Save the date!
The next Celebration of Philanthropy is May 2, 2019. 

With much gratitude to our generous sponsors, over 750 people gathered on May 3, 2018 for the Community Foundation’s Celebration of Philanthropy. The event highlighted the philanthropic work of individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits in Northern Colorado.

Guest speaker:

Guest Speaker

Bruce DeBoskey writes a regular syndicated column, "On Philanthropy", which is published in the Sunday edition of the Denver Post Business Section and distributed to more than 600 news outlets. He served as a Teaching Fellow for Boston College’s Center on Corporate Citizenship, leading “Corporate Giving: A 21st Century Approach” workshops around the country. Read more

Community legacy award:
The schrader family

Community Legacy Award

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

Since 1937 Schrader Oil Co. has provided quality petroleum products and customer service across Northern Colorado. For four generations, the Schrader Family has built their business on community partnerships and philanthropic values, supporting local non-profit organizations with their time, talents and treasure.

Founders award:
The Sutherland Family

Founders Award

The Founders Award recognizes individuals and families who have provided exceptional leadership, both to the Community Foundation and our region.

The Foundation is proud to present the 2018 Founders Award to the Sutherland Family. Upon returning home after years in Beirut, Tom, Jean and their family expanded their investment in the Northern Colorado community utilizing philanthropy as their vehicle for change.


Please visit our Facebook album for pictures from the Celebration of Philanthropy 2018.




2018 Celebration of Philanthropy Highlights


2018 Report to the community


2018 Community Legacy Award: The Schrader Family


2018 Founders Award: The Sutherland Family