News Archive 2009-2018

Carson Spencer ’92 Suicide Prevention Foundation Receives Major Grant (Denver Post) Archives

With the recent high-profile suicides of Olympic silver medal ski jumper Jeret Peterson and former Yankee pitcher Hideki Irabu, we learn of promising news in suicide prevention from Bob Spencer ’60. The Carson J. Spencer Foundation, named for Bob’s son Carson ’92, who took his life in 2004, has been granted $500,000 from The Adolph Coors Foundation for a youth suicide prevention program centered around social entrepreneurship. Bob’s daughter Sally Spencer-Thomas ’89, executive director of her brother’s namesake foundation, “‘said the program, ‘The FIRE Within,’ will be in 80 Colorado high school classrooms training young people to find market-based solutions to peer suicide.'”