Denise received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Policy from CU-Boulder and has been working in the non-profit sector since 1999.
As Manager of the Community Initiatives Investments for the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, she managed annual grant making, provided strategic support to donor-advised funds and special interest granting entities and managed the Girl's Leadership Council, an operating program of the Foundation. In this role she developed and fostered relationships with groups working to affect the economic self-sufficiency of women, high drop-out prevention for girls, and S.T.E.M. strategies for girls. At Rose Community Foundation Denise served as the grants manager for the Foundation's five granting program areas and supported special grant initiatives and projects. She also served as development director at La Clinica Tepeyac, a health care center serving the uninsured.
In her private consulting practice, she has provided strategic program and development services to clients such as The Denver Foundation, serving as its Consulting Program Officer for Community Leadership at The Denver Foundation, Montbello High School Youth Leadership Institute and Girls Inc. She is an alumna of the Circle of Latina Leadership program, University of Colorado Graduate School of Public Affairs, Denver Community Leadership Forum, Denver Metro Chamber Impact Denver and Leadership Jeffco.
She is a current member of the Jefferson Success Pathway Leadership Council, Treasurer, Westminster Chamber of Commerce, Board Member, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, and currently served as Treasurer of the Colorado School Foundations Association and member of the National School Foundations Association.
Denise started at the Foundation in a consultant role June 2014 and was hired as full time Executive Director in August 2014.
Executive and Financial Assistant
Mary earned her degree in business administration at Regis University. She has developed her management skills and financial expertise over the past 25 years in a variety of non-profit agencies. She was executive director of Arapahoe Medical Foundation and Society and served as vice president of operations for United Healthcare. As associate director and vice president of finance for Warren Village, Inc., a program that gives families a chance at economic independence, Mary helped Warren Village establish an operating reserve to help insure future financial stability. Mary helped implement the first HealthCare Co-operative in Colorado in her capacity as vice president of finance at JustCare Inc.
However, Mary's passion has always been to work with youth. She spent 12 years as a para-educator in Jeffco Public Schools at Elk Creek, Dutch Creek and West Jefferson Elementary Schools. She joined the staff of Jeffco Schools Foundation in August 2014.
Lauren Campbell earned her bachelor's degree in Journalism with a minor in Speech Communications from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley. She brings previous corporate sales and marketing experience with powerful brands in the beverage industry and was Co-owner/ Marketing Director to a minority woman owned office/ school supplies business. Lauren has volunteered with organizations like: The Humane Society, Maxfund, the Guadalupe Center homeless shelter, DARE, Boys and Girls Club, the Veterans Hospital and Komen Race for the Cure. In volunteering she found her love for working with children and students and altered her career path and followed her passion; helping students and families. She earned her Master's degree in Counselor Education/ School Counseling from the University of Colorado, Denver working in Jeffco Public Schools at both Arvada and Jefferson High schools. Seeing the financial needs of students and schools first hand, Lauren decided to take her local school based fundraising experience to support raising funds for programs which support the entire Jeffco Public Schools system. Aside from her experience in counseling, Lauren has worked in various areas of media and television; industrial film, national and local commercials, as a spokesperson and a sports entertainment host and a previous Miss Colorado USA. Lauren is excited to be working on behalf of all Jeffco students and schools through the Jeffco Schools Foundation.