BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Allan B. Adams

President

Mary K. Anstine

Vice President

Jeremy O. May

Treasurer

W. Robert Alexander

Trustee

Bruce K. Alexander

Trustee

STAFF

Barbara L. Howie

Executive Director

Charlotte A. Gillespie

Senior Program Officer

Ryan O. Campbell

Program Officer/Grants

Kary L. Cramer

Program Officer/Funds for One

Janet G. Willson

Controller

Leadership

When A. V. Hunter wrote his will in 1920, he named three Trustees to oversee the creation of the A. V. Hunter Trust and make decisions about the distribution of funds.  At inception, nearly all assets were held in stock of the First National Bank of Denver where A. V. Hunter had been President and Chairman of the Board.  Over time, the Board grew to five Trustees who hold lifetime appointments and are responsible for the operations of the A. V. Hunter Trust including charitable distributions. 

Our current President, Allan B. Adams has served as a Trustee for 34 years. 
A retired attorney, Allan’s ties to the A. V. Hunter Trust date back to 1938 when his grandfather, Clarence Adams first served as a Trustee.  Allan’s father, Eugene Adams also served as a Trustee from 1956 to 1986.  When Eugene retired, Allan succeeded his father on the Board.

“The A. V. Hunter Trust is unique in that it helps individuals as well as nonprofit organizations.  We like funding in rural areas, too, where our relatively small grants can have a far greater impact,” said Allan.  “We are more intentional in our funding now, and we have seen small nonprofits reap big benefits from this approach.”

The staff and Board appreciate Allan’s leadership once again.  The unwavering dedication of the Adams family, as evidenced through three generations and many decades of service to the A. V. Hunter Trust, is greatly valued by all.    

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