Founders
Bill Kurtz

Bill has lived in Colorado Springs for the last 50 years. As a downtown businessman and owner of  William Kurtz Ltd. , Bill has been a very active supporter of numerous local charities. He has served on Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau, Tessa, The Resource Exchange, the CS Executives, the El Paso Club and the Colorado Springs chapter of the American Heart Association. Bill has raised money for the AHA, the Family Affair, District 12 Schools,  Cowgirls and Cocktails, TRE, Pikes Peak Y, and the Colorado Springs MS Society. Bill is married to Lori Kurtz and they have raised three children.                                                                                                      


Russ Wiley

As owner of  Creative Gold, Russ has been a downtown businessman for over 30 years. Creative Gold has been an active supporter of over fifty charities in the Colorado Springs area since 1982. Russ has volunteered for numerous local charities including co-chairing the District 12 Partnership in Education Auction for several years with Bill. He served on the Board of Directors of Mountain National Bank for 10 years and also served as President of the El Paso Club. Russ's commitment to the Colorado Springs area comes in part  from his family being one of the first settlers of El Paso County. His Great Great Grandfather settled in El Paso County in the fall of 1862 and the power plant downtown is named after his Great Grandfather Martin Drake. Russ is married to Kelly Wiley and they have raised two daughters.

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