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Community Legacy Award: The Gallegos Family
Founders Award: Lynn and Norma Hammond
Event Details and Keynote Speaker
Sponsorships Available - Win a $500 Grant
Breaking Good News NoCo

Among the many qualities that make Northern Colorado a special place to live, philanthropy is a cornerstone. We invite you to celebrate and honor two families that have helped build the communities we love.


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

FOUNDERS AWARD: Lynn and norma Hammond 

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


https://www.nocofoundation.org/image/acop/ACOP-2017-LOGO.jpgMay 2, 2019
4:30 - 8 p.m.
Embassy Suites Loveland
Individual tickets go on sale April 1.

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Keynote Speaker: KATIE KRAMER

Katie Kramer has come full circle with the Boettcher Foundation. She was selected as a Boettcher Scholar in 1993 and has been associated with the Boettcher Foundation in various roles since 1997, including as director of the scholarship program and vice president — a role she assumed at the age of 26.  She was named president and CEO in 2016 and 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.” Read more…



Join community-minded individuals and organizations at the 2019 Celebration of Philanthropy. The event sells out every year, so we invite you to review sponsorship levels and benefits and reserve yours today. Sponsors who submit their guest names by April 12 at noon will be entered into a drawing to make a $500 grant to the charity of their choice.

register your sponsorship
Questions? Contact Ashton Anderson at Events@NoCoFoundation.org or (970) 488-1978

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

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