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The Dottie Lamm Leadership Award

Dottie LammAbout Dottie Lamm

Former First Lady of Colorado Dottie Lamm is a legendary leader and activist. She served as Colorado’s first lady for 12 years when she emerged as a leading advocate for women’s health, quality child care, and gender equality. She was also a founding mother of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, making her mark as the first board chair.

In 1987, The Foundation created the Dottie Lamm Leadership Award to honor her commitment to advancing and accelerating opportunities for women and their families throughout the state of Colorado, by recognizing women and their resilience on the path to economic security. The first Dottie Lamm Leadership Award was granted in 1988 and has been awarded annually since. Meet Ananda Birungi, our 2019 Dottie Lamm Leadership Award winner.

2020 award applications now open 

We encourage women who believe in the mission and vision of WFCO and draw inspiration from the tremendous leadership of our first board chair to apply for this one-time award of $1,500. The award can be used at the sole discretion of the selected recipient. WFCO is now accepting applications for the 2020 Dottie Lamm Leadership Award. You can apply for the award here and applications are due Monday, May 25.  

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, candidates must:

  • Be aged in their late-teens to mid-twenties
  • Live in Colorado
  • Identify as a woman
  • Demonstrate that they have overcome challenges and are forging a path to economic security
  • Identify a Colorado organization or community resource that made a significant difference in their journey
  • Be available to record a short speech for our Annual Luncheon video (assistance with preparation will be provided by the WFCO team)
  • Provide a valid social security number or taxpayer I.D. to accept the $1,500 award (if selected)

Questions?

If you have questions about applying for the Dottie Lamm Leadership Award or volunteering as an application reviewer, please contact Colleen LaFontaine, director of development, at colleenl@wfco.org or 303-285-2963. 

 

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