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Leaders in Our Community Supporting Our Scholarship Fund

At our Leading Colorado luncheon in March, Southwest Airlines did something incredible to support people who want to grow as leaders: they pledged $20,000 to support our Emerging Leaders Scholarship Fund. But, they also challenged alumni to match them so that we can work together to pay it forward and ensure we have more effective, collaborative leaders ready to take [...]

ACCESS Housing Receives $3,000 Contribution

Each year, the  Leadership Foundation connects teams of Impact Denver participants to community organizations who need those engaged leaders to take on a project that will help the organization make a greater impact. For the first time, ID participants selected one project to receive a $3,000 contribution from the Leadership Foundation based off the outcomes of the projects. ACCESS Housing, [...]

Meet the 2019 Outstanding Impact Denver Alum

Liz Gardner, Impact Denver (ID) Spring 2018 alum and customer community relations for Xcel Energy, was named the 2019 Outstanding Impact Denver Alumni this month. Gardner is an authentic leader who is passionate about her community, her work and her family. She truly exemplifies Colorado’s Civic DNA and rolling up her sleeves to strengthen our community. Get to know Gardner [...]

Our Project Work: Making an Impact in our Community

When we bring together people in our leadership programs, incredible things can happen. Not only do people make life-long connections and go deep on issues facing the community, but they channel that knowledge and network into actions that make the region stronger in the form of community impact projects taken on by Leadership Denver, Impact Denver and Leadership Exchange. Find [...]

Leadership Starts in Your Own Backyard

“The issues we get into on Colorado Experience … are Colorado issues to resolve,” said Steve Silvers, partner at SilversJacobson LLC and long-time Leadership Foundation alum. Silvers is no stranger to the opportunities offered at the Leadership Foundation. He first engaged in Leadership Denver in 1998 and is a past Leadership Foundation board member. As a board member, Silvers helped [...]

Connecting to the Fabric of Colorado’s’ Community

“I love the unexpected discoveries in our own backyard. Traveling Colorado and meeting with leaders across our state is an inspiring experience. You get to connect with the fabric of the community,” said Anthony Graves, director of regional affairs for the City and County of Denver and a Leadership Foundation board member. Colorado Experience (CE) allows alums like Graves to [...]

Celebrating Organizations Who Give Back

More Ways to Engage and Give Back We know our alumni lead by example – you bring that same passion and commitment to the community to your office. Giving and volunteering through your work, and inspiring your co-workers to join you, is a key part of community engagement, and one that you often take a role in, which is why [...]

Meet the Networker of the Quarter

What would you do if you had access to 4,500 leaders in your community? Kate Palmer, financial advisor for Merrill Lynch and Impact Denver spring 2017 alum, has found her community online and offline through The Network, an online community just for Leadership Foundation alumni. Palmer is The Networker of the Quarter for her active engagement on community discussions, from [...]

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