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Profile in Philanthropy: Women Will Member, Christina Ortiz Bluth

// May 24, 2022

Meet Christina Ortiz Bluth, WFCO Trustee and Women Will Member

Christina Ortiz Bluth of Denver is a trustee of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado since 2017 and a member of Women Will, a group of donors who plan gifts or bequests to fund the vital work of The Foundation through their estates. 

Tell us something not many people know about you?

I’m one of seven kids and a first generation high school and college graduate. Funny enough, I didn’t learn until much later in life that about half of college students are first-gen students who were in the same boat navigating the academic, social and economic pressures that come along with being a first-gen student. As a result of this experience in my life, education is another cause I’m very passionate about. I believe deeply that the more knowledge you gain, the more personal and professional growth you will experience, and thus the more opportunities that will open up to you.

If you had a personal philanthropic mission statement, what would it say?

Try to have a positive impact on the world! This belief is one of the reasons I’m proud to be a Women Will member and include The Women’s Foundation of Colorado in my estate. I know my planned gift will be stewarded in a way that will positively impact the lives of women and girls in Colorado for generations to come.

What about our mission inspires you?

Supporting women to achieve economic independence and opportunities is the most impactful thing we can do for women and their children. It also positively impacts local and macro economics, and societies as a whole.

What do you believe is the most pressing issue Colorado women and families face?

There are so many issues women and their families are facing right now but I believe it boils down to economic security. The lack of economic security impacts the ability for women to afford the most critical of needs, such as affordable housing, food, child care and healthcare.

What would you tell your 15-year-old self?

Life is full of seasons. So when it’s good, be present in happiness; and when life gets hard, find the opportunity for growth and remember that a joyful season is coming!

Where do you find the most joy in your life?

Traveling and exploring new adventures with my family! I can feel myself smiling when I recall the memories.

What is your favorite place or activity to do in Colorado?

Telluride is my favorite place in Colorado and anything outdoors is my favorite thing to do 🙂

What is the most binge-worthy show? No judgement😊

Hmm, right now it’s probably Yellowstone and Ozark.

To learn more about becoming a Women Will member, contact Maggie Stoot, director of development, at maggies@wfco.org

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