A surprise announcement that was kept secret right up to the moment it was made at our anniversary luncheon, the Boettcher Foundation revealed the establishment of a $200,000 endowment fund in Tim Schultz’s name. Tim is a native of Grand Junction, where he grew up working in his parents’ bakery, attended Colorado Mesa University, and later served as commissioner in Rio Blanco County. Throughout his career, Tim has been a champion for rual Colorado, continually seeking ways to creatively address rural communities’ needs. Tim is retiring in July after 22 years as President and Executive Director of the Boettcher Foundation.

Russell George, who serves both on the WCCF Board and the Boettcher Foundation Board, and Katie Kramer made the announcement to recognize and honor Tim Schultz on the occasion of his retirement from the Boettcher Foundation.

Notes Katie Kramer, “The Boettcher Foundation is thrilled to be able to honor Tim and his long-time commitment to rural philanthropy by establishing this fund, both in his name and in the town where he grew up.”