Harry and Eva Puksta lived in south Denver, built a successful construction business, and valued honesty and hard work from the time they were married—shortly after Harry returned after World War II—until they both passed in 1999.

Over the decades they acquired multiple properties around town and, as they had no heirs, they decided to do something truly unique when planning their estate. To benefit “the good kids of Colorado, so they could be afforded the chance to go to college,” Harry and Eva sat down with John Mulstay to design the foundation and arrange the bequests.

There are presently more than 300 alumni and current students at the universities that work with the Puksta Foundation, doing good for Colorado and the world.