09.26.23

2023 Stan Black Award Announced

2023 Stan Black Award Announced  

Community Foundation Boulder County is excited to announce the 2023 Stan Black award recipient, Carol Grever. 

 
The Stan Black award honors someone who has shown a lifetime commitment to offering their time, treasure, and talent in serving charitable organizations within Boulder County. This award is named after the local law firm Hutchinson Black & Cook’s founding partner, Stan Black. Black’s legacy is marked by deep commitment to community. He believed that the practice of law was first and foremost about serving people, and he built his relationships with these people into many life-long relationships. The award has been given in joint partnership between Community Foundation Boulder County and Hutchinson Black & Cook since 1998.  
 
This year’s awardee, Carol Grever, is an author, businessperson, English professor, and community advocate. She is actively involved in community engagement, having contributed her time and expertise to over a dozen non-profit organizations. Her dedication and accomplishments have been widely recognized, with accolades such as the Colorado Business and Professional Women's Woman of the Year and Community Service Award, Entrepreneur of Distinction, Boulder's Business Pacesetter, and an induction into Boulder County's Business Hall of Fame. She has a deep history of leadership roles, having served as the Past President of the Boulder Rotary Club and as chairperson for the Boulder Chamber of Commerce, the Private Industry Council, and the Board of Trustees of Naropa University. Additionally, she remains an engaged member of the Boulder Rotary Club and the Colorado Authors' League.  
 
Charles Lief, Naropa University President, says of Grever: “the Naropa University community is delighted that our treasured former Board of Trustees Chair Carol Grever is receiving the Stan Black award. Carol’s board service in the 1990’s was a gift to Naropa. Her patience, leadership skills, philanthropy and especially her boundless kindness modeled the best of Naropa’s mission- to nurture student’s insight, awareness, courage and compassion. Carol offered to share her well-earned respect in the Boulder business and civic community by proudly becoming the chair of our board. We owe a great debt to Carol as we are about to mark our 50th anniversary and thank and congratulate her.” Eleanor Hubbard, who originally nominated Grever for this award says of her “she is truly a “force of nature” and has contributed to the Boulder Community in innumerable ways.” Boulder Rotary Association adds “Carol always has time for others, her southern charm brought a calmness to all situations. Carol is certainly most deserving of this award.”
 
Community Foundation Boulder County is happy to celebrate Grever’s achievements thus far and is looking forward to seeing what she will accomplish in the future.