Denver, CO – Rose Community Foundation has named Sarah Indyk as the organization’s new vice president of philanthropic services. In this role, Indyk will direct and champion the Foundation’s work to support and expand donor philanthropy, steward nonprofit endowments, and strengthen the culture of place-based and intergenerational giving in the Greater Denver region.
Indyk will lead the Philanthropic Services Team’s efforts to implement the Foundation’s new strategic plan: increasing and enhancing donor engagement and development opportunities, developing new approaches to engage diverse donors across generations, and developing asset and investment options aligned with the Foundation’s mission and values.
“As vice president of philanthropic services, Sarah will be able to draw on deep knowledge of – and 12 years of experience with – all aspects of the Foundation’s work,” said President and CEO Lindy Eichenbaum Lent. “She is uniquely qualified to lead the Philanthropic Services Team as the Foundation implements a strategic plan with an emphasis on integration, leverage and synergies.”
Since joining Rose Community Foundation in 2007, Indyk has held positions on the philanthropic services, programs and executive teams. Most recently, she served as the Foundation’s chief of staff for the past year, during which time she played a critical role in the Foundation’s strategic planning process and other cross-departmental initiatives. She also led the Philanthropic Services Team as interim vice president for the past six months.
“Philanthropy brings people together, builds community, new dimensions to relationships between friends and family, and can manifest a life’s purpose and legacy,” said Indyk. “Rose Community Foundation is deepening its commitment to our philanthropic services work because we believe that building a philanthropically-engaged community is essential to building a more just, equitable and inclusive society.”
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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.