Arts and Humanities
Curtis W. Fentress, FAIA, RIBA
The architectural works of Curtis Fentress have transformed the skylines of cities around the world, and host over 500 million visitors annually. Mr. Fentress is driven by his fascination with large scale public projects and making civic buildings more humanistic. He is a pioneer in sustainability, integrating strict sustainability objectives with practical, real-life solutions.
Merle C. Chambers
Merle Chambers pioneered women’s leadership in the oil and gas industry as one of only a few women CEOs in a male-dominated industry and was the first woman inducted into the Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Hall of Fame. She founded Chambers Family Fund to support the early care and education of children, women’s economic self-sufficiency, and justice, equality and opportunity.
Science, Medicine and the Arts
Children’s Hospital Colorado
At Children’s Hospital Colorado, the arts play an essential role in healing – serving as medicine for the spirit, and offering opportunities for reflection and inspiration. Through the Ponzio Creative Arts Therapy Program, cutting edge art, music, dance/movement and yoga therapies allow children and their families to heal their body, mind, and spirit.