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The Champion of Freedom Award recognizes exceptional contributions by a distinguished group or individual to improve the lives of citizens through philanthropy and public policy involvement.

Award Recipients

Daniels Fund—2019 Champion of Freedom Award Recipient

Daniels Fund—2019 Champion of Freedom Award Recipient

The LPR Champion of Freedom Award recognizes exceptional contributions by a distinguished group or individual to improve the lives of citizens through philanthropy and public policy involvement. The Daniels Fund is dedicated to enhancing people’s lives through youth...

Anschutz Foundation – 2018 Champion of Freedom Award Recipient

Anschutz Foundation – 2018 Champion of Freedom Award Recipient

The Leadership Program of the Rockies (LPR) will present their Champion of Freedom Award to The Anschutz Foundation at LPR's Annual Retreat Dinner on February 9, 2018 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. The LPR Champion of Freedom Award recognizes exceptional...

Bruce Benson – 2017 Legacy Award Recipient

Bruce Benson – 2017 Legacy Award Recipient

Bruce Benson, a nationally recognized leader in business, education and philanthropy, continues to set a high bar for work ethic, integrity and a commitment to free-market principles. Bruce currently formerly served as president of the University of Colorado. Under...

The Honorable Hank Brown – 2016 Legacy Award Recipient

The Honorable Hank Brown – 2016 Legacy Award Recipient

Senator Hank Brown, an example of timeless leadership, has long been known for his dedication to the values important to the Leadership Program of the Rockies. Throughout his career of government service in the United States Senate and House of Representatives, his...

Alex Cranberg – 2015 Legacy Award Recipient

Alex Cranberg – 2015 Legacy Award Recipient

Alex Cranberg is the President and Chairman of the Board of Aspect Management Corporation which manages the Aspect family of companies. The name Aspect was derived from Alex’s philosophy of embracing diverse and innovative approaches to solving problems and creating...

The Honorable Bill Hybl – 2014 Legacy Award Recipient

The Honorable Bill Hybl – 2014 Legacy Award Recipient

William (Bill) Hybl has lead an exceptional career across various fields of public service before becoming the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the El Pomar Foundation in Colorado Springs. Bill has been a generous supporter of the Leadership Program of the...

Senator Bill Armstrong – 2013 Legacy Award Recipient

Senator Bill Armstrong – 2013 Legacy Award Recipient

"Under Senator Armstrong's insightful guidance, the Leadership Program of the Rockies continues to flourish and create leaders in Colorado and beyond," LPR President Shari Williams stated. "Senator Armstrong's spirit of entrepreneurship and principled leadership sets...

Terry Considine – 2012 Legacy Award Recipient

Terry Considine – 2012 Legacy Award Recipient

Terry Considine, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Apartment Investment & Management Company (“AIMCO”) Terry Considine has been active in business and community matters since his graduation from Harvard College (1968) and Harvard Law School (1971). He has led...