Following an extensive national search, Lindy Eichenbaum Lent will be the next president and CEO of Rose Community Foundation.
Lent comes to the Foundation from the nonprofit Civic Center Conservancy, where she has served as executive director since 2009.
Rose Community Foundation began its search for a new president and CEO following the unexpected death of its 18-year leader Sheila Bugdanowitz in December 2016. Lent will assume the role on November 27.
“We are very excited to bring Lindy’s energy, vision and passion for the community to Rose Community Foundation,” said Jerry Glick, chair of the foundation’s board of trustees and the search committee. “We strongly believe that she is the right person to lead the foundation in its next chapter.”
As executive director of the Civic Center Conservancy, Lent led the organization’s nationally recognized public-private-nonprofit partnerships to revitalize downtown Denver’s historic Civic Center Park through advocacy, capital improvements, community engagement, fundraising and programming – including the creation of Denver traditions like Civic Center EATS and the annual Independence Eve concert and fireworks. Prior to leading the Civic Center Conservancy, Lent served as communications director and senior advisor for then-Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper.
Lent is a member of the Colorado Women’s Forum and currently serves on the Lowry Redevelopment Authority board of directors. She previously served on the boards of the American Jewish Committee/Colorado Chapter, the Denver Preschool Program Advisory Board, the Golden Triangle Creative District and the University of Colorado Cancer Center Fund. She received her bachelors in political science from Stanford University and a masters in journalism from Northwestern University.
Anne Garcia, the foundation’s chief financial and operations officer, took on the added role of interim president and CEO since last December. She will continue to serve the Foundation as CFO/COO.
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