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The Stan Black Award

The Stan Black Award is named for one of the founders of The Community Foundation. Stan is retired now, but continues to be an active participant in a number of causes, both in the Boulder area and overseas. We present this award annually with the sponsorship of the law firm of Hutchinson, Black & Cook and the additional support individual donors. The award is intended to honor an individual who, like Stan Black, has given a lifetime of "time, treasure and talent" to the community.

The 2017 Stan Black Award honoree is:

Pamela Malzbender

Pamela Malzbender

Like Stan Black, Pamela Malzbender – Project Co-Chair of Zonta EducateZ, supporting at-risk women and girls through education and empowerment – has given a lifetime of "time, treasure and talent" to the community. Malzbender was nominated for the Stan Black Award by Tommie Atanasoff, Board President-elect, Zonta Foothills Club of Boulder County. 
 
According to Atansoff, “Pam is passionate about helping young women ‘dream the impossible dream’ of being the first in their families to attend college and be leaders in their community. Her dedication is seen in the hours of support that she gives to individual students on everything from school assignments, paper editing, discussing assignments, and just providing encouragement. She also works tirelessly writing college recommendations, helping with college essays and financial aid applications.
 
“Pam nurtures, tutors, and encourages the young women in our clubs to become leaders in our community. Under her guidance, the clubs volunteer on international and local projects […]. The Z Club ‘adopted’ an all-girls school in rural Guatemala and sent books, video greetings, and personal notes to the elementary school-age girls.
 
“Locally, Pam organized girls […] to use their Spanish skills as volunteers in ‘Get out the Vote’ for the November 2016 election. The young club members were trained on voter rights and registration requirements – and then, with adult chaperones, provided over 150 service hours going door-to-door in Boulder County registering voters.”
 
Among many other accomplishments and distinctions, Malzbender started the Zonta Foothills Club “Culture of Respect” initiative to raise awareness about violence against women and girls, and to focus the community on forming healthy, respectful relationships with and among our youth. Along with other Zonta Club members, Malzbender has also worked to engage the Boulder Valley School District to adopt a K-12 curriculum that supports a “Culture of Respect” for students, and encourages healthy relationships. 
 
Additionally, Malzbender worked with the Presidents Leadership Class at the University of Colorado to explore the relationship challenges that college students feel unprepared to address when they arrive on campus. The project resulted in a survey of 260 CU women and men, and a student-produced video on the topic. 
 
Malzbender’s passion and dedication to helping women realize their dreams and their potential has further resulted in the creation of three Zonta Foothills-sponsored scholarships. 
 
Beyond her community leadership and service, Malzbender founded RPM Frontline Solutions to help organizations improve their frontline performance by providing support in project management, marketing and promotion strategy and implementation, group facilitation, event planning and management, board and volunteer management, and more.

The Stan Black Award

The Stan Black Award is named for one of the founders of The Community Foundation. Stan is retired now, but continues to be an active participant in a number of causes, both in the Boulder area and overseas. We present this award annually with the sponsorship of the law firm of Hutchinson, Black & Cook and the additional support individual donors. The award is intended to honor an individual who, like Stan Black, has given a lifetime of "time, treasure and talent" to the community.

The 2017 Stan Black Award honoree is:

Pamela Malzbender

Pamela Malzbender

Like Stan Black, Pamela Malzbender – Project Co-Chair of Zonta EducateZ, supporting at-risk women and girls through education and empowerment – has given a lifetime of "time, treasure and talent" to the community. Malzbender was nominated for the Stan Black Award by Tommie Atanasoff, Board President-elect, Zonta Foothills Club of Boulder County. 
 
According to Atansoff, “Pam is passionate about helping young women ‘dream the impossible dream’ of being the first in their families to attend college and be leaders in their community. Her dedication is seen in the hours of support that she gives to individual students on everything from school assignments, paper editing, discussing assignments, and just providing encouragement. She also works tirelessly writing college recommendations, helping with college essays and financial aid applications.
 
“Pam nurtures, tutors, and encourages the young women in our clubs to become leaders in our community. Under her guidance, the clubs volunteer on international and local projects […]. The Z Club ‘adopted’ an all-girls school in rural Guatemala and sent books, video greetings, and personal notes to the elementary school-age girls.
 
“Locally, Pam organized girls […] to use their Spanish skills as volunteers in ‘Get out the Vote’ for the November 2016 election. The young club members were trained on voter rights and registration requirements – and then, with adult chaperones, provided over 150 service hours going door-to-door in Boulder County registering voters.”
 
Among many other accomplishments and distinctions, Malzbender started the Zonta Foothills Club “Culture of Respect” initiative to raise awareness about violence against women and girls, and to focus the community on forming healthy, respectful relationships with and among our youth. Along with other Zonta Club members, Malzbender has also worked to engage the Boulder Valley School District to adopt a K-12 curriculum that supports a “Culture of Respect” for students, and encourages healthy relationships. 
 
Additionally, Malzbender worked with the Presidents Leadership Class at the University of Colorado to explore the relationship challenges that college students feel unprepared to address when they arrive on campus. The project resulted in a survey of 260 CU women and men, and a student-produced video on the topic. 
 
Malzbender’s passion and dedication to helping women realize their dreams and their potential has further resulted in the creation of three Zonta Foothills-sponsored scholarships. 
 
Beyond her community leadership and service, Malzbender founded RPM Frontline Solutions to help organizations improve their frontline performance by providing support in project management, marketing and promotion strategy and implementation, group facilitation, event planning and management, board and volunteer management, and more.