2019 Videos










Guest speaker: Katie Kramer

Leadership and Legacy: Philanthropy Full Circle

Katie Kramer, president and CEO of the Boettcher Foundation, will reflect on the impact and power of philanthropy. As a recipient of the Boettcher Scholarship who attributes her own trajectory to philanthropic support, Katie now guides the Boettcher Foundation in its philanthropic mission of investing in the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans. Katie will use her own experience and the foundation's history to offer a template for personal philanthropy and the profound impact it can have on communities.

A fourth-generation Colorado native, Katie attended the University of Colorado Boulder, where she was a Presidents Leadership Class scholar and honors graduate at the Leeds School of Business. In 2009, she completed her Executive MBA at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business. Katie has been recognized as one of the Denver Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” and the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s “Top 25 Most Powerful Women.”

Katie has served extensively in the community on both local and national boards, and is widely regarded as a national expert in scholarship selection processes. Recently, Katie and her colleague wrote and published All the Wisdom and None of the Junk: Secrets of Applying for College Admission and Scholarships in an effort to demystify the scholarship selection process and help the next generation of talented citizens apply for college and scholarships.

She is a harmonica-playing, trout-catching, Star Wars-watching, country-dancing, scuba-diving, elk-hunting, Grand Canyon-rafting, mountain-hiking, family loving, outdoor enthusiast. She lives in Arvada with her husband and two young sons.


https://www.nocofoundation.org/image/acop/2018/CommunityLegacyAwardACOP.jpgThe Community Legacy Award is given annually to a Northern Colorado family that demonstrated philanthropy and volunteerism through multiple generations.

For three generations, the Gallegos Family has built its business on community partnerships and meaningfully giving back to a wide variety of charitable causes. Since its inception in 1959, Gallegos Sanitation has provided waste removal throughout Northern Colorado and has established the company as an innovative leader in safety, service, and sustainability.  The company models and teaches the importance of giving back, not only to the community, but also to employees.

Community Legacy Award: Past Recipients

2018: The Schrader Family
2017: The Houska Family
2016: The Markley Family
2015: The VanAlsburg and Clay Family
2014: The Dellenbach Family


https://www.nocofoundation.org/image/acop/2018/FoundersAwardACOP.jpgThe Founders Award recognizes individuals and families that have provided exceptional leadership, both to the Community Foundation and our region. The award celebrates the crucial role leadership plays in strengthening nonprofits and creating dynamic communities.

Lynn and Norma Hammond have been an enduring part of Loveland since the 1960s, both as dedicated volunteers for numerous organizations and as philanthropists. The couple has had a meaningful impact in many areas – from schools to Loveland Rotary Club to High Plains Arts Council and in the Foundation’s Loveland Generations giving group. Lynn and Norma's generosity  was so instrumental in the creation of the amphitheater by Loveland High School that the venue was named after them.

Founders Award: Past Recipients

2018: The Sutherland Family
2017: Bruce and Muriel Hach
2013: Dave Edwards
2008: Bob Everitt on behalf of the Founding Trustees
2006: Gene Markley
2005: Doc and Helen Fickel
2004: Karl Carson

Thank you to our 2019 Celebration of Philanthropy sponsors (as of 4.29.19):







BBVA Compass
BHA Design / Northern Engineering
Bob McCluskey
Bruce and Muriel Hach
Children’s Speech and Reading Center
City of Fort Collins
Cline Williams Law Firm
Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC
Colorado Open Lands
CSU University Advancement
Disabled Resource Services
Douglas Johnson
Eastern Colorado Community Fund
El Pomar Foundation
Foothills Gateway, Inc.
Fort Collins Community Fund Committee
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Gardens on Spring Creek, and Lincoln Center
Great Western Bank
The Group, Inc. Real Estate
Headwind Planning Solutions
Hearts & Horses, Inc. 
Independent Bank
Judith Aranow
Larimer Humane Society
Lisa A. Larsen of Fischer, Brown, Bartlett & Gunn, P.C.
Loveland Habitat for Humanity / Loveland Housing Authority
Mac and Polly Juneau
Mark Newendorp
The Matthews House
Mike & Janene Dellenbach / Dave & Paula Edwards
OtterCares Foundation
Palmer Properties
Poudre River Library Trust
Respite Care, Inc. 
Rhys Christensen
Starr & Westbrook, P.C.
Stratus Information Systems
Swanson & Dumler, P.C. / Vision Financial Group
TANCO Engineering, Inc.
UCHealth NoCo Foundation & Community Health
Veterans Plaza of Northern Colorado



2019 Videos:

Celebration of Philanthropy Highlights
My Community Foundation
Community Legacy Award Video: The Gallegos Family
Community Legacy Award Presentation
Founders Award Video: Lynn and Norma Hammond
Founders Award Presentation
Lis and Earl Sethre: Sethre Family Fund
Donor Story: Charlie Bouchard
Three Sisters


 "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.”