Cheryl Zimlich is the Executive Director of Bohemian Foundation, a philanthropic, grant-making institution based in Fort Collins, Colorado, that works to involve our fellow citizens in the care and improvement of our community. The Foundation seeks to improve the well-being of children, strengthen the role of music in our community, and inspire citizens into action on community issues. Bohemian also seeks to strengthen democracy and promote active and informed participation.
Zimlich is also responsible for the development of Bohemian’s Global Initiatives program that seeks to discover and promote high-impact, sustainable solutions to the world’s most acute challenges at the intersection of poverty alleviation, public health, and the environment. Zimlich is a philanthropist, respected community leader and 20-year volunteer in the education and nonprofit sectors.
In addition to Bohemian Foundation, Zimlich has held board and leadership positions in more than a dozen organizations. She currently serves on the boards of advisors for Colorado State University’s College of Business and Center for Advancement of Sustainable Enterprise, as well as UniverCity Connections, the Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority, Homeward 2020, Give Next and the national nonprofits Little Kids Rock, AMP Up NYC and Book Trust.
Zimlich received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Colorado State University and received the College of Business Distinguished Alumni Award in 2014. She has also been honored by Poudre School District Foundation with the Outstanding Community Education Advocate Award in 2015. She has three children and resides in Fort Collins with her husband.