Jane Butcher
Co-founder of the Butcher Symposia and Seed Grants Former Chair of the Conference on World Affairs Board Member, Foundation for National Progress

Jane Butcher is a civic leader, social activist and philanthropist who promotes local, national and international service. Jane and her late husband Charles have funded the Butcher Symposium since its inception in 2002. Held every two years, $1,000,000 in grants is provided to support new collaborative efforts among the CU campuses. In addition, she is the former Chair of the Conference on World Affairs, chairs the Dean’s Advisory Council of the College of Arts and Sciences and founded and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Women of the West museum. Jane has served as President of the Association of Boulder Valley Parents, and on the Board of the Colorado Music Festival, including one year as President. Jane founded and is involved with Spunky Women, an organization that recognizes women who have contributed to the Boulder community. She is a board member of the Foundation for National Progress, which publishes Mother Jones Magazine. She has received many honors for her work, including the Daily Camera’s Pacesetter Award for Community Service, the Alumni Recognition Award from the CU Alumni Association and the Boulder History Museum New Pioneer Award. Jane earned a degree in International Affairs from University of Colorado Boulder.