CEO Search Process Information

Announcing the CEO Search Committee

December 2018
The Denver Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of the executive search firm Bridge Partners ( to help identify the organization’s next President and CEO. Bridge Partners will work closely with the Foundation’s Search Committee, composed of current and former members of the Board of Trustees and a staff member representative, to conduct a broad search for the Foundation’s next leader.

Click here to read the full announcement.

October 2018
"The Denver Foundation has begun the process of selecting an executive search firm to assist us in hiring a President/CEO. Completed proposals must be received no later 5:00 p.m. on October 26, 2018. Bidders may be asked to interview with the Search Committee the week of November 5, 2018, and the decision will be announced by November 12, 2018.

For more information, please refer to the CEO Search Firm RFP."

September 12, 2018
We are pleased to share an update on the process to identify the next President and CEO of The Denver Foundation. We have established a search committee that will lead the recruitment process. That group is charged with selecting an executive search firm, seeking input from stakeholders to inform a leadership profile, and making a hiring recommendation to the Board of Trustees.

Two current Trustees will serve as Co-Chairs of the committee: Nita Mosby Tyler, Chair-Elect of the Board of Trustees, and Betsy Mangone, a longtime leader in the philanthropic community. The committee includes four additional current Trustees, a former Board Chair, and a member of the staff leadership team. We believe the varied experiences and perspectives of committee members is representative of the interests of the Foundation's broad spectrum of stakeholders.


  • Nita Mosby Tyler, Committee Co-Chair
  • Betsy Mangone, Committee Co-Chair
  • Myra Donovan
  • John Loewy
  • Katie MacWilliams
  • Erika Reyes Martinez
  • Kenzo Kawanabe, former Board Chair
  • Dace West, Vice President of Community Impact

The search committee will begin meeting on or before October 1, with an expected six-month search process. We will send an update to the community when we have engaged an executive search firm, including details about the process and opportunities for stakeholder feedback.

It is important for The Denver Foundation to maintain its commitment to listening during this time of transition. You are welcome to contact our Interim President and CEO, Virginia Bayless, at or 303.300.1790, or to send general feedback to

Announcing a Leadership Transition

August 8, 2018

The Foundation would like to share important news regarding a transition at The Denver Foundation. Christine Márquez-Hudson, President and CEO of the Foundation, resigned from her position on August 6, 2018. Ms. Márquez-Hudson plans to pursue other opportunities to serve the community in mission-oriented work.

Click here to read the full letter from Stephen Seifert, Chair of the Board of Trustees.