The Colorado State Fair Foundation

Our Mission...

To enhance youth programming, education,

and experiences at the Colorado State Fair

Board of Directors

Adam Daurio

​​​President


​Devon Ingo

​​​Vice President


Vanessa Tranel

Secretary


Greg Daurio

Treasurer


Bob Book

Member


Mark Taravella

Member


Scott Stoller

Colorado State Fair

General Manager


John Stahley

FFA Representative


Erin Michalski

State Fair Authority Rep.


Staff

Heather Kouba

Administrative Coordinator


Our Interns

Morgan Roe

My name is Morgan Roe. I am 19 years old. I graduated from Pueblo County High School in 2023. I am currently in school for Business and Marketing. During my high school career I was in FFA, and during my senior year I was Reporter for the Pueblo county chapter. A fun fact about me is that I love all things photography. I started my photography business when I was 16 by taking pictures of my grandma’s cows. I plan on using my skills to help the Foundation with photography, marketing, and social media outreach. I am looking forward to working with the Foundation.

trina Tucker

Hi my name is Trina Tucker, and I am one of the interns for the Colorado State Fair Foundation! I have been heavily involved in 4-H and FFA, so I am very excited to be working in with everyone at the fair! I am currently 19, and I graduated from Pueblo County High School in 2023. I am now attending Pueblo Community College for EMS studies. Recently in January of 2024, I got my National Registry for EMT and have now have a chance to start my career at AMR! I am very excited to be working with the Foundation and being able to be apart of the CSFF.

Intern & Ambassador Program

Are you a High School student that needs volunteer hours?


The foundation has just the thing for you! The El Pomar Intern and Ambassador Program gives High School and College students across the state the opportunity to be an asset to the Colorado State Fair Foundation.


As an intern or ambassador you are a part of preparing for and supporting youth in agriculture at the Colorado State Fair. You will plan and deliver activities for members and youth that the foundation supports. We are looking for outgoing, personable, responsible young adults, who have an interest in being an integral part of the Colorado State Fair Foundation's success.s.


What's in it for me?


As a member of this Ambassador Program you will you will be given a gate pass for yourself each day that you volunteer. The Ambassador is an unpaid position. The Intern is a paid position and will also have a gate pass each day worked.

Become a Member Today!

The Foundation Membership Club is a private, lunch/dinner lounge, and bar centered on the Colorado State Fair grounds. Colorado State Fair Club is for members and their guests to enjoy. The Club features daily appetizers, meals, cash bar, live streaming from the Livestock Pavilion, and a place to sit and relax. The Club offers two membership opportunities, 1872 Club and Buckle Club. Funds generated from membership aid in the Foundation's ongoing efforts to support our mission.

Don't wait! Join or renew today!

Club House Members

The Colorado State Fair Foundation invites you to join us

Friday, August 23, 2024 through Saturday, August 31, 2024 for a club house experience with our members:

1872 CLub

-Dance With Jamie Jams! - Kroll Ranch LLC. ​Ronald Kroll, Tina Vanotti-Armstrong & ​Steven Armstrong- Dairy Queen - Marinda ​Simpson - Rene Brown - Kochis Farms ​Janette & Virgil Kochis - Ben Duke III - ​Michael, Shawna & Jenna Garcia - Bottini ​Wood Products, Inc. Joe & Jackie Bottini - ​Karney Land & Cattle, Inc. - Eagle Rock ​Ranch Erin & Matt Michalski - Stromberger ​Family - Jeff & Vanessa Tranel - Daniel & ​Annette Daurio - Margo Hatton - Scott & ​Marissa Stoller - Clint & Casey Sidwell - ​Tilley Maintenance and Repair - Joel & ​Chelene Summers - Larry Roe - San Isabel ​Electric - Steven & Chanda Noeller



Buckle CLub



- Ed & Kathy Groves - Tad & Debbie ​McMillan - Brian & Amy Harder - Nicole ​Daurio & Andrew Miller - Dale & Patsy ​Cresswel -Brice & Devon Ingo -.


Club House Partners

The Colorado State Fair Foundation invites you to join us

Friday, August 23, 2024 through Saturday, August 31, 2024 for a club house experience prided by:

Thank you to our 2024 Partners!

