Monday, July 21, 2008


First Lady Jeannie Ritter will be announcing a new project on Thursday – the Governor's Residence Preservation Fund – as part of the centennial celebration of "Colorado's home."
The Fund will pay for needed repairs, restorations and enhancements to the 100-year-old Residence, and allow for an expansion of public programs and tours at the facility and grounds.
WHO:             First Lady Jeannie Ritter, former First Lady Frances Owens, Governor's Residence Preservation Fund board chair Jean Galloway and other members of the board of directors.
WHAT:          News conference to announce the creation of the Governor's Residence Preservation Fund.
WHEN:          10:30 to 11 a.m., Thursday, July 24, 2008.
WHERE:       Governor's Residence, 400 E. 8th Avenue. Media should park in the lot at the southwest corner of 8th and Logan Street, and enter the Residence through the main gate on 8th.  
Built in 1908, the Governor's Residence at the Boettcher Mansion became the official residence of the First Family in 1959. The mission of the Governor's Residence Preservation Fund is to protect and preserve the Residence, and bring it into full use and enjoyment for allColorado residents. The goal is to establish a sustainable endowment, through fundraising and sponsorships, for generations to come.