Boettcher Foundation in the News

By Seth Bodine Denver Business Journal As the head of a philanthropic organization with a $300 million endowment, Katie Kramer believes successful philanthropy is about investing in people and creating partnerships to support the community. The Boettcher Foundation president and CEO works toward the foundation’s stated goal of “investing in the promise...

By Debbie Kelley  The Gazette The college admissions and scholarship application process can be like playing a game of 20 questions. Where do you start? What are selection committees really looking for? What's the best way to brag about yourself? "All the Wisdom and None of the Junk: Secrets...

By Joanne Davidson  The Denver Post Tim Schultz was no stranger to public service when, in 1995, he became president and executive director of the Boettcher Foundation. The Grand Junction native had served as a Rio Blanco County commissioner before going on to become the state’s commissioner of agriculture,...

By Aldo Svaldi  The Denver Post Assets at Colorado foundations rose 24.3 percent between 2011 and 2014, which in turn led to an 11.2 percent jump in contributions to charitable causes, according to a report Thursday from Philanthropy Southwest. “The philanthropic sector has recovered from the great recession,”...

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...

  By Debbie Kelley The Gazette A Gazette "Best and Brightest" from 1993 has continued on the up-and-coming path she started in high school. Throughout her career, Rampart High School graduate Katie Kramer, nee Stanich, has maintained her teenage philosophy to "bring people together, get them involved and feeling like...