We are the kitchen table

The Community Foundation holds a unique vantage point for understanding the complex issues challenging our region. Through the support of Community Champions, the Foundation is harnessing this opportunity to bring community leaders together to address Northern Colorado’s most pressing issues.

“We can be the kitchen table, convening decisionmakers to work towards important solutions for generational impact.” -Kristin Todd

Who are Community Champions?

Community Champions are donors who make an annual gift to support the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado’s regional engagement work. They are Community Foundation fundholders, businesses, sponsors, and community members who share our belief that through collaboration, Northern Colorado can continue to be one of the best places to live, raise a family, build a business, and retire.

Introducing Northern Colorado Intersections

Northern Colorado Intersections—an initiative made possible with support from Community Champions—is Northern Colorado’s first-of-its-kind report of the key performance indicators affecting our region’s well-being. A new cornerstone initiative of the Community Foundation, this report will serve as a catalyst for important community conversations. We look forward to sharing it with you in early 2024. Check out the report and the launch day recording here.

Community Champions Frequently Asked Questions


    Northern Colorado faces complex regional issues no single entity can solve alone. The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado recognizes the need for strong community partnerships and aligned action. To support the future of our community, the Foundation has worked to bring people and resources together to spark change, channel passion into action, and explore solutions.

    Community Champions make this work possible by investing in the future of the region by supporting the initiatives of the Foundation. Your investment activates the Foundation to address key community issues, respond to crises, and plan for our region’s future wellbeing. We simply couldn’t do this work without charitable gifts from donors like you.


    Being a Community Champion means caring about the future of Northern Colorado, continuing your philanthropic journey, and contributing to results made possible by collective impact. Community Champions receive priority registration to events and will be recognized at events and in the annual impact report beginning in 2023 (distribution date of this report will be early 2024).

    All gifts to become a Community Champion are 100% tax deductible.


    All Community Champions are critical to the success of the Foundation’s work on community initiatives. Please invest at a level that is meaningful to you and your family. No amount is too small to start making a difference. The Foundation pledges to use your investment for the betterment of our incredible communities.


    A grant from your donor advised fund is an excellent way to become a Community Champion. Simply designate a grant to the Community Champions fund from the donor portal. Alternatively, fund representatives may contact our philanthropic services team at (970) 224-3462 or donorservices@nocofoundation.org to direct a grant out of their fund.

    Becoming a Community Champion is a great way to use IRA required minimum distribution dollars to give charitably. Simply instruct your IRA administrator to make a gift to the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and designate that gift to go toward “Community Champions”.


    We encourage corporate partners to consider sponsoring the Celebration of Philanthropy which includes recognition at the corresponding Community Champion giving level. Sponsorship guarantees seats and prominent recognition at the Foundation’s flagship event. Corporate partners are welcome to become Community Champions if event sponsorship does not meet your organization’s philanthropic needs.


    The challenges and opportunities facing Northern Colorado are ongoing and evolving. Please consider including a Community Champion investment in your annual charitable giving.

Contact the Community Foundation at (970) 224-3462 or info@nocofoundation.org with any questions. Thank you for your generosity!

You can also mail a check, made payable to the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado (memo field listing Community Champions), to:

Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
4745 Wheaton Dr.
Fort Collins, CO, 80525.


Community Champions
Current Champions

Lifetime Circle

Bouchard Family Fund
Bruce and Muriel Hach Endowment Fund

President’s Circle


Visionary Circle

Newendorp Family Charitable Foundation Fund

Catalyst Circle

Dudzinski Family Fund
Edwards Family Fund
First National Bank (HQ)
First Western Trust Bank
Mac and Polly Juneau
Doreen and Alistair MacDonald

Innovation Circle

BizWest Media
Janene and Mike Dellenbach
Bill and Sharon Farr
Jim and Twila Hendrix
NAI Affinity / Affinity Partners
Andy and Suzanne Peterson Family Fund
Sethre Family Fund
Kristin and John Todd
Marla and Rocci Trumper
Kay E. Williams
9 News

Community Circle

Jay and Melissa Brannen
Connecting Point Greeley
Doug and Connie Dohn
Dohn Construction, Inc.
ENT Credit Union
FirstBank Holding Company
First Interstate Bank
HUB International Limited
Jackson Family Fund
Michael Merriman Family Giving Fund
OtterCares Foundation
Plante Moran
El Pomar Foundation
Timberline Church
Weld Trust

