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Community First Foundation Welcomes Vice President of Business Development and Community Engagement

Ghazal Vaghedi - Vice President of Business Development and Community Engagement
Ghazal Vaghedi – Vice President of Business Development and Community Engagement

Arvada, CO (April 5, 2021) – Community First Foundation is pleased to announce Ghazal Vaghedi as its new vice president of business development and community engagement.

In this role, Ghazal is responsible for cultivating, nurturing and serving a portfolio of donors and prospective donors to educate, activate and influence giving.

“Ghazal brings extensive experience in assessing customer needs and optimizing products and service solutions for donors, businesses and nonprofits.” said Kelly Dunkin, President & CEO. “We are excited to see how her passion for community translates into making good possible in Jefferson County and Colorado.”

Prior to joining Community First Foundation, Ghazal held leadership positions as Vice President of Partnerships and Business Development for Countable, Vice President of Community and Business Development for MightyCause (formerly Razoo), and as Head of Market Development for North America at Engaging Networks.

Ghazal attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where she earned a Bachelor of the Arts in International Affairs and Political Science. She also holds a Master of Laws in Human Rights Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

About Community First Foundation
Community First Foundation has been connecting donors and innovative Colorado nonprofits since 1975. As the community foundation serving Jefferson County, we are committed to activating ideas, people and resources so that all Jeffco communities have the opportunity to thrive. We help donors with philanthropic planning, support nonprofits with grants and resources, and together, build resilient and connected communities. Our work is rooted in radical listening and a commitment to equity and inclusion.   

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