Pikes Peak Community Foundation

Our People


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Front Row, L to R: Randy Case, Janet Suthers, Tony Rosendo, Pam Shockley-Zalabak, Andie Doyle, Mari Sinton-Martinez.

Back Row, L to R: Chris Jenkins, Michele Strub-Heer, Rob Wrubel, Joan Gurvis, Mark Hille, Katie Willemarck.

Not pictured: Greg Gandy, Wendel Torres, Ward Berlin, Heather Carroll, Rebecca Kilibarda, Lorne Kramer, and Bonnie Martinez

Board of Trustees

  • Tony Rosendo, Chair, John E. and Margaret L. Lane Foundation & Bloom Foundation
  • Andie Doyle, Vice Chair, Chapman Foundations Management, LLC
  • Janet Suthers, Secretary, Community Leader
  • Greg Gandy, CPA, Treasurer, Biggs, Kofford and Co.
  • Wendel Torres, Immediate Past Chair, Reliant Construction
  • Ward Berlin, At-Large, K@W Enterprises
  • Heather Carroll, J. H. Edmondson Foundation
  • Randy Case, Case International Company
  • Joan Gurvis, Center for Creative Leadership
  • Mark Hille, Colorado College
  • Chris Jenkins, Nor’wood Fund of Pikes Peak Community Foundation
  • Rebecca Kilibarda, Professional Transition Strategies
  • Lorne Kramer, KRW Associates
  • Bonnie Martinez, Goodwill Industries
  • Pam Shockley-Zalabak, CommuniCom, Inc.
  • Mari Sinton-Martinez, Celebration of Life Fund of Pikes Peak Community Foundation
  • Michele Strub-Heer, Strub Heer Fund of Pikes Peak Community Foundation
  • Katie Willemarck, United State Olympic Committee
  • Rob Wrubel, Cascade Investments

Dedication

The trustees and committee members are trusted professionals who are experts in their field and have a deep connection to our community.


Investment Committee

  • Rob Wrubel, Chair, Cascade Investment Group
  • Heather Carroll, J. H. Edmondson Foundation
  • Thomas Pfeifle
  • R. Thayer Tutt, Jr., El Pomar Foundation

Oversight

Our Team

Gary Butterworth

Chief Executive Officer

Gary Butterworth

Chief Executive Officer

Gary was hired in 2016 to lead the Foundation after an 18-year tenure at El Pomar Foundation, a $550 million private foundation. With extensive knowledge and experience in the field of philanthropy and the local community, Gary brings a passion for leadership and impact to PPCF. Gary is also involved with several statewide and civic organizations, serving as President of the Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners and on the boards of the Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership, and the Broadmoor World Arena. Gary earned his undergraduate degree in Sociology with a Political Science focus from Yale University and an MBA from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.

(719) 445-0607

Lori Bellingham

Vice President of Philanthropic Services

Lori Bellingham

Vice President of Philanthropic Services

Lori joined the Foundation in January 2019 as Senior Strategic Advisor following five years managing communications for El Pomar Foundation. During her 30-year career in the nonprofit sector she lead efforts in donor services, asset development, communications and marketing, and has worked with organizations locally such as Pikes Peak United Way and nationally with the Olympic Torch Relay, Atlanta Committee and City Year, Inc. Lori believes that nonprofits reflect the need and also the promise of a community. Presently, she serves on the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority Board of Directors. At PPCF she is able to combine her skills to celebrate and expand the Foundation's legacy of investment in the Pikes Peak Region.

(719) 445-0602

Leslie Sabin, CPA

Vice President of Finance and Operations

Leslie Sabin, CPA

Vice President of Finance and Operations

Leslie Sabin, CPA, joined PPCF in November 2015. Leslie began her career at BKD specializing in auditing nonprofit organizations and then moved on to Catholic Health Initiatives Foundation, where she spent four years managing the accounting and finances for 20 healthcare foundations. She has also served as Controller for PHD 123 and as a Senior Accountant for Tenfold BPO. Leslie is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Leslie manages all aspects of finance, including oversight over the proper accounting of all Foundation funds.

(719) 445-0603

Mina Liebert

Director of Community Impact

Mina Liebert

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

(719) 445-0604

Samuel Clark

Executive Director, Pikes Peak Real Estate Foundation

Samuel Clark

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.

(719) 445-0605

Libby Walton

Senior Accountant

Libby Walton

Senior Accountant

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.

(719) 445-0606

Shelby Bobst

Philanthropy Associate

Shelby Bobst

Philanthropy Associate

Shelby joined the Foundation team in November 2016 and currently serves as the Philanthropy Associate where she primarily assists donors in achieving their philanthropic objectives. Prior to the Foundation, she served as a Development Associate with a local nonprofit. She earned her Master’s in Public Administration from UCCS in 2016, and acquired two graduate certificates: one in Nonprofit Fund Development, and the other in Grant Writing, Grant Management, and Program Evaluation. Shelby loves her role at the Community Foundation because it affords her the opportunity to connect donors with the exceptional nonprofit community in the Pikes Peak region!

(719) 445-0601

Francene LaDue

Administrative Assistant

Francene LaDue

Administrative Assistant

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.

(719) 445-0608

Eula Tatman

Program Officer, Transforming Safety Initiative

Eula Tatman

Program Officer, Transforming Safety Initiative

Eula Tatman joined the Foundation in November 2016. In her role as Program Officer, Eula enjoys engaging with local partners and change makers as she represents the Foundation in her work with the Transforming Safety Initiative. Eula approaches all that she does with a passion to serve others and create positive change and enjoys her work at the Foundation because it allows her the opportunity to connect donors with the local needs. She has a wealth of experience in non-profit administration and grants management. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served 15 years as Vice President of Programs with the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama. Eula holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Kentucky University.