Mary Gittings Cronin

Cronin, Mary Gittings

Mary Gittings Cronin

Mary Gittings Cronin is the former president and executive director of the Piton Foundation, a private operating foundation that provides opportunities for children and their families to move from poverty and dependence to self-reliance. From 1988–2009, she managed the Foundation’s philanthropic investments to improve public education, create economic opportunity and strengthen neighborhood leadership.

Ms. Cronin has served on numerous boards and commissions in Denver. She is a past president of Colorado Association of Funders, Denver Scholarship Foundation, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and the Women’s Forum of Colorado.

She has served on the Board of Trustees of the University of Northern Colorado, and as a board member of Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Association of Nonprofit Organizations, the Colorado Health Planning Council, Colorado Zoological Trust, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Denver Scholarship Foundation, Metropolitan State College Foundation, Stapleton Foundation, Urban Land Conservancy, Vectra Banking Corporation and Wyatt-Edison Charter School.

Ms. Cronin currently serves as a member of Rose Community Foundation’s Child and Family Development Committee and is a board member of A+ Denver and Teach for America.

From 1976–1988, she was chairman of the Board of Gittings Lumber Company. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.