Kiely - Gates Family Foundation

Richard G. Kiely


Richard G. Kiely is President of Kiely Enterprises and has a deep interest in the future of Colorado and how philanthropy will influence Colorado’s future. He is a practicing veterinarian focusing on Equine Medicine.

Rich earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado. He then attended Colorado State University and graduated in 1976 with his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. In addition he spent three and one half years at Texas A&M University where he completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine and pursued additional graduate studies in Physiology. He has attended the Harvard School of Business “Families in Business” program and the Wharton School of Business “Private Wealth Management” program.

In addition to his service with the Gates Family Foundation he has served on various hospital and health care boards, the Wickenburg Rural Fire District (AZ), Bear Creek Inc. a Wyoming Trust Company, the Roundup Riders of the Rockies, and is on the board for the Cody Resources Management located in Denver. He is also a Board Member/Chair of the Wickenburg (AZ) Regional Hospital, and a Regional Board Member of the former Lutheran Health Care Hospital Network, Fargo (ND).

Rich is an active pilot, scuba diver and an avid horseback rider. He and his wife Sandra live in Wyoming and have two children.