Betty Proctor, MSW ’74

After a 20-year business career and another 29 years with Colorado’s Jefferson County Human Services, Betty Proctor (MSW ’74) might have chosen a relaxing retirement. But for this social work entrepreneur, who’s been involved in the start-up and operation of 27 non-profits over the years, retirement simply isn’t an option.  Since 1997, she’s volunteered as Director of Helping Hearts and Hands, founding and greatly expanding this effort to provide emergency financial and/or in-kind support to those who might otherwise “fall through the cracks” of the human services system. Proctor also is a founder and member of the Colorado Social Legislation Council, works on legislative committees for the Seniors’ Resource Center, and sits on the Board of Directors for Good News Jefferson County, the Colorado Coalition of Foundations and the West Side Family Networks (Family to Family).