Thanks to Everyone who attended our 2018 March Induction Gala. It was a Fantastic Evening!

2018 Inductees


Leslie Foster – Non Profit Leader and Activist, President of The Gathering Place

For nearly 30 years, Leslie has devoted her career and her outside activities to transforming the lives of women, children, and people who are transgender by providing positive relationships, resources and a community of support.

Gerie Grimes – Early Childhood Education activist/Non Profit leader – The Hope Center

Gerie Grimes has dedicated and committed her life to the needs of others (especially women and women of color of all ages), building community and using her voice to be a strong advocate for the voiceless.

Susan Helms – Military, Astronaut

The first U. S. military woman in space, Susan Helms is a retired Air Force lieutenant general (LTG) and astronaut who was a crewmember on four space shuttle missions, holds the world record for the longest space walk (8 hours and 56 minutes), and was the first woman to serve on the International Space Station (ISS).

Dorothy Horrell – Educator and Community Builder, Chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver.

As a community college president, leader of the state system of community colleges, foundation executive, chair of a higher education governing board, and now university chancellor, Dorothy Horrell has a proven record of transformative leadership.

Fay Matsukage – Law/Asian Activist

Fay Matsukage is an accomplished attorney with a reputation for professionalism and integrity who has dedicated her life and career to furthering the interests of women and those of Asian Pacific descent.

Gail Schoettler – Banking, Government and Women’s Activist

Gail Schoettler was the first woman to be both Colorado’s Lt. Governor (elected in 1994) and State Treasurer (from 1987 to 1994). She narrowly lost the election to be Colorado’s governor in 1998.

She founded a group called Women Electing Women supporting candidates running for Governor and U.S. Senators roles.  Her latest venture eGlobal Education promotes travel to business people and corporations to develop international business, experience, knowledge, and contacts.

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Mae Boettcher – Community Activist, Philanthropist – The Boettcher Foundation

Long-standing Colorado resident, Mae Boettcher influenced our state and its citizens as a culture-altering pioneer – a figure who led Colorado in its transition from cow-town days into an era of sophistication through her dedication to higher education, championing children’s and women’s healthcare, and her selfless philanthropy.

Ellis Meredith – Journalist/Women’s Suffrage

Ellis Meredith is often called the “Susan B Anthony of Colorado” as she was a leader in the women’s suffrage movement in Colorado who also worked nationally for the women’s vote after Colorado gained suffrage in 1893.

Doreen Pollack – Speech pathologist/Audiologist/Educator of the Deaf- The Listen Foundation

The impact of Doreen Pollack’s method for teaching children who are deaf to listen and talk has literally been “heard” around the world.  She was a true pioneer in the field of speech pathology and audiology at a time when the medical community did not believe anything could be done for the profoundly deaf child.

Amache Prowers – Community Builder, Land, and Cattle Owner

Amache (Walking Woman) “Amy” Ochinee Prowers was a full-blooded member of the Southern Cheyenne tribe, born in 1846 in the eastern Plains of what is now Colorado.  She and her husband John Wesley Prowers operated a successful cattle-ranching and mercantile business at Boggsville, one of the region’s earliest American settlements, to which Amache contributed her own land, labor, and skills.

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