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Tania Zeigler, board of trustees

Profile In Philanthropy: Tania Zeigler, Chair of the Board

// April 2, 2024

Meet Tania Zeigler, Chair, Board of Trustees

Tania Zeigler became board chair of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado on April 1, 2023 and will complete her two-year term as chair on March 31, 2025. In addition to leading a board of 26, Tania supports WFCO with her time, talent, and treasure as a Community Chest giving circle member and donor-advised fundholder.

Tell us something not many people know about you?

One lesser-known aspect about me is my deep commitment to conservation and preserving natural outdoor spaces for Colorado families. As the capital campaign co-chair and local community advocate for the Bluff Lake Nature Center, I am dedicated to ensuring its long-term sustainability and growth. From advocating for eco-friendly practices to rallying community support, I strive to foster a healthier planet for countless generations to come. I also spend as much time as I can at Bluff Lake, either jogging the path or listening to the beautiful native birds who call Bluff Lake home.

Why is supporting women a top priority for you?

Women are the lifeforce of our communities, and the impacts of investing in women ripple outward and multiply over time. My mother had the single greatest impact on my ability to be successful in this world. And yet, as a Korean immigrant, she herself did not have equitable access to resources that would have empowered her to achieve her own dreams. She experienced racism and discrimination in every realm of her life here in America, and yet she found the courage and strength to pave the way for me and my sisters. The volunteer work I do to support Colorado women and their families was borne from the example my mother set for me.

What is your vision of equity for women in Colorado?

My vision for equity for Colorado women is one where every woman has access to the opportunities, resources, and support systems she needs, regardless of background or circumstance. It’s a future where systemic barriers are dismantled, and women are empowered to thrive in every aspect of their lives. Where women’s time, skills, expertise and contributions to the community and the economy are valued on even footing with those of men’s.

What do you believe is the most pressing issue women and families are facing in Colorado?

That not enough people – particularly men – see that there’s a problem. We have never achieved equity across genders. And, those who want to strip away women’s freedoms are as organized and motivated as ever. We have to remain steadfast and call on more people to join the fight.

Who is your shero?

My mom is my shero. She faced many barriers when I was growing up, but her belief in me never once wavered, and she would have moved mountains for me if it would help me be successful.

If you taught a class, what would it be?

Persuasive communication or storytelling mastery.

Where do you find the most joy in your life?

With my family.

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

Do not doubt yourself. See that doubt or fear as an invitation to greatness, rather than a roadblock.

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

I love snowshoeing to the top of Winter Park Ski Resort followed by a sweet gondola ride down.

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