Chief Financial Officer
Gretchen Lenamond joined the Rose Community Foundation in August of 2017. Her passion for the nonprofit sector was sparked by working with the Daniels Fund during business school. As Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Lenamond manages financial and operational departments across the organization, including investment portfolio oversight; grantmaking operations, accounting and compliance functions as well as technology. She ensures the Foundation’s operational and fiduciary responsibilities work to support the accuracy and integrity of the Foundation’s financial records.
Prior to joining Rose Community Foundation, Ms. Lenamond spent seventeen years serving as the Vice President of Finance at the Daniels Fund, one of largest private foundations in Colorado. In this role, Ms. Lenamond was responsible for providing direction for the accounting, tax, audit, insurance, budget, compliance, payroll and benefits, and treasury functions of the foundation.
Before joining the Daniels Fund, Ms. Lenamond served as Vice President of the Financial Services Division for Marsh and McLennan, the nation’s oldest and largest insurance brokerage and consulting services firm. While at Marsh and McLennan, she gained recognition as an expert in mergers and acquisitions, corporate securities litigation, and employment practices liability.
An active member of the Denver community, Ms. Lenamond currently serves as the board treasurer and chair of the finance and audit committee for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. She is a former board member and treasurer of Community Shares of Colorado. She is also member of the Foundation Financial Officers Group (FFOG), the Foundation Tax Group, and volunteers for Homestead Elementary Parent-Teacher-Community Organization.
A Coloradan for more than two decades, Ms. Lenamond is originally from the east coast. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business. She and her husband Scott are kept busy with all the activities of their Irish twins.