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Who are the top 5 CU football donors/boosters?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Folsom Field, May 20, 2011.

  1. Folsom Field

    Folsom Field Member

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    and what kind of money are they donating?
     
  2. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Fiat dollars, I think.
     
  3. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    I have heard that CU's biggest donations over the years have come from the family estate of Thomas B. Artsandsciences. Supposedly he funded an entire school at CU, but I'm not sure which one...I don't think we'll ever know.
     
  4. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    I think the top 1 or 2 are anonymous
     
  5. FChairbanks

    FChairbanks muthaka slayer Club Member

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    i'm guessing mike bohn knows who they are...
     
  6. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    You're welcome.
     
  7. Buffellow85

    Buffellow85 Well-Known Member

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    Do you think you could use some of your influence and get beer back into Folsom?
     
  8. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Actually, he doesn't. Whenever MB wants to talk to the big donors, he leaves a note in a notch of the tree outside Old Main, it gets picked up read and the response comes back to MB the same way. That is why there was a delay in firing D II after the KU debacle. Handing off secret notes takes time...
     
  9. Buffellow85

    Buffellow85 Well-Known Member

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    If Frontier get the naming rights to Folsom, that should put them in the top 5
     
  10. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Where I sit, the beer flows like wine.
     
  11. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    an alley behind pearl street!
     
  12. GregInArlington

    GregInArlington Well-Known Member

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    Dan Hawkins.


    Edit: oh nevermind, I thought it said "Bonars" not "Donors"
     
  13. boulder77

    boulder77 Certified Organic Club Member

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    I have no idea who the "big donors" are, but maybe these names from the head coach search committee might be a good place to start:

    Dave Hoover, Chairman & CEO/Ball Corporation;
    Roger Parker (’83, Business-Mineral Land Management), Chairman & CEO/Recovery Energy, Inc.;
    George Solich (‘83, Business-Mineral Land Management), President & CEO/Cordillera Energy Partners III, LLC.
     
  14. Maxer

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    That's not a donation. Naming rights are a marketing service that they would be purchasing.
     
  15. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    $250M Bill and Claudia Coleman - CU system (all campuses) for research to improve lives of those with Cognitive Disabilities. (Fortune from Hewlett Packard & Sun Microsystems. Neither attended CU nor have kids that did. Kudos to former Pres Betsy Hoffman for landing this one)
    http://www.leg.state.co.us/2001/inetcbill.nsf/billcontainers/BE9CA7EFFCCF6287872569D50081EFEE/$FILE/SJR006_enr.pdf

    $20M Marvin Caruthers - Biotechnology (largest gift by a CU faculty member)
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20761961/ns/us_news-giving/t/professor-puts-money-where-his-paycheck/

    $15M Anschutz Foundation - Med Center
    https://www.cu.edu/sg/messages/6197.html

    $10.6M British Petroleum to Engineering & Applied Science (very Aggie) http://www.cs.colorado.edu/department/news/bpvisual.html

    $10M Mary & Ed Osborne - CU Colo Springs campus
    http://www.springsforum.com/2011/05/06/springs-couple-to-donate-10-million-to-uccs-colorado-springs-gazette/

    $8.2M El Pomar Foundation - CU Colo Springs - Science & Education and various capital for buildings
    http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/newsroom/newsreleases/Pages/LaContedonationtomedicalschool.aspx

    $5.5M - Anonymous - CU Colo Springs
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30252318/ns/us_news-giving/t/mystery-donors-give-million-colleges/

    $5M Schaden Family - Law School http://www.bcbr.com/article.asp?id=100843

    $5M George Wiegers - CU Med Ctr
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30252318/ns/us_news-giving/t/mystery-donors-give-million-colleges/

    $5M Adolph Coors Foundation - Events Center
    http://www.nytimes.com/1990/11/25/style/campus-life-colorado-students-reject-ban-on-the-sale-of-coors-beer.html

    $4.5M Louise Bennett Reed - Athletic Dept (Biggest Ever from individual to AD
    http://www.bcbr.com/article.asp?id=100843

    $4.3M Starz/Encore - CU Denver film society/Media http://starz.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=496

    $3.5M ConocoPhilips - Biotech (more oil money)
    http://www.coloradodaily.com/news/ci_17725286#axzz1MznpcKtN

    $3M Gaspar Lazzara - CU Med Center Dental School
    http://chronicle.com/article/When-Good-Gifts-Go-Bad/9579

    $2M Jack & Jean Thompson to Bioscience http://cimb.colorado.edu/news/news/jack-and-jeannie-thompson-donate-2-million-to-cu-bioscience-initiative

    $2M Midge Korczak and Leslie Singer Lomas - History Jewish Studies http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_17992418?source=rss

    $1.9M Joseph and Rose LaConte - Anschutz Med Ctr
    http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/newsroom/newsreleases/Pages/LaContedonationtomedicalschool.aspx

    $1M Gallogly Family - CU Colo Springs for event center
    http://www.cufund.org/2010/01/21/uccs-alum-donates-1-million-to-name-new-event-center/

    $1M Robert and Georgeanne Foss - Business School
    http://www.coloradodaily.com/ci_13083767#axzz1MznpcKtN

    $1M Amgen - Biotech
    http://cimb.colorado.edu/news/news/amgen-donates-1-million-toward-cu-boulder-biotechnology-building

    $1M Bill & Jane Reynolds to B-School
    http://www.colorado.edu/news/r/fe4c4ebbb0b92fb784885d75a7a9715e.html
     
  16. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    The CU AD has established "The Buff Club Cabinet" that consists of up to 100 members who make a 3-year minimum commitment to annually donate $25K to the athletic program. See p11 of the PDF file for listing of named Buff Cabinet members.

    http://466650.cache1.evolutionhosting.com/wp-content/themes/cufoundation/images/brochures/buffclub.pdf
     
  17. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    I'd guess billionaire Tom and Cydney Marisco might be among the top 5.
     
  18. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Seems like there is a lot of petroleum donors.
     
  19. sackman

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    Oh crap, that means we're just like A&M.
     
  20. Tea Rex

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    No wonder UCCS was just building as many buildings as possible when I was there, knew they had a donation for the Events Center but not the others.
     
  21. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Flatiron aggy?
     
  22. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Wait. Wut? Did CU get a top 10 petroleum engineering program? W00t!

    Let's open a campus in Qatar!
    http://www.qatar.tamu.edu/
     
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