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Dick Monfort

Dick Monfort

UNC Board of Trustees Chair, Businessman and Investor

Dick Monfort is the Owner/Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club. A Colorado native, Monfort and the Colorado Rockies Ownership Group have established the club as a leading organization in the Rocky Mountain Region in both the sport and business of baseball.  A 1976 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, Dick has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management.

Dick was the 2008 recipient of the United Way of Weld County Humanitarian of the Year Award; an award his father Kenny Monfort, received twenty years earlier. Ongoing funding and endorsement for the Boys & Girls Clubs in Metro Denver and Weld County continues to be an important work. In 2012, the benevolent work continued by matching dollar for dollar on collected contributions for those Coloradoans devastated by Colorado wildfires.

Monfort serves as Chairman of the University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees, Chairman, Board of Directors of University of Colorado Health, Chairman of the Colorado Economic Development Commission, and on the Denver Zoo Board. In May of 2012, Colorado State University President Tony Frank awarded the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, [Honoris Causa], to Dick in recognition of his significant contributions to Colorado, industry, and higher education.

The Monfort Family also supports the Monfort College of Business at the University of Northern Colorado and the Monfort Excellence Fund at Colorado State University.  Both of which have tremendous impact on students, faculty and the Northern Colorado community through scholarships for exceptional students and support of outstanding faculty.

Dick has three children: daughter Lyndsey, son-in-law Aaron Graber, and sons Walker and Sterling.