Annual Golf Tournament

The Colorado State Fair Foundation invites you to join us Friday August 23, 2024 for the 9th Annual Partners of Youth in Ag golf Tournament held at Walking Stick Golf Course.

Please find tournament details below for team registration or how to become a sponsor today.

Thank you 2024 Tournament Sponsors!

2024 Title Sponsors

2024 Associate Sponsors

2024 Partner Sponsors

2024 Tee/Green Sponsors

2024

Happy Hour Sponsor Breakfast Sponsor






Lunch Sponsors Raffle Sponsor


Alumni & Friends Buyers Club

The Foundation's Alumni Buyers Group is a buyers group that consists of past, current, and future 4-H and FFA members, individuals, and businesses who seek to support youth selling an animal at the Colorado State Fair Junior Livestock Sale. There will be an annual breakfast hosted by the Colorado State Fair Foundation to congratulate our youth on making the State Fair Sale as well as getting them involved with the Alumni Buyers Group.


HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER


To become a new member or renew your current membership in the Colorado State Fair Alumni + Friends Club, you will contribute a minimum of $25.00. You may also make a contribution of $50, $75, $100, or even $100+. You can pledge a monthly, quarterly, or yearly donation. All proceeds will be pooled to purchase animals at the Junior Livestock Sale the following year. Your annual contribution will allow you to attend the Exhibitor's Breakfast and the Junior Livestock Sale each year at the Colorado State Fair.


Click here for online

sign up & Renewal

Click here for online

sign up & Renewal

Alumni & Friends

Congratulations and Thank You for enhancing youth programming, education,

and experiences at the Colorado State Fair through the Junior Livestock Buyers Club.


Alumni

Devon Ingo -

Friends



Lillian Kouba -

Partners of Youth in Ag

Your gift to the Colorado State Fair Foundation's annual giving program, Partners of Youth in Ag, supports the continued growth of agriculture education and youth programming initiatives. Your generosity ensures that future generations of Coloradans will share in the time-honored tradition of the Colorado State Fair, and create lasting memories for another 145 years.


The Colorado State Fair Foundation is a Colorado nonprofit 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization that provides opportunities to enhance youth programming, education and experiences at the Colorado State Fair. All gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.


Express your love for the Colorado State Fair.

​Become a Partner of Youth in Ag today!


Thank you to our generous sponsors! This program would not be possible without their support.

Best of Show Sponsor

Capital Campaign Projects

Giving Happens Here

For more than 150 years, the Colorado State Fair has been a gathering place for all Coloradan's. A place where rural meets urban. A place where people from all walks of life come together for 11 days every August to celebrate Colorado, learn about Colorado Agriculture, be entertained, and eat the amazing "fair food" we all crave.


More than 500,000 people from all over Colorado, the nation, and the world enjoy the events held at the fairgrounds each year. The Colorado State Fair Authority, a division within the Colorado Department of Agriculture, oversees the Fairgrounds and has been entrusted with preserving and enhancing this treasured institution for the benefit of all citizens of Colorado.


The Colorado State Fair Foundation filed Articles of Incorporation in May of 2010, received nonprofit status in August of 2011. This process was initially driven by three founding members. These members believed strongly that a charitable organization, not directly linked by governance or finances to the Colorado State Fair, could impact youth programs at the Fair in a positive, effective manner. More specifically, the Colorado State Fair Foundation raises funds to philanthropically support the Fairgrounds in three key areas- preservation and enhancement of the facilities and infrastructure, youth education and programs, and recognition of youth participating at the Colorado State Fair.


Many helped the Foundation and our efforts to add new bleachers to the Livestock Pavilion.

Colorado State Fair Museum

Growing Minds 4-H and FFA Dormitories

Ag Experience Showcase Barn

Livestock Pavilion


Horse Barn

Sheep and Swine Barn


August 23 - September 2, 2024

We want to hear from you!



Here at the Colorado State Fair Foundation we'd love to hear from you. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a volunteer, joining our Board of Directors, or simply have any questions!

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 2218, Pueblo, CO 81004


Physical Address

1001 Beulah Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81004


Call the Office (719)404-2010

Text or Call Anytime (719) )948-2500

July Office Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9am-4pm


Email director@coloradostatefairfoundation.org