History Colorado and Boettcher Foundation Honor Tim Schultz with New Gallery
Wed, 10/04/2017 - 8:21am
DENVER (October 4, 2017) History Colorado has announced the naming of a new gallery space set to host the latest exhibition, Zoom In: The Centennial State in 100 Objects, being presented with support by Colorado State University.
The Tim Schultz Gallery presented by the Boettcher Foundation will be the home of the new exhibition, opening in November 2017.
“The Boettcher Foundation is honored to partner with History Colorado to recognize Tim’s long career as a public servant and philanthropic leader,” said Katie Kramer, president and CEO of the Boettcher Foundation. “We can’t think of a better way to honor Tim than with this beautiful space that will help tell the stories of our state and its people.”
The Boettcher Foundation, founded in 1937, is a philanthropic foundation that serves the communities of Colorado. As the president and executive director of the Boettcher Foundation from 1995 through July 2017, Tim Schultz has made lasting impacts to the state and the foundation. He joined the foundation in 1995 and since then has overseen nearly 900 Boettcher Scholarships awarded and evolved the Boettcher Scholars program from a simple tuition payment to a comprehensive program that engages recipients for a lifetime. During his tenure, the Boettcher Foundation made grants to support communities in every county in the State of Colorado.
Tim Schultz’s roots run deep in Colorado. Born and raised in Grand Junction, he is a proud Colorado native who has served our state in a multitude of public service roles. After graduating from Colorado Mesa University and later Colorado State University, he became the youngest county commissioner in the state representing Rio Blanco County at the age of 25.
Following his successes with the county, he continued to serve Colorado in a variety of roles such as the Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, executive director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, chairman of the Colorado Wildlife Commission, and the first chairman of the Colorado Economic Development Commission.
Tim’s life has embodied the Colorado spirit. As an outdoorsman and rancher, Tim was a founding member of Denver Rustlers, which helps young farmers and ranchers earn money toward their college educations.
He recently received the Governor’s Creative Leadership Award and the Cal Frazier Investing in Education Award. He’s been actively involved with Rural Philanthropy Days, Philanthropy Southwest, the Colorado Association of Funders, and the Biennial of the Americas.
By dedicating the new gallery space to Tim Schultz, History Colorado honors a man who has impacted our state’s past, shaped our present, and inspired our future.
“He inspires dynamic thinkers who propel Colorado forward and make differences across the state,” said Steve Turner, executive director of History Colorado. “The Boettcher Foundation is helping us to advance our mission. Their generous gift allows us to continue to inspire individuals to connect with our past and influence our future, in the spirit of Tim Schultz.”