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 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, leading the Capstone Projects and is presently on the National Philanthropy Day in Colorado Steering Committee. Kathie has presented educational sessions at various development conferences.
Melissa is a fundraising professional from the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area. Through internships and volunteering, Melissa found a passion in community nonprofit work and helping others in need while pursuing her undergraduate degree. Melissa was first introduced to healthcare fundraising in 2013 and worked as a senior assistant to the Major Gifts team at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA. Working in the hospital combined her passion for helping others and her personal interest in medicine, and she has continued her work in healthcare fundraising at Lutheran Medical Center Foundation (LMCF) since 2015.
Melissa lives in Lakewood, CO with her fiancé and rescue Labrador. She enjoys hiking and exploring Colorado in her free time.