The University of Colorado Foundation

The University of Colorado Foundation was created in 1967 to raise, manage and invest private support for the benefit of the University, an esteemed pillar of the Colorado community.  The CU Foundation, the largest foundation in the Rocky Mountain West dedicated exclusively to higher education, functions as the University’s philanthropic partner, enabling it to reach its full potential to transform lives worldwide through education, research, clinical care and community service. The University of Colorado has a 135-year history of changing lives and advancing the economy, culture, and health of Colorado and the nation.

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The Boedecker Foundation Contribution

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The relationship between The Boedecker Foundation and the University of Colorado stems from a mutual respect and vision organizations share. Through the CU Foundation, The Boedecker Foundation supports a number of University initiatives, including:

  • University-sponsored youth sports camps – providing instructional tutelage to today’s underserved youth through mentorship, leadership and sportsmanship.
  • The University’s indoor athletic facility or “practice bubble,” – designed for use by CU athletic teams to increase their opportunities for success and provide a facility for youth programs to operate within the Boulder, CO community.
  • Sports court practice facility – providing student athletes with a premier practice facility, which will assist in their recruiting and training and be a focal place for community-gathered events for people to enjoy.
  • The indoor golf practice facility – providing a state-of-the-art facility for student athletes along with charitable organizations to utilize and enhance their golf experience. To further the mission of the University’s golf team by supplying use of a facility during inclement weather conditions.
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Fund (on the Anschutz Campus) – supporting research related to exercise and cardiovascular health. With lack of exercise being the single worst risk factor for heart disease, researchers will examine how exercise can be used as a therapy for those who suffer from complex heart disease.
  • Movement disorders (Parkinson’s disease) – treatment and research grants to the Anschutz Medical Campus. CU researchers contribute centrally to the global understanding of this disease and translate basic scientific discoveries into new therapies, diagnostics and even cures.