Buffalo Bicycle Classic announces Elevations Credit Union sponsorship renewal through 2026 with annual contribution of $50,000

New full tuition scholarship created for a BBC Scholar at University of Colorado Boulder

BOULDER, CO (July 10, 2018)Elevations Credit Union is excited to announce the renewal of its sponsorship for the Buffalo Bicycle Classic (BBC) through 2026, and increased its annual support to $50,000 per year. Elevations, along with CU’s College of Arts & Sciences, is a founding sponsor of the event, which was created in 2003 to raise scholarship funds for CU Boulder students.

Due to the continued support and generosity of Elevations Credit Union, the BBC is pleased to announce the creation of the Elevations Credit Union Buffalo Bicycle Classic Scholarship. This full tuition scholarship will be awarded annually to a continuing BBC scholar based on their excellent academic record at CU and their demonstrated commitment to academic and community service.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to make a real impact in the lives of deserving students in our community,” said Dennis Paul, VP of Business and Community Development at Elevations Credit Union. “Since 2003, we’ve been proud to support the efforts of the Buffalo Bicycle Classic, and we look forward to the next chapter of our relationship.”

The Buffalo Bicycle Classic has raised over 3.6 million dollars to support more than 400 CU Boulder students through scholarships since 2003. The students served by the BBC are some of Colorado’s brightest; each entering CU with over a 4.0 high school GPA. BBC student scholars also demonstrate strong financial need.

“The BBC organization, scholars and riders, are profoundly grateful for Elevations’ unwavering support,” said Rosie Allen, Buffalo Bicycle Classic Ride & Scholarship Manager. “Because of this type of investment, we are able to help support approximately 50 top Colorado high school graduates each year.”

About Elevations Credit Union

Elevations Credit Union empowers its members and the communities it serves along Colorado’s  Front Range with financial solutions and education. In addition to offering a broad portfolio of  consumer and business banking services, Elevations is the No. 1 credit union residential  mortgage lender in Colorado. Founded in 1952 as the U. of C. Federal Credit Union in Boulder,  the organization has grown from 12 members and less than $100 in assets to over 176,000  members, more than 580 local employees and over $3.4 billion in assets. Elevations became a  two-time recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2020 and first received the  award in 2014. The credit union also earns local awards along Colorado’s Front Range for Best  Bank, Best Mortgage Lender, and Best Customer Service. Elevations was also an inaugural  winner in Denver Business Journal’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards. Learn more at

About the Buffalo Bicycle Classic

The Buffalo Bicycle Classic (BBC) is the largest scholarship fundraising event in the State of Colorado, having generated over 3.6 million dollars in direct tuition funding since 2003. Each scholar is a Colorado resident student entering CU with a 4.0 or higher high school GPA and exhibiting profound financial need. As a volunteer supported event, the BBC relies heavily on the generosity of its sponsors, partners and the community as a whole


Kathleen Martin
Content Specialist
Elevations Credit Union

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