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Northern Colorado's Premier Million Dollar Fundraising Event

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Site Hosts

Jim & Kirsten Humphrey


Jean Schober Morrell, PhD

Jim & Kirsten Humphrey are avid supporters of the American Cancer Society supporting not only and Northern Colorado's Cattle Baron's Ball, but the Denver Hope Gala in various capacities. Cattle Baron's is very grateful for their support as hosts for the event in 2020 and 2021. 


"Jim & I have parents, grandparents and friends who have been affected and touched by this disease. Supporting our community and cancer research is a cause that must continue. All of us can help people in their fight against cancer as well in their recovery. Please join us in supporting this year's event!"

- Kirsten Humphrey


Jean Schober Morrell, Ph.D. has been very involved with the American Cancer Society serving on the Northern Colorado Leadership Council, Chair of the Great West Division Board, Chair of the Rocky Mountain Area Board and is on the Advisory Board for the North Region. She also served as a national stakeholder, reviewing research grants. She was awarded the St. George Award, the Society’s highest award for a community-based volunteer. She has worked with Cattle Baron’s for many years and is Captain of the Pink Ladies Team comprised of Breast Cancer Survivors for ACS’ Relay for Life.


Dr. Morrell worked with her late husband Pete for many years at Morrell & Associates, a leadership, management and development company affiliated with Leadership Management International. They have been avid supporters of the Greeley community for many years. Jean and Pete served as Grand Marshals of Greeley’s Independence Stampede, were honored as Humanitarians of the Year by United Way and were named the Weld Distinguished Citizens of the Year by the Boy Scouts.

Dr. Morrell, Dean of Students Emerita, retired after 32 years at the University of Northern Colorado receiving the Professional Administrative Staff Employee of the Year twice and the Honored Alumni Community Service Award. 


As a Greeley and Weld County supporter, Dr. Morrell served as the founding President of A Woman’s Place for which she received the 9 Who Care Award and was honored as one of the Outstanding Women of Weld County by Friends of AWP. She served on the Executive Board of the National Association for Women in Education, receiving the national Hilda A. Davis Award for Educational Leadership. Some of her past volunteer involvement includes President and Campaign Chair for United Way; President of Centennial Rotary and the Colorado/Wyoming Association for Women in Education; Board member of the Weld Community Foundation, the Woman’s Fund, the NCMC Foundation, the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.

The American Cancer Society is a volunteer led organization, and it is the volunteers in Northern Colorado that have sustained this event for the past 20 plus years. Our volunteers are the cornerstone of the event's success.


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Executive Committee: Jean Morrell, Chair, Dan Austin, Gene & Julie Haffner, Kaye Monfort, Warren & Julie Yoder

Committee Members: Holly Lorenger, Jen Jamison,  Clay Drake, Ashely Stiles., Kristin Kirkpatrick, Wendy Sparks, Craig Rasmuson, Chris Gentle, Neal Kingman, Vicki Wagner, Donna Loyd, Ben Barnhart, Ashley Rawls, Scott Warner, Danielle Noffsinger, Stephanie Sipres, Mariposa Flowers staff, John DeWitt, Gabri Vergara, 

Nick Kenny, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, Sarah Reiser, Brightway Insurance, The Harmony Agency, Misty Dockins, Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce, Shantelle Peggram, Giving Made Easy by Shantelle, Jeannette Shepherd, Christina de la Torre, Caliber Home Loans, Ryan Roth, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Sueann Swetzig, The Bridge Assisted Living, Ashley Duval, NoCo Style, Cathy Salaymeh, Images of View Photography, Torie Richardson-Salaymeh, Chris Haug, The Music Man DJ Service, Lynn Bassett/Haug, The Dance Factory, Kristin Golliher, Kelly Wakefield & Sarah Erickson- WildRock Public Relations & Marketing , Tara Norris- Greeley Lifestyle, Lori Gama, DaGama Digital Marketing