Our Key Contributors

Since its inception in 1983, Impact on Education has relied on the gifts of donation, time, and talent that so many community members have volunteered.

In 2004, Impact on Education, awarded its first annual Key Contributor awards. These awards acknowledge the individuals and organizations that have provided major, sustained support to Impact on Education over the years. We were proud to honor the following outstanding partners for the 2010 Key Contributor awards.

suzane-and-david-hoover-sqcropSuzanne & David Hoover

Suzanne and David are strong supporters of public education and many other important community initiatives. Before moving to Boulder, Suzanne was president of the board of education for Muncie Community Schools in Indiana. She joined the Impact on Education board of directors in 1999, chaired multiple committees and served as board chair in 2004-05. Suzanne played a key role in Impact on Education’s community-wide strategic planning effort in 2004, program re-alignment, name change, expanded corporate support, major gift initiative and the launch of the Crayons to Calculators annual backpack drive. As Chairman and CEO of Ball Corporation, David was instrumental in expanding support to Impact on Education and helping to launch the annual “Education Matters Business Leadership Forum”. Suzanne and David co-hosted the Frasca major gift dinner in 2007 and 2009 and have supported Impact on Education with a very significant five-year major gift. In addition to service to Impact on Education, Suzanne and David have served on the boards of the CU school of music, Science Discovery, Presidents Leadership Class, the Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, and The Boulder Community Hospital Board. The Hoovers are important and wonderful contributors to Impact on Education, CU and our community.


Dedicated to help encourage and prepare the next generation of scientists, Amgen has been an important supporter of Impact on Education for over ten years by funding science projects at all levels, increasing classroom resources and, most significantly and recently, enabling the deployment of inquiry-based science materials and curriculum to 7th grade BVSD students. With Amgen’s help, BVSD middle and high school students are making their largest gains in CSAP scores in science and math. Additionally, for six years, Amgen has sponsored the Impact Awards and has been a significant participant in the annual Crayons to Calculators Corporate Challenge, as winner or runner-up for three years. Over 19 years, Amgen has awarded nearly $2.5 million to honor extraordinary K-12 science teachers in communities where it operates. Many BVSD teachers, including past Impact Award recipients Leticia de Lozano and Sue Kidder, have received this prestigious honor that includes a $5,000 personal award and $5,000 for the teacher’s school. Impact on Education is grateful to Amgen and its employees for their longstanding and enthusiastic support!

Past Key Contributor Award Recipients:


Boulder Rotary Club
Kerry Lightenburger
Linda Shoemaker & Stephen Brett


Fresh Produce
bivio Software, Inc.


Ball Corporation
Helayne & Larry Jones


Wells Fargo Bank
D&K Printing
Laurie Hanson & Karin Kearney


Bank One
Daily Camera
Sandy & Sally Bracken


Frances Bascom, Clair Beckmann & Virginia Patterson
Boulder Area Realtors Association
Boulder Valley School District