SPOTLIGHT: Directors Club Member – George Gramer
Directors Club Past President (2012-2013) – George Gramer recently was awarded the “CU Advocate of the Year” Award. The award recognizes George’s contribution to the CU Advocates program and comes from the Office of the President. The award was presented to George at a reception hosted by CU System President Benson and his wife Marcie.
George has always had a strong affinity for the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his bachelor’s magna cum laude (’73) and master’s (74) degrees in Spanish from CU Boulder. In 2002 George was awarded the CU-Boulder Alumni Association’s Leanne Skupa-Lee Award for outstanding service to the Admissions Program. While serving as President of the Directors Club, he sponsored several scholarship winners’ memberships into the Directors Club. He continues to donate to CU – Boulder as he has every year since 1978. He currently is beginning his initial year on the CU Boulder Alumni Association Board of Advisors. George is an excellent example of a Directors Club member as he continues to engage, contribute, and celebrate his relationship with our great institution. George is truly a “Forever Buff.”
Who we are and what we do
The Directors Club is a membership organization at the University of Colorado Boulder that supports the Alumni Association, the faculty, our students and the university community through capital projects, educational programs, scholarships and social activities that promote interest, loyalty and connection to CU. The Directors Club is open to EVERYONE interested in supporting CU regardless of your alumni status.
Club members enjoy a wide variety of events during the year, including two social meetings (January & June), a Spring arts-related event and a football pre-game in conjunction with the Chancellor’s pre-game. We also interact with our scholarship recipients and CU athletes from our sports teams.
Our two social meetings always include the opportunity to hear from CU’s top faculty members and coaches. We learn about the many CU activities in scientific research, in educational excellence, in collaboration with other universities and, of course, what is happening in the wonderful world of CU sports.
The two day summer meeting is generally held at a nearby mountain resort with plenty of time for outside activities like hiking, shopping, golf and enjoying the resorts amenities. The one day winter meeting is held in or near Boulder to facilitate attendance during our unpredictable winter season.
Using proceeds from our annual scholarship fund drive (with a 1-to-4 match from the CU Foundation) and a small portion of our endowment earnings, we fund three year scholarships for first year students from Colorado high schools. We are currently supporting 10 such scholarships.Learn more about our current scholars. With your help, we can grow our scholarship program to include more deserving students.