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As a girl, Sue Anschutz defied gender stereotypes by learning to wrangle horses, brand cattle, and bale hay from the ranch hands on her father’s ranch in South Park. In 1987, Sue Anschutz-Rodgers, now a divorced, single parent of three girls, took contr...

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Alice Bemis Taylor was the lead female founder and benefactor of cultural and social institutions in early Colorado Springs. She endowed and directed the construction of the Colorado Springs Day Nursery (still operating today as Child Nursery Centers) and...

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Arlene Hirschfeld has made an indelible mark on Colorado as a life-long community leader, philanthropist, and tireless activist working on behalf of women, children, education, and the arts. Hirschfeld’s unique style of civic engagement serves as a mode...

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Joy S. Burns’ interests and influence span several industries. Well known as the developer and president of the Burnsley Hotel in Denver and as a founding member of the Association of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, her positive influence on Denver to...

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Margaret “Molly” Brown is a famous and beloved Colorado heroine. She is also remembered for her philanthropy and activism. Born Margaret Tobin in 1867 in Hannibal, Missouri, she followed her brother to Leadville at the age of 18, where she met her fut...

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Merle Chambers’ work as a philanthropist, businesswoman, and lawyer stands out as a model to all. She created the Chambers Family Fund to support organizations that expand opportunities for women and girls, improve early care and education of childr...

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May Bonfils Stanton and her sister, Helen Bonfils, were two of Colorado’s most dedicated and generous philanthropists who supported many causes over the years. Their influence is most deeply felt in the arts. Daughter of Denver Post founder and editor F...

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The establishment of Denver’s National Jewish Hospital, in 1899, was the result of the work of Colorado’s “Mother of Charity” – Frances Wisebart Jacobs. She dreamed of a hospital open to any person destitute and stricken with...

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Augusta Tabor was the first white woman to live in the mining camp in Idaho Springs. Later she and husband Horace moved to Leadville, where they set up a store. After nearly 20 years of gold mining in the Colorado mountains, supplemented by Augusta’s ea...

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Anne Evans had a profound effect on the cultural and literary landscape of Colorado – from the Denver Art Museum to the Central City Opera. Her leadership in Denver started as early as 1895 when she was elected a member of the Denver Artists Club, a...

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Minnie Lahm Harding, an esteemed leader in central Colorado, created a loan fund that has helped hundreds of women attend college. Born in Canton, Ohio, Harding came to Canon City in 1881 to visit friends, soon married Theodore Marsh Harding, and had two ...

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Mae Boettcher, an unassuming and thoughtful philanthropist, was a forward-thinking cultural pioneer.  Ahead of her time, she obtained her pilot’s license as a young woman and directed philanthropic and corporate boards in later years.  She, supported ...

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