Chief of Staff
Kelli Rojas is the chief of staff at Rose Community Foundation. In this role, she supports the president and CEO on strategy development, priority setting and project management for Foundation projects and initiatives. She leads the Foundation’s learning and evaluation efforts, data- and feedback-informed work as well as its fiscal sponsorship program. She is passionate about aligning strategy and operations 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 2017 from CSR and corporate philanthropy. At Western Union, she managed compliance and international grantmaking operations, as well as fundraising and global employee engagement. She has worked with thousands of nonprofit organizations, professionals, and consultants to build the capacity and resources of the social sector through more than a decade’s work in philanthropy and as a nonprofit trainer and consultant.
A Denver-area native, Rojas is an active volunteer in her community. She serves on the board of The Village Institute and has served as a lay leader with groups including the Jefferson County Cultural Council, PEAK Grantmaking, and the undergraduate leadership program at the University of Denver. Rojas holds a master’s degree in international development, with a focus on nonprofit management, as well as bachelor’s degrees in international studies and Spanish from the University of Denver. She was named a 2022 Feedback Champion by Feedback Labs and the Fund for Shared Insight and is an alum of Denver Metro Chamber’s Impact Denver program. She enjoys practicing yoga, reading, hiking and spending quality time with her partner, children and dogs.