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University of Northern Colorado Foundation, Inc. Endowment Fund

Name: University of Northern Colorado Foundation, Inc.

Assets Under Management: $119.6 Million (Source: University of Northern Colorado Foundation, Inc. on 6/30/2014)

Annual Report: The University of Northern Colorado Foundation Financial Statements and Independent Auditor’s Report June 30, 2014

Portfolio Insights: “The University of Northern Colorado Foundation, Inc. (the “Organization”) is a non-profit corporation providing program, scholarship, and other support to the University of Northern Colorado (the “University”). The majority of the Organization’s revenues is derived from contributions and investment income.

The Organization has adopted investment and spending policies for endowment assets that attempt to provide a predictable stream of funding to programs supported by its endowment while seeking the proper balance between preservation of capital and mantaining the purchasing power of the endowment assets.” (Source)

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Top University of Northern Colorado Foundation, Inc. Endowment Fund Headlines:

1) The University of Northern Colorado Foundation receives all gifts and works with donors and the university to ensure your gift is allocated according to your wishes. The UNC Foundation is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to stewarding donors, data, and dollars in support of the University of Northern Colorado. The independent, nonprofit UNC foundation offers efficiencies and benefits to the University by properly stewarding private gifts, providing flexibility and responsiveness, managing assets strategically, engaging volunteers as informed advocates, and ensuring the accuracy and confidentiality of donor records. (Source)

2) University Of Northern Colorado Foundation Inc reported $108 million in assets as of year-end, making it one of the larger nonprofits. The reported income for University Of Northern Colorado Foundation Inc was $97.5 million, which makes it one of the highest income nonprofits. (Source)

3) The University of Northern Colorado Foundation is pleased to recognize the generosity of Dr. K. Lee Shropshire , who provided the gifts to create this permanent fund to perpetuate excellence in the College of Natural and Health Sciences. Lee Shropshire earned a BA degree in Geology from Miami University of Ohio in 1954, and a PhD in Geology from the University of Colorado in 1974. He served two years in the U.S. Army in Korea and worked at the United States Geological Survey in Denver. Dr. Shropshire, Professor Emeritus of Geology, retired from UNC in 1998 after 33 years of service. His guiding philosophy about teaching is that students are the number one priority. Dr. Shropshire has established this scholarship to help UNC geology students achieve their educational and professional goals. (Source)

4) Kay Norton became the 12th President of the University of Northern Colorado in July 2002. She has lived in Greeley for more than three decades and is a vocal advocate for public higher education and building strong and sustainable university-community relationships.

A graduate of Wellesley College, where she majored in English, and the University of Denver College of Law, she practiced law for over 20 years—as an assistant county attorney, in private practice, and for 16 years at Monfort of Colorado, which later became ConAgra Red Meats.

Kay was appointed to the UNC Board of Trustees in 1995 and served as vice chair until 1998, when she joined the university’s staff as Vice President for University Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Trustees. She currently sits on the boards of directors for StarTek Inc., Upstate Colorado Economic Development and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). She has also served on the Systems Transformation Subcommittee of the Governor’s P-20 Council, the University of Denver Issues Panel on Immigration, the AASCU Commission on Presidential Leadership and Global Competitiveness, and the boards of directors for Getsmart Schools and Colorado Compact. (Source)

5) Dr. Robbyn R. Wacker is the Provost and Senior Vice President for the Division of Academic Affairs at the University of Northern Colorado.  Prior to her current position, she was Assistant Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School and International Admissions. Dr. Wacker received her B.S. and M.A. degree in Gerontology and her Ph.D. in Sociology and was recently chosen to attend Harvard’s Graduate School of Education summer program for leaders in higher education. Dr. Wacker’s book “Aging Social Policies: An International Perspective” was recently published.

Dr. Wacker continues to be an active supporter of and researcher in international education.  She has led study abroad courses with students and is currently working on an International Aging Social Policies textbook which will include interviews conducted with older adults in 10 different countries.  In her administrative role she is currently working with CIE staff and other UNC administrators on developing ways to promote and increase in the number of international students studying at UNC as well as increasing the number of faculty exchanges and learning opportunities. (Source)

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