Partners Circle

Alpine Bank
Judith Aranow
Assured Partners of Colorado, LLC
Claire Bouchard and Tom Hilbert
Ken and Joy Campbell
Nick and Abi Christensen
Rhys and Judy Christensen Family Fund
Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC
Colina Foundation
James and Gail Cozette Charitable Fund
Dave Cummings
Robert Drage
Eide Bailly LLP
Lori Feig-Sandoval
Finally Home Foundation
Foundant Technologies Inc.
Innovest Portfolio Solutions LLC
Patrick and Denise Juliana
Jung-Springberg Fund
Pat and Larry Kendall
Lamp Rynearson, Inc.
Markley Motors, Inc.
LeAnn and David Massey
Nicole and Ty Staudinger
Northern Water
Old Town Media, Inc.
Peakview Wealth Management
Serimus Operating Foundation
Russell and Billie Sprague Family Fund
UCHealth Foundation
Veterans Plaza of Northern Colorado

Friends Circle
$25 – $999

Wen and Bev Bachman
Scott Black
Barbara and Stu Boyd
Bill and Ruth Brown
Debra Brown
Catherine and Ethan Bucholz
Scott Budny
Jarrel Burrow
Steve and Jennifer Cecil
Ray and Melanie Chamberlain
John and Cindy Chapdelaine
Dan Clawson
Carol and Tim Cochran
Jordan Cook
Patricia DeAngelis Ratner
Mark De Gregorio
Jennifer Dossett
Codi Farrar
James and Mary Foos
Christine Frey
Linda Gonzales
Deb Higgins
Nila Hobbs
Susan Hunter
Ann Hutchison
Carolyn Hutchinson
Diana Hutchinson
Doug Hutchinson
Paul Johnson
Dr. Robert and Ginny Johnson
Neil Kelley
Paul and Diane Knight
Susan Larson
Marie and Tom Livingston
Doug and Marjorie McDonald
Lou McLelland
Elizabeth Messerli
Randy Morgan
Larry Newell
Judy Nystrom
Merlin and Nancy Otteman
Susan Rogers
Lorraine Seger
William Shachtman
Donna Shavlik
Virginia Shearer
Priscilla Siano
Shirley Stallings
Steve and Cindy Stansfield
George and Louise Thornton
Brooke Vance
Helga Watt
Laurie Wells
Kathi Wright

Community Champions

Lifetime Circle
Bruce and Muriel Hach
Bouchard Family Fund

President’s Circle
Newendorp Family Charitable Foundation Fund 

Leadership Circle
First Western Trust

Catalyst Circle
Dudzinski Family Fund
Edwards Family Fund
Sara Hoffman-Myers and Randy Myers

Innovation Circle
Advance Tank Construction Co.
Bank of Colorado
Coan, Payton and Payne, LLC
Dellenbach Motors
Driscoll Family Fund
El Pomar Foundation
Bill and Sharon Farr
Jung-Springberg Fund
Twila and Jim Hendrix
NAI Affinity / Affinity Partners
Nellis-Williams Fund
Orthopaedic and Spine Center of the Rockies
Megan and James Parke
Andy and Suzanne Peterson Family Fund
Kristin and John Todd
Marla and Rocci Trumper
UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation

Community Circle
Bohemian Foundation
Bolder Events
Connecting Point
Ent Credit Union
HUB International Limited
KRFC 88.9 FM
Lamp Rynearson, Inc.
Michael Merriman Family Giving Fund
Mueller Pye and Associates CPA
Odell Brewing
OtterCares Foundation
Palmer Flowers
Plante & Moran, PLLC
Richard and Cathy Schott

Partners Circle
Robin Cavill
Nick and Abi Christensen
Rhys Christensen
Lori Colina-Lee
Community Foundation Serving Boulder County
Eide Bailly LLP
Fischer, Brown, Bartlett, Larsen & Irby, P.C.
Debbie and Greg Hammons
Tom Hilbert and Claire Bouchard
Ann Hutchison
Innovest Portfolio Solutions LLC
Denise and Patrick Juliana
Pat and Larry Kendall
LeAnn and David Massey
Joan Kram and Kent McLaughlin
Northern Water
PNC Bank
Nick and Erin Roe
Serimus Foundation
Sethre Family Fund
Marietta and Mike White

Friends Circle
Bekah and Tom Behr
Brian Beinlich
Nsisong and Albert Bimper
Catherine and Ethan Bucholz
Cindy and John Chapdelaine
James and Gail Cozette Charitable Fund
Kenneth and Roberta Dillman
Doug Erion
Cecil and Kay Gutierrez
Lynn and Norma Hammond
Doug and Cathy Hutchinson
Chris and Diana Hutchinson
Liz and Paul Johnson
Amanda and Tyler Marr
Francesca Mazzulla and James Hamilton
Kathleen McNamara and Dan Clawson
Dan Miller
Lorraine Seger
Donna Shavlik
Paul and Lynne Valentich-Scott
Sarah Weeks