Vice President of Communications and Outreach
Sarah Kurz joined the Rose Community Foundation in May of 2018. As vice president of communications and outreach, Kurz leads efforts to highlight the work of the Foundation, its grantees and its impact on our community, to amplify the Foundation’s thought leadership on key issues and policy matters, and to promote a multi-generational culture of philanthropy.
Previously, Kurz was vice president of operations and strategy for LiveWell Colorado, a statewide nonprofit increasing access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity. In that role, Kurz provided leadership for all of LiveWell’s programs, communications and policy activities and was a part of the executive team that guided the organization’s daily operations and long-term strategy.
Before LiveWell, Kurz served as director of strategic marketing for the City and County of Denver where she was a senior staff member in Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s administration. Prior to that, she was a principal at SE2, providing strategic communications consulting services as well as public policy guidance to a diverse group of nonprofit, foundation, government and private-sector clients.
Kurz is a Denver native and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Duke University. She was a member of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation’s 2008 Impact Denver class, served as a board member for the New America School for six years and is a mayoral-appointed member of the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs.