A MESSAGE FROM GAIL KLAPPER
MEMBER/PRESIDENT 

We are very privileged to live in Colorado and members of the Colorado Forum care deeply about the future of our State.  The Colorado Forum was formed in 1978 with a diverse membership of business and civic leaders who work to achieve good public policy results for Colorado. The Forum has a long history of positive engagement on issues of importance to the State and because the Forum has no term limits, our consistency of purpose allows us to address issues for as long as it takes to make important change happen. More >

 


 

40th ANNIVERSARY VIDEO

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Tom Kaesemeyer

Executive Director, Fox Family Foundation


After 19 years heading two independent schools, Westtown School in Pennsylvania and Kent Denver School in Colorado, Tom Kaesemeyer served as executive director of the Gates Family Foundation in Denver. He retired in June, 2010 after 13 years in that position.

He currently is working part-time as executive director of the Fox Family Foundation, which focuses on supporting education reform and self-sufficiency projects in Denver and New Orleans.

He is a trustee of Saint Anne’s Episcopal School and a board member of A+ Colorado, a nonprofit, independent organization that serves in a watchdog capacity for Denver Public Schools.  After 17 years of serving as Chair of the Reisher Scholarship Committee, Tom has resigned from that position but continues to serve actively on the Reisher Committee. Reisher provides scholarships for over 300 students in five Colorado state universities and now has six State University partners.

Tom graduated from Lehigh University (BA) and the University of Washington (MA). He and his wife, Sally, served in the Peace Corps in Peru. They have two children, Kate and Karl.