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Merle Chambers: Past Awards


PAST AWARDS

Merle Chambers, president of Chambers Family Fund, received the Josef Korbel Humanitarian Award in August 2004. The Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver established this award to recognize individuals who have given concrete expression to the values underlying the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through unusually generous philanthropic work within the Denver community.

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Merle was inducted into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame at a ceremony held March 11, 2004. Founded in 1985, the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame is dedicated to educating the Colorado community about women who have made significant and enduring contributions to their fields of endeavor, elevated the status of women, opened new frontiers for women and society and inspired others. Selected because of her distinguished career as a businesswoman and philanthropist, Merle joins an extraordinary group of women.

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On November 8, 2002, Merle received the Outstanding Philanthropist award at Colorado's National Philanthropy Day award ceremony. This event recognizes individuals, foundations, organizations, corporations and businesses for their exceptional philanthropic and volunteer contributions in Colorado. Award recipients are selected by a committee of their peers from nonprofit organizations and foundations in Colorado.

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In April 2000, Merle received the Women’s Funding Network’s Changing the Face of Philanthropy award in recognition of her vision and dedication to establishing women’s foundations in Wyoming and Montana. This annual award is presented to a woman who has made a significant contribution to the philanthropic field, one who inspires, challenges and serves as a model for others to become a part of social change and women’s philanthropy.

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The Committee of 200 honored Merle with the Philanthropic Innovator award in October 1999. A national professional organization of preeminent women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. C200 works to capitalize on the power, success and influence of businesswomen in the global economy to equip the next generation of women with scholarships, education, mentoring and business opportunities that will foster their rise to the top. The award recognizes an exceptional woman entrepreneur and corporate leader who has charted new territory and made an extraordinary accomplishment in philanthropy.

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