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Lifetime Achievement Award


About This Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given on occasion to individuals for exceptional service to the fundraising profession and the philanthropic community. It is the Chapter’s highest honor awarded to those who demonstrate superior qualities of the most excellent traits and characteristics of our profession.


2014 Winner

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BJ Scott
Peak Vista

BJ Scott has been employed at Peak Vista for over 18 years, starting as a development officer, moving into the President & CEO role for ten years and will finish her career this year as Executive Director of its Foundation. Since co-founding the Foundation in 2005, she spearheaded raising $36M that has supported Peak Vista’s growth to an organization serving over 80,000 people today. Two capital campaigns raised over $14M between 2009 – 2012, and grew the capacity of Peak Vista to serve an additional 12,000 people. Peak Vista provides primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services through a network of health centers in the Pikes Peak and East Central Colorado Plans regions. It employs over 700 people, and now has an annual operating budget of $60 million. She has also served the community in numerous other capacities.  She co-founded the community’s Innovations in Aging Collaborative, has served as a commissioner to Colorado’s Commission on Higher Education, is a member of El Pomar Foundation’s Pikes Peak Community Development Initiative and is one of nine original members to the Colorado Springs Health Foundation, along with membership on numerous other boards including the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute. 


Previous Winner

 2007: Barbara Yalich



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