Community Impact

Brown, VJ

VJ Brown joined Rose Community Foundation in July 2023 as a community impact officer. VJ has spent his career as a leadership development practitioner and coach supporting a diverse array of leaders looking build their capacity to impact their communities. He previously worked as a program manager and alumni and partnerships manager for Moonshot edVentures, […]

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Rosenblum, Jacob

As Rose Community Foundation’s director of Jewish community grants and partnerships, Jacob Rosenblum sources opportunities, develops partnerships and manages grantmaking portfolios and relationships to create positive and measurable impact in the Greater Denver’s Jewish communities. Jacob previously served as an Associate Director at Arabella Advisors managing a portfolio of nonprofit projects to ensure they have

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Hu, Chen-Pin

As the grants coordinator at Rose Community Foundation, Chen-Pin Hu supports the Foundation’s community impact grantmaking, grants initiated by its fiscally sponsored projects and funder collaboratives, along with various grants management functions. Prior to joining the Foundation, Hu held various positions in the for-profit sector driving customer success. Most recently, Hu supported the grants team

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Costello, Kelly

Kelly Costello is the director of grants management at Rose Community Foundation, overseeing grant operations strategy, processes, compliance and reporting for all grants made by the Foundation, including those initiated by the Foundation’s fiscally sponsored projects, funding collaboratives, and initiatives. Costello brings over 10 years of experience in grants management. Before joining Rose Community Foundation

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Barrie-Kivel, Ray

Ray Barrie-Kivel joined Rose Community Foundation in September 2019. In his role as policy and advocacy manager, Barrie-Kivel advances the Foundation’s advocacy objectives and related grantmaking portfolio aimed at improving the regional policy landscape on behalf of the Foundation’s mission, vision and strategic priorities. Barrie-Kivel has prior experience working on state and local political campaigns

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Kurz, Sarah

Sarah Kurz is a community-minded and civically engaged public affairs professional with extensive experience in Colorado’s private, public, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. She serves as chief impact officer for Rose Community Foundation and oversees the discretionary grantmaking and policy and advocacy work of the organization. In addition, Kurz is responsible for leading multiple high-impact and

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Torres, Maria

Maria Torres is a community impact officer at Rose Community Foundation. Torres joined the Foundation in 2017, initially supporting the former program areas of education and aging, then managing the portfolio focused on child and family development. She also serves on the steering committee for the Emergent Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) Colorado Chapter, a national

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