Civic Contributions

Tryg’s professional contributions have been balanced in equal part by a strong commitment to a number of causes and organizations impacting bipartisan legislation and the lives of athletes, students and Denver residents.


Tryg co-founded the nonprofit SkiTAM (now Adaptive Spirit) in 1995 to support the U.S. Paralympic Ski and Snowboard Teams. He was named the USA Chef de Mission for the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Torino and inducted into the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum Hall of Fame in 2010.


Tryg has served on the University of Denver’s Board of Trustees since 1996, chairing each of the key board committees. He served as board chairman from 2009 to 2014, becoming chairman emeritus in 2014.

Tryg established the “Arne & Anita Myhren Scholarship” and the “Trygve E. Myhren 1958 Tuck 1959 Undergraduate Research Fund in Support of Environmental Sustainability Science” at Dartmouth College.

Civic Life

In 1990, Colorado Governor Roy Romer appointed Tryg to a committee tasked with helping bring a Major League Baseball franchise to the state and later to join with two others to construct the ownership group. The effort led to the Colorado Rockies franchise.

Tryg has been an active member of the Colorado Forum for over 30 years, has served as a Trustee of the Denver Art Museum for over a decade, early acted as a founding member and director of the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts and is a major supporter of disadvantaged inner city youth.

Tryg is involved with the Washington D.C.-based No Labels movement and its Problem Solvers Caucus in support of bi-partisan legislation.