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BCH & BCH Foundation Recognized by Top Local Business Associations

Boulder Community Health (BCH) and the BCH Foundation are proud to be the recipients of prestigious awards from the community’s two top business associations.

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 BizWest website.

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 support.”

bch foundation logo"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.

Here is the newspaper article about the Boulder Chamber recognition –

Multiple businesses recognized in Boulder Chamber’s Celebration of Leadership awards

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.”