Kathie has been impacting communities for more than 20 years by providing development leadership and implementing the philanthropic vision and strategy on a day-to-day basis for non-profit organizations including SCL Health, Centura Health and Arapahoe Community College. She was awarded the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential in 2005. She is a past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Colorado Chapter, past chair of Rocky Mountain Philanthropy Institute and a graduate of the Leadership Jefferson County program as well as past steering committee chair. Kathie has also served on the board of directors for the Jeffco Action Center, Foothills Foundation, the West Chamber Foundation, Summerset Festival and Littleton’s Western Welcome Week. She has been a member of the Institute for Leaders in Development Steering Committee and is presently on the National Philanthropy Day in Colorado Steering Committee. Kathie has presented educational sessions at various development conferences.
Leah has worked in the medical staff services department at Lutheran for the last several years. Leah works closely with our Foundation team and Board of Directors to develop and implement strategies for individual, major and planned gift donor relationship management. With a background of growing partnerships and strong skills in donor cultivation, stewardship and campaign management, Leah brings many years of fundraising experience to the position. She is very involved with the community and has been elected to her second term as a member of the Wheat Ridge City Council.
Elise previously worked in the Women and Family services department at Lutheran. She assists our Foundation team and Board of Directors in developing and implementing annual giving, events and associate support. Elise brings her organizational skills, attention to detail and excellent customer service demeanor to the Lutheran Foundation.