Broe family foundation establishes fund for Windsor athletics and recreation scholarships
Broe Group’s transportation, energy and real estate affiliates all have operations in the Northern Colorado community
Denver – The Broe Family Foundation is donating $25,000 to the Town of Windsor for the creation of The Broe Family Foundation Windsor Scholarship Fund, a program that subsidizes fees for qualifying children to participate in town recreation services. The program is being developed and will be available for the summer season.
“The Broe family and all of our colleagues are very pleased to be able to offer these scholarships to our neighbors in Windsor who require a little help accessing the worthwhile and fun sports, arts and other activities offered by the town. We continue to be committed to the region and believe that commitment goes beyond the jobs created and taxes generated to supporting those who really need assistance,” said Sean Broe of The Broe Group.
The Windsor Parks, Recreation & Culture Department is administering the reduced rate scholarship program, which is also funded by donations from multiple sources including the Windsor Town Board and United Way of Weld County. Scholarships are available to Windsor residents meeting guidelines for income and household size. Each child can qualify for up to $225 per year. Last year, children from 50 families received scholarships under the program.
“The Town of Windsor truly appreciates The Broe Family Foundation and the support companies affiliated with the Broe family continue to provide to the citizens of Windsor. These scholarships will enable dozens of children to participate in our great athletic and recreation programs every year,” said Kelly Arnold, Town Manager.
The Town of Windsor and The Broe Family Foundation will establish the endowment fund and a board to administer the expanded program under the name The Broe Family Foundation Windsor Scholarship Fund. The board is expected to include Melissa Chew, Director, Windsor Parks, Recreation & Culture Department; Eric Creed, Senior Surface Landman at Great Western Oil & Gas Company, and Jenni Stanford, Director of Industrial Development at Great Western Development Company.
“The Fund will be ready so that qualifying children of Windsor residents can participate in the activities of their choosing for the summer season. The relationship with the Broe family and the Broe Group of companies has been a model for our public-private efforts and we look forward to working with them in the future,” said Chew.
Programs offered through the Windsor Parks, Recreation, & Culture Department attract over 70,000 participants annually in sports like baseball, basketball, football, soccer, lacrosse, softball, fencing, cheerleading, tennis and golf, plus dozens of arts, music and dance classes.
Note to Editors: For more on the current Windsor Parks, Recreation, & Culture Department programs please visit www.windsorgov.com/Link .
About The Broe Group
Headquartered in Denver, Colo., Pat Broe founded what would become his namesake company in 1972. Today, the managed affiliates of The Broe Group employ nearly 1,000 people and own or control a multi-billion dollar portfolio of real estate, railroads, energy (oil & gas) and tech investments. Its transportation affiliate, OmniTRAX, Inc., is one of the largest privately held railroad companies in North America and its energy affiliate, Great Western Oil & Gas Company, LLC, operates a significant oil and gas drilling program. Learn more or contact us at www.broe.com.