We are tremendously grateful for our community of Partners.
Your time and talent, your generosity, your drive for something better… these are the roots of transformation – for individuals, for organizations, for our community. Thank you.
Katie Knoll – Stakeholder Relations Manager
Craig Smith – President & COO
Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation
Alex Aubrey – Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Nick Eggemeyer – Real Estate Credit Analyst, Guaranty Bank & Trust Company
Kevin Freund – Portfolio Manager, CoBiz Financial, Inc.
Garrett Herfkens – Portfolio Manager / Trader, Charles Schwab
Chad Huggins – CEO, The Social Route
James Magarelli – Associate Director of Investments, Ascent Private Capital Management, US Bank
Vince Malara – Business Development, Heritage Title Company
Nicholas Michniok – Data Analytics Consultant, COlab Analytics
Justin Miller – Associate Attorney, Caplan & Earnest LLC
Raymond Paolini – Producer & Partner, Lockton Companies
JJ Simon – Sr. Vice President, Commerical Banking Relationship Manager, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Nathan VanDiggelen – Sr. Associate, BKD CPAs & Advistors
Chris Waters – Business Development Officer, Stewart Title Insurance Company
Russ Williams – Director, Intrinsic Valuation
Julie Lerudis – Director, Grants Program, Boettcher Foundation
Kyle Blackmer – Boettcher Foundation Scholar Alum; Associate, Otten Johnson
Morgan Flynn – Boettcher Foundation Scholar Alum; Senior Consultant, Hitachi Consulting
Hannah Koschnitzke – Boettcher Foundation Scholar Alum; Grants & Marketing Assistant, Project Angel Heart
Robert Bayless – Management Consultant, Black & Veatch
Sara Bayless – Sr. Researcher, OMNI Institute
Joanne Bennett – Principal Recruiter, National Recruiting Solutions
Sharon Blender – Principal Consultant, E3 Advisory Services
Barbara Bonner – Senior Program Manager, Colorado Access
Stacy Cason – Owner, Corona Cap Real Estate Development
Jeremy Cote – Senior Consultant, ClearPlan
Hunter Dunham – Wellbore Integrity Team Lead, Noble Energy
Justin Folkestad – VP Finance, Rocky Mountain Water Works
Mark Goldfarb – Director of Operations, OnPoint Intelligence
Clarisa Hernandez – Financial Advisor, North Star Resource Group
John Jenkins – Retired
Matt Jordan – Director of Strategic Initiatives, Education Commission of the States
Sherri Kroonenberg – Former National GM & SVP, Fidelity Investments
Todd Lancaster – Leadership Coach & Business Consultant
Lisa Lane – Consultant/Owner, Nonprofit Garden
Andrew Marshall – Owner, Solidyn Solutions
Dawn Marshall – Finance Manager, Solidyn Solutions
Mark Newhouse – Partner, Covalency Partners
Kristin Parsons – Executive Advisor, Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway
Will Paterson – Evaluation Consultant, Logos Consulting
Linda Peotter – President, Metal Trading Corp.
Joshua Peterson – Sr. Information Solutions Advisor, USAA
Pierre Powell – President, PAMCO Investments Corporation
Peter Spina – Territory Manager, Wells Fargo
Alex Stephenson – Principal, Stratagem CPA
Merrill Stillwell – Managing Partner, Blue Mountain Investments
Anastasia Toomey – EOS Implementer; Owner at Front Porch Consulting
Jean Townsend – President, Coley/Forrest, Inc.
Douglas Turner – Managing Director & Founder, Forward Financial Services
Reggie Vegliante – Retired Corporate Treasurer
Greg Wikelius – Financial Advisor, North Star Resource Group
Andrea Woolley – Executive Director, Playworks Colorado
Liz Wright – Communications & Research Coordinator, Colorado Oil & Gas Association
With more than 3500+ members from Boston to Bangalore, SVP is the world’s largest network of engaged donors.
In Denver we have 60+ members (“Partners”) who range from marketers to financial managers, nonprofit leaders to corporate veterans, and from foundation executives to people just beginning to explore their giving potential.
