Luke Ragland Named Senior Vice President of Daniels Fund Grants Program

Luke Ragland Named Senior Vice President of Daniels Fund Grants Program

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021



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Luke Ragland Named Senior Vice President  
of Daniels Fund Grants Program


DENVER, June 30, 2021 – The Daniels Fund is pleased to announce that Luke Ragland has been named Senior Vice President of the organization’s Grants Program.


Ragland has a proven track record of impact as a leader in Colorado’s education system and, as a fourth-generation Coloradan from the southwestern corner of the state, he brings a strong understanding of the needs of rural communities.


“Luke is well-positioned to lead our Grants Program into the future,” Hanna Skandera, President & CEO of the Daniels Fund. “His vision, grit, and entrepreneurial heart will drive an outcomes-focused approach for greater impact within the communities we serve.”


Prior to joining the Daniels Fund, Ragland served as the President of Ready Colorado, an education policy organization based in Denver. Previously, he served as Vice President of Policy at Colorado Succeeds, practiced commercial litigation at a law firm in Denver, and worked in the White House. Ragland serves on the board of the Colorado Charter School Institute, a statewide charter school authorizer.


“It's an honor to join the Daniels Fund, an organization that positively impacts the lives of so many people,” said Luke Ragland. “I look forward to advancing Bill Daniels’ legacy and propelling the Grants Program forward.”


The Daniels Fund Grants Program provides support to highly effective nonprofit organizations in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming in the areas of Aging, Amateur Sports, Disabilities, Drug & Alcohol Addiction, Early Childhood Education, Homeless & Disadvantaged, K-12 Education, and Youth Development.


About the Daniels Fund
The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. Visit to learn more.




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