Castle Rock Chamber Foundation

The Castle Rock Chamber Foundation was established in 2017 and is dedicated to advancing quality of life through education, leadership and community enhancement.  Castle Rock Chamber Foundation makes it easy to give back to the community in the simplest, most effective and tax-advantaged ways possible.

castle rock chamber foundation

The Castle Rock Chamber Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that helps individuals, families, agencies, nonprofit organizations, and businesses manage their philanthropic giving through various fund types.

The Castle Rock Chamber Foundation supports the following programs & projects:  Leadership Douglas County, Historical Site Victoria’s House (est 1889), Talent Pipeline DC (workforce development), Chamber Education Fund, and Starlighting Fund.


  • Leadership Douglas County — was created to ensure that our community would continue to identify, educate and motivate emerging leaders to improve Douglas County through personal and collective commitment.
  • Victoria /Carriage House — maintaining our historic Victoria/Carriage House (est. 1889)
  • Talent Pipeline DC — works to connect business, education and government for the workforce needs of our businesses and the opportunities to support educators, students and families.
  • Chamber Education Fund — To foster a strong local economy by encouraging entrepreneurial and business activity by offering business training and consultations for successful business development and growth.
  • Starlighting Fund—Supports the annual Starlighting event in Castle Rock in featuring the lighting of the Star.

Note: All contributions receive a full tax deduction.

Donation Refund Policy: Donations will only be refunded in cases where the auction item purchased via a donation contribution is not upheld or canceled.

Foundation Board

Left to right: Abby Tardiff, Hilleary Everist, Bernie Greenberg, Donna Scott, Kris Brader, Stacy Garmon, Mary Anderson, Thuy Aragon


The Castle Rock Chamber Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization providing leadership development, educational programming, and community engagement.

Castle Rock Chamber – Foundation Board of Directors

  • Mary Anderson, Chair
  • Rob Anderson, Chamber Chair
  • Kris Brader, Chair Elect
  • Abby Tardiff, Treasurer
  • Steve Peterson, Treasurer Elect
  • Donna Scott, Director
  • Hilleary Everist, Director
  • Bernie Greenberg, Director
  • Stacy Garmon, Ex-Officio
Kris Brader Board of Directors Castle Rock Chamber

Board Member Testimonial

“Joining the Castle Rock Chamber has been one of the best business decisions I’ve made since opening my Agency.  The Chamber has offered me opportunities I would have never had chance to explore without being a Chamber member.  Through the Chamber’s networking events, I’ve met and become both friends and referral partners with many various other business owners who I would not have met otherwise.  The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Foundation is an integral part of the Castle Rock community that I am extremely proud to be a part of.  Thank you, CR Chamber, for being such a huge impact on my business as well as a pillar of the community.”

Kris Brader, Owner, The Brader Agency - Farmers Insurance

Castle Rock Chamber Foundation Sponsors

Independent Financial
Aloha Fund
Springer Charitable Fund