Denver, CO – The Latino Community Foundation of Colorado (LCFC) is proud to announce the appointment of two new board members: Mitchell Gonzales, president of MGC Services and Dr. Debora Ortega, associate professor at the University of Denver.
“Our community is made stronger by the diversity of our leaders and I am delighted to welcome these individuals to our board,” says Ronald Montoya, the LCFC’s board chair. “I believe the leadership of the LCFC will continue to drive the organization forward in promoting Latino philanthropy in Colorado.”
Rose Community Foundation launched the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado in 2007 to increase philanthropy in the Latino community and to increase the capacity of Latino nonprofit organizations. Early on, the LCFC Founders – 17 Latino donors – pledged $25,000 over three years which was matched by national partner, Hispanics in Philanthropy. Since then, others have joined in the LCFC’s work of promoting Latino philanthropy. To date, the LCFC has provided 70 grants totaling more than $1.1 million to Latino-led and Latino-serving nonprofit organizations throughout Colorado.
Other board members of the LCFC include:
- Adrianna Abarca, Ready Foods
- Raydean Acevedo, RMCI
- Luis Colón, Xcelente Global
- Ron Montoya, Innov8 Solutions
- Gary Poling, True North Capital Group
- Gloria Rubio-Cortes, National Civic League
Rose Community Foundation works to enhance the quality of life of the Greater Denver community through its leadership, resources, traditions and values, and by advising and assisting donors who wish to make thoughtful, strategic decisions with their charitable gifts. The Foundation has granted more than $208 million since it was founded in 1995. For more information, visit rcfdenver.org.