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.

Select a Team:

Beth McConkey

Director of Communications

720.898.5919

Beth McConkey

Director of Communications

"I want to end the stigma associated with mental health and increase community well-being through better access to mental health care services."

720.898.5929
bmcconkey@CommunityFirstFoundation.org


Beth joined Community First Foundation in April 2018. She brings more than 16 years of nonprofit communication and marketing experience to the leadership team at the Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as Assistant Director of Admissions Marketing at Regis University and Communications Director at the Rocky Mountain MS Center.

Beth has a Bachelor in Business and Marketing from Regis University and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership.

Community Participation:

  • Colorado Association of Funders, member
  • American Marketing Association, member
  • Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), member

Jaime Aguilar

Digital Communications Specialist

720.898.5938

Jaime Aguilar

Digital Communications Specialist

“I care about the communities I represent and empowering others with my knowledge and experience.”

720.898.5938
jaguilar@CommunityFirstFoundation.org


Jaime joined Community First Foundation as a Digital Communications Specialist in June 2019. Previously he worked at Denver’s American Indian College Fund. Over a span of nine years there, he served as a Media and Research Specialist and then transitioned to a Website Specialist. Jaime has also supported a local election campaign and operates a social media consulting firm that offers photography and video services. He got his start in the photography department at the Rocky Mountain News.

Jaime received a bachelor of arts degree in Mass Communications at Texas Tech University. He is very active in his community.

Community Participation:

  • Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, member
  • Denver Kids, Inc., mentor
  • Parish Council, Presentation of Our Lady Church, member
  • Villa Park Neighborhood Association, president
  • American G.I. Forum, member
  • Denver Press Club, member

Previously Jaime participated in the ACESSO Spanish language voter access board, volunteered with the Denver Indian Center and served on the Federal Boulevard Partnerships Board.

Denise Dowell

Philanthropy and Communications Assistant

720.898.5930

Denise Dowell

Philanthropy and Communications Assistant

“I care about addressing issues of inequity and inequality as well as improving access to compassionate and competent mental health care."

720.898.5930
ddowell@CommunityFirstFoundation.org


Denise joined Community First Foundation as a Philanthropy and Communications Assistant in July 2019. She has more than 20 years of administrative and customer support experience. Previous employment included quality control support at DYAD Medical Sourcing and program support at Northrise University Initiative.

Denise has taken courses in sociology and social science at Union University in Jackson, TN, and Regis University in Denver, CO. She has also received a certificate from Red Rocks Community College for completing the Nonprofit Pathway certificate program, a program designed to build valuable skills for serving in the nonprofit industry. This certificate program was jointly developed by Community First Foundation and Red Rocks Community College.

Denise hails from North Carolina, but spent her adolescence in Germany.

Community Participation:

  • Life Skills Academy, Denver Dept. of Corrections for Women, volunteer facilitator
  • Lennox Guest Home for the Disabled, volunteer
  • The Well (Serving Englewood homeless), volunteer
  • Northrise University Initiative – Zambia, Africa, volunteer and employee
  • Mentor and Small Group Leader for Young Women, various churches

Angela Bevacqua

Senior Communications Specialist

720.898.5909

Angela Bevacqua

Senior Communications Specialist

"I care about the environment, the arts, and health."

720.898.5909
abevacqua@CommunityFirstFoundation.org


Prior to joining the Foundation in 2004, Angela worked in marketing communications for the specialty foods industry. She has experience in brand identity, promotions, event planning and art direction.

Angela received her bachelor’s degree in English from Barnard College at Columbia University in New York City.

Community Participation:

  • Intercambio Connecting Communities, English teacher, 2016 - present
  • Cooking Matters program of Operation Frontline, health class assistant, 2010 - 2015
  • Boulder International Film Festival, festival volunteer, various years
  • Downtown Boulder Inc., ambassador, summer 2010
  • Colorado Shakespeare Festival, former public relations volunteer
  • KGNU Radio, former volunteer news writer/announcer

Memberships:

  • Colorado Foundations Communicators
  • ComNetworkDenver