If you want to make a difference – and a bigger difference then you could alone – you’ll want to meet these folks.
“Being involved in SVP has not only been worthwhile and meaningful in how I contribute my time, but I have learned things I can apply in my work and found many personal lessons, companionship, and fun in working with other Partners.” – Claire Margolf, Partner since 2010
“Through SVP, I’ve been introduced to some amazing organizations that operate with a purpose and dedication that recharges my belief in the power of good. “ Jeff Ambs, Partner since 2012
And the list goes on.
Every story is different, but each is fueled by a series of connections. That’s the beauty of the SVP network. You never know who will take your impact to the next level.
Meet Some of Our Partners…
Rob & Sara Bayless have been SVP Denver Partners since Fall of 2016, and they are both very active in our community. Their enthusiasm and passion for hands-on philanthropic work shows in the many ways they connect with SVP and the greater Denver community. Read More »
Merrill is a managing partner at Blue Mountain Investments, a small real-estate firm with operations in Denver and Vail Valley. Prior to that role, he was an analyst for Denver Investments. He joined SVP Denver in 2015 and has served on the our Board ever since. He is the liaison between Denver Active 20-30, a Denver-based nonprofit organization that raises over $1 million each year for children in our community. Read More »
Mark has been a SVP Denver partner since 2015, and currently serves on our Board of Directors. He currently serves as a General Partner for the Innosphere Fund, a seed venture capital fund that focuses on investing in early exit technology startup companies. He is spearheaded SVP Denver's efforts in impact investing with local social enterprise organizations. Read More »
Reggie is a retired corporate Treasurer with over 35 years of experience in corporate finance, banking and treasury with public companies and financial institutions. Reggie joined SVP Denver in 2014 and became the Board Treasurer in 2017. She has led multiple Investee projects, and has provided financial support to many other Investees since she has been with us. Read More »
Matt Jordan started his career as an AmeriCorps volunteer in the Mississippi Delta, which ignited a passion for [...] Read More »
Pierre is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel who currently serves as President of PAMCO Investments Corp., a multi-specialty asset management corporation with concentration in oil & gas exploration and equity investment. Pierre recently spearheaded SVP Denver's Lead Partner program, and is an active Board member. Read More »
Linda Peotter is a seasoned entrepreneur and business leader with a deep philanthropic passion. She founded a scrap metal trading company, where she served as the President. She also holds various board of director positions for organizations including The Alzheimer's Association, CU Leeds Business School, Colorado Succeeds, and SVP Denver. She is currently the Lead Partner for our Investee engagement with The Women's Bean Project, a social enterprise organization that helps chronically unemployed women get back on their feet. Read More »
J. Andrew Marshall is the Vice-President and Co-Owner of Solidyn Solutions, Inc. Solidyn is a software development company specializing in software systems development for the defense and intelligence community. Andrew and his wife, Dawn, joined SVP Denver in 2014 and have worked on the Investment Selection Committee and with Investees Elevate and Clothes to Kids Denver. Andy joined the Board of Directors in August 2015. Read More »
Maura Ridge is the Senior Philanthropic Officer and Director of Professional Advisor Programs at The Denver Foundation. A former SVP Denver Partner, Maura joined the SVP Denver Board of Directors in August 2015, where she served for a year, and has recently re-joined the SVP Board as The Denver Foundation liaison. Read More »
Christiano Sosa is the Executive Director of The Arc of Colorado, where he leads the staff and board to influence public policy, increase public awareness, support local chapters, and collaborate with national, state and local organizations to ensure all people in Colorado with intellectual and developmental disabilities have choices in how they live, learn, work, worship, and play. Having been the Director of Capacity Building & Philanthropic Partnerships at The Denver Foundation for 12 years prior to The Arc, he has been in integral part of SVP Denver over the years. Read More »
Justin Folkestad works as VP of Finance at Rocky Mountain Water Works. Having joined SVP in July 2013 with his wife, Ashley, Justin has provided invaluable assistance to many SVP Denver Investees over the years, as well as working with SVP Denver staff on strategic mapping and processes. Read More »