Buell Foundation

Donor Spotlight | Buell Foundation The Buell Foundation has awarded a $500,000 gift to the Honoring the Legacy campaign to name the School Bus Entrance at the Legacy Building. In announcing the gift, Board Chair Dr. Reggie Washington said, “The Buell Foundation is honored to support the agricultural heritage of Colorado and the

Jeff and Vyonne Keller

Donor Spotlight | Jeff and Vyonne Keller For Vyonne and Jeff Keller, the National Western is a family affair. Their fathers, Stan Sours and Bill Keller, were close friends and fellow Western Stock Show Association trustees as well as Roundup Riders of the Rockies board members. Their families have been Boots ’n Business


Donor Spotlight | CoBank CoBank, one of the largest private providers of credit to the U.S. rural economy, has made a $5 million investment in the new National Western Center, securing naming rights to two facilities in the much-anticipated development which will serve as a global destination for agricultural heritage and innovation. In

Bev & Bruce Wagner

Junior exhibitor Grant Vickland and the champion hog with Bev and Bruce Wagner at the 2016 Jr. Livestock Auction Donor Spotlight | Bev & Bruce Wagner Bruce Wagner has long since made a name for himself around the National Western. As a refresher, Bruce is the chair of the Junior Livestock Auction, the

Wagner Equipment Co.

Donor Spotlight | Wagner Equipment Co. Wagner Equipment Co. has long since been involved with the National Western, and now they will name the brand-new Auction Arena in the HW Hutchison Family Stockyards Event Center. The Wagner Equipment Co. Auction Arena will have close to 650 stadium-style seats around an arena floor that

El Pomar Foundation

Donor Spotlight | El Pomar Foundation Like the early champions of the National Western Stock Show, El Pomar founder Spencer Penrose was committed to celebrating the Western lifestyle while promoting economic vitality, explains Bill Hybl, the foundation’s executive director. Recognizing both economic potential and community-building opportunity, Penrose established the Pikes Peak or Bust

Nan & Hugh Williamson

Donor Spotlight | Nan & Hugh Williamson Dear friends of the Stock Show have seen to it that the entry plaza to the HW Hutchison Family Stockyards Event Center will in perpetuity be known as the Nan and Hugh Williamson Entry Plaza. Nan and Hugh have been loyal supporters of the National Western,

Whitham Family Foundation

Donor Spotlight | Whitham Family Foundation The Whitham family has stepped up for Denver and the West yet again, this time with a $1 million donation to the Honoring the Legacy campaign for the new National Western Center. The Whitham family has been part of the Stock Show for almost 70 years: showing

Witwer Family

Donor Spotlight | Witwer Family Located within the Hutchison Family Stockyards Event Center, the Stow L. Witwer Memorial Show Arena will honor the Witwer family’s legendary history with the National Western Stock Show. Harvey E. Witwer, who raised Herefords on the SLW Ranch east of Greeley, was showing horses and cattle at the

Bob & Judi Newman

Donor Spotlight | Bob & Judi Newman Bob and Judi Newman’s generosity is no secret around Denver: you may have heard of the Robert & Judi Newman Performing Arts Center at the University of Denver or the new Freyer-Newman Center at the Denver Botanical Gardens, and that’s just two of many examples of

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