Anglers of Honor was founded by Robert F. Smith and Matthew Burkett, two entrepreneurs with the ability to envision a future of what was invisible to others. Based in Colorado, Anglers of Honor is a charitable organization that strives to make therapeutic fly fishing opportunities available to individuals with physical disabilities and their families. We aim to fulfill our mission through preservation efforts and unique programming all across the front range.
WHY WE SERVE
With over 45,000 soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan during the last decade, some families and communities are struggling to cope with the severe emotional and physical injuries sustained by our dedicated servicemen and servicewomen. Life can be uniquely difficulty for these veterans. Fly fishing has proven to be an incredibly therapeutic tool in restoring physical function and recreating lives, and Anglers of Honor is humbled to assist in the process.
HOW WE SERVE
Anglers of Honor works directly with veterans with disabilities and their families to aid in their recovery and acclimation to life after active duty. We also work with individuals suffering from spinal cord and traumatic brain injury to provide accessible and therapeutic fishing opportunities. Through the Anglers of Honor program, participants and their families learn the basics of fly fishing which they get to put to immediate use on premier private fly fishing water, restored to allow access for individuals with disabilities.
Leave it all behind
Co-Founder of Anglers of Honor, Chairman and CEO of The Flyfisher Group
ROBERT F. SMITH
Founder of Anglers of Honor, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity PartnersWe invite you to read much more about Robert, founder of one of the world's leading investment firms and a long-time champion of innovative ideas that empower communities to heal and to achieve. He understands the power of the outdoors to transform and connect disenfranchised people and communities.
PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD
Upcoming Fundraising Events
- Sporting Clays Fundraiser - Colorado Clays, June 17, 2023
- Golf Tournament Fundraiser - Meridian Golf Course, September 11, 2023