Public Policy Committee

Philanthropy Colorado's public policy commitee advises the board and staff on issues affecting philanthropic organizations and the broader nonprofit sector. The members represent the broad range of funders through Colorado and are drawn from the board and membership at large.

The Public Policy Committee meets periodically to:

  • Review, formulate and recommend positions for the organization to take on public policy issues;
  • Encourage and support members’ efforts to build relationships with policymakers at local, state and federal levels;
  • Provide a forum in which policy issues may be addressed and discussed by grantmakers of all types;
  • Assist with the planning of public policy programs for the membership; and
  • Provide oversight and advice to the staff on other public policy issues.

(Philanthropy Colorado Public Policy Committee Chair Megan Ledin, Executive Director of the Grand Foundation, with Congressman Joe Neguse outside his Washington DC offices.) 

Members of the 2022 Philanthropy Colorado Public Policy Committee

Megan Ledin, Chair | Executive Director | Grand Foundation
Gary Steuer | President & CEO | Bonfils-Stanton Foundation
Melanie Bravo | Vice President of Philanthropy | Caring for Colorado Foundation

Erika Church | Executive Director | The Buck Foundation
Nazia Hasan | Program Officer, Policy and Advocacy | Community First Foundation 
Sarah Kurz | Vice President of Public Affairs | Rose Community Foundation
Janet Lopez | vice President of Policy, Partnerships & Learning | The Denver Foundation
Melissa Milios Davis | Vice President of Strategic Communications & Informed Communities | Gates Family Foundation
Louise Myrland | Vice President of Programs | The Women’s Foundation of Colorado
Roweena Naidoo | Vice President Policy & Impact Investing | Mile High United Way
Kyle Rojas Legleiter | Senior Director of Public Advocacy | The Colorado Health Foundation
Megan Wilson | Deputy Director | Dental Dental of Colorado Foundation
Tim Wohlgenant | Executive Director | Yampa Valley Community Foundation
Joanne Kelley | Chief Executive Officer | Philanthropy Colorado

Contact Joanne Kelley for more information on this committee.