A Foundation of Support
The Boettcher Foundation, located in Denver, Colorado, has been a long-time supporter and friend of Western for years. They have supported students through the Boettcher Opportunity Award, a merit-based scholarship for under-represented students from Colorado who enroll at Western.
“The Board of Trustees of the Boettcher Foundation wanted an opportunity to provide scholarships on the Western State College campus. The goal was to be able to assist Colorado students in gaining a solid education that would benefit the scholarship recipients and the state of Colorado in the future,” said Tim Schultz, president and executive director of the Boettcher Foundation.
The Boettcher Foundation also gave a gift of $272,000 to the Borick Business Building. In gratitude, the WSC Foundation named the Community Rotunda in the Borick Business Building in honor of the Boettcher Foundation.
“An investment in education is one of the best choices you can make,” said Tim. “The broad-reaching benefits of education will not only impact yourself, but your family and your community as well.”
The Boettcher Foundation is one of the oldest private family foundations in Colorado. Founded in 1937, more than $100 million of the Boettcher Foundation’s grant making has gone toward education, helping Colorado students achieve their dreams.
Claude K. Boettcher, one of the original founders of the Boettcher Foundation, said, “The brains of Colorado’s young people, given the opportunity, are the hope of this State. Give them a chance for education and for scientific research.”