Community First Foundation Names New Program Officer

ARVADA, CO (July 8, 2019) – Community First Foundation is pleased to announce that Raymael Blackwell has been promoted into a newly formed program officer role at Community First Foundation.

Blackwell began working at Community First Foundation in January of 2018 and has since guided the Foundation’s Innovators Society and earned his professional certification in Results-Based Accountability. With more than 15 years’ worth of experience in the nonprofit sector, Raymael has integrated his academic background (M.P.A., C.N.P., and B.S. in psychology) interpersonal skills, and values to prioritize the overall health and wellness of communities.

As a Program Officer at Community First Foundation, Raymael will continue to focus on supporting nonprofits that promote mental health and wellness, as well as the social determinants of health in the seven-county Denver metro area.

About Community First Foundation

Since 1975, Community First Foundation has been helping generous donors and innovative nonprofits come together to improve the quality of life and create positive change in Jefferson County, the Denver metropolitan area and beyond. We serve as a connector, partner, collaborator and resource to fuel the power of community for the greater good. We are proud to use our energy, leadership and trusted stewardship of financial resources to energize giving across our state, strengthen nonprofits, support donors and find new ways to address community needs. For more information, visit

Contact: Beth McConkey, 720.898.5919