Cheri O’Neill | Member
Cherí is a newcomer to Larimer County, but not to animal welfare and nonprofit leadership.
Cherí is president and CEO of the Colorado State University Foundation, a $500 million organization that receives, invests and stewards private contributions to CSU. Before moving to Fort Collins in 2018, Cherí was president and CEO of the Ball State University Foundation. Before that, she was CEO of the Alpha Chi Omega women’s Fraternity, Foundation and Housing Corporation. Cherí also served Indiana University for 17 years, working in admissions, alumni relations, international recruiting and development.
As an animal-welfare volunteer, Cherí worked with animals at Bloomington, Ind.’s Pets Alive, and was appointed by Bloomington’s mayor to that city’s Animal Control Commission. She also served on the board of IndyHumane, the leading animal welfare organization in Indianapolis.
Cherí also serves on the Association of Governing Boards Council of Presidents, and the investment committee of the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation.
When she’s not working, leading boards, or volunteering, Cherí and her husband, Bruce Hetrick, can be found with their pup, Ollie, walking near their Old Town home or hiking in the mountains.