Staff

Janice Fritsch

Today, our Foundation is led by Janice Fritsch, who has been with the Foundation since 2002. Currently, she is responsible for implementing the Foundation’s grantmaking strategy, daily operations and is a member of the Foundation’s investment committee. She serves on the board of the Colorado Nonprofit Loan Fund and participated in the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation’s Leadership Denver 2020 class.

Janice has served as a board member for the Denver Lions Club and Lions Foundation, and as president of the Denver Lions Foundation in 2009-2010. She chaired Philanthropy Colorado’s program committee from 2004 – 2006 and served as an advisory board member for the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute.

Janice earned her B.A. in Journalism and Public Relations from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, and her M.B.A. from the University of Denver’s Daniels School of Business. Prior to leading the Foundation, Janice spent two years leading operations at Intrinsic Valuation, a boutique valuation firm. Before that, Janice spent seven years in interactive development consulting, as an account director at ad-serving provider Matchlogic, web development provider Agency.com:Vail and high-technology public relations firm WeberShandwick in Boston. 

Cindy Willard

 Working as Director, Integrated Capital, Cindy is a Colorado thought leader in philanthropic strategy, grant making, and program development. She serves as an advisor and strategist for foundations and individuals. Cindy was Vice President of Community Initiatives and Investments at The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, served as a Senior Program Officer for the Johnson Foundation and was Community Relations Manager at The Denver Post. 

In her work, Cindy draws from her own community involvement having served on numerous boards and advisory councils including as a Senior Advisor for the Impact Finance Center, Vice Chair of the Board for WorkLife Partnership, a social enterprise that supports workforce development, and Board member for the Colorado Nonprofit Loan Fund.

After graduating from the University of Kansas with distinction in journalism, she went on to earn a Master’s in Nonprofit Management degree from Regis University, where she also served as affiliate faculty in the Global Nonprofit Leadership department.

Board of Directors

Jared Minor, Chair

Tim Welker, Past Chair

John Love, Treasurer

Matthew Banner

Tony Afshary

Alejandra Harvey

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