"...to enhance youth programming, education and experiences at the Colorado State Fair."

As we enter the holiday season and begin a new year, I'd like to share some highlights of our work over the past 5 years.

The Colorado State Fair Foundation has been busy building programs for youth as well as raising capital for renovation projects throughout the state fairgrounds since 2012. The Foundation has completed over $350,000 in capital renovation projects, including the Growing Minds 4-H and FFA dormitories and Livestock Pavilion. With the help of our loyal donors and supporters the Foundation has raised more than $1,000,000 in the past 5 years to support youth programs and more specifically youth involved in 4-H and FFA.  

In 2014, the Foundation launched the El Pomar Intern and Ambassador Program. Funded through a grant from the El Pomar Foundation, this program has served 165 youth ambassadors and 12 collegiate interns. The Foundation unveiled the 1872 Club and Buckle Club in 2015. Dues received from the membership club help support ongoing capital projects and youth programming and will ensure the future success of the Foundation. In addition, the Foundation formed the Junior Livestock Sale Alumni Buyers Group for all 4-H and FFA youth who have made the Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair. This group gives youth the opportunity to stay involved with the Junior Livestock Sale as a buyer as well as an exhibitor.

The Colorado State Fair Foundation unveiled Partners of Youth in Ag in 2017. Donations to the annual giving program will help underwrite the nearly $350,000 in awards presented to 4-H and FFA youth exhibitors at the Colorado State Fair. In support of this program, we hosted the Partners of Youth in Ag Annual Golf Tournament to kick off the Colorado State Fair.

New for 2018 is our quarterly e-newsletter. We'll keep you up to date on happenings at the Foundation. Look for your e-newsletter in January.
Your support for our mission gives life to this Foundation. We couldn't do what we do without you. We wish you a peaceful and healthy holiday season and Happy New Year!


Clay McCauley
Executive Director

The Heart of Our Foundation

Thank you to our generous Supporters, Sponsors, Donors,
and hard-working Board of Directors.

Thanks for helping us make a difference!
Supporters, Sponsors and Donors
El Pomar Foundation - Buell Foundation - Black Hills Energy - CoBank - Dana Kepner Company - Ferguson Waterworks - Premier Earthworks & Infrastructure - Spectrum Community Services - Wagner Equipment Adam Daurio & Family - Adam Jones - Adam Wesorick - Amy & Don Gales - Audra McNicholas - Azteca Apartments - Barclay Jones - Ben Duke/Fire Rock Ranch - Billy & Jennifer Fetzer - Bob & Erin Book - Bob Warner/Warner Ranches - Buddy Strachen - Cale & Missy Stevens - Colorado 4-H Foundation - Colorado Department of Agriculture - Colorado FFA Foundation - Colorado State Fair Rodeo Committee - Classic Catering - David & Lorie Galli - Daniel & Erin Dilley - Debbie Caligaris - Don Thorn - Fisher & Associates Family Smiles Dentistry - Farm Credit of Southern Colorado - Jeff Liggett - Jennifer Polhill - Joe Inchitti - Julie Rodriguez - Latcon Corp - Lois Tochtrop - Mark Moore - MBDG, PC - Michael Cafasso - Nancy Shea - Nicole & Andrew Daurio-Miller - Proterra Properties - Rachel Patrick - Reggie Garcia - Remo Nieto - Ronnie R. Farmer - Rosemarie DelMonte - Scott Smith - Shawn Martini - Stan Worcester - Steve Nitchen - Peak View Behavioral Health - Pueblo Bank & Trust - Rebecca A. Brooks - Rene Brown-Valdez - Sarah Cummings Stay Invincible Crossfit - Simpson Livestock - Senator Leroy Garcia - Lt. Governor Donna Lynne - Mountain Vet Supply - Ralph Paul Youngs - Vince Guerrero
Breckenridge Grand Vacations - Browns Canyon Adventure Park / Noah’s Ark Rafting - Brues Alehouse
Budweiser - Center for American Values - Cheyenne Frontier Days - Colorado FFA Officer Team - Colorado State Fair - Cumulus Media - Enclades - Elbert County Extension - Elbert FFA - El Pueblo Museum - Ferrari, Bentley & Lotus of Denver - Glenwood Canyon Brew Pub - Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park - Graham’s Grill - Gray's Coors Tavern - Greeley Stampede - iHeart Media - Iron Mountain Hot Springs - KKTV - KG Photography - Kronke Sports Radio - Latronicas - National Western Stock Show Northside Tavern - Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience - Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo - Pistol Pete Auctions - Romero's Café & Catering Riverwalk of Pueblo - Pueblo Zoo - Rosemount Museum - Royal Gorge Bridge and Park - Royal Gorge Rafting and Zipline Tours - Station on the Riverwalk - Swire Coca-Cola - The Broadmoor - Tommy G Productions The Edge Ski, Paddle & Pack - The Media Center - The Vehicle Vault - Triple Nickel Band - Yard House
Board of Directors
Rene Brown-Valdez
Adam Daurio
Vice President
Don Thorn
Ben Duke
Sarah Cummings
William J. Hybl
Rachel Patrick
Cody Salyards
Gary Small
Scott Smith
There's Still Time to Make a Difference Before 2017 Ends
Annual Giving Program
 The Colorado State Fair Foundation is proud to introduce a new annual giving program, Partners of Youth in Ag. Donations to the annual giving program will help underwrite the nearly $350,000 in awards presented to the 4-H and FFA youth exhibitors at the Colorado State Fair all while supporting the continued growth of agriculture education and youth programming initiatives.

To become a partner or for more information 
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