local Denver-based organizations, The Boettcher Foundation, with whom we share the common goal of integrating academic and industry science to drive biomedical advances with clinical impacts. ...

By Debbie Kelley The Gazette The Gazette’s Best and Brightest scholarship for graduating high school seniors will double the amount of the prize money to this year’s winners. Each of the 20 recipient students from around the Pikes Peak region will receive $500, up from $250. The program is in its 29th year. Increased donations made the boost possible, said Deb Mahan, executive director of Gazette Charities, a philanthropic arm of The Gazette, Colorado Springs’ daily newspaper. ...

People on the Move Denver Business Journal Curtis Esquibel leads the Boettcher Foundation's strategic communications, ensuring that the Foundation is effectively and consistently engaging with its diverse stakeholders. He oversees communications strategy, brand enhancement, and external and internal communications. He also is helping to deepen the transformational impact of Boettcher's philanthropic initiatives across Colorado.  ...

By Derek Maiolo Steamboat Pilot   STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The successful renovation of a once-derelict building in Yampa, about 30 miles south of Steamboat Springs, received the state’s most prestigious award for historic preservation projects during an award ceremony in Denver on Friday, Jan. 31. Saving Crossan’s M&A Market, one of the oldest mercantile buildings in Colorado, took 12 years and cost about $1.2 million, according to officials involved in the project. State Sen. Bob Rankin and Rep. Dylan Roberts presented the Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation to three groups involved in the project, including Friends of Crossan’s Market, Historic Routt County, and the town of Yampa.       ...

By Veronica Hackethal, M.D. Medscape Medical News Teens with obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have decreased bacterial diversity and a more "unhealthy" gut microbiome compared to similar-sized teens without PCOS, according to a new study published online January 23 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. "We have for the first time demonstrated that obese adolescents with PCOS have an altered gut microbiome compared to girls without PCOS with similar body mass index (BMI), activity level, and dietary habits," write Beza Jobira, MD, and colleagues. ...