Director of Data and Operations
Kelli Rojas is the director of data and operations at Rose Community Foundation. In her role she leads cross-functional operations enabling and enhancing the organization’s community impact, policy and advocacy and philanthropic services work, including learning and evaluation, data- and feedback-informed approaches, grantmaking operations, technology and fiscal sponsorship. She is passionate about aligning strategy and practices to organizational values and ensuring practices are efficient, effective, equitable, inclusive, transparent, and responsive to best meet community needs.
Rojas came to the Foundation in February 2017 from CSR and corporate philanthropy. At Western Union, she managed compliance and international grantmaking operations, as well as projects and events related to data, fundraising and global employee engagement. Through her decade-long career in the social sector and as a former trainer and consultant, she has worked with thousands of nonprofit organizations, professionals and consultants to build the capacity and resources of the sector.
A Denver-area native, Rojas is an active community volunteer. She was appointed to the Jefferson County Cultural Council in 2017, has served in several national and regional leadership roles for PEAK Grantmaking, and chaired the board for the University of Denver’s (DU) undergraduate leadership program. She has also volunteered as a Boettcher Foundation alumni ambassador and with several organizations focused on welcoming immigrants and refugees.
Rojas holds a master’s degree in international development, with a focus on nonprofit management, bachelor’s degrees in international studies and Spanish from DU. She is an alum of Denver Metro Chamber’s Impact Denver program and the CO Nonprofit Social Enterprise Exchange. She enjoys practicing yoga, reading, hiking and spending quality time with her partner, children and dog.