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CSU-Pueblo Foundation Recognizes Marvin Stein and Ralph Williams for Service on Board of Trustees

Release Date: October 21, 2019

Amber Shipley

Communications & Events Manager

CSU-Pueblo Foundation


Ralph Williams and Marvin Stein

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation recently recognized longtime Foundation Trustees, Marvin Stein and Ralph Williams for their many years of service to CSU-Pueblo Foundation and Colorado State University-Pueblo with endowed scholarships in their names.

Marvin Stein, his late wife Sandy, and Ralph and Jan Williams have contributed greatly to the Pueblo community in so many capacities — as business leaders, civic leaders and philanthropists,” said Barbara Vidmar, CSU-Pueblo Foundation Chair. “The CSU-Pueblo Foundation board of trustees is pleased to establish scholarships in their honor.”

Stein owned Stein Food Company, Pueblo’s oldest food service company. He retired from the wholesale food business in 2000. He has been involved in numerous causes including the Regional Planning Commission, St. Mary Corwin Lay Advisory Board, Pueblo Chamber of Commerce (chairman) and the Pueblo City/County Foundation. Mr. Stein has served as a trustee of the CSU-Pueblo Foundation since 1986.

Williams has lived in Pueblo his entire life, except for two years while attending college in Fort Collins, and is a longtime insurance executive and civic booster. He began his career 55 years ago with the former Steel City Agencies, serving as president and CEO for 29 years until the agency’s acquisition in 2007 by HUB International Services where he serves as vice president. He has served on numerous boards including CSU-Pueblo Hasan School of Business advisory board, the Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority and the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo. Mr. Williams has served as a trustee of the CSU-Pueblo foundation since 2002.

The Sandy and Marvin Stein Scholarship and The Ralph Williams Scholarship will assist future generations of CSU-Pueblo students,” said CSU-Pueblo Foundation CEO/President Todd Kelly. “Their years of service to CSU-Pueblo Foundation is appreciated.”

A celebration honoring Stein and Williams’ service was held on Friday, October 18 at CSU-Pueblo with the staff and trustees of the CSU-Pueblo Foundation in attendance.

CSU-Pueblo Foundation exists to advance CSU-Pueblo's mission through philanthropic efforts. Anyone interested in giving a gift to The Sandy and Marvin Stein Scholarship or The Ralph Williams Scholarship can send a check payable to CSU-Pueblo Foundation to 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81001, donate online at or call the CSU-Pueblo Foundation at 719-549-2380.

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