Archive for October, 2017

Caring for Colorado, Aspen Community Foundations sponsor our annual meeting featuring Center for Effective Philanthropy CEO

  • October 19, 2017
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We’re thrilled to be bringing the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s President Phil Buchanan to Colorado to keynote our annual meeting and luncheon on Nov. 30 at History Colorado Center in Denver.

The leader of one of the sector’s most influential organizations, Buchanan will lay out an argument for what

funder effectiveness looks like, drawing on new and historical examples and data to make his case.

We’ll also be reporting on our accomplishments and future plans, as well as electing 2018 board officers and new directors. Take advantage of the early-bird rate by registering now.

A big thanks to our sponsors:

 

CAF Board Member named Executive Director at Dresner Foundation

  • October 13, 2017
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The Dresner Foundation announced that Virginia Romano has been appointed Executive Director. Ms. Romano joined the Foundation in 2014 and previously served as Managing Director of Programs. Virginia currently serves on the CAF Board of Directors.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors stated, “after thoughtful consideration, the decision to promote Virginia to executive director was due to her unique combination of extensive experience and knowledge of the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors.”

The Foundation also announced that board member Kevin Furlong will serve as the Board of Directors’ Chair, as well as, the Foundation’s Chief Financial Officer.

New leader for Rose Community Foundation

  • October 5, 2017
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Rose Community Foundation named Lindy Eichenbaum Lent as the next president and CEO of Rose Community Foundation. Please read on for the update from Rose Community Foundation. 

Today, we are announcing that, following an extensive national search, Lindy Eichenbaum Lent will be the next president and CEO of Rose Community Foundation.

Lent comes to the Foundation from the nonprofit Civic Center Conservancy, where she has served as executive director since 2009.

Rose Community Foundation began its search for a new president and CEO following the unexpected death of its 18-year leader Sheila Bugdanowitz in December 2016. Lent will assume the role on November 27, 2017.

“We are very excited to bring Lindy’s energy, vision and passion for the community to Rose Community Foundation,” said Jerry Glick, chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and the search committee. “We strongly believe that she is the right person to lead the Foundation in its next chapter.”

As executive director of the Civic Center Conservancy, Lent led the organization’s nationally recognized public-private-nonprofit partnerships to revitalize downtown Denver’s historic Civic Center Park through advocacy, capital improvements, community engagement, fundraising and programming – including the creation of Denver traditions like Civic Center EATS and the annual Independence Eve concert and fireworks. Prior to leading the Civic Center Conservancy, Lent served as communications director and senior advisor for then-Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper.

“There is no greater honor than to follow in Sheila Bugdanowitz’s legendary footsteps and build on the legacy of community impact that she created with Rose Community Foundation’s incredible staff and board members – past and present,” said Lent. “I am grateful for the opportunity to lead an organization so rich in history, values and mission while giving back to the Greater Denver community I love. I am eager to work with the Foundation’s staff, board and philanthropic partners to bring creative and sustainable solutions to important issues facing our community.”

Named a 2017 Denver Business Journal “Thought Leader” and one of the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s “Top 25 Most Powerful Women” of 2016, Lent is a member of the Colorado Women’s Forum and currently serves on the Lowry Redevelopment Authority board of directors. She previously served on the boards of the American Jewish Committee/Colorado Chapter, the Denver Preschool Program Advisory Board, the Golden Triangle Creative District  and the University of Colorado Cancer Center Fund. She received her Bachelors in Political Science from Stanford University and a Masters in Journalism from Northwestern University.

Anne Garcia, the Foundation’s chief financial and operations officer, took on the added role of interim president and CEO since last December. She will continue to serve the Foundation as CFO/COO.