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:

  • Serve as champions for the involvement of Colorado philanthropy in public policy advocacy at local, state and federal levels;

  • Provide guidance to the board and team on ways to carry out the advocacy and policy commitment expressed in Philanthropy Colorado's Strategic Roadmap & Equity Framework;

  • Suggest revisions to Philanthropy Colorado’s existing and evolving public policy agenda/platform;

  • Help Philanthropy Colorado think through when it might be critical to begin considering efforts to promote policy change outside of sector-specific issues;

  • Help Philanthropy Colorado track legislative, regulatory, and other public policy issues that affect our field and members;

  • Bring to Philanthropy Colorado’s policy actions, news, trends, or opportunities for collaboration with other organizations advancing philanthropic public policy interests;

  • Guide Philanthropy Colorado in leading and encouraging the public policy advocacy engagement of member grantmakers;

  • Model philanthropic public policy and advocacy engagement within their organizations.

(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.