Dick Monfort enters his 17th season with the Rockies franchise and in 2014 he continues in his role as Owner/Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for the Club. A Colorado native, Monfort and the Colorado Rockies Ownership Group have established the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club as a leading organization in the Rocky Mountain Region in both the sport and business of baseball.
Dick is 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.
The Monfort Family also supports Monfort School of Business, University of Northern Colorado and the Monfort Excellence Fund, Colorado State University which both have tremendous impact on students, faculty and the Northern Colorado community through its scholarships for exceptional students and its support of outstanding faculty.
Monfort is: 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. Born April 27, 1954, Dick makes his home in Greeley and he has three children: daughter Lyndsey, son-in-law Aaron Graber, and sons Walker and Sterling. A 1976 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, Dick has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management. 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.