Mr. Bruce Shepard
The founder of the Reach Your Peak Scholarship Program, Mr. Bruce Shepard, found success in Colorado Springs industry, leading an influential real estate firm and the regional Chamber of Commerce, and co-founding the city’s Economic Development Corporation. He knew that to ensure Southern Colorado’s continued strength, the region’s largest university needed to ease the path to higher education for students who needed financial support, yet fell through the cracks with traditional scholarship programs. So, in 2000, he and his wife, Anne Shepard, established the Reach Your Peak Scholarship Program. More than 100 donors have joined the Shepard’s vision, providing personal examples of success to Reach Your Peak scholars.
Mr. Shepard passed away in April of 2015 and Mrs. Shepard passed away in August of 2017. They were both lifelong residents of Colorado Springs and lived a life dedicated to their faith. They felt serving others was their greatest calling and took pride in establishing the Reach Your Peak Scholarship. UCCS and the Reach Your Peak community misses them both greatly.