President and CEO

Rose Community Foundation Denver, CO

Rose Community Foundation seeks its next President and CEO to lead this well-respected foundation into a thriving and vibrant future. Rose Community Foundation (the Foundation) is committed to making the Greater Denver community a better place for all. The Foundation is rooted in people and relationships, as well as having a deep knowledge of the community. The organization relies on leadership, grantmaking, and donor engagement to invest in strategic and innovative solutions to enduring problems and emerging issues. The Foundation values excellence, thoughtful risk-taking, trusted stewardship, non-discrimination, and collaboration.

With a rich history of serving the seven county Greater Denver area consisting of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson counties, the Foundation invests in nonprofit organizations and initiatives to support Aging, Child and Family Development, Education, Health, and Jewish Life. In addition to grantmaking, the Foundation drives systems change as a thought-leader and convener locally, regionally, and nationally. In 2016, the Foundation managed an operating budget of $3.7 million and assets of approximately $300 million including $31 million in 83 donor-advised funds. Annual grantmaking remains fairly constant at about $9 million from unrestricted assets plus grants and distributions from donor-advised and other restricted funds of $8-9 million.

After 18 years of leadership, President and CEO Sheila Bugdanowitz passed away suddenly last December. Though this transition was unexpected, the Board of Trustees (the Board) and staff look forward to welcoming a new leader who will continue the important work while also assessing the current programs and guiding a conversation about the future of the Foundation. Working in collaboration with the Board and staff, the new President and CEO will assess where the Foundation is today and set the course for the future.

Reporting to a 17-member Board, the President and CEO will lead a successful and deeply respected values-based institution. With the support of an experienced staff of 28, the President and CEO will direct the strategic development of the Foundation, build synergies across its programs, deepen community connections, and grow the support base while preserving the Foundation’s reputation of excellence.

Rebecca Swartz is leading this search with Allison Burson.

Rose Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­