Of course, we believe the Golden Civic Foundation is an outstanding organization
pivotal to the vitality of our downtown. Don’t just take our word for it; see what
others say about us as well!

The Word On Washington Ave

bestor~squareMike Bestor – Golden City Manager 1993 – 2015;  “As Golden City Manager for two critical decades, I know first-hand how downtown Golden went from a dying small town to the thriving, prosperous, high-energy and fun place it is today. The Golden Civic Foundation joined with the City of Golden…Read On


dan-hartmansquareDan Hartman – Director of Public Works 1988 – Current;  “In 1991 the City of Golden approved a 1 cent sales tax increase by 11 votes. That money was first used to rebuild Washington Avenue, one of the catalyst for downtown resurgence. The Golden Civic Foundation was an critical part of that successful election.”


amandafacesquareAmanda Hill – Virtuosity Dance Centre;   “The Civic Foundation was really, really good to me. I was a bartender and I had a dream. I had very little money and very little ability to get more. The Golden Civic Foundation stepped in, they let me come in and do a presentation for them…Read On


outdoorlabsquareShannon Hancock, Executive Director of The Outdoor Lab Foundation – “The Outdoor Lab Foundation is grateful for the support of the Golden Civic Foundation.  Because of organizations like this…Read On



TallmanDonald Tallman – Executive Director Colorado Railroad Museum; “The Golden Civic Foundation has provided annual support for a wide variety of important projects at the Colorado Railroad Museum, from…Read On


Hassan Najjar – Executive Director Foothills Art Center – 2016 – Present;  “At Foothills Art Center we value our longstanding relationship with the Golden Civic Foundation. Their support allows us to lead and inspire our community through compelling art exhibits and enriching educational programs for learners of all ages. More recently, GCF provided funding to allow us to enhance our accessibility and reconfigure our galleries. These improvements not only add capacity but also allow us to serve a broader audience for years to come.”

pattridgesquareMark Pattridge – Co-Founder of New West Physicians;  “When I look at Golden and see the many businesses and buildings that are present because of the work of the Golden Civic Foundation it makes me realize what a fantastic organization we have here in the FoundationRead On  


jentoohillsquareBob & Jen Toohill – Owners of Bob’s Atomic Burgers;  “The Golden Civic Foundation made buying our building a reality. Thank you GCF from Bob’s Atomic Burgers.  Businesses in Golden are fortunate to have an organization like the Golden Civic Foundation…Read On 


Bill Kilpatrick – City of Golden Chief of Police; “The Civic Foundation has been essential to providing so many resources for so many entities in our community. They are part of the heart and soul of Golden!”



amcsquareShelby Arnold, Executive Director; American Mountaineering Museum – “The Golden Civic Foundation was instrumental in the purchase and renovation of our beautiful building, and has given each of our organizations a home we can be proud of.  But more than thatRead On


Kids_Bike_RodeosquareHoward Bagdad – Golden Optimists; “The Golden Optimists have used the funds provided by the Golden Civic Foundation to purchase bicycle helmets.  We give the helmets to children and adults along with…Read On