Obituary: Longtime CU Foundation President Charlie McCord

By Staff
Charlie McCord

Charlie McCord

Former President of the University of Colorado Foundation Charles Gillette (Charlie) McCord died March 16 surrounded by his family.  He was 78. McCord served as president of the foundation from 1981 to 2000.

During his career, McCord received a number of awards and recognitions. He was honored with the Alumni C Club Award from the University of Colorado in 2002. He also received the University of Colorado Medal in 2004; and the Ira C. Rothgerber Award, for “extraordinary contribution” to CU in 2013. He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa, a professional education fraternity.

McCord is survived by his wife Sue, his daughter Jennifer, his son Kyle and two granddaughters, Cassie and Riley. Memorial contributions can be made to TRU Hospice Care, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Lafayette, Colo. 80026. Share your memories with the family at

A celebration of McCord’s life will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Old Main on the University of Colorado Boulder campus.