Pikes Peak Community Foundation

Our People


Board of Trustees

  • Tony Rosendo, Chairman, John E. and Margaret L. Lane Foundation & Bloom Foundation
  • Andie Doyle, Vice Chairman, 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, El Paso County Retirement Plan
  • Herman Tiemens, Wells Fargo Advisors
  • 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

Leslie Sabin, CPA

Director of Finance

Leslie Sabin, CPA

Director of Finance

Leslie Sabin, CPA, joined PPCF in November 2015 and serves as the Director of Finance. 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

Samuel Clark

Director of Philanthropy

Samuel Clark

Director of Philanthropy

Samuel Clark is the Director of Philanthropy and manages PPCF’s special projects, which include Venetucci Farm and Aspen Valley Ranch. His public-sector experience comes from his work with El Pomar Foundation and the National Parks Service Business Management Group. Samuel grew up in Colorado Springs; he loves the city’s potential and Pikes Peak’s constant presence. His work at PPCF gives him a sense of purpose because it allows him to help philanthropists express their vision for the region. 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

Mina Liebert

Director of Community Impact

Mina Liebert

Director of Community Impact

Bio coming soon!

(719) 445-0604

Lori Bellingham

Senior Strategic Advisor

Lori Bellingham

Senior Strategic Advisor

Lori joined the Foundation in January 2019 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. 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

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.