Important notice: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Community Foundation has cancelled the 2020 Celebration of Philanthropy. The Community Foundation will dedicate our staff time to projects that can be a positive and helpful resource for our community during this difficult time. 

 

 

 

Cancelled for 2020

cancelled for 2020

 

Celebrating 45 years


Since 1975, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado has been connecting donors with the causes they care about most. The Foundation makes giving easy, effective, and enjoyable by serving as the long-term steward of assets, and enabling individuals, families, committees, and businesses to positively impact their community through giving.

community legacy Award:
The Kay and Larry Edwards Family

The Community Legacy Award is given annually to a Northern Colorado family that demonstrated philanthropy and volunteerism through multiple generations.  

Through their business, The Light Center, the Edwards family has supported nonprofits such as RamStrength, Homeward Alliance, and Project Self-Sufficiency. Kay’s work on developing endowed chairs for the Fort Collins Symphony has raised almost $500,000.

COMMUNITY LEGACY AWARD: The Kay and Larry Edwards Family

Through their business, The Light Center, the Edwards family supported nonprofits such as RamStrength, Homeward Alliance, and Project Self-Sufficiency. Kay’s work on developing endowed chairs for the Fort Collins Symphony has raised almost $500,000.
 
The Community Legacy Award is given annually to a Northern Colorado family that demonstrated philanthropy and volunteerism through multiple generations.  
 
 

Past recipients:
2019: The Gallegos Family
2018: The Schrader Family
2017: The Houska Family
2016: The Markley Family
2015: The VanAlsburg and Clay Family
2014: The Dellenbach Family

CELEBRATION OF PHILANTHROPY

 

 "Philanthropy, done well,
 is a powerful tool that adds
 meaning, joy, and purpose
 to life and enhances
 business success." 

Bruce DeBoskey, 2018 Celebration of Philanthropy Keynote Speaker 


 "It was a tremendous group
 effort. If you want to give,
 don't do it alone. Thank you
 to all of those people who
 made it possible for Tom
 to share." 

- Jean Sutherland 
Accepting the Founders Award on behalf of her family and her husband Tom. 2018 Celebration of Philanthropy


 

 From our 2018 attendees:

“The socialization aspects were very enjoyable. It’s not everyday that you see 750 of the community’s philanthropic leaders together at once.” 

“A room full of visionary, cooperative, philanthropic people who have worked together for generations to make our region a positive place to live and work; it's inspiring to see this many caring people come together.” 

 “It's always good to have focused time to pause and think about philanthropy. I really enjoyed hearing the stories about the two families that won the awards because it makes me think about what legacy I want our family to have.”

“Connecting with people and learning about some of the really neat things happening in our community. There is so much going on that we often don't hear about.”

“Interacting with others that one knows but rarely sees, meeting new people that are interested in a foundation that does so much for not just an area, but a broader community in total...’a sharing of minds’ for a greater benefit.”