Denver, CO – Following a competitive selection process, Rose Community Foundation has named Patrick Sablich as the organization’s vice president of philanthropic services, a position that will lead and champion the Foundation’s donor services, asset development and fundraising efforts. He starts his new role on October 8, 2018.
“I am honored to join the stellar team at Rose Community Foundation in their work to promote and grow philanthropy in the Greater Denver community,” said Patrick Sablich, who is currently serving as deputy director of Invest in Kids, a longtime grantee and partner of Rose Community Foundation. “The Foundation’s commitment to the transformative power of philanthropy and dedication to non-profit capacity building speaks to my experience and passions.”
Sablich joined Invest in Kids in 2011 as development director, expanding his role to director of community relations and grants management in 2014 before his promotion to deputy director in 2016. Prior to joining Invest in Kids, Sablich held extended contract roles as executive director of the Colorado Public Health Association and Wish of a Lifetime. He began his career in philanthropy, with a two-year Fellowship in Leadership and Service through the U.S. Golf Association where he served as a program officer for the Association’s $5 million annual grants initiative.
“Patrick Sablich brings a multifaceted background as both a grantee and a grantmaker, a fundraiser and an organizational strategist,” said Lindy Eichenbaum Lent, Rose Community Foundation’s president and CEO. “He will be a fantastic addition to our already strong, experienced and beloved philanthropic services team, bringing leadership and vision to our donor support and cultivation activities, along with serving on the Foundation’s executive leadership team.”
Rose Community Foundation secures philanthropic resources to address changing community needs by helping individuals, families and groups define and achieve their philanthropic goals across a wide range of issue areas while cultivating, managing, and stewarding unrestricted donations, designated funds, donor-advised funds, legacy gifts, giving circles and endowments. Additionally, the Foundation’s philanthropic services team provides support to local nonprofit organizations in their planned-giving, endowment-building, and long-term sustainability efforts.
“The Invest in Kids board, staff and donors are so grateful for Patrick’s longstanding dedication and talents,” said Lisa Hill, executive director of Invest in Kids. “We are incredibly sad to see Patrick go, but we cannot imagine a better step for him than to help support philanthropy across our community and across a wide range of issue areas with a cherished partner like Rose Community Foundation.”
Sablich holds a bachelor’s degree in political science with a concentration in public affairs and minors in business administration and entrepreneurial business from the University of Dayton. He is a 2017 alumni of Leadership Denver, currently serves on the board of the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, and has held past volunteer leadership roles with SAFE (Sexual Abuse Forever Ending), Colorado Implementation Collaborative, Denver Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and Regional Institute of Health & Environmental Leadership (RIHEL).
About Rose Community Foundation
Rose Community Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life of the Greater Denver community through leadership, grantmaking and donor engagement – stewarding philanthropic resources and investing in strategic and innovative solutions to enduring challenges and emerging issues. Since its founding in 1995, the Foundation has granted more than $270 million to organizations and initiatives focused on Aging, Child and Family Development, Education, Health and Jewish Life in the seven-county Greater Denver area – recently adding a cross-programmatic community action overlay of support for nonprofit organizations serving immigrants, refugees and communities vulnerable to discrimination and hate crimes. For more information, visit www.rcfdenver.org.