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How A Student’s Passion Has Driven Her Community Impact

When it comes to leadership, Nadeen Ibrahim’s advice is simple: find your passion. The University of Colorado Denver senior was named the 2017 Student Leader of the Year by the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation and the Boettcher Foundation at the Colorado Leadership Alliance (CLA) summit in January. With her involvement in the Denver Immigrant and Refugee Commission, the Colorado [...]

LEX Opens Door To New Career

Lorii Rabinowitz is unabashed in saying that some of the best things in her life have been because of her involvement with the Leadership Foundation. We can’t take credit for everything; Rabinowitz has been a standout volunteer, champion and board member of the Leadership Foundation since she was part of the 2011 Leadership Denver class. But, it was visiting Pittsburgh [...]

9NEWS Leader Of The Year Finalist James Iacino Builds On History, Feeds The Future

Driven by a desire to give back to the community that has supported his family since the founding of Seattle Fish Co. in 1918, James Iacino stands behind his company’s vision of sustainably feeding people and communities. As a third-generation business owner, Iacino worked his way through the company, learning not only the family business, but also living and breathing [...]

9NEWS Leader Of The Year Finalist Greg Greenwood Leads Through Service

For Greg Greenwood, leadership starts with serving others. From mentoring youth to building connections for business owners, Greenwood has a knack for bridging gaps and bringing people together to achieve a greater impact. He believes strongly that “all boats will rise together if a purpose greater than ourselves is at the forefront of our actions,” and has put this belief [...]

9NEWS Leader Of The Year Finalist Stephanie Donner Empowers Others Through Education And Opportunity

From advocating for communities around Colorado to empowering women in Denver and across the globe, Stephanie Donner leads by “meeting people where they are” to create collaborative, innovative and connected communities. Donner’s career has included a variety of roles that all were inspired by her desire to be a small part of something larger: “When we work together and collaborate [...]

Ten Years Of Giving

This is a time of year that evokes traditions. Gathering of friends and family. A meal shared. And memories made. For one group of Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation alumni that tradition includes giving back. 2006 Impact Denver Class The 2006 class of Impact Denver, the inaugural class, has hosted a giving circle since their class wrapped 10 years ago. [...]

Trip To Salt Lake Inspires Interest In Bringing Skills, Mentoring Program To Denver

Understanding motivation—why someone makes a certain choice—is not the first step toward creating meaningful social change. Instead, developing the skills needed to change comes first. It was a provocative idea put forth to delegates of the Leadership Exchange last week by Joseph Grenny, the social scientist known for his bestselling book Influence: The New Science of Leading Change. The 165 [...]