CSF 2014 Mid-year Meetings & Programs

CSF 2014 Mid-year Meetings & Programs

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 9:00am to Friday, April 11, 2014 - 12:00pm MDT
Denver, CO
Hotel Monaco Denver 1717 Champa Street, Denver, CO 80202
Add to Calendar

Recordings of the educational programs and the luncheon plenary are available here.

Hotel Monaco | Denver, Colorado

Meeting and Event Schedule

Wednesday, April 9

10:00 am Legislative Network Committee
11:00 am Membership Committee
11:00 am Program Committee
1:30 pm Site Visit: Project C.U.R.E*

6:00 pm Reception: History Colorado Center

Thursday, April 10

8:30 am Audit and Finance Committee
9:00 am Educational Program: Finding Balance in High Tech Times*
10:30 am Educational Program: The Green Rush: Conversations about the Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado*
12:15 pm Luncheon Plenary: Jeremy Bloom* Also available via Live Stream
2:00 pm Communications Committee
2:00 pm Educational Programs Committee
3:00 pm Nominating Committee
5:00 pm Reception: American Museum of Western Art – exclusive viewing of The Anschutz Collection *Please note time change

6:30 Casual Networking: The Brown Palace

Friday, April 11

8:00 am Board Meeting


*Registration for these events required.

Site Visit:Project C.U.R.E

Roll up your sleeves and get ready! Founder Doug Jackson will give a meaningful presentation about how regular people can do extraordinary things and offer attendees a personal tour of the Project C.U.R.E facility. Then, he will put our group to work in the warehouse. Learn more about this innovative nonprofit and volunteer at the same time - it will be an engaging and worthwhile experience to remember!

Educational Programs


Finding Balance in High Tech Times: How Philanthropy is leveraging crowd funding, and social media, to build relationships, create meaningful impact, and engage in important conversations

This session will explore how nonprofits and foundations alike are using technology to expand their reach and further their impact. Session Objectives: Understand what other foundations and nonprofits are doing and more importantly why Identify resources that can make understanding the universe of social media less daunting Learn what you can do even if you don't tweet or use Facebook Meet other professionals confronting similar challenges in their organizations

Taryn Fort, Communications Director, Colorado Health Foundation 
Gretchen Minekime, Communications Director, Boulder Community Foundation
Sarah Timmes, Executive Director, Love Animals
Amy Gahran, Media Consultant and Facilitator

The Green Rush: Conversations about the Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado

Colorado voters overwhelmingly approved the legalization of marijuana in their state even though it is a federal crime and most state and local governments and foundations were against it. Join us for a presentation by the Colorado State Attorney General on state enforcement and decriminalization issues, and hear from local funders on how they are responding to community needs going forward. Session Objectives: Gain an understanding on state versus federal enforcement of marijuana Learn from local funders their response to legalization

Attorney General John Suthers, State of Colorado
Bill Fowler, Senior Vice President, Grants Program, Daniels Fund 

Luncheon Plenary

What can we learn about philanthropy from a world-class athlete? Solving challenging societal problems requires passion, commitment, new ways of thinking, and the ability to take risks. Winning requires the same of world-class athletes.
We invite you to join us - in person or online - for a special presentation to learn how an elite athlete channeled his experiences in the sports arena into philanthropy.

Two-time Olympian, 11-time World Cup gold medalist, U.S. Skiing Hall of Fame inductee and NFL player Jeremy Bloom will deliver the keynote address at the Conference of Southwest Foundations spring meeting on Thursday, April 10th.

As the founder of Wish of a Lifetime, a foundation dedicated to creating a cultural shift in how we view and value aging, Jeremy will share his inspiring insights about taking risks, persevering, and striving for excellence to achieve goals. Wish of a Lifetime fosters respect and appreciation for seniors by granting life-enriching wishes.

Whether in person or virtually, we hope you'll join us to hear Jeremy's inspiring presentation and our special announcement!

Jeremy Bloom is the founder of Wish for a Lifetime, a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring an entire generation and to creating a cultural shift on how we view aging. The organization grants lifelong wishes to seniors who have overcome tremendous challenges in their lives, and is able to spread inspirational stories of hope. Since its beginning in 2008, Wish for a Lifetime has granted over 1000 wishes in 46 states. In April 2010, Bloom also co-founded the marketing software company Integrate. The company has raised over $20M of venture capital from Comcast, Foundry Group and Liberty Global. Integrate was named as the "Best New Company" at the 2011 American Business Awards in New York City. Forbes Magazine called Bloom one of the 30 most influential people in technology under the age of 30 and in 2013 Bloom was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Integrate has offices in Denver, Scottsdale, New York City, San Francisco and Boston. And if that isn't impressive enough- Bloom is a three-time World Champion, two-time Olympian, eleven-time World Cup gold medalist and a member of the United States Skiing Hall of Fame. He was also an All-American football player at the University of Colorado and played professional football as a wide receiver and return specialist in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Find More By:

Event type 
Join Our Network
We are a vibrant network of funders committed to a thriving Southwestern U.S. through the power of philanthropy.
Get Our Newsletter