We continue our series of introducing Colorado Children’s Chorale trustees. This month, meet Chorale Board Treasurer, Phil Doty. Phil and his family have been long-time family, friends and supporters of the Chorale.
Phil and his wife Corry began attending Chorale performances in about 1983 when they were introduced to the organization by a friend that was serving as a Chorale Trustee. They attended the first Chorale Gala, and supported nearly every subsequent Gala. Their daughter Anne was accepted into Prep Choir in 1986 and that was when the true fun began. Phil and Corry joined the ranks of supportive parents, and they both drove many carpools until Anne graduated from National Tour Choir.
From Prep Choir performances to a tour to China, Phil and Corry recognized the benefits Anne and hundreds of other children received. To them, this was far more than an activity for their daughter. They saw the Chorale as a significant professional performing arts organization that taught life skills and instilled the type of confidence needed for success. And so they never faded from the Chorale scene. Corry served on the Board of Trustees from 1988 to 2001, President 1992-94. Phil was always involved, as well.
The Dotys enjoy seeing friends of theirs with children and grandchildren in the Chorale and also making new friends through the Chorale. Phil has observed that throughout the families, staff and Trustees, the Chorale attracts people of the highest caliber.
Phil joined the Chorale Board as Treasurer in 2010. He is a CPA and has 45 years of professional public accounting experience, including ten years with EKS&H, the largest local CPA firm. He is also on the Board of Whiting Petroleum, a large, public oil and gas company. As a volunteer, Phil has worked with dozens of not-for-profit organizations and is currently a Board member of Boy Scouts, Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation, FBI Denver Citizens Academy Alumni Association and several others.
For fun, Phil is a “car guy,” involved in the Classic Car Club of America and the Porsche Club. He is proud of the fact that he bought the first new Thunderbird in Colorado at a Chorale Gala auction in 2001. Phil paid a world record price—but much of it went to the Chorale! He also enjoys outdoor activities such as elk hunting, fishing, and skiing—in the limited time he has available. Higher on Phil’s priority list are daughters Sarah and Anne, their husbands, and grandchildren Ella and Ryan, all of whom live in London.