Boettcher Foundation funds capital projects at 10 educational institutions

Boettcher Foundation funds capital projects at 10 educational institutions

May 5, 2015 — The Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees has awarded a total of $950,000 in support of capital projects at 10 educational institutions in Colorado.

“Colorado’s educational institutions are critically important to the future of our state,” said Tim Schultz, president and executive director of the Boettcher Foundation. “We are honored to help contribute to the facilities that will help prepare students to meet the challenges of tomorrow.”

The Boettcher Foundation focuses its educational grantmaking in the early-childhood and higher-education areas, and the projects selected for funding represent innovative efforts to meet student needs.

“This year’s education grant recipients embody the Boettcher Foundation’s mission of supporting the organizations and individuals who are championing excellence and improving our communities right here at home,” Schultz said.

This year’s higher education grant recipients are:

Early Childhood Learning:

Ability Connection Colorado – Aurora, $50,000

Toward construction of new early childhood learning center

Anchor Center for Blind Children – Denver, $50,000

Toward expansion of current facility to accommodate additional staff offices and meeting space

Qualistar Early Learning –Statewide, $125,000

Toward Qualistar Colorado Capital Fund for early childhood learning centers

Sewall Child Development Center – Denver, $100,000

Toward purchase and renovation of new headquarters facility

Technical Colleges:

Emily Griffith Technical College – Denver, $150,000

Toward purchase and renovation of new main campus

Community Colleges:

Arapahoe Community College – Littleton, $50,000

Toward renovation and expansion of early childhood learning center in order to merge with the early childhood learning department and increase the number of children served

Pikes Peak Community College – Colorado Springs, $50,000

Toward renovation and reconfiguration of main campus building to better accommodate growing student population

Red Rocks Community College – Arvada, $100,000

Toward construction of Arvada Campus Health Professions and Sciences Facility

Four Year Universities:

University of Colorado Colorado Springs – Colorado Springs, $175,000

Toward construction of a five-venue Visual and Performing Arts Complex in collaboration with six community arts partners

University of Denver – Denver, $100,000

Toward construction of the Sie Complex at the Korbel School of International Studies

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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


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