A History Rooted in the Community
For over 75 years, the Denver Council on Foreign Relations has conducted candid, informed discussions among a cross-section in the Front Range community - including business, law, military, diplomatic, medical, university and other professionals – and the national and international policy communities in order to heighten public awareness and build understanding of contemporary and emerging international issues.  Hosting an array of guest speakers for dinner/lunch/breakfast as well as sponsoring a range of educational programs and opportunities, DCFR seeks a better informed Colorado regarding the global issues that impact us all.  Founded in 1938 as a committee of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, the Denver Council on Foreign Relations (DCFR) is incorporated as an independent, non-partisan, non-profit[(501(c)3] organization.  We welcome participation via membership or as a guest at any of our speaker events or collateral programs.

2016 Leadership in Global Engagement Award
On May 12th, DCFR concluded its exciting year by hosting the 2016 Leadership in Global Engagement Award celebration. This annual event was the organization’s third gala in which it awarded an outstanding patron of the Rocky Mountain Region for their historic contributions to the international community. 

Daniel Ritchie’s contributions to our community are extraordinary. He currently serves as the Chairman and CEO of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts while also serving as President for both the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation and the Independent Higher Education of Colorado Fund. In addition to his numerous positions in leadership, Mr. Ritchie has dedicated nearly 20 years of service and support to the University of Denver, the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain region, and the school has steadily gained stature and strengthened academic programs. 

DCFR's 75th Anniversary

On May 13, 2014 DCFR, joined by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, celebrated its 75th Anniversary.  Part of that program was our historical overview presentation.  For those who would like to see it or see it again, it is below.  Thanks to everyone who has helped us get to this point through their support and participation and we look forward to bring Denver and the Front Range the best global, international, and national engagement for another 75 years.

Officers & Committee Chairs:

Chairman of  the Board: Sidney Brooks

Vice Chair of the Board:  Polly Cox

President: Joseph Szyliowicz

Vice President: Boyd Hight

Treasurer: E. Thomas Rowe

Programs Director:  Mason Smith

Membership Director:  Boyd Hight

Executive Director: Julia Patterson

Honorary Chair:
  Daniel Ritchie

 Board Members:
  Bart Alexander
  Bill Bass
  George Beatty
  Bruce Campbell
  Anastacia Dadashpour
  Bruce Finley
  Briston Jones
  Karen Howland
  Ved Nanda

Emeritus Board

  Gerald Padmore
  Henry Strauss
  Richard Wohlgenant

DCFR Board Meetings:

January 9, 2017
March 13, 2017
May 8, 2017
June 6, 2017 Annual Board Meeting

Board meetings are open to all DCFR members.  Please notify us if you would like to attend.  Contact us.

Minutes of the meetings are available upon request.

DCFR Newsletter/Report Archive

Vols. 5 - 8


The DCFR Report: Volume 8, March 2016

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The DCFR Report: Volume 7, January 2016

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The DCFR Report: Volume 6, October 2015

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Vols. 1 - 4


The DCFR Report: Volume 4, March 2015

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The DCFR Report: Volume 3, August 2014

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The DCFR Report: Volume 2, May 2014

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The DCFR Report: Volume 1, February 2014

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