Our hard working team is constantly on the lookout for new ideas and programs that get more people involved, inspire philanthropy and power community.

We are a team dedicated to sharing big ideas and visions, innovative strategies and hard work. We love being part of an organization that is creating tangible change.

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Director of Online Giving

Director of Online Giving

“I care about increasing the well-being of humankind while making our community robust and vibrant.”


Dana joined the Foundation in December 2007 after serving on the staff and board of several nonprofits, including director of resource development at Dental Aid, Inc., executive director at Family Pathways of Colorado, and development officer at Work Options for Women.

Dana holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Denver and bachelor’s of science in applied math from Colorado State University.

Community Participation:

  • Denver Office of Strategic Partnership, commissioner
  • Colorado Women’s Golf Association, board member
  • Junior Achievement, volunteer

Dana has also served as a past board member of the David Taylor Dance Theatre and Family Pathways of Colorado. She is also a past president of the West Chamber Foundation Board, the Junior League of Denver and the Junior League of Denver Foundation.


Grants & Donor
Services Manager

Grants & Donor Services Manager

“I care about preventing the victimization of children, seniors and other vulnerable populations.”


Paul Mulligan joined Community First Foundation in September 2006.

Before joining the Foundation he served as database manager at Family Tree, a nonprofit in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, and senior development associate at The Educational Alliance, a nonprofit in New York City.

He comes to the region from New York, where he received his bachelor’s degree in English from City College of New York.

Community Participation:

Paul’s interests in the community include child welfare, senior services, historic preservation and community building.

  • Leadership Jefferson County, Class of 2011 – 2012 graduate
  • Grants Managers Network, member
  • Brown Elementary School, volunteer
Senior Online Giving Specialist

Senior Online Giving Specialist

“I care about early childhood education and protecting the environment.”


Prior to joining the Foundation in September 2007, Bryce worked as an office manager at Wyoming Community Foundation in Laramie, Wyoming, where one of his roles was to review funding proposals for an immediate needs grant program.

After earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming, Bryce served as a Peace Corps volunteer. He spent two years in Niger, West Africa, educating rural communities about HIV/AIDS, and addressing natural resource management issues.

Community Participation:

Bryce’s community interests lie in education, the environment, and human rights.

  • Peace Corps, former natural resource management volunteer
  • Former disaster relief volunteer in Nicaragua, Central America
Online Giving Coordinator

Online Giving Coordinator

“I care about supporting arts organizations and public media.”


Lisa joined Community First Foundation in April 2013. Previously, she served as the executive assistant/development associate at Firefly Autism, whose mission is to transform the lives of children with autism. Before that position she worked for Gray Line Worldwide as an online marketing coordinator.

Lisa received her Bachelors of Arts from the University of Wyoming.

Community Participation:

Lisa’s interests in the community include the arts, women and children’s issues, and people with disabilities.

  • Colorado Fund for People with Disabilities, volunteer (2010)
Donor Support Specialist

Donor Support Specialist

“I care about the cultural arts, environmental sustainability and combating food deserts in the community.” 


Prior to joining Community First Foundation in the summer of 2016, Abigail Smith worked at local nonprofits. She focused on database development, donor relationships, website content management, social media and events.

Abigail received a degree in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee-Martin College and a Masters of Public Administration at the University of Memphis.

Community Participation:

  • Alliance Management Institute – Planning Committee Conference
  • OUR Center – Intake Volunteer