Boulder Community Health (BCH) and the BCH Foundation are proud to be the
recipients of prestigious awards from the community’s two top business
The tremendous recognition our team received - for the response to the
COVID-19 pandemic - was announced Feb. 4 in the
Daily Camera and on the
The Boulder Chamber holds an annual Celebration of Leadership to honor
individuals and organizations that have demonstrated a significant positive
impact on the Boulder-area economy and community. BCH and BCH Foundation
were both highlighted in a 2021 Special COVID-19 Impact Award recognizing
local health care organizations for their response to the pandemic. Awardees
are BCH, BCH Foundation, Boulder County Public Health, Avista Adventist
Hospital, Longmont United Hospital, SCL Health and UC Health.
Nonprofit Organization of the Year
The BCH Foundation was also named Nonprofit Organization of the Year for
2021 by the Downtown Boulder Partnership (DBP), a non-profit organization
dedicated to continued preservation, promotion and enhancement of Downtown
Boulder as the heart of the greater Boulder community.
DBP recognized the Foundation for “its extraordinary efforts early
in the pandemic last spring spearheading the
Feed The Frontlines campaign, supporting our health care and other frontline workers while driving
funds to local restaurants when they needed it most, and providing an
opportunity for the whole community to engage in the effort of mutual
"Feed the Frontlines Boulder went from idea to design to fully executed
transformational program in a matter of a couple of weeks," said
Grant Besser, President of the BCH Founadtion. "Over the course of
the program, we delivered close to 35,000 meals from over 20 restaurants
to the hardworking teams on the frontlines at BCH, Clinica, Wardenburg,
City of Boulder Police and Fire, Open Space Rangers, and EMTs. This was
fueled by an outpouring of support from across the community, which resulted
in over $700,000 being raised. Truly an amazing effort that was made possible
by the perfect calculus of creativity, sense of possibility, connectivity,
tenacity, collaboration and a bit of muscle for good measure."
Established in 1978, the Boulder Community Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3)
charitable organization that exists to enhance the quality and availability
of health care services in Boulder County by generating and administering
all charitable gifts to our nonprofit community-owned hospital system.
To learn more about the BCH Foundation, click
Here is the newspaper article about the Boulder Chamber recognition –
Multiple businesses recognized in Boulder Chamber’s Celebration of
BOULDER — The Boulder Chamber has released the award winners for
its 2021 Celebration of Leadership, an event that honors business leaders
who have demonstrated a significant positive impact on the Boulder-area
economy and community.
The 2021 honorees are:
Virginia Patterson Business of the Year: Jill and Eric Skokan, Black Cat.
Innovative Business of the Year: David Cohen and David Brown, Techstars.
Rising Star Award: Katrina Miller, Blackat Productions.
Startup of the Year: Aaron Clark, Equity Solutions.
Franny Reich Lifetime Achievement Award: Peter Salas, Latino Chamber of
Commerce of Boulder County.
Special COVID-19 Impact Awards:
Boulder County Public Health Response Network (Avista Adventist Hospital,
Boulder Community Health, Boulder Community Health Foundation, Boulder
County Public Health, Longmont United Hospital, SCL Health, UC Health).
The Boulder Chamber’s partners in the Boulder Business Response and
Recovery Alliance (Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau, Boulder County,
Boulder Small Business Development Center, Community Foundation Boulder
County, city of Boulder, Downtown Boulder Partnership, and the Latino
Chamber of Commerce of Boulder County).
The Celebration of Leadership will be presented via livestream March 9.
“If there is a theme to this year’s Celebration of Leadership,
it’s ‘Innovation and Collaboration,’” Boulder
Chamber John Tayer said in a prepared statement. “Every one of our
award winners had to innovate to overcome challenges in building their
organization’s success, particularly in the face of the COVID-19
pandemic. And we know that Boulder’s business environment is uniquely
collaborative, a quality that each of our honorees embody in their work
and civic contributions.”