Claudia Beauprez is the newest member of the University of Colorado Hospital Foundation board of directors.
Beauprez said she became part of the foundation to raise awareness in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region about the world-class health care provided at University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). As part of her work with the foundation, Beauprez is on the committee raising money for the expansion of the hospital's Anschutz Cancer Pavilion.
"The University of Colorado Hospital Foundation's first priority is raising $20 million to expand the cancer pavilion," said Peter H. Coors, chairman of University of Colorado Hospital Foundation and chairman of MillerCoors. "Claudia is passionate about making sure people with cancer and other acute illnesses have access to the care they need."
Besides serving on the University of Colorado Hospital Foundation board of directors, Beauprez is a member of the leadership council of Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center, a campus ministry serving the University of Colorado at Boulder. She also serves on the board of trustees for Seeds of Hope, an organization that makes Catholic education available to economically disadvantaged children. She also is involved in Developmental Pathways, Growing Home Adopt-a-Family and Tennyson Center for Children.
Beauprez was the director of Front Range Capital Corporation, the parent company of Heritage Bank. She also has been a licensed real estate agent and was active in the family dairy farming business. Beauprez and her husband, former congressman Bob Beauprez, now own and operate a ranch near Walden, Colo.
"Claudia is a welcome and important addition to the foundation's board of directors. Her career in business and her passion in volunteering make a great combination," said Bruce Schroffel, president of University of Colorado Hospital Foundation and president and CEO of University of Colorado Hospital. "Her longstanding ties to Colorado will help us reach our fundraising goals and meet the growing need for health care in our state and our region."