College & Community Relations

Matching capital grant doubles donations made to Aims Community College

Submitted on: 12-16-2009

Thanks to a matching grant from the Boettcher Foundation, donations to Aims Community College's capital fund will be matched up to a collective total of $100,000. Gifts directed to construction projects at Aims from now through June 30 will be matched dollar-to-dollar, up to a collective total of $100,000, by the Boettcher Foundation, a privately endowed grant-making organization dedicated to assisting, encouraging and promoting the residents of the State of Colorado. "The past 18 months have been challenging, yet our community continues to show appreciation for the value of an affordable education at Aims," said Aims Foundation Director Julie Buderus. "This 'Aims Stimulus Package' provides donors with an increased value of their investment. The timing has never been better to stretch those donation dollars." Capital funds contribute to four major projects at Aims: the Allied Health & Sciences and Aviation buildings, remodeling of Ed Beaty Hall and the College Center, and the new Automotive & Technology Center. Donors who choose to name a room can now do so for half-price. Donations directed to projects on the Greeley campus will also qualify for the Enterprise Zone tax-credit, or 25 percent of the donation on cash gifts. Because Aims is a local taxing district, the college receives no funding from the state for capital construction projects. Interested parties can contact Julie Buderus directly at or (970) 339-6583. About the Boettcher Foundation On December 22, 1937, Claude K. Boettcher and his father, Charles Boettcher, created the Boettcher Foundation as a private corporation for charitable and benevolent purposes. The citizens of Colorado and the institutions that serve them are the prime interests of the Boettcher Foundation, and grants are exclusively distributed within the State of Colorado. For more information, visit

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