Steven A. Cohen becomes board chair; Lorii Rabinowitz joins the board
Denver, CO – Rose Community Foundation has selected Steven A. Cohen to chair its board of trustees and Lorii Rabinowitz as its newest board member. Cohen has served on the board since January 2014. He also spent the past decade on the Foundation’s Investment Committee, including five years as committee chair. Rabinowitz has served on the Foundation’s Committee on Aging since January 2018, was a member of the Foundation’s 2012-2013 Roots & Branches cohort and helped develop the Foundation’s 15-year media partnership to promote aging-related services.
“We are beyond fortunate to have Steve’s forward-thinking and dynamic leadership at this important moment for Rose Community Foundation as we implement the new strategic plan that will guide our work into the future,” said President and CEO Lindy Eichenbaum Lent. “Additionally, Lorii’s strategic thinking, energy, and nonprofit perspective will be a valuable addition to our board.”
Cohen is the executive vice president of The Anschutz Corporation, the holding company for the Anschutz family of enterprises. He is involved with a number of the operating companies and investments within the Anschutz organization and sits on the board of directors of many of the Anschutz portfolio companies including Anschutz Entertainment Group, for which he also serves as chief strategic officer. Cohen serves on the board of trustees for the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver), Roundup River Ranch, and 303 Rugby, a not-for-profit that supports rugby programs for inner-city youth.
Rabinowitz is the CEO of Denver Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit organization that inspires and empowers Denver Public Schools’ students to enroll in and graduate from postsecondary institutions of higher education by providing the tools, knowledge and financial resources essential for success. She brings 20 years of volunteer and professional experience in the nonprofit and community-building space to the board. Her past work experience includes service as executive director for the Denver Center for Arts & Technology and as business development director for 9NEWS. Rabinowitz is the 2019-20 board chair for the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation and has served on that board since 2014. She is also on the board of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and is a member of Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Community Cabinet.
Katherine Gold is transitioning out of her position as board chair after two years and will continue to serve on the board. Jerry Glick’s board service concluded after serving as a trustee for the past 10 years, including three as board chair; he will continue to chair the Rose-JCC Holdings LLC Advisory Board which oversees the Foundation’s relationship with the Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center of Denver.
“Katherine and Jerry personify the values that guide Rose Community Foundation’s work, and the Foundation is deeply grateful for their unwavering leadership, generosity and commitment to service,” said Lent.
The Foundation also announced two new committee chairs, both of whom currently sit on the board of trustees. Brian Wilkinson, the Colorado market president of MidFirst Bank, will chair the Foundation’s Investment Committee. Brad Kornfeld, asset manager for Kornfeld Real Estate LLC, will chair the Audit and Finance Committee.
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About Rose Community Foundation
Rose Community Foundation strives to advance inclusive, engaged and equitable Greater Denver communities through values-driven philanthropy. The Foundation envisions a thriving region strengthened by its diversity and generosity, and it utilizes the varied tools at its disposal – grantmaking, advocacy and philanthropic services – to advance this aspiration. Since its founding in 1995, the Foundation has granted more than $304 million to 1,901 organizations and initiatives, including $44 million in facilitated grantmaking from donor-advised funds. The Foundation has also supported nearly 70 nonprofit organizations in creating and growing endowments to sustain their vital work into the future, currently stewarding $31 million in endowed assets. The Foundation has $300 million in total assets under management, with annual grantmaking of nearly $25 million.