BCH Foundation Appoints New President Grant Besser
After an extensive search, the Boulder Community Health Foundation has
chosen Grant Besser as its new President, effective October 17, 2016.
Besser will take the reins from BCH board member Dee Perry, who has been
serving as the Foundation’s interim President since February.
Besser comes to BCH from Teach for America, a national nonprofit organization
dedicated to strengthening equity and excellence in education. As Chief
Marketing Officer, Besser was instrumental in expanding that organization’s
national brand presence, developing key partnerships and supporting the
organization’s teacher recruitment and fundraising efforts. Prior
to Teach for America, Besser served in senior management positions at
Warner Bros. and Yahoo.
“Grant is the clear choice to lead the Foundation during this time
of growth, change and opportunity for Boulder Community Health,”
stated Perry. “He is extremely personable and highly experienced
in building relationships, which are critical for an effective Foundation
“I’m very excited to join the Foundation and the BCH leadership
team,” Besser said. “My passion is to work in a capacity where
my efforts directly and positively impact others. Fundraising is about
more than obtaining financial contributions – it’s about forming
long-term relationships and identifying opportunities to improve our community.
I look forward to building upon the Foundation’s substantial accomplishments
in those areas.”
Besser has lived in Boulder for the past seven years with his wife and
three sons. He is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta.
Dr. Robert Vissers, BCH President/CEO said, “I want to welcome Grant
to the BCH family. He is ideally qualified to expand our support base
and help us discover new ways to serve our community.
“I also want to thank Dee Perry for the incredible job she did as
interim Foundation President,” he continued. “We are fortunate
to have benefitted from her many skills and dedication to helping others.”
For more than 35 years, charitable gifts to the BCH Foundation have been
used to enhance the comfort and care of hospital patients, address unmet
community health care needs and place BCH at the cutting edge of high-tech
For more information contact Rich Sheehan, BCH Director of Marketing at
About Boulder Community Health
Boulder Community Health (BCH) is an integrated regional health system
with facilities throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties. BCH is known
across Colorado for its clinical excellence in heart care, neurosurgery,
stroke care, orthopedics and cancer care. Some 540 physicians in 54 medical
specialties provide care at BCH. For more information, visit
www.bch.org and connect with BCH on