Since its founding, Koelbel and Company has taken great pride in being a responsible corporate citizen.
The Koelbel family has always maintained a philosophy that education at all levels builds a foundation for the future and is an investment in our great state and great country.
Following are examples of our efforts to strengthen Colorado’s communities through space preservation, education and more.
CU Leeds School of Business
Koelbel and Company has a longstanding tradition of supporting the University of Colorado and the Leeds School of Business. Renovation and expansion of the existing Leeds building was critical to enhancing the attractiveness and quality of business education at CU. The Koelbels seized the opportunity to foster a landmark gift and investment in a great university. The renamed Koelbel Building was dedicated in October 2007.
Three generations of Koelbels have graduated from the Leeds School of Business: Walt Koelbel, the late Koelbel and Company founder, and his wife, Gene; their son and current Koelbel president Walter A. “Buz” Koelbel; and Buz’s son, Carl Koelbel, who earned his MBA at Leeds and joined the family business in 2010.
The Koelbel Library
The Koelbel Library, completed in 1992, serves as the central facility for the Arapahoe Library District. The Koelbel family recognized the need for a new and expanded facility to serve thousands of school age children in the Cherry Creek and surrounding school districts. Comprising more than 45,000 square feet, the state-of-the-art library was designed to create the interactive, invigorating atmosphere of an “information supermarket.”
In conjunction with Rendezvous Colorado, Grand County’s premier mountain resort neighborhood, Koelbel and Company created the Rendezvous Foundation, dedicated to educational activities centering upon the environment, natural surroundings and the historical preservation and heritage of Grand County.
Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve
The 55-acre Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve is a prime example of the Koelbel philosophy of preserving distinguishing land characteristics in property development. This awe-inspiring natural haven is the centerpiece of Koelbel’s The Preserve at Greenwood Village, the premier custom-home community in the Denver Metro area.
In addition to crafting community plans in accordance with best-practice conservancy guidelines, the company also donated an additional 60 acres to the City of Greenwood Village to be preserved as open space.
Koelbel Family Foundation
Established in 1996, the Foundation has supported numerous worthy causes including the Sewell Child Development Center, the Colorado Council on Economic Education, Goodwill Industries, The Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and the Colorado Conservation Trust that was created as an open-space advocate for the State of Colorado.