Bud Striegel will tell you that the Rangely community has been good to him and his family, “so you give back.” Bud was honored on November 11, 2011 at the Council for Resource Development Benefactors Awards Banquet held in Washington D.C., for his significant contributions to Colorado Northwestern Community College. Bud’s most recent and substantial contribution of $1 million dollars was used for the renovation of the W.C. Striegel Engineering center and is the largest contribution to CNCC by a private donor.
Over the years Bud established the W.C. Striegel Scholarship fund, the Striegel Book Scholarship fund and scholarships to local high school students who plan to attend CNCC after graduation.
In January 2011, the Foundation office at CNCC nominated Bud for the Benefactors Award because of his outstanding commitment to CNCC and its students. Bud has not only made significant financial donations to CNCC, but has donated his time, labor, and his heavy equipment for various projects on campus to include: the development of CNCC’s softball field, clearing of a rocky hill for a future soccer field, and the use of his large crane and operator to unload a donated Learjet . Not only does Bud donate his time and equipment for CNCC, but he also donates his equipment to the maintenance department for smaller projects and has continually allowed the CNCC Foundation Board to utilize his Campbell Creek Lodge for their annual Foundation Board meeting. Bud is truly a caring and generous business man who deserves the respect and admiration of all who come in contact with him.
The Council for Resource Development (CRD) connects, educates, supports, strengthens, and celebrates community college development professionals. An affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges, CRD serves over 1600 members at more than 700 institutions and is the essential education and networking choice for community college development professionals in 10 regions and Canada. CRD offers a wide array of awards designed to recognize outstanding individuals and their commitments of service to a community college, such as CRD Campus Impact Awards, CRD Special Recognition Award, CRD Lifetime Service Award, CRD Congressional Award, and the CRD Benefactors Award.
Each year, CRD recognizes individuals, foundations, or businesses/corporations for outstanding contributions to community colleges. The CRD Benefactor Award embodies the ideals of philanthropy, leadership, and volunteerism in the service of community, technical and junior colleges. One recipient from each of CRD’s ten regions receives the award on behalf of that region at the gala CRD Benefactor Awards Banquet in conjunction with the CRD Annual National Conference in Washington D.C.