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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
Founding Director & Chairman Emeritus
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

The Gary Team

Mike Johnston
President & CEO
Ami Desai
Chief Operating Officer
Carey Dobbertin
Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
Chyrise Harris
Vice President, Communications
Damion LeeNatali
Vice President, Strategic Philanthropy & Policy
Santhosh Ramdoss
Vice President, Impact Investing
Eric Parrie
Vice President, Builds
Emily Baron
Director of Strategy, Builds
Jack Bulger
Strategic Philanthropy & Policy Operations Manager
Perla Bustillos
Entrepreneur in Residence
Eloy Castro
Director, Community Leadership
Steffanie Clothier
Director, School Readiness
TeRay Esquibel
Entrepreneur in Residence
Elise Henson
Program Manager, Youth Success
Brian Hiatt
Director of Technology, Builds
Ashley Hill
Manager, Legal Services
Will C. Holden
Director, Communications & Storytelling
Angie McPhaul
Director, Youth Success
Rebecca Peterson
Program Manager, Strategic Policy & Philanthropy
Joshua Posner
Senior Director of Operations, COVIDCheck Colorado
Nina Safane
Executive Director, COVIDCheck Colorado
Lori Schatz
Senior Finance Assistant
Amanda Skrzypchak
Director, Strategic Philanthropy & Policy
Julie Stone
Director, Family Economic Mobility
Catherine Toner
Director, Impact Investing
Cathy Trom
Controller
Robyn Tsukayama
Director, People & Strategic Operations
Matt Tyus
Payroll & Benefits Manager
Jack Wagner
Operations IT Apprentice, IT Helpdesk
Emily Williams
Director, Funder Alliances
Sydney Wu
Senior Director, Product and Partnerships, COVIDCheck Colorado

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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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