Westminster Legacy Foundation honors the college for 40+ years of service and dedication to the northwest Denver community.
Front Range Community College has been selected by the Westminster Legacy Foundation as its 2020 “Corporate Citizen of the Year.” Each year, the foundation honors citizens, individuals, groups, businesses and organizations active in the Westminster community.
“As the only institution of higher education within the city of Westminster, we love being a part of this vibrant community,” said FRCC President Andy Dorsey. “Last fall, we helped almost 6,000 students start new careers or work toward a degree through our Westminster campus.”
FRCC has had a campus in Westminster for more than 40 years, helping students from the surrounding communities enrich their lives through learning. Front Range is proud to help local students complete their first two years of college—then successfully transfer to their four-year college of choice. (FRCC is the top transfer institution for CU-Boulder, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado State University in Fort Collins and CSU-Global.)
The college also trains students in more than 35 technical and health care programs—many of which lead to immediate employment and well-paying careers in high-demand fields. FRCC works closely with area businesses to develop new programs that train workers with the skills local companies need.
The Corporate Citizenship Award is presented annually to an organization or company that “demonstrates a strong commitment to corporate responsibility practices and whose leaders are actively engaged in supporting and expanding those efforts,” according to the foundation. “The award highlights companies that integrate societal and community concerns into their core operating strategies. They are a committed and vibrant partner in creating a better City for their customers, employees and the Westminster community.”
“We can’t do our work of helping students succeed without strong partners like the city of Westminster, Adams 12 Five Star Schools and Westminster Public Schools, area business partners and local nonprofits,” said FRCC’s Westminster Campus Vice President Cathy Pellish. “We appreciate all of their work in collaboration with us.”
“We take pride in receiving this honor,” added Dorsey. “We sincerely thank everyone involved with the Westminster Legacy Foundation for helping us to make this a successful community with a strong future.”
Established as a community foundation in 2001, the Westminster Legacy Foundation “serves as the leader, catalyst and resource for philanthropy” in its community. The foundation works to close funding gaps in the areas of basic needs, conservation, and arts and culture—“with a focus on projects that that give all Westminster citizens the opportunities they need to thrive.”
The Westminster Legacy Foundation created its annual awards program to honor deserving citizens, businesses and organizations in the Westminster community in seven categories: The Nancy Heil Lifetime Achievement Award; The Nature, Environment & Sustainability Award; The Health & Human Services Hero Award; The Arts and Culture Award; The Corporate Citizen Award; The Citizen of the Year; and The Young Citizen of the Year.
About Front Range Community College
FRCC offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, Brighton, and online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.
About the Colorado Community College System
The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving 138,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities.