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The Gary Team

From the classroom to the board room and even the state capitol, we are committed to using our diverse experience to support Colorado kids and families.

There are two equally important aspects to philanthropy as I view it. One is financial in the ability to make dollars available to help solve community problems. The other, perhaps harder to measure, but no less significant, is the devotion of time, energy and attention to assure that the financial resources carry with them the commitment of personal involvement.”

Sam Gary1984 Annual Report

Board of Directors

Sam Gary
Founder
Dave Younggren
Founding Director
Nancy Gary
Founding Director
Rob Gary
Founding Director
Chris Watney
Board Chair
Founder, People & Possibilities
Luis Duarte
Vice Chair
Partner, Imaginable Futures
Tom Gougeon
At-Large Director
President, Gates Family Foundation
Jim Kelley
At-Large Director
Managing Director & Co-Founder, Vestar Capital Partners
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Hollie Velasquez Horvath
At-Large Director
Regional Vice President, State Affairs & Community Relations, Xcel Energy
Photo by Ellen Jaskol. July 16, 2018.
Greg Moore
At-Large Director
EVP & Executive Editor, The Expert Press

The Gary Team

Santhosh Ramdoss
Interim President & CEO
Ami
Desai
Chief Operating Officer
Caitlin Finn
Vice President, Legal & Finance
Chyrise
Harris
Vice President, Communications
Jill Hawley
Vice President, Philanthropy
Annabel Arroyo
Executive Assistant
Rodney Bautista
Senior Data Analyst
Jack
Bulger
Manager, Operations & IT
Karly
Clark
Controller, Gary Philanthropy
Steffanie Clothier
Director, School Readiness
Jess Ervin-Adkins
Executive Assistant
TeRay Esquibel
Entrepreneur in Residence
Algernon Felice Jr.
Senior Producer, Video & Multimedia
Brian Firooz
Manager, Family Economic Mobility
Mary Gerlach
Senior Manager of Brand & Integrated Marketing
Elise Henson
Senior Manager of Programs & Partnerships
Ivonne Hernandez
Software Engineer
Brian
Hiatt
Vice President, Technology

Ashley
Hill
Corporate Counsel
Will C. Holden
Director, Communications & Storytelling
James Lukens
Director of Operations
Lana Martin
Payroll & Benefits Manager
Zach Martinez
Legal Counsel
Angie McPhaul
Director, Youth Success
Sara Nadelman
Manager, Youth Success
Smit
Naik
Director, Impact Investing
Vilan Odekar
Director, Programs & Strategy
Rebecca Peterson
Senior Project Manager
Joshua Posner
Performance Manager
Liloni Ramos
Manager, Piton Fellowship
Tiffany Roan
Client Success Manager, The Dearfield Fund
Lori
Schatz
Senior Finance Assistant
Amanda Skrzypchak
Director, Learning & Leadership
Julie
Stone
Director, Family Economic Mobility
Catherine Toner
Director, Impact Investing
Cathy
Trom
Controller, Corporate
Robyn Tsukayama
Director, People Operations

Jack Wagner
Operations IT Apprentice, IT Helpdesk
Emily Williams
Director, Strategic Partnerships
Sydney
Wu
Product Manager
Aisha Weeks
Managing Director, The Dearfield Fund

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We’re not simply stewards of Sam and Nancy Gary’s capital. We’re executors of their bold and daring vision. Every day, they inspire us to work together with our community to co-create breakthrough solutions to challenging problems. Come work with us!

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Together, we will create the change our community wants to see. Whether you want to discover more about our ventures, or connect with a member of our team, we want to hear from you.