Rawlings Foundation Directors

Foundation Directors in a virtual call 2020

Jane Rawlings, President

Jane Rawlings is the former publisher of the Pueblo Chieftain newspaper, a member of Pueblo Rotary Club and a graduate of Pueblo Centennial High School and Colorado College.  Jane enjoys live theater, country music, English movies and reading books.  She has been married to Dave Dill for almost 40 years, and they are proud parents of a red standard poodle named Charley and a poodle puppy Watson.  Dave and Jane have lived all over the country from southern California to New York State to Texas and points in between.  They also enjoy international travel and car trips in the State of Colorado and the US.

Bob Rawlings, Jr., Vice President

Born and raised in Pueblo, Bob graduated from Centennial High School in 1979. While in Boston attending the Berklee College of Music, he met his wife, Amy Titus. They moved to San Francisco in 1986 where Amy was a librarian and Bob played in a popular local group that spent a fair amount of time touring and on the road. When their first and only child arrived, Bob quit the band and concentrated on teaching full-time.  They moved to Ashland Oregon in 2014, where their daughter graduated from Ashland High School. Bob is in high demand as a saxophonist and bass player throughout the Rogue Valley.

Callie Rawlings Temple, Secretary

Callie grew up in Pueblo and graduated from Centennial High School in 1972.  She married Ken Temple (also Centennial Class of 1972) and they have two children and three grandchildren.  Callie has been an educator for 42 years, primarily in special education, as a teacher and consultant.  Ken and Callie reside in Durango, CO.

Andrew Trainor, Treasurer

Andrew is the Regional President and Board Member of Legacy Bank – Colorado.  He has served on numerous boards including the Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation, the Pueblo Economic Development Corporation, the Parkview Medical Center Foundation and the Independent Bankers of Colorado, to name a few.  As a father and grandfather first, he sees the value of generational investments and actively seeks out ways to be involved in his community. Andrew was born and raised in the lower Arkansas Valley and now resides in Pueblo.

Dave Cardinal

Dave graduated from Pueblo Catholic High school and the University of Denver.  Dave has nearly 50 years of investment experience covering all areas of investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and managed investment accounts.  He has been active in many civic organizations such as the Pueblo Economic Development Corporation as one of the founders, in addition to the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, St. Mary Corwin Medical Center and the Pueblo Airport Advisory Committee.  He served in the Army National Guard for six years and has been a director on the RHR board since its inception.

Paulette Stuart

Paulette retired from The Pueblo Chieftain in 2010 after working as Promotions Manager for 24 years, during which one of her duties was managing grant requests for the Rawlings Foundation. She currently volunteers in the community with the Pueblo Home of Heroes Association, Southern Colorado Community Foundation, Destination Pueblo and Southern Rockies Crossroads of Culture tourism organizations.  Originally from Walsenburg, she has been honored locally by the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce as the 2006 Citizen of the Year and by being named along with her husband Jim, to the Pueblo Hall of Fame in 2014.

Rick Klein

Rick graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and has been the City Manager of La Junta since 1999. He has been with the City since 1990 where he served as City Engineer and Assistant City Manager as well as the Executive Director of the La Junta Urban Renewal. Rick has served on the La Junta Tourism Board and the Otero Museum Foundation Board.  Rick was instrumental in creating the Southwest Chief Coalition, which is a three-state rail effort to save Amtrak’s Southwest Chief passenger train in Colorado, Kansas, and New Mexico.  Rick was elected in December 2017 as Vice Chairman of Action 22 and still serves in that position.

James R. Hadley

Jim attended Centennial High School in Pueblo, CO and graduated from Colorado State University-Fort Collins in 1973.  Jim was the co-owner and real estate broker of RE/MAX of Pueblo and Pueblo West, CO from 1980- 2017. Jim has served on several bank boards and numerous charitable boards throughout his career.  He currently serves on the Parkview Medical Center Medical Board.  He is married to wife Barbara Lawrence Hadley (Professor at CSU-Pueblo), and they have two children, Carrie Heimmer and Molly Hadley.

Michael Gonzales

Michael Gonzales is the Chief Judge of the 12 Judicial District.  He took the district court bench in October 2011 and was appointed Chief Judge in January 2020.  Prior to his appointment to the district court, Chief Judge Gonzales was the Alamosa County Court judge.  Chief Judge Gonzales was also a deputy district attorney for the 12th Judicial District for ten years prior to becoming the Alamosa County Court judge.  Chief Judge Gonzales received a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Creighton University in 1993.  He graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1996.  Chief Judge Gonzales has been involved in local youth sports and has served on the board of directors for the Caring for Colorado Foundation since 2010.

Bruno DeRose

Born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado, Bruno attended East High School, graduating in 2016 with a 4.8 GPA and as a member of three state championship teams in basketball and football. He attended Boise State University where he earned a full ride athletic and academic scholarship.  After graduating with his MBA, he started a landscaping company in Boise.  In July of 2021, he returned to Pueblo to work with his family.  He and his family work in many fields including land development, asset management, private equity, venture capitalism and philanthropy.  Bruno is an active board member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Southern Colorado Community Foundation, as well as being very involved at Praise Assembly of God Church as a leader of the Young Adult Ministry. He is very proud and blessed to return to Pueblo and invest in the place that invested in him so immensely

Andrea Aragon, Executive Director

Andrea is the Executive Director of the Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation.  Born in Rocky Ford, Colorado, she has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector through various leadership roles in Pueblo. Prior to joining the Foundation, Andrea was the President/CEO at United Way of Pueblo County for 17 years.  She has received numerous awards for her community service and has served on several state-wide and local boards and is currently a charter trustee of the El Pomar Foundation.  She and her husband Darrin Smith have two sons, Freddie & Evan.

Emeritus Directors

Robert Hoag Rawlings, Sr. (Deceased)
Mary (Sandy) Graham Rawlings (Deceased)
Bernard O. Schmidt (Deceased)
Jane Rawlings

Vice President
Robert H. Rawlings, Jr.

Carolyn Temple

Andrew Trainor
David L. Cardinal
Michael Gonzales
Jim Hadley
Rick Klein
Paulette Stuart

Executive Director
Andrea Aragon

Emeritus Directors
Robert Hoag Rawlings (Deceased)
Mary (Sandy) Graham Rawlings (Deceased)
Bernard O. Schmidt (Deceased)
The mission of the Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation is to assist nonprofit organizations with projects that are designed to improve the lives of people who reside in The Pueblo Chieftain circulation area, which are Pueblo, Mineral, Chaffee, Saguache, Rio Grande, Conejos, Fremont, Custer, Alamosa, Costilla, Huerfano, Las Animas, Crowley, Otero, Kiowa, Ben, Prowers and Baca counties, all in Colorado.

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