Board of Trustees
The Trustees are trusted professionals who are experts in their field and have a deep connection to our community. They specialize in a variety of practices ranging from real estate to charitable administration to investment management. We also represent our fundholders by inviting fundholders to serve as Trustees. Our Trustees are dedicated to ensuring the Foundation serves the community’s best interests, always.
Margaret O. Dolan
Ms. Dolan brings a unique range of financial, executive and civic experience to her role as Chief Executive Officer for the Pikes Peak Community Foundation.
She most recently headed a private consultancy practice providing distinct solutions for a diverse client base. Dolan previously served as President & CEO of Launch Tennessee, a state-wide public-private partnership that supports entrepreneurs from ideation to exit, and Managing Director for AuthEX, a subsidiary of Worth Group, LLC. Dolan also served as President & CEO of LocalShares, LLC and its subsidiaries, prior to the acquisition of LocalShares by Worth Group, LLC. LocalShares, through its RIA and in partnership with an independent fiduciary trust, brought the first city-based exchange-traded fund to market and developed thirty city-based indices that measured the performance of headquartered publicly-traded companies in various US metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). Prior to that, Ms. Dolan served as President & CEO, Saint Thomas Health Foundations and Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Saint Thomas Health, a subsidiary of Ascension Health. Ms. Dolan spent over two decades at Ingram Industries Inc. where she advanced to Vice President of Community Relations serving in a lead role in family and corporate philanthropic and civic activity. Ms. Dolan began her career at KPMG, LLP.
Ms. Dolan graduated from the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (with honors) majoring in Accounting. She earned her Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management (Beta Gamma Sigma) where she received the Dean Martin S. Geisel Leadership Award. A Certified Public Accountant licensed in Colorado and Tennessee, Ms. Dolan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the International Women’s Forum and the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs. She is a Sustaining Member of the Junior League of Nashville and a graduate of Leadership Nashville and Leadership Tennessee.
Her board service includes Fifth Third Bank Tennessee, Cumberland Emerging Technologies, and NuSachi. Ms. Dolan’s non-profit board experience is extensive and includes Adventure Science Center, Alignment Nashville, Center for Nonprofit Management, Junior League of Nashville, Memorial Foundation, Nashville Alliance for Public Education (past Chair), Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Nashville Business Coalition, Nashville Downtown Partnership, Nashville Public Education Foundation (past Chair), Tennessee Business Roundtable (past Chair), United Way of Metropolitan Nashville (past Chair),Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management Alumni Board, and the Rotary Club of Nashville (past President), among others.
Ms. Dolan was recognized with the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s 2013 Nelson C. Andrews Distinguished Service Award, and in 2015, she was inducted into the prestigious Academy for Women of Achievement by the YWCA of Middle Tennessee.
Leslie Sabin, CPA
Vice President of Finance and Operations
Leslie Sabin joined the foundation in 2015 as the Vice President of Finance and Operations and oversees the investment and financial administration of the foundation’s 270+ charitable funds. She also has expertise in charitable gift planning and works with current and potential fundholders and their professional advisor team to research and work through the tax benefits and implications of potential charitable gifts. Leslie has spent her 13+ year career in nonprofit finance and has worked at BKD, Catholic Health Initiatives Foundation as well as other nonprofits in Colorado Springs. Leslie is a Certified Public Accountant, a Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning and has also served as a lead instructor for courses on financial best practices for community foundations with the Council on Foundations.
Leslie is passionate about finding unique ways of using philanthropic capital to invest locally to create a vibrant and equitable community, including using mission-related and program-related investments; and as a long-time resident of Colorado Springs, is excited about the potential opportunities for the philanthropic sector to shape and influence our region.
Leslie grew up in Colorado Springs and the Bay Area and is a graduate of University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. When Leslie isn’t working with her true love, MS Excel, she enjoys spending time outside with her horses, leisurely hiking, unintentionally killing plants, painting, yoga, craft cocktails, and being an overly-enthusiastic spectator at her two daughters soccer games.
Vice President Philanthropic Services
David joined the Foundation in 2021. He brings over 30 years of social sector experience to help clients achieve their philanthropic goals. David has deep expertise in social impact strategies and is an advocate for the sector and the role that it plays in creating vibrant and healthy society. David has lived in the Pikes Peak Region for many years. He spent much of his career with one of the world’s largest child-focused charities, Compassion International. He then served as CEO of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. David led Geneva Global, an international philanthropic consultancy and founded LiveWell GiveWell, a private philanthropic advisory practice.
David earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from St. Olaf College. He studied theology at Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary and earned his master’s degree in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas.
