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Meet the staff

Questions? Please contact a member of The Denver Foundation's Philanthropic Services Group by clicking on the name of any of our planners below.

Brandon Baird
Associate Philanthropic Services Officer 

Nicole Baker
Philanthropic Services Officer 

Charmaine Brown
Senior Scholarship Officer

Dedie Cornett
Gift Administration Associate

Jack Czarniecki
Scholarship Officer

Lori Gilliard
Director of Fund Management

Sharon Harper
Director of Scholarship Programs

Sarah Harrison
Vice President of Philanthropic Services

Kristi Keolakai
Philanthropic Operations Manager


Kate Lyda
Philanthropic Services Director and
Impact Investing Specialist 

Kelly Purdy
Deputy Vice President,
The Philanthropic Services Group 

Maura Ridge
Senior Philanthropic Planner and
Director of Professional Advisor Programs

Cam Welch
Reisher Scholarship Administrative Assistant