Sue Anschutz-Rodgers serves as chair and president of the Anschutz Family Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals and communities. Sue grew up in Kansas with a family ranching heritage spanning generations. She graduated from the University of Kansas. Today, she owns and operates Crystal River Ranch, a prominent cattle and hay ranch in Carbondale, Colorado. She recently purchased what was left of the first ranch her father purchased in South Park, Colorado. As a young girl, this is where she realized that ranching was definitely in her blood.
Ms. Anschutz-Rodgers has dedicated a good portion of her life to charitable work with nonprofit boards. She is the recipient of the Citizen of the West award, one which she is particularly proud of. This annual award is given to individuals who embody the spirit and determination of the western pioneer, and who are committed to perpetuating the West’s agricultural heritage and ideals. Not only was Ms. Anschutz-Rodgers the first woman to be awarded Citizen of the West, she was also the first woman to be appointed to the nine-member executive committee of the Western Stock Show Association.
Ms. Anschutz-Rodgers has served, or is currently serving, on the boards of the Boy Scouts of America—Denver Area Council, Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, Crow Canyon Archeological Center–Cortez, CO, Denver Police Foundation, Jane Goodall Institute, Land Trust Alliance—Washington, DC, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy of Kenya, National Stroke Association, and the Thompson Divide Coalition—Carbondale, CO.
Ms. Anschutz-Rodgers is interested in wildlife habit and animal welfare, land preservation and international issues. She enjoys the outdoors, reading, traveling, history, architecture, and design. She has three children and nine grandchildren.
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