Executive Director, Pikes Peak Real Estate Foundation
Samuel Clark is the Executive Director of the Pikes Peak Real Estate Foundation, which includes oversight of Aspen Valley Ranch and Venetucci Farm. His public-sector experience includes his work with El Pomar Foundation and the National Parks Service Business Management Group. He joined the Real Estate Foundation out of his desire to see our region’s built environment and conserved space reflect the values that make this area unique. Samuel grew up in Colorado Springs; he loves the city’s potential and Pikes Peak’s constant presence. He has a BA in economics from Whitman College, and a Master of Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Director of Community Impact
Mina joined the Foundation in May 2019 as the Director of Community Impact. She is responsible for leading externally-focused community engagement efforts, based on the Foundation’s strategic priorities, via grantmaking and community leadership activities. Prior to the Foundation, Mina served as the Public Health Planner for El Paso County Public Health and has over 18 years of public health experience working at the state, local, and nonprofit levels. Mina has overseen numerous community collaborations and demonstrates a strong history of building local partnerships for positive impact. Sheis deeply invested in her community as serves on the UCHealth-Memorial Hospital System Board of Directors, Pikes Peak Library District Board of Trustees, and the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board of Trustees. Mina was also selected as a Colorado Springs Business Journal Rising Star, honoring 25 of the best professionals under 40, holds a Master of Science in Community Health Education from the University of New Mexico, and is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist.
Director of Marketing and Communications
Kevin Farley joined the Pikes Peak Community Foundation in 2021 as Director of Marketing and Communications. Kevin brings to PPCF more than 15 years of professional communication management, brand development and marketing strategy experience.
He comes to PPCF following five years managing the communications and marketing activities for the national brand of USA Weightlifting, the national governing body for the Olympic sport of Weightlifting.
Prior to his work in the non-profit sector, Kevin spent ten years serving communities across the west coast as an award-winning broadcast journalist. He won two Emmy Awards for his coverage of the Trabing wildfire in Santa Cruz County, California and won a Colorado Broadcasters Association award for his coverage of the funeral of fallen UCCS Police Officer Garrett Swasey.
Kevin lives in Fountain with his husband, Chris. He enjoys traveling, cooking and keeping tabs on the latest technology trends.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from Humboldt State University.
Director of Philanthropic Services
Max joined the Foundation in April 2020 as the Manager of Philanthropic Services. In his role, Max serves fundholders by helping them craft strategic philanthropy plans and connecting them to projects that fulfill their philanthropic values. Before joining the foundation, Max worked as a Program Officer for the Council of Neighbors and Organizations where he helped neighborhoods across El Paso County connect with resources to solve problems. Max has a Master degree of Urban and Regional Planning, along with a Graduate Certificate of Real Estate Development and a BA in Sport Management, all from the University of Michigan. Currently, he sits on the advisory committee for ReToolCOS, the overhaul of the zoning code for the City of Colorado Springs, and is the Head Coach of the Harrison High School Baseball Program.
Philanthropic Services Associate
Alexandra joined the Foundation in February of 2022 as the Philanthropic Services Associate. After years of visiting, Alexandra moved to the Pikes Peak region in 2021 to enjoy the breathtaking landscapes and amazing people. Prior to relocating, Alexandra worked for eight years in the St. Louis non-profit community developing relationships and coordinating programs. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from The University of Missouri-St. Louis and is a graduate of The HCCSTL Foundation’s Hispanic Leadership Institute. She is thrilled to work at the Foundation and is excited to engage with fundholders and the community to advance the PPCF’s mission.
Francene joined the Foundation in March 2019 after almost six years in Advancement at Colorado College. Prior to relocating to Colorado Springs in 2008, she spent over a decade at the Walt Disney Studios in motion picture marketing. In addition to her experience in marketing, communications, and fundraising, she is a published author. Francene is delighted to be working at the Foundation, engaging in a meaningful way with the people and community of Colorado Springs.
Program Associate, The Philanthropy Collective
After falling in love with Colorado, while on vacation, Raquel moved to Colorado Springs in late 2019 with her husband. Raquel enjoys the fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery. Raquel worked at A Special Needs connection as a Case Manager where she recognized her passion for helping others. Raquel has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma. She is very excited to be working at the Community Foundation and helping to give back to the community she proudly calls home.
Jessie Martinez, CPA
Jessie Martinez was an Assurance Manager at FORVIS, a national CPA and advisory firm in the Colorado Springs office, for 6 years. There, he provided assurance services for a variety of public sector and nonprofit clients.
Jessie is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Colorado Society of CPAs. He graduated from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, with an M.S. degree in accounting and a B.S. degree in business with an emphasis in accounting. In addition, he also serves as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors of The Resource Exchange. He likes to hike, watch movies, play video games, travel and is the proud uncle to five nieces.
Libby Walton joined the Foundation in March 2018 after 7 years as a Financial Analyst at JDSU/Viavi Solutions. Prior to that, she worked at Kendall Jackson Winery, Hewlett-Packard, and Agilent Technologies in a variety of accounting and finance roles. Libby moved to the Pikes Peak region in 2002, and immediately fell in love with the Colorado lifestyle and beautiful scenery. She is very excited to be working at the Community Foundation and helping to give back to the community and city that she loves to call home.