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Vickie M. Wilson Named Vice President of Development at Community First Foundation

ARVADA, CO (August 25, 2014) –  Nonprofit fundraiser and financial services professional Vickie M. Wilson has joined Community First Foundation as Vice President of Development.

Wilson is responsible for developing and implementing the Foundation’s strategic vision for fundraising, expanding the philanthropy of individuals, families and businesses, and supporting the charitable work of nonprofit organizations.

“Vickie is a community giving expert and a great resource for donors,” said Marla J. Williams, president and CEO of Community First Foundation. “Her background and depth of experience will not only help Community First Foundation identify ways to extend our reach into the community and make a lasting impact, but she will also help individual donors leave a legacy by identifying and supporting causes that are meaningful to them.”

Wilson comes to Community First Foundation from The Denver Foundation where she served as Director of Professional Advisors Programs and Senior Philanthropic Planner. In that role, she worked closely with estate planning attorneys, wealth advisors and Certified Public Accountants as well as their individual, business and nonprofit clients.

Previously, Wilson was the director of Planned and Endowment Gifts for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  She also was Vice President for Retirement Plan Marketing for the Members Trust Company of Colorado and worked as a financial advisor.

“These are especially exciting times for the Community First Foundation and I am thrilled to join its leadership and help the Foundation accomplish its vision,” Wilson said.  “Community foundations play a vital role in supporting the work of charitable organizations and the philanthropy of individuals, families and businesses. I feel privileged to be a part of Community First’s commitment to philanthropic growth and community impact.”

About Community First Foundation

For nearly 40 years, Community First Foundation has been bringing donors and nonprofit organizations together. We offer financial support and educational opportunities to strengthen nonprofits. We also fund community programs, inspire philanthropy and assist individuals and businesses with charitable giving. ColoradoGives.org, our year-round, online giving website, has raised more than $81 million for Colorado nonprofits since 2007. We are the proud recipient of the 2013 National Philanthropy Day in Colorado Outstanding Foundation award. For more information, visit CommunityFirstFoundation.org.

About ColoradoGives.org
ColoradoGives.org is a year-round, online giving website featuring Colorado charities. Made possible by Community First Foundation, ColoradoGives.org provides comprehensive, up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits. It encourages online giving by making fundraising easy for nonprofits and fun for donors.